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Interested In MD-11

Tue Oct 24, 2000 2:11 am

Hello All,

I'd like to know more about this mighty a/c, the MD-11. I really loved it when I saw it landing in Heathrow. Huge triple-engined bird!!!


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Is it still in production?
What are the major airlines using it? And, in what routs?
And, what about its technical specs and performance?

Thanx...
 
ILUV767
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RE: Interested In MD-11

Tue Oct 24, 2000 2:16 am

boeing stoped production of that plane a few years ago. The 777 is a much better plane, for the money.
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2000 2:22 am


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RE: Interested In MD-11

Tue Oct 24, 2000 2:37 am

The last three MD-11Fs were built and delivered to Lufthansa Cargo in February of this year.
 
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RE: Interested In MD-11

Tue Oct 24, 2000 2:54 am

Biggest (passanger) airline which is using the MD-11 is Swissair with 19 aircraft in service. Routes to North and South America, Middle and Far East and Africa.
Other airlines:
China Eastern (6), China Airlines (4), Eva Air (12), Lufthansa Cargo (14), Aer LIngus (leased from World, 1), Korean Air (4), Thai (4), Saudi Arabian (4), Alitalia (8), JAL (10), American (8?), Delta (15?), Finnair (4), Gemini (3), Citybird (3, 2 leased to Sabena), KLM (6), Martinair (6), Varig (15?)
hope that helps
SR3496
 
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RE: Interested In MD-11

Tue Oct 24, 2000 3:14 am

Hi there, a small correction on SR3496 his message.
KLM has 10 MD-11s in service.


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RE: Interested In MD-11

Tue Oct 24, 2000 3:23 am

For more informations about MD-11, I suggest to check Boeings website as well as websites of Swissair and other operators.

BTW, by 2006 the last MD-11 will leave Swissair's fleet. They will replace it with A330-200 and A340-600. This will be good for Swissair from the economical side and a little bit sad for spotters at ZRH.

Regards
Gerardo

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RE: Interested In MD-11

Tue Oct 24, 2000 4:32 am


 
This is really sad. It is awsome!

What does make it a not-economical a/c?
 
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RE: Interested In MD-11

Tue Oct 24, 2000 4:58 am

Well above all fuel consumption and then of course maintenance. The tail engine is expensive to maintain.

The beginning of the end for the MD-11 started, when Singapore cancelled the already ordered MD-11 due to range shortage. The MD-11 failed to meet the expectations.

Regards - Gerardo

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Finnair MD-11! (Illaksi Kotiin)

Tue Oct 24, 2000 4:59 am

Owns the very first MD-11 ever manufactured... Proud of it as a countryman!
 
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RE: Interested In MD-11

Tue Oct 24, 2000 6:00 am

The MD-11 failed to meet its performance specifications. Delta currently has 15 aircraft. They fly LAX-NRT and next year, they'll fly LAX-NGO and JFK-NRT. Delta also uses them on European routes like ATL-LGW and ATL-FRA. However, Delta will eventually replace them all with the 777. American used to have more MD-11s, but they are gradually being sold to FedEx.

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