megatop
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DC10 Vs MD11

Fri Nov 03, 2000 7:52 pm

I have just return after a trip to Malaysia and Indonesia. One of my flights was a Garuda Indonesia DC-10-30 flight. In the inflight magasine, I could see, that their fleet was B737, B747, A330 and DC10. No MD-11.

In 1995 I was on a Garuda MD-11 flight to Frankfurt. Can anybody please tell me why some airliners like Garuda out phase out the MD-11's, but keep on flying the much older DC10's.

Any comments ?
 
steman
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Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2000 4:55 pm

RE: DC10 Vs MD11

Fri Nov 03, 2000 8:25 pm

Hi,
if I'm not wrong Garuda leased some MD-11 but had to withdraw them due to high costs of leasing, maybe after the financial crisis of 1997 in Indonesia.
DC10 are probably owned.
Ciao

Stefano
 
debn
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Joined: Sat Dec 04, 1999 4:41 am

RE: DC10 Vs MD11

Sat Nov 04, 2000 5:18 am

Garuda was very unhappy with the performance of MD-11. They were returned to the lessor. But, DC-10's have been performing very well.