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by Legend90
Thu May 30, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 9147

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

The biggest issues with the MD11 were economical, not safety. I was going to say, IIRC, there were some performance issues regarding fuel usage and range which hampered it at the time it entered service.....unfulfilled promises regarding performance.....so potential customers balked...... I think t...

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by Legend90
Wed May 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 9147

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

I wouldn't of thought it was that bad of an aircraft since its still operating to this day (even though they are slowly being phased out). Who would want to pilot such an aircraft if they thought they were going to die in the process, compared to newer aircraft (except the 737 MAX).

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by Legend90
Tue May 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 9147

Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

So I know Mcdonnell Douglas has a pretty patchy history with its aircraft and stuff (e.g.DC10, which eventually got fixed), but one of its last planes, the MD11, is it really that dodgy to fly? Like I've also heard how hard it is to land, such as the detection if the aircraft has even touched down (...

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by Legend90
Wed May 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didn't MD keep their military line open?
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

Why didn't MD keep their military line open?

So, since Mcdonnell Douglas failed in the commercial aircraft sector, why didn't they do what Lockheed did and keep their military line open if it was still profitable, instead of selling out to Boeing (since thats why Boeing basically bought them out)?

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