McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas
Role: Wide-body jet airliner
First flight: January 10, 1990
Primary airlines: FedEx Express, Lufthansa Cargo, UPS Airlines, Western Global Airlines
Passenger seating: Cargo
Models: – MD-11, MD11CF, MD11ER
- Pratt and Whitney PW4469/62 high bypass turbo fan and two General Electric CF6-80C2D1F turbofan engines
- Glass cockpit
- A stretched fuselage and increased wingspan with winglets
- The all-cargo aircraft features the same forward port-side cargo door
- The MD-11 changed commercial aviation. It was based off the DC-10 and removed the need for a flight engineer.
- The worldwide fleet of MD-11s in commercial service with cargo operators as of July 2019 totals 118 aircraft.
- The DC-10 was McDonnell Douglas’s first wide-bodied commercial airliner.
- The last MD-11was manufactured in September 2000 and delivered to Lufthansa Cargo.
Pilots must earn their type rating in the McDonnell Douglas MD-11F to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.
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