Follow-on to DC-10; revealed at Paris Air Show 1985; British Caledonian ordered nine 3 December 1986;
official programme launch 30 December 1986; five aircraft in flight test programme (four with GE engines,
one with P&W); first flight (N111MD) 10 January 1990 powered by CF6s; first flight of third prototype
powered by P&W PW4460s, 26 April 1990; certified 8 November 1990; first delivery to Finnair 29 November
1990, entering service 20 December. 100th MD-11 delivered 30 June 1993. Certification with R-R Trent 650
discontinued. Fuselage production line moved from San Diego to Long Beach during early 1996. Production
terminated at 200th aircraft (D-ALCN) which delivered to Lufthansa Cargo on 22 February 2001.
| ENGINE||3 x General Electric CF6-80C2D1F turbofans, 273kN|
| Take-off weight||273300 kg||602527 lb|
| Empty weight||125870 kg||277497 lb|
| Wingspan||51.6 m||169 ft 3 in|
| Length||61.2 m||201 ft 9 in|
| Height||17.6 m||58 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||338.9 m2||3647.89 sq ft|
| Max. speed||962 km/h||598 mph|
| Cruise speed||876 km/h||544 mph|
| Ceiling||11000 m||36100 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||11000 km||6835 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||9270 km||5760 miles|
|Tony, tony.ctr.perry=faa.gov, 09.05.2012|
Worked for G.D. Convair from 1990 to 1993 (RIFed) I've worked on every section of the MD-11,C&D, E, F&G, and the plugs, loved the job. Too bad San Diego ran them out. Just couldn't do business there. Too expensive.
|Mark Trankina, dc9mark=yahoo.com, 07.06.2011|
I had the opportunity to be type rated and fly the MD-11 for World Airways. Great Company and Wonderful airplane. I have flown many airplanes and jets in my career, and the MD-11 was definitely one special airplane. I loved every hour at the controls.......What an Honor!
|James R., jjredican=cox.net, 02.05.2011|
Stood on the side of the runway when the first one took it's first flight. Worked for DAC at the time and was able to go on board just a day or two before the flight. Beautiful aircraft.
|Ray Bulger, RayBulger=yahoo.com, 28.03.2011|
FinnAir Commericial Airline just recently replaced this plane with the Airbus but for a number of years used this plane for its commerical flights around the world.
A reliable plane that served its purpose and was the plane of choice in it's day.
|Capt. Chuck KEndrick, cmkphk=yahoo.com, 02.03.2011|
Helped to certify the MD-11 and flew many "first flights" during production. Flew many thousand hours in the aircraft all over the world and it was one of the finest airliners I ever flew. The quietest First Class section of any aircraft! Sure enjoyed my tour with MDAC in Long Beach from 1990-1993.
|Richard Barrett, barrettjet=gmail.com, 16.11.2010|
Ned, I think you mean the PW-4460. The PW-2037 is the engine I flew on the B757. I was in the first class for the MD-11 and flew it for Delta until I retired in 1993. Both were great airplanes. Still flying jets!
|Almer, moehamadi=gmail.com, 16.10.2010|
Kok mirip DC10,apa dari rancangan ulang DC10 ?
|Kenneth Fackrell, jkfackrell=sbcglobal.net, 07.09.2010|
Worked on the prototype. Saw the first one takeoff and made a many first flight for MD in the MD11. Fine airplane to bad we were sold out by John McDonnell. Boeing wanted to sell the 777. That is why this fine wellbuilt airplane was discontinued. Don"t let anyone tell you different.
For any of you out there who are Flight Simulator enthusiasts, this plane was modeled to the T from PMDG, and is a blast to set up and fly. A bit complex initially, but well worth it when you finally "get it"
|Ned Dolan, e1-wm3t-qmnr-vmw6=emailias.com, 11.03.2010|
The MD11 was also certified with Pratt & Whitney engines. It was the PW 2037.
Some models of the MD11 had higher weights. The passenger version had a TOGW of 618,000 and max landing of 430,000. The cargo was TOGW of 630,500 and landing of 471,500. I flew the American airlines planes with GE engines and the Korean Air with P&Ws.
The max operating altitude was 43,200.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?