Tuesday, February 10, 2009
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD11
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 315-400. Gross wt. 602,500. Empty wt. 277,000. Fuel capacity 32,185. Engines three 58,000-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitney PW4358 turbofans.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 644. Cruise mph 588. Ceiling 45,000+. Range 5,010. Takeoff distance 10,100. Landing distance 6,470.
The MD-11 is a direct descendent from the DC-10. Certification came in 1990 and deliveries began the same year. Several variants included long range MD- 11ER, the MD11CF freighter and two combination freighter/passenger aircraft. After the Boeing/McDonnell Douglas merger, the MD-11 was removed from production.