The Story of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11

The Story of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11

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After creating the successful but controversial DC-10 jetliner in the 1970s, McDonnell Douglas updated the type to create the MD-11 in the early 1990s. A lack of resources and time meant the MD-11 became much less - a sales flop with a questionable safety record - and much more - a unique three-engines machine in the twin-jet era that went on to have a long and interesting career both in passenger operations and freight hauling. This book shows the development of the aircraft with a detailed look at the history of Douglas, the path through the DC-10 to the MD-11, it's troubled entry into service, and its second wind as a reliable cargo hauler. The text is accompanied by a detailed history of every airframe, from delivery to retirement. A fascinating chapter in the history of the Jet Age.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 235 x 236 x 27mm | 1,356g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Coloured illustrations
  • 0993260454
  • 9780993260452
  • 443,387

Author information

Charles Kennedy is a regular features writer for Airliner World, Aviation News and Airways magazines and the author of several books including Jetliners Of The Red Star. Guy Van Herbruggen is an aviation archivist and researcher. Together they have previously collaborated on the highly-praised book DC-8 & The Flying Tiger Line.Guy Van Herbruggen started flying gliders at the age of fourteen and earned his FAA Professional Pilot IFR Multiengine licence in 1991 followed by a flight engineer certificate with a Boeing 727 typerating. Today Guy is an engineering manager at Fedex Express. He resides in Ottignies, Belgium, with his wife France and their twin children, where he has restored Sabena s first Boeing 707 simulator, build by Curtiss-Wright in 1959. He is also an occasional contributor to Aviation News and Propliner magazines.
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