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Member since 10 May 2011
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Last weekend marked the end of an era as KLM Flight 672 was the worldâs final regularly scheduled commercial flight on an MD-11 aircraft. It departed Montreal at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, and landed in Amsterdam at 6:35 a.m. local time on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
Member since 25 Sep 2013
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I understand some people might care less, but as an avation enthousiast it is a shame this jet is leaving the aviation scene (sure FedEX flies them with freight). Whilst not commercially very successful as the successor of the DC10, it was an iconic appearance.
Oh the MD-11 certainly was an iconic aircraft. However I'm not sure what your question was, if any - this is after all the Q&A board, not a general announcement/guest post forum.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
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To me it looks incredibly ugly with engine in tail. YMMV of course.
Serg, I see your point, I on the other hand have a weakness for "Three Holers". Started with the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar which I remember seeing at AMS and continued with the DC-10 and finally the MD11. I like their unusual appearance. Slowly aircraft with more than 2 engines are being phased out, wouldn't surprise me if in 10 years it is only the A380 which sports more than two engines (on commercially flying aircraft).
To my taste TU-154 alike looks much better
Member since 09 Sep 2014
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Do any airlines even use the TU-154 nowadays???
I reckon that Russians still use them - it was very popular there. Although not that sophisticated and prone to few aerodynamic problems because of engines at rear hence heavy tail and also possibility to "shade" engines by wings at high angle of attach. However because of engines at rear it can take off even from ground airstrip (i.e. not that likely to pick up some rubbish from airstrip).
Ok, yea, because I looked them up on google images and their was a few images of Aeroflot TU-154's . I'm not sure if they still use them, but I do agree with you that they look better than MD-11's.
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