McDonnell Douglas MD-11
McDonnell Douglas MD-11

McDonnell Douglas MD-11. A photo. Video. Characteristics. Reviews. 



McDonnell Douglas MD11 (McDonnell Douglas MD11) - wide-body jet aircraft far b medium-haul flights.

Aerodynamic configuration is a turbofan trёhmotorny nizkoplan with the location of two engines under the wings and one rear of the fuselage, empennage and odnokilevym with swept wings.

McDonnell Douglas MD11 in fact, is heavily modified, slightly elongated version McDonnellDouglas DC10 with more powerful engines.

Work on the project of the aircraft began 30.12.1986, when the airline company British Caledonian has ordered three aircraft of this type. MD11 was the result of two years of research ways to improve the model, then in production, DC10. The aircraft made its first take-off of the year 10.01.1990, in November of the same year he passed the certification, and the first commercial copy of the Finnair transferred 07.12.1990 aviation company.


McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Salon

McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Salon


The main differences between this aircraft and the DC10 are in the fuselage increased by 5,71 meters, the presence of winglets (tips) at the ends of the wings, and a modernized tail unit. In addition, the MD11 was equipped with the newest cockpit for two pilots with an upgraded EFIS control system that displays all flight information on 6 monitors, the passenger compartment was also redesigned and new engines were installed. MD11 was produced in four versions:

MD11ER (MD11ER) - aircraft with a large radius of the flight,

MD11F (MD11F) - cargo version,

MD11S (MD-11C) - a cargo-passenger version: part of the cabin was reserved for cargo, and some were occupied by passenger seats.

MD11SF (MD11CF) - could easily be transformed into cargo or passenger depending on the requirements of a particular flight.

McDonnell Douglas also planned several more exotic projects for this aircraft, for example with a longer fuselage length for an even larger number of passengers or cargo. Even offered to install additional seats on the lower deck and special windows, and use this new salon to view the panorama during the flight, but all such options have not found any response from the buyers. McDonnell Douglas in 1996 year wanted to begin work on the project MDXX aircraft, which would have a modified design of the wing. We planned to create two variants of such an aircraft: the first one having a body from the standard MD11 and capable of flying a distance of 15565 kilometers, and the second, with a large fuselage, capable of placing up to 375 people. But this project has not been implemented.


McDonnell Douglas MD-11 interior scheme


McDonnell Douglas MD-11 interior scheme


Following the merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas in November 1997, the latter announced that the MD11 would continue to remain on the production line as a predominantly cargo aircraft. However, Boeing changed its mind in June 1998. The reason for this, he said, is that the aircraft is not in sufficient demand in the saturated market of commercial aircraft. As a result, its production was curtailed. The last MD11 was released on 22.02.2001 and handed over to the aviation company Lufthansa Cargo. A total of 200 aircraft were manufactured.

MD11 congestion on one of the most "heavy" vehicles. ACN Aircraft (ICAO standard setting, which reflects the relative impact of the aircraft on the runway airfield pavement) in the range of up to 56 114 that requires great strength of the concrete runway foundation.


Features McDonnell Douglas MD-11:


Length: 61,21m.

Height: 17,6m.

Wingspan: 51,66m.

Cruising speed: 876km / h (12600m height).

Range of flight: 

MD11F: 7242km.

MD11C: 12392km.

MD11ER 13408km.

Maximum speed: 945 km / h.

Number of seats: 298 - 323-410mest.

Crew: 2cheloveka.

Engines (3 units): PrattandWhitney PW4460 (thrust 60000lb) or PrattandWhitney PW4462 (thrust 62000lb) or GeneralElectric CF680C2D1F (thrust 6150lb).

Maximum takeoff weight:

MD11: 273314kg.

MD11F: 280000kg.

MD11S: 280000kg.

MD11CF: 283965kg.

MD11ER: 286000kg. 


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