Boeing MD-10


. . : : MD-10 BRIEF History : : . .

The MD-10 program was started by MDC (later Boeing) and FEDEX.
The program consist in two stages. The first was the passenger to freighter conversion of the FEDEX DC-10's fleet (Many acquired from United and American). The second stage was to equip the DC-10 with ACF (Advanced common flight deck) The cockpit is basically identical to the MD-11 and it requires just two pilots. The conversion produces significant cost savings associated with changing to a two-person flight crew from a three-person flight crew. The conversion also replaces the old DC-10 computers with 19 state-of-the-art Honeywell's Computers, improving the efficiency, and decreasing inventory costs. The MD-10 conversion achieves a weight savings of approximately 1,000 lb (454 kg). Additional maintenance and labor savings will result from commonality in an MD-10/MD-11 fleet, including same type ratings for pilots who fly either airplane

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