DC 10

The first transcontinental range DC-10-10s entered service with American in August 1971.

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The DC-10 in action

2003 : with Northwest in Amsterdam

2005 : with Northwest in Amsterdam


The DC-10 family of aircraft

The DC 10 was originally conceived as a twinjet.

American Airlines required that the aircraft be capable of operating from existing runways. McDonnell Douglas added a third engine at the base of its vertical tail of the DC 10.

Orders situation in 1972.

After the DC 10-10 a more powerful intercontinental DC 10-30 was developed.

In total 386 civil DC-10s have been delivered.

In 1990 the MD11 was delivered for the first time.

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