The first transcontinental range DC-10-10s entered service with American in August 1971.
2003 : with Northwest in Amsterdam
2005 : with Northwest in Amsterdam
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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