Saudia MD-11F at LGB

From the Cargo Facts Archives comes Saudi Arabian Airlines’ first MD-11F, seen here on the ramp at Long Beach, where it was built, in the fading light of a winter afternoon in December, 1997. HZ-ANA (msn: 48773) was the first of Saudi Arabian’s four new-build MD-11Fs – three of which were delivered that December, and […]
  • David Harris
  • January 14, 2013

FedEx’s Busy Day

“Green Monday” as it is sometimes called, will mark the busiest day of the year -and the busiest day ever – for FedEx. The Express company is expected to ship around 17 million packages today, a volume increase of 9% over its busiest day of 2010 and a jump of nearly 75% on this peak […]
  • David Harris
  • December 12, 2011

30 Years of Cargo Facts: The MD11F Arrives

Deliveries of the MD-11 began in 1990, after several years of work on the part of McDonnell-Douglas to reinvent their large Trijet. Although the MD-11 was launched in 1986, work had actually begun on improvements to its parent and predecessor, the DC-10 as far back as a decade prior to that. After the 1979 grounding […]
  • David Harris
  • May 5, 2011

Ethiopian MD11F

Ethiopian began operating two MD-11 freighters last year – ET-AML (msn: 48758) and ET-AND (msn: 48780). ET-AML, seen here on short final at Liege, was converted by Aeronavali at the beginning of 2009 and entered service in early February, 2009. Originally built for Garuda, this airframe has actually spent most of its life serving Brazilian […]
  • David Harris
  • November 10, 2010

Princess Maxima

A real live Princess? Martinair Holland’s “Prinses Máxima” – PH-MCU (id: 48757/606) is seen here heading home to Amsterdam Schiphol from Seatac on a dreary afternoon in light rain. The freighter was built for Martinair in 1996 and first flew in the old colors of the AF-KLM subsidiary. It was repainted with a special floral […]
  • David Harris
  • July 16, 2010
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