From: email@example.com (Christopher Davis) Organization: Venus Equilateral Communications Company Date: 29 Feb 96 01:24:24 References: 1
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EC> == Eric Chevalier <firstname.lastname@example.org> EC> I've seen a number of MD-11 freighters that seem to have all eight EC> passenger doors and metal window plugs. I get the impression that EC> the operators of these aircraft may have wanted something that could EC> be relatively easily converted to passenger use if the cargo market EC> didn't pan out. Unlikely (I don't know of any market for cargo -> pax conversions, other than stuff like the military does with web seats for troops). More likely (given the number of pax MD-11s already converted to cargo) is that the aircraft you saw were originally built as passenger aircraft. (This brings up an interesting question, though; are cargo conversions typically left with some or all passenger exit doors fitted, or are they more often removed and replaced with fixed panels to save weight?) -- Christopher Davis * <email@example.com> * <URL: http://www.kei.com/homepages/ckd/ > [ PGP & MIME gladly accepted / PGP keys on keyservers, WWW page, finger ] You know the Internet is too commercialized when... you go to "Internet World" and the Microsoft booth is 8 times the size of the Cisco booth.