FedEx 727 order/MD-10 study

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Date:         22 Jan 96 03:24:11 
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FedEx has ordered five ex-Western/Delta jets for delivery early this year
with scheduled service entry beginning late summer/early fall 1996.  The
aircraft are all 727-247 Advanced, tail numbers N2822W through N2826W.

FedEx is also rumored to be studying, along with MDC, a 2-man cockpit
conversion of their DC-10 fleet (dubbed the 'MD-10').  The goal of these
conversions is to make the DC-10 look and feel like an MD-11.  Any
thoughts from anybody on this?  As old as their DC-10s are getting (20+),
it seems investing in MD-11s might be more economical.  Comments?