Re: end of the line for the MD-11

Date:         01 Jul 98 02:42:12 
From: (H Andrew Chuang)
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In article <airliners.1998.993@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Marc Schaeffer  <marcmsc????> wrote:
> wrote:
>> Northwest is the solitary exception, with no plans to replace their
>> DC-10s that I'm aware of.
>They have the A330 order which is still due. Besides this I was told from a
>reliable source that both Boeing and Airbus are talking to NW about the
>replacement of the 10s. Does any NW-insider have more information ?

I have heard that NW is in no hurry of replacing their DC-10s.  That's
why they have bought several used -30s in the past few years.  OTOH,
it does appear that NW will take the A330 and may even order more.
The A330 is a natural replacement for the DC-10.