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RockBottom
07-05-2005, 03:00 PM
Can somebody tell me what the longest leg the FedEx MD-11 presently flies? How many hours is scheduled flight time, and how many augmented pilots on board are there?

thanks in advance....


jzuniga
07-06-2005, 03:15 PM
Rockbottom,
we have a paris-subic, a memphis-narita,
and an osaka-memphis, which are the longest daily dept.'s in our
system...they are over twelve hours because they require two full
crews. I think they're around 13-14hrs, depending on winds, and used to
be crewed by a 2 capt./fo crews, now it's done with one capt. and 3 fo's
...hope this helps
Z

ILStoMinimums
07-11-2005, 11:24 PM
Unbelievable! The airplane is capable of going for about 15-16 hours then?


WatchThis!
07-11-2005, 11:45 PM
Unbelievable! The airplane is capable of going for about 15-16 hours then?

Yep, like the 777 the real limitation is the 16 hour duty day of a double augmented crew. These airplanes carry WAY too much fuel!