ULTIMATE MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-11 QUIZ!

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This week marked the 34th anniversary of the maiden flight of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. The trijet was launched in 1986 after commitments for 52 firm orders plus 40 options on three variants. So, let’s test your knowledge of the iconic airliner!

Question 1 of 10

With which airline did the MD-11 enter service on December 20, 1990?

Swissair
American Airlines
Thai International
Finnair

Question 2 of 10

Which defunct UK carrier became the launch customer for the Rolls-Royce Trent-powered variant in 1990?

Air Europe
Dan Air
British Caledonian
Thomas Cook

Question 3 of 10

Who was the first and only customer for the MD-11 Combi and operated five examples between 1991 and 1994?

Finnair
Varig
Alitalia
China Airlines

Question 4 of 10

What did Japan Airlines name its MD-11s?

A-Bird
J-Bird
M-Bird
D-Bird

Question 5 of 10

German leisure carrier LTU International ordered the MD-11 to replace which other trijet in its fleet?

Lockheed L1011 Tristar
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
Boeing 727
Hawker Siddelely Trident

Question 6 of 10

To whom did American Airlines sell its entire MD-11 fleet after just ten years?

UPS
Delta Air Lines
FedEx
Swissair

Question 7 of 10

Which airline became the launch customer for the MD-11CF ‘Convertible Freighter’?

Alitalia
China Eastern Airlines
Martinair Holland
KLM

Question 8 of 10

Which airline was the only UK operator of the MD-11 when it leased a World Airways example in 1998?

Monarch Airlines
Britannia Airways
British Airways
Virgin Atlantic

Question 9 of 10

Who was the world's biggest operator of the passenger variant of the MD-11?

KLM
Delta Air Lines
Korean Air
Varig

Question 10 of 10

How many MD-11s were built in total?

150
200
250
300

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