DC-10

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Trijets in The Bahamas: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Lee Cross charts the turbulent final decades of Sir Freddie’s career, which embodied the aviation pioneer’s dogged determination and love for flying

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Transatlantic take-off with Skytrain: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Freddie Laker always regarded America as the ultimate destination for the holiday charter market and applied for a licence to operate to the US – not only from the UK, but also from other European departure points

Inside the UK’s only remaining DC-10

To mark five decades of the type’s service, Key.Aero visits Manchester Airport to see the country’s only remaining DC-10

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Five airliners that became firefighting aircraft

After decades of carrying passengers, these jets have forged a new life fighting fires around the world

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What’s the difference between the DC-10 and MD-11?

From a distance, the two trijets look very similar, but what are the main differentiating features of the pair? Key.Aero compares them to find out

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The Long Beach Luxury Liner

It has been half a century since the first flight of the mighty McDonnell Douglas DC-10...

DC-10: Marking 50 Years of Flight

Today marks half a century since the first flight of the mighty McDonnell Douglas DC-10. Thomas Haynes recounts the trijet’s record and speaks to a retired BA training captain about what it was like to fly.

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DC-10 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Firefighting ’10s

Even though the DC-10 last carried commercial passengers in 2014...

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DC-10 Tankers: Extending Airpower

Derived from the DC-10, the KC-10A has supported every major conflict involving US forces since entering service in 1981. As Dr Kevin Wright explains, the Extender has been vital to US force projection for nearly 40 years, while DC-10-based tankers have also served others users.

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DC-10 in BCal and BA Service

In the first of three articles to mark the 50th anniversary of the first flight by McDonnell Douglas DC-10...