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Today in Aviation: First Flights of the MD-11, Latécoère 521

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the MD-11 airliner and the Latécoère 521 flying boat performed their maiden flights in 1990 and 1935, respectively.

As of July 2019, the MD-11’s global fleet totaled 118 aircraft in commercial service with major cargo operators and other operators with fewer aircraft. On its part, the French Latécoère 521 (Laté 521) flying boat set several world records involving payload and endurance.

Photo: Luca Flores/Airways

The MD-11


The MD-11 aircraft was developed by McDonnell Douglas (MDD) and later by Boeing. The program was introduced on December 30, 1986, following DC-10 implementation studies. As such, the MD-11 is basically read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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