DC10

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10

Aircraft
Name
DC-10
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
H
APC
C
Type Code
L3J
RFF Category
8
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted and fin-integrated
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
BOEING MD-10
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-10
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS KDC-10
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Extender
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS KC-10 Extender

DC10

Long range airliner/freighter. In service since 1971. Tri jet development with the similar L-1001 TriStar. More powerful versions DC-10-30 and DC-10-40. Freighter version DC-10F, most common version today. KC-10 military tanker development. BOEING started a DC-10 modification program with MD-11 (two crew) cockpit. Production ceased 1989.

A major upgrade was launched in 1996 which included the retrofit of a glass cockpit. These aircraft were re-designated as MD-10 (the ICAO designator remained DC-10 though). The upgrade included an Advanced Common Flightdeck (ACF) used on the MD-11 as well as  MD-11 landing gear, tyres and brakes.. The new cockpit eliminated the need for the flight engineer position and allowed common type rating with the MD-11. The MD-10 conversion now falls under the Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) program where Boeing's international affiliate companies perform the conversions.

The MTOM of aircraft converted through the MD-10 program increases as follows:

  • DC-10 Series 10: 202,304 kg with a payload of 65,091 kg for a non-stop range of approximately 2,000 nm;
  • DC-10 Series 30: 263,086 kg with a payload of 81,720 kg for a non-stop range of approximately 3,700 nm.
Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
50.40 m
Length (metric)
55.00 m
Height (metric)
17.70 m
Powerplant

10: 3 x GE CF6-6D (178 kN) or 3 x GE CF6-6D1 (182,4 kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
General Electric CF6
Pratt & Whitney JT9D
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
150 kts
Distance
3000 m
MTOW
259459 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
180 kts
ROC
2000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1500
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.80
ROC
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
510 kts
MACH
0.82
Ceiling
410
Range
6220 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.81
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
300 kts
ROD
1500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
230 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
149 kts
Distance
1800 m

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