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McDonnell Douglas MD-11

Air Cargo Charter Services on the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Freighter

Air Charter Advisors offers air freight & cargo charter services on the McDonnell Douglas MD-11, a wide-body tri-jet airliner manufactured by McDonnell Douglas and Boeing.

MD-11 cargo door
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The MD-11 maintained the triple-jet design of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, while stretching the fuselage to accommodate more passenger (up to 298) and adding more powerful GE engines to offer a range of up to 7,130 nautical miles. It first entered service in 1990, with more than 200 built until Boeing took over the program in 1997, and ended production in 2000.

The MD-11F is an all-cargo variant that shares its forward port-side cargo door with the MD-11CF. The main deck offer 15,530 cubic feet of cargo volume, with a maximum payload of 200,151 pounds / 26 pallets (88 by 125 ” or 96 by 125 “) and fully loaded range of just over 3,500 nautical miles. A total of 53 cargo models were built, and with more fuel-efficient airliners entering the market at the turn of the century, many MD-11s in passenger service were converted into cargo airliners. These models included the MD-11CF Convertible Freighter, and the MD-11BCF Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), a program which converts passenger airliners into freighters.

Key Features

  • All-cargo variant with 100 ton payload capacity
  • Large freighter with s fully-loaded range of 3,500 nautical miles
  • Flexible loading options for pallets & freight

McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Specifications

  • Year of Make: 1990 – 2001
  • Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas
  • Class: Large Cargo Airliner
  • MTOW: 602,500 lb / 273,294 kg
  • Max Payload: 202,733 lb / 91,962 kg


  • Speed: Mach 0.83–Mach 0.88 (479–507 kn; 886–940 km/h)
  • Range: 3,592 nmi (6,652 km)
  • Service Ceiling: 43,000 ft (13,100 m)
  • Engines: 3x PW4460/62 or General Electric CF6-80C2D1F
  • Thrust: 62,000 lbf – 61,500 lbf (274 – 280 kN)


  • Cargo Volume: 21,530 cu ft / 609.7 m³
  • Main Deck: 26 96×125″ pallets or 34 88×108″ pallets
  • Lower Deck: 32 LD3
  • Height: 57 ft 11 in (17.65 m)
  • Width: 19 ft 9 in (6.0 m)
  • Length: 202 ft 2 in (61.6 m)

McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Air Cargo Charter Services

Air Charter Advisors offers access to cargo air charter services on the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 cargo airliner. Request a quote or call our air cargo brokers directly at +1 (888) 987-5387.

* Specifications are based on common models and may vary based on model, variant, modifications, and other factors. Please call or email us with the dimensions and payload of your cargo. Pictures are for example only. The age, color, interior layout, hourly rates, specifications, dimensions may all vary between aircraft. All images copyrighted and provided courtesy of McDonnell Douglas unless noted otherwise.