WORLD AIRWAYS has received two McDonnell Douglas (MDC) MD-11ERs, the first versions of the tri-jet capable of flying non-stop routes up to 13,300km (7,200nm). The MD-11ER has a maximum take-off weight of 285,990kg, some 2,270kg heavier than previous MD-11 limits. Most of the additional weight allowance is taken up with fuel. The two aircraft have been taken on long-term lease from MDC and will be used initially for Garuda Indonesia, for Hadj pilgrim flights from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia.
Source: Flight International