Last MD-11 ever built says goodbye to the skies

Frankfurt, Germany - The last McDonnell Douglas MD-11 ever built was retired. The three-engine aircraft rolled out of the final assembly line in 2001, marking the end of the production of the aircraft. Lufthansa was the last customer for the MD-11 at that time.

The youngest MD-11F with registration D-ALCN, carried out its last flight this week.

Lufthansa was certainly not happy when Boeing, the new owner of McDonnell Douglas, decided to stop the production of the aircraft in favor of the Boeing 777.

Nonetheless, the German airline operated the MD-11s for almost two decades as freighter planes at Lufthansa Cargo. Lufthansa recently announced that it would phase out the type in favor of the Boeing 777F.

The last aircraft will leave the fleet by the end of this year.

Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 D-ALCN (Wikimedia Commons)