McDonnell Douglas DC-10
|A new category of airplane was added to the world's air transportation system when the DC-10 entered scheduled airline service. It has been demonstrating its value to airlines and air travelers since then, winning world recognition for its reliability, comfort and efficiency in more than 25 million hours of revenue flight. |
The multirange DC-10 was designed and built in Long Beach, California, by Douglas Aircraft Company, now the Long Beach Division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Production was started in January 1968 and first deliveries were in 1971. In a production run extending to 1989, 386 commercial DC-10s were delivered (source: Boeing.com).