How many DC-10 tankers are there?

Four air tankers
Four air tankers are currently in operation, all DC-10-30 aircraft, with the call-signs Tanker 910, 911, 912 and 914. The original Tanker 910, a DC-10-10, was retired in 2014.

How much fire retardant does a DC-10 HOLD?

12,000 gallons
The aircraft, operated by 10 Tanker Air Carrier, is used for fighting wildfires, typically in rural settings. The turbofan-powered craft carries up to 12,000 gallons of fire retardant in an exterior belly mounted tank, which can be released in eight seconds.

How much does a DC-10 retardant drop cost?

Some of them are DC-10’s and others are 747’s which can carry up to 11,000 gallons of retardant. The cost for each drop is $65,000 plus about $22,000 an hour in flight time.

How much weight can a DC-10 carry?

DC-10 Series 30: 580,000 lb (263,086 kg) with a payload of 180,000 lb (81,720 kg) for a nonstop range of approximately 3,700 nmi. MD-11: 630,500 lb (286,247 kg) with a payload of 201,851 lb (91,640 kg) for a nonstop range of approximately 4,000 nmi.

How many DC 10s does Cal fire have?

The current fleet of Helicopters is 10 assigned helicopters and two fully operational spares.

Is the DC10 still in service?

Operators. As of April 2022, there were 9 DC-10s and MD-10s in airline service with operators FedEx Express (8), and TAB Airlines (1). On January 8, 2007, Northwest Airlines retired its last remaining DC-10 from scheduled passenger service, thus ending the aircraft’s operations with major airlines.

Who owns DC10?

Throughout the years, the four entrepreneurs have grown DC10 to such a level, that it has now become a reference point for the world of what the Ibiza music scene has to offer….

Venue DC10, etc.
Years active 1999–present
Organised by Circoloco
Website Circoloco on Facebook

How fast is a DC-10?

610 miles per hour
Capabilities of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 The DC-10-30 is also extremely fast with a maximum cruising speed of 610 miles per hour, at a maximum altitude of 42,000 ft.

How much does a DC-10 airplane cost?

The DC‐10 is shorter and lighter in weight than the four‐ engine Boeing 747, which the airlines put into service early last year. The DC‐10’s cost about $15‐million each, or $10‐ million less than the jumbo 747, which could be configu rated to seat as many as 490. The DC‐10 can be configurated for about 300.

What is the difference between DC 10 and MD 11?

The MD-11 retains the DC-10’s basic trijet configuration, but there are a few large, and many small differences between the two. The later aircraft featured more modern engines and came with a choice of the General Electric CF6-80C2 or Pratt & Whitney PW4000 turbofans.