DOUGLAS DC-10 plane rental for air freight

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Learn more about the Douglas DC-10 plane

The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 plane is a long-haul airliner, first commissioned in 1971, replacing the DC-8. Its cargo version is the DC-10 CF (convertible passengers and freight) and F (freight). The latter can carry 30 463 l pallets or 25 LD3 containers, for a total load of 43 tons.

The original DC-10 plane was developed following an order from American Airlines in 1966. This American manufacturer was looking for a long-haul aircraft smaller than the Boeing 747, capable of using short runways.

Douglas and McDonnell, two companies that merged in 1967, then continued with a project previously submitted in a competition to design the DC-10. However, the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar was an important competitor in the 1970s. This competition and numerous air accidents precipitated the decline of the DC-10.

Following the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 in 1979, the most serious air accident to occur prior to the 2001 attacks in the United States, the FAA withdrew the certification of the DC-10 for five weeks. Once allowed to fly again, the aircraft had suffered a major blow to its reputation and American Airlines had to go so far as to remove the “DC-10” designation from the “DC-10 Luxury Liners” aircraft to rebuild its reputation. Astronaut Charles Conrad was also hired to promote the plane. In addition, in 1989, a DC-10 was the victim of a bomb attack in Niger attributed to Colonel Gaddafi, killing all passengers and crew members.

386 units were produced until 1989, including 10 units of DC-10-10CF and 27 of DC-10-30CF. KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft were also built from DC-10. The MD-11, a longer and more powerful version, later replaced the aircraft.

Military companies and freight companies such as FedEx Express still use DC-10s today.

An ideal aircraft for all your cargo needs

Are you looking to charter a DC-10 plane for the transport of cargo over long distances? Look no further than AEROAFFAIRES, your air cargo specialist. Needing to transport parts to a major manufacturing centre overseas or fly out high-value cargo such as precious metals, jewellery, works of art, fashion collections, or music equipment? With our expertise and bespoke service, you can enjoy complete peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that your cargo will be delivered punctually and in the safest possible conditions.

Want to hire a DC-10 plane to transport your cargo or for your next group trip? Get in touch with us to request a free, no-commitment quote or contact our air experts 24/7 at +33 (0) 1 44 09 91 82.



  • The airliner can carry 270 to 380 passengers depending on the version (DC-10, 30, 40).
  • The cargo aircraft can carry pallets and containers.

Commercial features of McDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10 PLANE

The DC-10 has three engines, two under the wings and one at the base of the drift.

It has a wingspan of 47 metres and it is 55 metres long and 17 metres high.

Technical specifications of McDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10 PLANE

  • Manufacturer McDONNELL DOUGLAS
  • Model DC-10
  • Classification Commercial Airliners
  • Seats 270-380
  • Speed 870 km/h
  • Hourly rates 9300 €/hour
  • Range 6500 km
  • Interior Height 3 m
  • Interior Width 2.6 m
  • Luggage compartment volume 130 m³
  • Crew 1 flight captain + 1 copilot + 1 mechanic
  • Purchase Price 105,000,000 €


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