Final Landing of a Martinair MD-11 at EHAM

Yesterday (June 27th 2016), Martinair’s last MD-11, the PH-MCP, made its final landing on runway 36R at EHAM.

Only the flight to Victorville remains.
I was there to see it touch down and was able to take some great pictures.

It seemed as if the sun specially came out to be able to give this MD-11 one last warm welcome home.

It’s the end of an era with this beautiful aircraft and it will be missed.




32 Likes

The last flight for the whole MD-11?

1 Like

No, the Martinair MD-11. FedEx, UPS, Lufthansa Cargo and Sky Lease Cargo are the only commercial operators left :-(

2 Likes

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

1 Like

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

1 Like

Oops, I meant Lufthansa Cargo. KLM used to operate them :-)

1 Like

Martinair is part of KLM.
The official name is “AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo”.

http://martinair.com/martinaircargo/

Martinair now has only one 747F left.
KLM Cargo has three and they are leased by Martinair.
It says “Operated by Martinair” on the KLM Cargo aircraft.

So just 4 747’s left.
They will be phased out around 2020.
I guess that will mean the end of Martinair as well. :(

2 Likes

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

1 Like

This is so sad I loved seeing them go over my house. 😢

1 Like

Na, they’ll buy a 747-8 or 787 freighter something like that

I doubt it, but I can keep dreaming. :)

2 Likes

Beautiful shots, Jan.

1 Like

stunning pics Jan, thanks for sharing!

1 Like

I added one extra picture!

2 Likes

That behind!!. Can’t wait to see this bird in IF.

1 Like

If its a cargo plane then why does it have a whole bunch of windows

1 Like

Most likely because it was converted from a passenger MD-11

1 Like

Sometimes passenger variants are switched over to cargo, but most of the time it is because it’s just the fuselage of the plane, it can be expensive to get rid of them with aerodynamic costs, tests, faa certification, just too much for something that doesn’t matter.

2 Likes

The legendary MD-11 is a beautiful plane, it’s sad they are retiring the plane😥 But definitely are very nice photos. Good photos Jan! I still remember the KLM MD-11 flying to PTY from AMS.

2 Likes

It’s sad that Martinair is retiring the MD-11😩😩😩