This MD-11, serial number 48499, and powered by 3xGeneral Electric CF6-80C2D1F, was delivered to its first operator, Garuda Indonesia, on December 31 of 1991 with registration EI-CDI.
Five years later, the aircraft operated for Varig, of Brazil, with the registration letters having been changed to PP-VPN.
PP-VPN went into storage in June 2004, two years before “Old” Varig ceased its operations.
The aircraft was then bought by Fedex, who converted it into an MD-11F freighter, now with the registration letters N574FE.
With more than 24 years over its back, this MD-11 still soldiers on with Fedex.