JAL Fleet Count



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DC-8 Jet Collection










JAPAN
AIR LINES



DC-8


FLEET INFORMATION

DOUGLAS
FACTORY DELIVERIES















































































































































































































































































































































































































MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
SHIP
NAME
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45418/78
32
JA8001
FUJI
7/16/60
6/74
WITHDRAWN
FROM USE & USED FOR CABIN CREW TRAINING AT HANEDA, JAPAN
45419/81
32
JA8002
NIKKO
7/29/60
6/3/74
SOLD
TO AMERICAN JET INDUSTRIES
45420/93
32

53
JA8003

JA8008
HAKONE

MATSUSHIMA
9/13/60
7/3/81
DELIVERED
AS JA8003 "HAKONE"; CONVERTED TO DC-8-53 1/63; REREGISTERED
JA8008 "MATSUSHIMA"; LEASED TO JAPAN ASIA AIRWAYS 9/15/75-6/81;
SOLD TO AERONAVES DEL PERU
45421/113
32
JA8005
MIYAJIMA
11/23/60
5/29/74
CONVERTED
TO DC-8-33 IN EARLY 1960s;

SOLD TO AMERICAN JET INDUSTRIES
45626/143
33
JA8006
KAMAKURA
5/4/61
4/2/75
SOLD
TO AMERICAN JET INDUSTRIES
45647/168
53
JA8007
YOSHINO
3/27/62
6/3/81
LEASED
TO JAPAN ASIA AIRWAYS 9/15/75-6/3/81; SOLD TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS
45662/186
53
JA8009
SHIMA
7/16/63
3/5/82
LEASED
TO JAPAN ASIA AIRWAYS 10/29/76-3/29/79; SOLD TO MINERVE
45651/198
53
JA8010
KIRISHIMA
1/31/64
7/8/81
SOLD
TO ARCA COLUMBIA
45664/206
53
JA8011
TOWADA
6/15/64
3/2/81
SOLD
TO MINERVE
45680/213
53
JA8012
AKAN
11/20/64
6/14/72
CRASHED
INTO JAIPUR VILLAGE ON APPROACH TO DELHI AIRPORT, INDIA
45681/214
53
JA8013
HARUNA
1/14/65
9/24/72
DAMAGED
BEYOND REPAIR AFTER LANDING AT JUHA AIRFIELD, BOMBAY, INDIA
45678/218
55F
JA8014
ASAMA
3/5/65
6/16/82
SOLD
TO INAIR PANAMA
45763/241
55L*
JA8015
SETO
11/10/65
11/16/76
SOLD
TO IASCO & REREGISTERED N100JJ; CONVERTED TO DC-8-55F 6/77 THEN
LEASED BACK TO JAL (SEE LEASE INFO. BELOW)
45764/251
55L*
JA8016
SHIKOTSU
2/14/66
7/1/80
SOLD
TO UNITED AIR LEASING CORP.
45854/278
55L*
JA8017
BANDAI
9/27/66
6/2/80
SOLD
TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS
45882/282
55F
JA8018
ISE
10/26/66
10/15/80
SOLD
TO AERONAVES DEL PERU
45916/302
55L*
JA8019
ASO
9/18/67
6/23/80
SOLD
TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS
46031/435
61
JA8038
IZU
2/20/69
12/28/75
SOLD
TO JAPAN ASIA AIRWAYS
46032/436
61
JA8039
TUKUBA
2/25/69
10/31/87
LEASED
TO JAPAN ASIA AIRWAYS 7/23/76-5/86; LEASED TO CANAFRICA TRANSPORTES
AEREOS (CTA) 5/22/86-10/31/87; SOLD TO UNITED AVIATION COMPANY
46099/507
61
JA8041
HAKUSAN
1/15/70
6/13/81
SOLD
TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS
46127/510
61
JA8042
BIWA
2/2/70
11/17/86
SOLD
TO UNITED AVIATION SERVICES
46128/514
61
JA8043
NASU
2/24/70
5/27/80
SOLD
TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS
46156
61

ORDER
CANCELLED
AIRCRAFT
NOT BUILT
46157/541
61
JA8045
NOTO
12/4/70
1/6/88
SOLD
TO WORLD AIRCRAFT SALES COMPANY 8/1/84; JAL LEASED BACK UNTIL 1/6/88
46158/543
61
JA8046
NIEI
1/20/71
1/16/88
SOLD
TO WORLD AIRCRAFT SALES COMPANY 8/1/84; JAL LEASED BACK UNTIL 1/16/88
46159/544
61
JA8047
ASAHI
2/18/71
12/16/86
SOLD
TO ORIENT LEASING 4/28/82; JAL LEASED BACK 4/28/82; JAPAN ASIA AIRWAYS
SUB-LEASED 4/85-12/16/86; RETURNED TO ORIENT LEASING
46160/545
61
JA8048
HIDAKA
3/12/71
9/17/82
DAMAGED
BEYOND REPAIR AFTER OVERSHOOTING RUNWAY AT SHANGHAI, CHINA 9/17/82
45953/348
62
JA8031
AWAJI
4/19/68
1/2/88
LEASED
TO JAPAN ASIA AIRWAYS 8/83-8/1/84; SOLD TO WORLD AIRCRAFT SALES COMPANY
8/1/84; JAPAN ASIA LEASED 8/1/84-9/1/84; JAL LEASED BACK 9/1/84-1/2/88
45954/362
62
JA8032
SHIGA

HIDAKA
5/27/68
3/18/83
LANDED
IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY – 2 KMS SHORT OF SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT 11/22/68;
PULLED OUT OF WATER AND REPAIRED BY UNITED AIR LINES; RETURNED TO JAL
WITH NEW NAME "HIDAKA" 3/31/69; SOLD TO AIR ABC 3/18/83
45955/365
62
JA8033
AMAKUSA
6/10/68
1/17/84
SOLD
TO CONNER AIRLINES
45956/376
62
JA8034
DAISEN
7/19/68
8/23/83
SOLD
TO CONNER AIRLINES
46023/407
62
JA8035
TAISETSU
11/11/68
1/88
SOLD
TO WORLD AIRCRAFT SALES COMPANY 8/1/84; JAL LEASED BACK UNTIL 1/88
46024/428
62
JA8037
YASHIMA
1/27/69
4/3/85
SOLD
TO ORIENT LEASING
46057/474
62
JA8040
HIDA
7/18/69
11/28/72
CRASHED
ON TAKE OFF AT MOSCOW- SHEREMETYEVO, SOVIET UNION
46152/550
62H
JA8051

—–
8/23/71
9/27/77
CRASHED
32 KMS FROM KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 9/27/77

(THIS WAS THE 7th TO THE LAST DC-8 BUILT)
46153/551
62H
JA8052
—–
10/5/71
11/16/87
SOLD
TO WORLD AIRCRAFT SALES COMPANY 8/1/84; JAL LEASED BACK 8/1/84; JAPAN
ASIA AIRWAYS SUB-LEASED 10/84-11/86; JAL RETURNED TO UNITED LEASING
CORP. 11/16/87

(THIS WAS THE 6th TO THE LAST DC-8 BUILT)
46161/552
62H
JA8053
—–
11/18/71
2/1/87
SOLD
TO WORLD LEASING CORP. 8/1/84; JAL LEASED BACK UNTIL 2/1/87

(THIS WAS THE 5th TO THE LAST DC-8 BUILT)
46022/417
62AF
JA8036
WAKASA
12/13/68
1/88
JAPAN
AIR LINES "COURIER JET TRADER" NEW NAME; SOLD NISSHO IAWAI
(HONG KONG) CORP.
46139/537
62AF
JA8044
IZUMO
9/14/70
1/85
SOLD
TO UNITED AIR LEASING CORP.
46148/553
62AF
JA8054
—–
1/10/72
1/13/77
CRASHED
AFTER TAKE OFF FROM ANCHORAGE, AK

(THIS WAS THE 4th TO THE LAST DC-8 BUILT)
46154/554
62AF
JA8055
—–
2/17/72
9/5/84
SOLD
TO LOCH NESS COMPANY

(THIS WAS THE 3rd TO THE LAST DC-8 BUILT)
46162/555
62AF
JA8056
—–
3/21/72
10/7/83
SOLD
TO LOCH NESS COMPANY

(THIS WAS THE 2nd TO THE LAST DC-8 BUILT- SEE
SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM FLEET COUNT FOR THE LAST DC-8 BUILT)
46164
62
JA8057
—–
ORDER
CANCELLED
AIRCRAFT
NOT BUILT


(THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE LAST DC-8 BUILT- HAD
THE ORDER NOT BEEN CANCELLED)

55L*
= When Douglas made the DC-8F-54, DC-8F-55 & DC-8-55 models they were
able to push the aft bulkhead further back into the tail and thus increase
the cargo and/or passenger capacity. The Passenger Versions of the DC-8-55
(and two DC-8-53s) were made in two variants to accommodate airline requests.
The first variant left the aft bulkhead location & interior the same as
in earlier DC-8 variants and was designated by Douglas as the ‘L’ for "less
aft bulkhead." This variant was ordered by Garuda, Japan Air Lines &
KLM. The second variant included the relocation of the aft bulkhead further
back & thus increased the interior size which accommodated up to 189 passengers
(up from 179). This variant was designated by Douglas as the ‘AB’ for "aft
bulkhead" (extension) and was ordered by SAS (DC-8-55) & VIASA (DC-8-53).
If you would like to see a Complete List of Technical Information for All
DC-8 Variants Please Click on the ‘DC-8 Technical Information’ Link on my
Home Page.



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MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
SHIP
NAME
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45763/241
55F
N100JJ
—–
7/21/77
10/20/80
AIRCRAFT
ORIGINALLY BUILT FOR JAL AS DC-8-55L JA8015; JAL SOLD TO IASCO &
REREGISTERED N100JJ 11/16/76; IASCO HAD AIRCRAFT CONVERTED TO DC-8-55F
6/77; JAL THEN LEASED FROM IASCO 7/21/77-3/78; IASCO SOLD AIRCRAFT TO
INTERNATIONAL JET LEASING CORP. 3/78 & JAL LEASED FROM THEM 3/78-10/20/80
45821/255
55F
N803SW
—–
4/1/70
3/31/72
SUBLEASED
FROM SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES (SWA)
45883/308
55F
N806SW
—–
2/1/70
3/31/72
LEASED
FROM SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES (SWA)
45887/287
61
JA8049
—–
5/24/71
11/17/86
BOUGHT
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES; SOLD TO WORLD AIRCRAFT SALES COMPANY 8/1/84;
JAL LEASED BACK UNTIL 11/17/86
45848/285
61
JA8050
—–
6/11/71
1/88
BOUGHT
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES; LEASED TO JAPAN ASIA AIRWAYS 3/29/79-1/88; JAL
SOLD TO WORLD AIRCRAFT SALES COMPANY 1/88
45982/345
61
N8769

JA8057
—–
3/19/70
1/13/84
LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES 3/19/70; BOUGHT FROM EASTERN & REREGISTERED
JA8057 9/25/72; SOLD TO GLOBAL AVIATION SERVICES 1/13/84
45942/349
61
N8773/

JA8058
—–
5/10/71
11/20/86
LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES 5/10/71; BOUGHT FROM EASTERN & REREGISTERED
JA8058 9/25/72; SOLD TO WORLD AIRCRAFT SALES COMPANY 8/1/84; JAL LEASED
BACK UNTIL 11/20/86
45943/359
61
N8772/

JA8059
—–
4/22/71
1/13/84
LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES 4/22/71; BOUGHT FROM EASTERN & REREGISTERED
JA8059 9/25/72; SOLD TO GLOBAL AVIATION SERVICES 1/13/84
45888/290
61
JA8060
—–
6/30/73
1/14/86
BOUGHT
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES; SOLD TO WORLD AIRCRAFT SALES COMPANY 8/1/84;
JAL LEASED BACK UNTIL 1/14/86
45889/291
61
JA8061
—–
7/23/73
2/9/82
BOUGHT
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES; CRASHED ON APPROACH TO HANADA, JAPAN 2/9/82
45992/360
61
N8767

JA8067
—–
4/5/71
10/14/63
LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES 4/5/71; BOUGHT FROM EASTERN & REREGISTERED
JA8067 10/75; SOLD TO AERNAVES DEL PERU 6/81
45983/350
61
N8768/

JA8068
—–
1/4/61
6/30/64
LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES 7/6/70; BOUGHT FROM EASTERN & REREGISTERED
JA8068 10/75; SOLD TO UNITED AIR LINES 4/5/77
46015/405
61
N8766
—–
10/16/72
4/6/76
LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES
46016/409
61
N8765
—–
11/21/72
3/30/76
LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES
46017/418
61
N8764
—–
10/25/73
1/80
LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES
46037/419
61
N8763
—–
9/26/72
3/28/76
LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES

46038/429

61

N8762

—–

10/15/73

1/80

LEASED
FROM EASTERN AIR LINES

SUMMARY
OF JAPAN AIR LINE’s DC-8 FLEET

DOUGLAS
FACTORY DELIVERYS
OTHER
DC-8’s OPERATED
DC-8-32
— 4*

DC-8F-55
— 3

DC-8-33
— 1
DC-8-61
— 14
DC-8-53
— 6
 
DC-8F-55
— 2
 
DC-8-55L
— 4
 
DC-8-61
— 10
 
DC-8-62
— 7
 
DC-8-62H
— 3
 
DC-8-62AF
— 5
 
TOTAL
— 42
TOTAL
— 17
TOTAL
DIFFERENT SERIES OF DC-8s OPERATED — 9
GRAND
TOTAL OF DC-8’s OPERATED — 59











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