KLM DC-8 Fleet Information

Fred Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection

KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES

DC-8
Fleet Information

DOUGLAS FACTORY DELIVERIES

MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
SHIP NAME
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45376/48
32
PH-DCA
ALBERT PLESMAN
3/19/60
4/17/72
CONVERTED TO DC-8-33 IN EARLY 1960s;
SOLD TO BELGIAN INT’L AIR SERVICES
45377/53
32
PH-DCB
DANIEL BERNOUILLI,
ALBERT SCHWEITZER
4/18/60
9/27/72
CONVERTED TO DC-8-33 IN EARLY 1960s;
LEASED TO GARUDA "BALI" 3/24/69; RET TO KLM 2/10/72 & RENAMED "ALBERT SCHWEITZER";
SOLD TO VIASA
45378/59
32
PH-DCC
SIR FRANK WHITTLE
5/9/60
5/1/78
CONVERTED TO DC-8-33 IN EARLY 1960s;
LEASED TO PHILIPPINE AIRLINES & RE-REGISTERED PI-C827 4/3/70; RE-REGISTERED RP-C827 1/74;
SOLD TO FB AYER & ASSOC.
45379/75
32
PH-DCD
NIKOLAUS OTTO
7/4/60
11/15/67
CONVERTED TO DC-8-33 IN EARLY 1960s;
SOLD TO MARTINAIR HOLLAND
45380/87
32
PH-DCE
THOMAS ALVA EDISON
8/19/60
10/10/78
CONVERTED TO DC-8-33 IN EARLY 1960s;
LEASED TO PHILIPPINE AIRLINES AS PI-C829 3/22/70; RE-REGISTERED RP-C829 1/74;
SOLD TO FB AYER & ASSOC.
45381/96
32
PH-DCF
ANTHONY FOKKER,
SIR ALEXANDER FLEMING
9/24/60
3/8/73
CONVERTED TO DC-8-33 IN EARLY 1960s;
LEASED TO MARTINAIR HOLLAND 6/67-6/68;
LEASED TO GARUDA "JAVA" 10/1/69-2/25/72;
SOLD TO VIASA
45382/106
32
PH-DCG
GUGLIELMO MARCONI
10/26/60
3/7/72
CONVERTED TO DC-8-33 IN EARLY 1960s;
SOLD TO BELGIAN INT’L AIR SERVICES
45383/120
53
PH-DCH
ORVILLE WRIGHT
7/13/61
6/29/68
DAC REGISTERED N9603Z BEFORE DELIVERY; DESTROYED BY HANGER FIRE AT SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, AMSTERDAM 6/29/68
45613/123
53
PH-DCI
SIR ISAAC NEWTON
4/3/61
11/10/75
SOLD TO VIASA
45614/126
53
PH-DCK
ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD
5/1/61
3/9/84
DAC REGISTERED N9603Z BEFORE DELIVERY; LEASED TO VIASA AS YV-132C 6/30/76;
KLM SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL AIR LEASES
45615/131
53
PH-DCL
FRIDJOF NANSEN
5/1/61
5/30/61
CRASHED INTO SEA ENROUTE LISBON TO SANTA MARIA, AZORES 5/30/61
45616/147
53
PH-DCM
HENRY DUNANT
6/24/61
3/9/84
OPERATED IN JOINT KLM/VIASA COLORS UNTIL 10/70; LEASED TO VIASA AS YV-C-VIG 7/15/74; VIASA RE-REGISTERED YV-129C 11/75;
WITHDRAWN FROM USE & STORED AT CARACAS; SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL AIR LEASES
45629/158
53
PH-DCN
DR. ALBERT SCHWEITZER
1/17/62
8/12/76
LEASED TO NIGERIA AIRWAYS 8/70-11/70;
LEASED TO GARUDA "BALI" 4/72-7/29/74;
LEASED TO AERO PERU AS OB-R962 5/22/75-6/21/75; LEASED TO AERO PERU AS OB-R1116 9/26/75-8/11/76; SOLD TO AFRICAN SAFARI AIRWAYS
45632/164
53
PH-DCO
SIR ALEXANDER FLEMING
6/27/62
9/4/74
LEASED TO GARUDA "JAVA" 3/72; SOLD TO GARUDA "JAVA" 9/4/74
45608/155
53
PH-DCP
—–
4/27/62
7/18/86
ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR PHILIPPINE AIRLINES – NOT TAKEN UP; STORED AT LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 2/62; DELIVERED TO KLM 4/27/62; LEASED TO PHILIPPPINE AIRLINES AS PI-C801 "SAMPAGUITA" 6/16/62; PHILIPPINE RE-REGISTERED AS RP-C801 2/74; KLM SOLD TO NAVAERO CORP. 7/18/86
45683/208
55F
PH-DCS
ALFRED NOBEL
7/25/64
6/77
LEASED TO PHILIPPINE AIRLINES 2/25/77;
SOLD TO PHILIPPINE AIRLINES AS RP-C843 6/77
45691/209
55F
PH-DCT
PIERRE DE COUBERTIN
8/15/64
7/83
LEASED TO NIGERIA AIRWAYS 6/71-8/71;
LEASED TO VIASA 2/78-5/25/78;
LEASED TO RICH INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS 9/29/81; SOLD TO UNITED AIR LEASING CORP.
45859/253
55F
PH-DCU
SIR WINDSTON CHURCHILL
2/26/66
7/83
LEASED TO PHILIPPINE AIRLINES 5/30/76-8/2/76; LEASED TO RICH INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS 9/29/81; SOLD TO UNITED AIR LEASING CORP.
45766/272
55L*
PH-DCV
BALI,
DANIEL BERNOULLI
8/19/66
3/21/74
SOLD TO GARUDA INDONESIAN AIRWAYS
45903/286
63
PH-DEA
AMERIGO VESPUCCI
11/8/67
12/8/82
DAC REGISTERED N1503U BEFORE DELIVERY; WITHDRAWN FROM USE & STORED AT SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, AMSTERDAM; SOLD TO DEADALUS CORP.
45901/293
63
PH-DEB
CHRISTOP-HORUS COLUMBUS
7/15/67
6/84
DAC REGISTERED N1504U BEFORE DELIVERY;
SOLD TO AIR WORLD AFFAIRS
45999/377
63
PH-DEC
MARCO POLO
7/21/68
3/9/84
SOLD TO DEADALUS CORP.
46000/386
63
PH-DED
LEIFUR EIRIKSSON
8/25/68
11/29/84
SOLD TO EMERY WORLDWIDE
46019/411
63
PH-DEE
ABEL TASMAN
11/27/68
10/85
LEASED TO EAGLE AIR AS TF-VLY 4/15/85-9/19/85; SUB-LEASED TO SAUDIA 5/5/85-9/85;
SOLD TO PK FINANS INTERNATIONAL
46080/466
63
PH-DEF
HENRY HUDSON
6/20/69
10/85
LEASED TO EAGLE AIR AS TF-VLZ 4/15/85-9/19/85; SUB-LEASED TO SAUDIA 5/5/85-9/85;
SOLD TO PK FINANS INTERNATIONAL
46092/505
63
PH-DEG
JAN VAN RIEBEECK
12/23/69
11/9/83
SOLD TO CAPITOL AIR
46075/484
63
PH-DEH
VASCO DA GAMA
8/29/69
3/18/85
SOLD TO ICELANDAIR
46121/500
63
PH-DEK
DAVID LIVINGSTONE
11/25/69
4/4/84
ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR PHILIPPINE AIRLINES AS PI-C827 – NOT TAKEN UP; DEL. TO KLM 11/25/69; LEASED TO PHILIPPINE AIRLINES 5/1/72-5/1/75; SOLD TO DEADALUS CORP.
46122/506
63
PH-DEL
—–
12/31/69
6/3/82
ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR PHILIPPINE AIRLINES AS PI-C829 – NOT TAKEN UP; DEL. TO KLM 12/31/69; LEASED TO PHILIPPINE AIRLINES 4/1/73-5/1/75; LEASED TO AFRICAN SAFARI AIRWAYS 3/24/82; SOLD TO AFRICAN SAFARI AIRWAYS
46141/533
63
PH-DEM
JAMES COOK
6/22/70
12/10/83
LEASED TO SURINAM AIRWAYS " 25 NOVEMBER" 11/3/75-10/83; SOLD TO AFRICAN SAFARI AIRWAYS

DC-8s EITHER BOUGHT OR LEASED ON THE USED AIRCRAFT MARKET

MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
SHIP NAME
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45379/75
33
PH-DCD
NIKOLAUS OTTO,
NIKOLAUS AUGUST OTTO
11/15/67
11/1/73
LEASED FROM MARTINAIR HOLLAND;
BOUGHT FROM MARTINAIR HOLLAND 3/28/70;
LEASED TO MARTINAIR HOLLAND 2/1/72;
SOLD TO AFRICAN SAFARI AIRWAYS
45632/164
53
PH-DCO
—–
2/6/78
10/12/79
BOUGHT FROM GARUDA; LEASED TO ALM – ANTILLEAN AIRLINES "SABA" 10/6/78-10/6/79;
SOLD TO GULFSTREAM AMERICAN
45607/154
53
PH-DCR,
PI-C804 &
RP-C804
GERARD MECATOR
8/8/62
&
5/1/72
12/23/67
&
3/10/75
DELIVERED TO PHILIPPINE ON 2/27/62; STORED AT MCCARRAN FIELD, LAS VEGAS 2/62 UNTIL FINANCING PROBLEM RESOLVED; LEASED TO KLM AS PH-DCR 8/8/62-12/23/67; PHILIPPINE RE-REGISTERED PI-C804 12/67; LEASED TO KLM 5/1/72-3/10/75; PHILIPPINE RE-REGISTERED RP-C804 3/74; SOLD TO AFRICAN AIR CHARTER 10/25/83
45765/265
55L*
PH-DCY
ANTHONY FOKKER
3/24/69
5/22/73
LEASED FROM GARUDA INDONESIAN AIRWAYS
45762/232
55F
PH-DCW
GERARD MERCATOR
12/19/67
8/1/81
BOUGHT FROM PHILIPPINE AIRLINES AS PI-C802; LEASED TO PHILIPPINE AIRLINES 7/73-7/74; LEASED TO SURINAM AIRWAYS "SABAKU" 12/30/79; SOLD TO SURINAM AIRWAYS "SABAKU"
45804/254
55F
PH-DCZ
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
4/29/70
7/1/81
BOUGHT FROM SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM AS OY-KTC; SOLD TO INAIR PANAMA &
REGISTERED HP-927 "EL FLACO"

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.

SUMMARY OF KLM’s DC-8 FLEET

DOUGLAS FACTORY DELIVERYS
OTHER DC-8’s OPERATED
DC-8-32 — 7

DC-8-33 — 1

DC-8-53 — 8
DC-8-53 — 2
DC-8F-55 — 3
DC-8F-55 — 2
DC-8-55L — 1
DC-8-55L — 1
DC-8-63 — 11
 
TOTAL — 30
TOTAL — 6
TOTAL DIFFERENT SERIES OF DC-8s OPERATED — 6
GRAND TOTAL OF DC-8’s OPERATED — 36




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