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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WITHDRAWN FROM USE & STORED AT CARACAS; SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL AIR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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