SR DC-8 Fleet Count



Fred
Cox

DC-8 Jet Collection





SWISSAIR
AB


DC-8

FLEET INFORMATION


DOUGLAS
FACTORY DELIVERIES


MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
SHIP
NAME
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45416/54
32
HB-IDA
"MATTERHORN";


"GENEVE" EFF. 2/62
4/22/60
12/67
CONVERTED
TO DC-8-33;
SOLD TO FB AYER & ASSOC.
45417/69
32
HB-IDB
"JUNGFRAU";
"BASEL-STADT"
EFF. 2/62
"GENF" EFF. ’63
6/19/60
2/25/76
CONVERTED
TO DC-8-33;
CONVERTED TO DC-8-53 2/64;
SOLD TO SA DE TRANSPORT AERIEN
45526/89
32
HB-IDC
"PIZ
BERNIUS";
"ZURICH" EFF. 2/62
8/29/60
12/23/67
CONVERTED
TO DC-8-33;
SOLD TO FB AYER & ASSOC.
45656/191
53
HB-IDD
"NIDWALDEN"
10/29/63
9/13/70
DESTROYED
BY TERRORISTS AT EL KHANA, JORDAN
45919/312
62
HB-IDE

"GENEVE";
"URI"
EFF. 1/71

11/23/67
10/8/79
DESTROYED
BY FIRE AFTER OVERRUNNING RUNWAY ON LANDING AT ATHENS, GREECE
45920/319
62
HB-IDF
"ZURICH";

"SCHWYZ" EFF. 1/71
1/2/68
10/6/83
SOLD
TO TRATCO
45925/333
62
HB-IDG
"MATTERHORN";
"NEUCHATEL"
EFF. ’69
2/24/68
9/15/83
SOLD
TO TRATCO
45984/370
62CF
HB-IDH
"PIZ
BERNINA"
7/11/68
12/28/81
LEASED
TO BALAIR 4/1/76-’78 & 9/79-12/81;
SOLD TO AERONAUTICS & ASTRONAUTICS
46077/470
62
HB-IDI
"SOLOTHURN"
7/5/69
4/11/84
SOLD
TO CROWN ARCOT CORP.
46078/475
62CF
HB-IDK
"MATTERHORN"
8/6/69
12/26/81
SOLD
TO AERONAUTICS & ASTRONAUTICS
46134/513
62
HB-IDL
"AARGAU"
2/6/70
4/26/84
SOLD
TO CROWN ARCOT CORP.

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


MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
SHIP
NAME
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45753/223
55AB*
SE-DBD
—–
10/15/67
3/1/70
LEASED
FROM SAS 10/15/67-10/31/67 &
11/1/69-3/1/70
45767/250
55AB*
LN-MOH
—–
1/3/71
3/24/72
LEASED
FROM SAS 1/3/71-3/24/71
46102/512
62
LN-MOG
—–
10/25/71
11/8/80
LEASED
FROM SAS 10/25/71-5/1/72, 9/75, 12/75, 3/27/76-4/8-76, 4/25/76-5/76, 3/27/77-4/77,
8/30/80-9/23/80, 10/18/80-11/8/80
46074/468
63PF
HB-IDZ
—–
6/73
11/73
LEASED
FROM BALAIR AG

55AB* = 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) <Leased to Swissair> & 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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