VIA Fleet Count

Fred Cox
DC-8 Jet Collection

Venezolana Internacional de Aviacion S.A. (VIASA)
DC-8
Fleet Information

DOUGLAS FACTORY DELIVERIES

MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45768/240
53AB*
YV-C-VID
11/4/65
7/15/74
SOLD TO AERO PERU
45879/268
53AB*
YV-C-VIC
7/1/66
7/25/74
SOLD TO AERO PERU
46042/421
63
YV-C-VIA
12/22/68
8/14/86
SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL AIR LEASES
46063/457
63
YC-V-VIB
5/9/69
3/29/84
SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL AIR LEASES
53AB* = 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 these 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.

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

MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45377/53
33
YV-C-VIE
9/27/72
12/4/75
BOUGHT FROM KLM; RE-REGISTERED YV-127C 6/75;
SOLD TO UNITED AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP.
45381/96
33
YV-C-VIF
3/8/73
10/18/77
BOUGHT FROM KLM; RE-REGISTERED YV-128C 10/75;
SOLD TO UNITED AIRCRAFT LEASING CORP.
45613/123
53
YV-131C
11/10/75
4/5/84
BOUGHT FROM KLM; WITHDRAWN FROM USE & STORED 11/80;
SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL AIR LEASES 4/5/84
45614/126
53
YV-132C
6/30/76
3/9/84
LEASED FROM KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES
45616/147
53
YV-C-VIG
7/15/74
3/9/84
LEASED FROM KLM; RE-REGISTERED YV-129C 11/75; WITHDRAWN FROM USE & STORED AT CARACAS; KLM SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL AIR LEASES
45691/209
55F
PH-DCT
2/78
5/25/78
LEASED FROM KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES

SUMMARY OF VIASA’s DC-8 FLEET

DOUGLAS FACTORY DELIVERYS
OTHER DC-8’s OPERATED
DC-8-53AB — 2

DC-8-33 — 2

DC-8-63 — 2
DC-8-53 — 3
 
DC-8F-55 — 1
TOTAL — 4
TOTAL — 6
TOTAL DIFFERENT SERIES OF DC-8s OPERATED — 5
GRAND TOTAL OF DC-8’s OPERATED — 10




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