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How Many DC-8's Are Still Flying?  
User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5110 times:

How many DC-8's are in service today?? My guess is about 48578783489389489389489849389.   Yeah Right!!

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User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1042 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Some 313 DC-8s are still registered as "in use" I suppose that some of these might currently be for sale or owned for spare recovery but the right around 300 mark is a pretty good figure. Well over half of the DC-8s built are still in service, many more than civilian 707s. The majority of 707s are later build KC-135s and remain in military service.

The DC-8 is by far the most durable and longest lasting of the first generation 4 holers. I bet that if the VC-10 had been more commercially successful it too would have continued to serve long after 707s were gone. Of course there still are some 25 VC-10s in RAF service.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5067 times:

Check out Bill Harm's airliner registration web-site at http:www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm

That should give you the info you need. Good luck.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

Try this
It should work.

My estimate is around 290 DC-8.Yesterday at SIN I saw an unknown DC-8 parked at the remote bay.Anyone knows what it is?


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