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Lufthansa DC8? (Not Cargo)  
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1587 times:


Hi everybody,

inspired by "Lindy Field" ´s threads "strange aircraft/airline combinations", I´ll start one of these as well:

Please have a look at this picture:


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Any comments? Who can shed some light on this issue?

Thanks,

Daniel Smile

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User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

wow... interesting.. kinda neat  Smile

Here's another Lufthansa oddity, a LH 767;


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User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Hi there,
A LH 767 is not quite an oddity. as the DC- 8
was during the 60's.
I have read or heard about the Dc 8 some time
ago. What I remember is that Douglas gave
LH a Dc 8 for a while to let them see if they liked it.
I can't remember the exact number, but I guess
it was only one DC-8. What I remember is that
this type was exclusivly used between Frankfurt
Montreal and New York.
I would love to hear from someone who knows more
about this and how long did LH had the DC-8 for.
I will email my friend/s who work for LH for more info.
KIndest regards.
Advanced-727-kid


User currently offlineAriana727ADV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

What so odd?

User currently offlineCrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

It was N8008D, this aircraft flew later on with Aeromexico and sits now in the desert, at Marana, I believe.

CC32


User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

Hi There,
No, it shouldn't be as odd as saying for example, Boeing is offering Ariana airlines a brand new airplane
to try out, in case they are interested in buying
a batch from Airbus.
Advancedkid


User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

I meant an "oddity" in the sense of Lufthansa not using the 767 extensively in it's fleet. I understand the one pictured was leased temporarily to fill a certain route.. the DC-8 was probably the same thing.. Given the airline's traditionally known fleet these aircraft stand out as being a bit unusual only because they were not considered to be widely used standard Lufthansa aircraft types.. nothing more or less than that. Iberia has done the same with the 767.. some airlines like Delta inherited aircraft like the A310 from a merger (with Pan am in their case), Air India had TriStars for a short while and so did Aer Lingus..

User currently offlineDC8-63 From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

i read in a dc 8 book that is was leases by lufthansa in 65 for charter operations, this plane was ship 1 which was converted to a DC8-53.
i guess lufthasa saw no advantage compared to their already existing 707 fleet.


User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

The 767 is D-ABUC and was leased from Condor.

Lots of companies have operated aircraft not normally in their fleet - BA operated a 727 for a while - leased from American Trans Air (i think)



English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

Yes BA did operate an ATA B727


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Richard Silagi







User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

LH operated the DE 767 in 1994. That was their last try to keep up service to Australia which didn't last very long...

Regards,
Max
www.IntAviation.de.vu


User currently offlineAriana727ADV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

Is that joke?

User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 944 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

LH leased ship 1 for a short period in 1966 ( i think).

It's ship one of DC-8 line. XA-DOE was scrapped in 1998??


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Here's another:


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This is Martinair's PH-MCG, on lease to Virgin Atlantic. Nice-looking plane!

Air France's livery appeared on some interesting aircraft, including a CV-990 and a DC-8-54, along with a Super DC-8:

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I also remember seeing a picture an Il-62 in Air India markings; this aircraft operated a joint Aeroflot service between New Delhi and Moscow in the 1980s. Air India has operated several DC-8-63s on cargo flights as well.



The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

MSN 45252/LN1 N8008D. Leased from Trans International May 11, 1965 to DEC 1965. Previously operated by National, later by SP Air, Delta and Agro Air Transport. Fine Air was going to buy the aircraft and convert it to a freighter, but these plans did not materialize. Sadly, although I'm always at MZJ, Iforget what is here. As far as I know N8008D still sits here, derelict. Needs a good museum. I'll have to look next week.

Steve



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