Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Looking For Zambia Airways DC-10?  
User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

I flew on this beautiful aircraft many times.
Zambia Airways got this DC10-30 reg. N3016Z in 1984 up until she ceased operations in 1994. The aircraft was flown to New York JFK via Monrovia, London LHR, FRA, Rome FCO, LCA, BOM, and JNB regular basis.
If I'm not mistaken, it must have been grounded at LHR after arrival from LUN (Lusaka) some time end of 1994. The aircraft started operating with Monarch after about 2 years.
Anyone know where this 18 year old aircraft is now? Will it fly again?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Morley



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Johan Ljungdahl



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Juan Rodriguez



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chris Sheldon



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © STUART PRINCE



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mark Allen





3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

Hello, from Bill Harms site :

Last revenu flight 27 oct 2001, returned to lessor 9 nov 2001, stored at MAN.

Steph


User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Thanks Bill. Now that she is stored at MAN can one lease her or is that the end of this DC10?
Also, why is she stored and not in the air? That must be very unhealthy for her sitting on the ground like that.
I remember at one time when the Zambians had her, she must have been very happy because she hardly sat on the ground! At one time when I happened to be at LUN, she had just arrived from JFK and within 2 hours she was off to JFK again and after she got back again she would take off for LHR and back again to do BOM as well. It would be a little difficult for her to do a long haul flight having to depart in the afternoon from LUN with the loads she had so on some days she would be flown to JNB to pick passengers from there and fuel, arrive back in LUN and then take off for LHR for example.


User currently offlineSteady Eddie From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Hi Konstantinos

When we (Monarch) acquired our DC10 she was, at the time, one of the lowest hours and cycles DC10’s around and flew very hard for us for three years, mainly on longhaul flights to Florida and the Caribbean. Unfortunately when she went tech it was always a nightmare as it was a one-aircraft fleet but the crews and pax enjoyed flying it.

When our A330’s arrived they effectively replaced the DC10 which then started doing more shorthaul work or on standby in the event of tech problems, sadly this wasn’t what it was designed for, and suffered from sitting around waiting to fly, in that tech problems seemed to increase.

In Winter 2001 the aircraft was supposed to undergo a floor strengthening modification which was extremely expensive, had Sep 11 not happened this would probably have gone ahead and we would have kept her flying. We decided to ground the aircraft at the end of Summer 2001, and the aircraft is stored at MAN. It will never fly for Monarch again and any future owners would still need to carry out the floor work.



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chris Sheldon
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Luís Padrão




Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Looking For A Pic Of A DC-9 And DC-3 Together posted Tue Jun 20 2006 23:43:39 by Spacecadet1968
World Airways DC-10's posted Fri Dec 24 2004 17:47:36 by Newark777
Grounded Ghana Airways DC-10 At BWI ... posted Thu Jul 29 2004 17:23:52 by SonicKidatBWI
Very Interesting Ghana Airways DC-10 Mystery! posted Fri May 21 2004 23:45:51 by Jran225
World Airways DC-10 Fate posted Mon Apr 19 2004 03:08:16 by Refueler1974
Ghana Airways DC-10 Replacement? posted Mon Dec 8 2003 16:26:40 by Airmale
British Airways DC-10 In World Tail Scheme? posted Sun May 18 2003 11:10:44 by Airmale
World Airways DC-10 Military Charter? posted Fri Mar 28 2003 12:47:28 by UN_B732
Laat Reg. For Last CO DC-10? posted Tue Oct 2 2001 22:48:56 by H. Simpson
Looking For Info About DC-8 posted Sun Sep 2 2001 06:50:48 by VirginFlyer