For sure would I prefer to see them fly as cargo hauler rather than end up in millions of tiny pieces, but how much will it cost to make them commercially airworthy, not to speak about freighter conversion. DAS Air Cargo latest addition to its DC-10-30F was last August with an airframe built in 1979 as line number 281 in the production. That aircraft was previously operated by CP
AIr, Canadian, and WO
after being converted to -30F in 2000. WD older airframe in the prod line seems to be line number 214.
Both Ghanaian Tens stored at FCO
have already had a much longer life, with many more different kind of operators, and are number 84 (9G-PHN) and 159 (9G-ANC
) in the prod line. Lets see if time will undermine my thought.