How Many DC-8's Are Still Flying?

Fri Jun 16, 2000 7:20 am

How many DC-8's are in service today?? My guess is about 48578783489389489389489849389.   Yeah Right!!
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RE: How Many DC-8's Are Still Flying?

Fri Jun 16, 2000 7:38 am

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.
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RE: How Many DC-8's Are Still Flying?

Fri Jun 16, 2000 8:39 am

Check out Bill Harm's airliner registration web-site at

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

RE: How Many DC-8's Are Still Flying?

Fri Jun 16, 2000 10:28 am

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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