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Air France DC-10

Sat Sep 23, 2000 10:49 pm

Hello,

Would anyone have some information about this DC-10-30 registered N54649 Air France operated a very short time around 1993, please?

What routes did it fly on?

Apparently the aircraft operated CDG-NRT-NOU (Nouméa) starting 1 November 1993.


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RE: Air France DC-10

Sat Sep 23, 2000 10:52 pm

WOW! I never realized that Air France had the DC-10. I'm sorry I can't answer any of your questions.

   
 
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RE: Air France DC-10

Sat Sep 23, 2000 11:50 pm

I wonder if the DC-10 was leased from the other French airline AOM, till Airbus delivered to Air France some of their A340-300s that they ordered?
 
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RE: Air France DC-10

Sun Sep 24, 2000 12:16 am


Can't help with your question but that aircraft sure looked good in AF colors !!

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RE: Air France DC-10

Sun Sep 24, 2000 12:19 am

was it a former UTA plane that AF aquired due to the merger of the two carriers? 
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RE: Air France DC-10

Sun Sep 24, 2000 1:32 am

Hi

An Air France pilot told me that this DC-10-30 operated the CDG-MIA route just after the merger between AF and UTA

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RE: Air France DC-10

Sun Sep 24, 2000 1:52 am

MSN 46854, this DC10 first flew on Feb 2 1975 for delivery to UTA as F-BTDF. Whilst it was leased by UTA from an American lessor, (which changed around 1990) it kept its US reg, including the time it was with Air France from the the merger date of 29 Dec 1992 to return to the lessor in Oct 1994. It was sold to AOM in Nov 1994.

It now flies for AOM as F-GTDF, bringing its old reg into a more modern French series.

UTA flew the DC10 to the Pacific and Africa and in the 22 months it was with Air France, I dare say it continuedto fly its old routes.
 
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5 Of Them

Sun Sep 24, 2000 2:44 am

Hello,

I have found some more about the Air France DC-10s Click here

I checked the information about the five aircraft.

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Alain Mengus

 
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RE: 5 Of Them

Sun Sep 24, 2000 5:34 am

Alain,
I read that one of the 10's was used on PPT-NRT flights in 1993 and/ or 1994.
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TriStar500

Sun Sep 24, 2000 5:45 am

Hello TriStar500!

Nice to hear you!

Thank you for the pice of information. Apparently these DC-10s were mainly used on leisure routes (NOU, PPT, MIA, ...)

Another pice of information: Only the N54649 was ever painted in Air France colors. The other 4 very likely remained in UTA full c/s (don't even know if they had an AF sticker or so).

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Alain Mengus
 
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RE: Air France DC-10

Sun Sep 24, 2000 6:27 pm

This Air France DC-10 ended its life with Air France on the pacific route and was based in Papeete doing the PPT-AKL-NOU NOU-NRT NRT-NOU NOU-AKL-PPT run.
It indeed flew to Miami and also to Chicago ORD.

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