20.05.1974: Assembled in Long Beach

26.06.1974: To Air Zaire (Mount Ngafula), 9Q-CLT

11.1975: Leased to Air Tchad

01.1976: Returned to Air Zaire

09.06.1985: To Security Pacific Financing, G-NIUK and leased to British Caledonian

14.04.1988: Merged into British Airways (Cairn Edward Forest)

04.05.1992: WFU and stored at London/Gatwick

27.05.1992: Sub-leased to Kuwait Airways

08.09.1992: Returned to British Airways, WFU and stored in Cambridge

14.10.1993: Back in service with British Airways

31.08.1994: Sub-leased to Caledonian Airways (Loch Loyal)

30.03.1997: Last service for Caledonioan Airways

1997: Returned to British Airways

1997: Sub-leased to Flying Colours

1997: Returned to British Airways

21.02.1999: WFU and stored at London/Gatwick

1999: To Finova Capital Corporation

28.06.1999: Leased to Gemini Air Cargo and ferried to Napoli to be converted to DC-10-30F (AF)

08.07.1999: Re-registred N609GC

13.12.1999: Delivered as DC-10-30F (AF)

27.12.2001: WFU and stored in Mojave

23.01.2002: Back in service

12.12.2003: Returned to Finova Capital Corporation

14.10.2004: Leased to Cielos del Perú (Petete VIII)


later -30F(AF)



3 CF6-50C2

Photo by Luc Meinert

Brussels was one of the top destinations for Air Zaire. Here is #158 at Zaventem airport in the 1970s

Photo from D. Herforth collection

Unfortunately, there was never a DC-10 in a full Kuwait Airways colour scheme. Here's #158 at London/Gatwick in June 1992.

Photo by Frank Schaefer

#158 at London/Gatwick in July of 1996.

Photo by Frank Schaefer

After British Airways acquired British Caledonian, some DC-10s were transferred to the charter subsidiary which got the name of "Caledonian". (London/Gatwick)

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