08.01.1981: Assembled in Long Beach, registred N19B for Douglas and first flight

15.06.1981: To Mexicana (Azteca), N1003L (Planned registartion: XA-MEX)

21.07.1993: Leased to Aeroperú (Apu Kon Tiki Wiracocha)

15.11.1994: To Greyhound Leasing and Finance Corporation

11.1994: WFU and stored in Marana, Arizona

02.1995: New name: Finova Capital Corporation

????: Leased to Skyjet Brazil

12.1996: Transferred to World Brazilian Air, PP-AJN

????: Transferred to Skyjet Antigua, V2-LEX

01.1998: Transferred to Transair, PP-OOO

1998: Operated for Bangladesh Biman

1998: Returned to Transair

1998: Operated for Air Afrique

1998: Returned to Transair

02.1999: Sub-leased to Saudia

05.1999: Returned to Transair

25.04.2000: WFU and stored in Rio de Janeiro after Transair International's license was withdrawn

17.07.2000: Returned to Finova

04.02.2001: Ferried to Atlanta

02.2001: WFU and stored in San Antonio

20.02.2001: Back in service with Skyjet, N48258

Hours/Cycles acumulated by 01/06/2001: ca. 39 000 / 21 000

08.05.2001: Leased to Electra Aviation, SX-CVH

2001: Named (Athina)

07.08.2002: Leased to Hewa Bora Airways to replaced a damaged L-1011

17.08.2002: Returned to Electra Aviation

????: WFU and stored in Marana, AZ

12.09.2003: To Finova, N301FV

28.01.2004: To Air-Van Airlines EK-10151

????: Leased to or operated for Pamir Air

2005: WFU and stored in Jakarta/Soekarno Hatta

2005/2006: To Knight Air, J2-KCG

2005/2006: Operated for Buraq

17.01.2006: WFU and stored in Lagos




3 CF6-50C2F

Photo from Frank Schaefer

Mexicana's only widebody aircraft were five DC-10-15. Here is #346 on final for Miami's 09 right in March of 1992.

Photo from Taxiways collection

Aeroperú operated a pair of leased DC-10-15s on prestige routes like the one to Miami. The picture of #346 was taken there in December of 1993.

Click here to see more photos in this Aeroperú scheme

Photo from Taxiways collection

Transair Brasil operated #346 between 1998 and 2000.

Photo from Taxiways collection

#346 with yellow Skyjet logo and without titles.

Photo by Kevin Cleynhens
(via Ken Fielding)

This DC-10-15 was operated for short time with the US-registration N48258 before becoming SX-CVC (Brussels, 30/03/2001)

Photo by Paulo Carvalho

Electra aviation operated wet-lease and charter flights like here in Faro in September 2001.

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