17.07.1981: Assembled in Long Beach, first flight and planned for Egyptair but not taken up

11.08.1981: To Finnair, N345HC (planned registration OH-LHC)

04.1988: To Bankers Trust of California and leased back to Finnair

07.1992: To First Trust of California and leased to Finnair

????: Converted to DC-10-30ER

12.04.1994: Sub-leased to Garuda Indonesia

22.06.1994: Returned to Finnair

01.04.1995: Sub-leased to Garuda Indonesia (Ferried with Birgenair callsign (!))

13.06.1995: Returned to Finnair

23.08.1995: To Aircraft Tranding & Investments Corporation, sold to First Security Bank of Utah and leased to Finnair

12.01.1996: Sub-leased to Air Liberté

1997: Leased ("Subs" unknown) to Garuda Indonesia

????: Returned to FSBU

08.01.1998: Leased to Air Liberté, F-GPVC

Hours accumulated by 11/10/2001: ca. 70 500 / 10 700

22.09.2001: Merged into Air Lib

17.10.2001: Repainted into new colours

19.10.2001: Back in service

06.02.2003: WFU and stored at Paris/CDG after Air Lib ceased operations

2003: Ferried to Helsinki

15.12.2003: To Omni Air International, N810AX


later -30ER



3 CF6-50C2B

Photo by Thomas Millard

Although US-registred, #345 was not a short-time lease but spent almost all its career flying for Finnair.

Photo from TAXIWAYS collection

DC-10 aircraft are not very common visitors in Hamburg, so it was almost a surprise to see #345 there.

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Photo by Paulo Carvalho

In 2001, Air Liberté merged into Air Lib and #345 became one of the first aircraft to be repainted. (FAO 10/11/2001)

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