12.1988: Assembled in Long Beach and planned for Federal Express as N318FE but not taken up

25.07.1989: To Nigeria Airways, N3042W (planned registration 5N-AUI was not taken up)

17.12.1993: Repossessed by Japan Leasing Corporation

12.1993: WFU and stored

03.1995: To Star & Sun Leasing

05.1995: Leased to World Airways

05.1995: Sub-leased to Malaysian Airline System

06.1995: Returned to World Airways

07.09.1995: Re-registred N117WA

12.03.1997: Seen in Phoenix in Garuda colours (!)

09.2001: Returned to Star & Sun Leasing

18.11.2001: WFU and stored in Manchester

22.12.2001: To Aerospace Finance, N117GB

26.01.2002: Ferried to Tel Aviv

14.11.2002: Leased to World Airways

????: Re-registred N353WL

12.2004: To Omni Air International

16.03.2005: Re-registred N270AX

Hours / cycles accumulated by 2006: 37648 / 7983


planned as -30F (AF)



3 CF6-50C2

Photo by Chris Coduto

Not only the last DC-10, but the last DC-aircraft: #446 in the colors of the airline which as operated it for the last five years, seen in Los Angeles on March 18th 2000

Photo by Ken Fielding

#446 taking off from Manchester on January 26th 2002. It is on the way to Tel Aviv where it will be stored for some months.

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Photo by Don Boyd

The aircraft entered service with World Airways for a second time. Here it is undergoing engine maintenance in Opa Locka on June 18th 2003.

Previous aircraft: 48317/ 445

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