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Douglas DC-8-32 (45376)


Date: 04/1972

Location: AMS/EHAM

Photo: Ger Buskermolen

Description: Bias International DC8, an ex KLM airframe, is wearing the full colors. Here depicted with its Dutch registration "PH-DCA, it was delivered at Brussels on April 17 1972. 

Date: 07/1972

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: with Belgian registration, heading for departure on runway 02. 

Date: 03/1973

Location: LBG/LFPB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on February 16 1973 at Schiphol handed over to Delta International wearing the colors of BIAS. 

Date: 07/1973

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on May 21 1973 delivered at Ostend to Pomair still with "Delta International" titles, by June 6 these titles were removed and a couple of weeks later "Pomair Ostend" titles were applied. 

Date: 10/1973

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: based on the colors of BIAS, it ultimate became their own final color scheme. The airline ceased operations on October 13 1974, but the airframe returned to the lessor at Amsterdam already one week before.

Date: 1975

Location: MUC/EDDM

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: reregistered again as "PH-DCA", it was dry leased for two months to Martinair starting from December 1974 onwards but immediate subleased to Garuda till January 1975 with their small titles, still in basic colors of BIAS. When returned, "Martinair" titles were applied, such depicted, and it stayed in service till October 30 1975. When sold to Capitol, it was briefly again reregistered as "OO-AMI" on December 2 1975, left such from Schiphol to the States four days later and was cancelled as "N904CL" another six days later.   


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