Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Nov 8, 2019 1:52:51 GMT
AIR NEW ZEALAND took delivery of it's first DC-8-52 (ZK-NZA) on July 19th 1965. The airline operated this aircraft until January 1977 when it commenced retiring its DC-8 fleet upon acquiring more DC-10-30's. During its AIR NZ service this particular aircraft was leased to KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES .... from May 27th 1969 until September 20th 1969 .... and during which time it first supported the late 1960's era KLM fuselage livery with the same era AIR NZ tail for a short period and prior to supporting full KLM livery later. In KLM service this aircraft was re-registered PH-ADA and named "Anthony FOKKER" ....
KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES/AIR NEW ZEALAND DC-8-52 PH-ADA 1969
EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL became a jet operator during 1977 .... acquiring its first DC-8 (N801EV) from AIR NEW ZEALAND (ex ZK-NZA) on January 24th 1977. This aircraft was repainted into EVERGREEN livery (featuring the airlines first definitive tail livery) by AIR NZ at Auckland .... and EVERGREEN crews DC-8 trained by AIR NZ also. EVERGREEN operated this aircraft until 1984 (during which time it was leased to NORTHEASTERN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES .... from March 1st 1982 until February 15th 1984) when it was withdrawn from service and stored at Marana, Arizona, USA and later scrapped.
EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES DC-8-52 N801EV 1977
EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES DC-8-52 N801EV (1979)
The above KLM/AIR NZ subject is an updated/improved recently redone texture.
One of the above EVERGREEN subjects is a brand new/debut release texture whilst the other is an upgrade.