04.02.1980: Assembled in Long Beach

30.04.1980: To British Caledonian Airways (Sir Walter Scott - The Scottish Explorer), G-BHDH

14.04.1988: Merged into British Airways (Benmore Forest)

28.04.1993: Leased to Caledonian Airways (Loch Torridon)

01.05.1993: First service for Caledonian Airways

31.10.1995: Returned to British Airways

21.03.1999: WFU and stored in Manchester

Hours / cycles accumulated by 21/03/1999: 82940 / 13187

11.11.1999: Ferried to Venice for freighter conversion

15.11.1999: To FSBU - First Security Bank of Utah

2000: Converted to DC-10-30F (AF)

05.06.2000: To Prop Three and leased to Emery Worldwide, N47816

2001: WFU and stored in San Antonio, Texas

2002: To XS Aviation

31.05.2002: Leased to Omni Air International

09.2002: Re-registred N279AX

????: WFU and stored in Roswell, NM

????: Returned to XS Aviation

26.01.2004: Leased to Centurion Air Cargo

later -30F(AF)



3 CF6-50C2

Photo by Michael Carter

#316 waits for a Southwest 737-3H4 to land, before departing to San Diego, CA. (PHX 06/1997)

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Photo by Cor Meijer

In early 2004, Centurion switched from the DC-10-40 to the series 30. #316, here seen in Amsterdam, was one of their first DC-10-30s.

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