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Douglas DC-8-32 (45382)

 

 
Date: 03/1972

Location: AMS/EHAM

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: Bias International DC8, an ex KLM airframe, wearing the full colors was delivered at Brussels on March 24 1972 and went operational six days later.   

Date: 1973

Location: ORY/LFPO

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Description: on February 19 1973 at Schiphol handed over to Delta International wearing the colors of BIAS. 

Date: 06/1973

Location: JFK/KJFK

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Description: on May 21 1973 delivered at Ostend to Pomair still with "Delta International" titles which were shortly afterwards erased and seen such on a charter to the States. 

Date: 1973

Location: AMS/EHAM

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: by June 14 "Pomair Ostend" titles were applied. 

Date: 1973

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: wearing the basic colors of BIAS but all red tail. 

Date: 05/1974

Location: CDG/LFPG

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Description: based on the colors of BIAS, it 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: 01/1975

Location: AMS/EHAM

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the airframe was via Martinair immediate leased for a short period of less than two months to Garuda for Hadj flights. It retained its Belgian registration and carried basic BIAS/Pomair colors with tiny "Garuda" titles. 

Date: 01/1975

Location: AMS/EHAM

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: basic BIAS/Pomair colors devoid of titles, most presumable just after the lease to Garuda when operational for a couple of Martinair flights. The Belgian registration was cancelled on May 20 1975 when sold to Capitol International as "N903CL".

Date: 06/1975

Location: ORD/KORD

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen such with the American carrier just after its delivery in a hybrid livery.

Date: 03/01/1976

Location: LBG/LFPB

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Description: even in 1976, little was done to change it into its own livery, it was last noted such in May 1976 with a gradually fainting paint in the tail. By the Summer of 1977 it appeared in Capitol's full color scheme.

 

Belgian register