coronado990 Posted August 22, 2019 Share Posted August 22, 2019 (edited) Hey all, The new fleet is Zambia Airways. It had a nice livery and was worth painting. Some info on the airline: Zambia Airways was formed as a subsidiary of Central African Airways (CAA) in April 1964. When CAA collapsed in 1967, Zambia Airways became a fully Zambian owned carrier. In 1968, the fleet consisted of DHC2 Beavers, DC-3s, and two newly delivered BAC-111s from the defunct CAA. They flew on regional routes to Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Mauritius. Alitalia was also hired to provide support of the initiation of new international services. A Douglas DC-8-43 leased from Alitalia was used for the long-haul Lusaka to London flights, which were inaugurated in November 1968, via Nairobi and Rome. In 1970 Zambia Airways took delivery of 3 HS-748s, and in 1974 they received their first Boeing liner; the 707-343C. One year later the two BAC-111s were sold to Dan-Air. July 1976 saw the delivery of the carrier's first 737-200. Zambia Airways received their first wide-body DC-10-30 in July 1984. Zambia Airways did well financially over the years, but by the end of the 1980s and early 1990s, things were a bit more complicated. With financial difficulties facing Zambia Airways, it was forced into liquidation in December 1994. The planes : THE ORIGINAL OLD LIVERY: de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver [John L. Woodward] Douglas DC-3 [Manfred Jahn] THE LATTER OLD LIVERY Hawker Siddeley HS-748 1970 [Rick Piper] Douglas DC-8-43 [JustFlight] BAC-111-200 [David Maltby] THE NEW AND FINAL LIVERY: Hawker Siddeley HS-748 1980 [Rick Piper] .......Continued below Edited August 22, 2019 by coronado990 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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