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Douglas DC-8 Terry Waddington

Douglas DC-8

Terry Waddington

Published June 5th 2015
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With the advent of the jet age in the late 1950s, Douglas Aircraft of Long beach introduced their DC-8 jetliner as one of the first generation jet powered airliners of the era. Delivered to 48 airline customers, and operated by over 350 airlinersMoreWith the advent of the jet age in the late 1950s, Douglas Aircraft of Long beach introduced their DC-8 jetliner as one of the first generation jet powered airliners of the era. Delivered to 48 airline customers, and operated by over 350 airliners over the years, this book celebrates the historical development of the aircraft, flighttest, the original customer deliveries, the CFM-56 re-engine programme, flight safety, third tier operators and fleet lists. The book is lavishly completed with colour photos throughout the 148 pages.This ebook book covers the development and flight test of the Douglas DC-8, and the aircrafts introduction to service with the front line airlines of the early 1960s who ordered the type. Specific chapters are devoted to subsequent third tier and cargo operators, the CFM-56 re-engining programme, non-airline operators, accidents and incidents, DC-8s that might have been, and there is a complete production list by serial number.This book is the definitive guide to the Douglas DC-8, and by converting this title for ebook format, it insures the history of this great jetliner will live on for many generations to come.