BA DC-10-30

This small fleet of DC-10's came to British Airways unexpectedly and surprised many by surviving so long, seemingly inseparable from Gatwick where they were such familiar sights for more than 20 years. Basically their continued operation was because the aircraft's attributes - reliability, ease of maintenance and suitability for many of the long haul routes flown from Gatwick - made them difficult to replace economically and operationally. 10 DC-10-30's came from BCAL, G-BEBL becoming the first to wear BA colours in May 1988.

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Statistics & Information

ICAO
DC10
Name
BA DC-10-30
Pax
300
Crew
3
MTOW
286,000kg
MLW
200,000kg
Service Ceiling
42,000ft
Operator
British Airways
Range
5,200nm
Cruise Speed
M0.82
Wingspan
50.00m
Length
55.00m
Height
18.00m
Unlocked at Rank
4
IF Aircraft Registration
G-DCIO