Inflight 200 IFDC10MT0718: McDonnell Douglas DC10-30 serial G-LYON of JMC Air with display Stand and diorama base. VERY LOW LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 72 MODELS.
Length 11 inches Wingspan 9.5 inches
JMC Air Services (also known as JMC Air, JMC Airlines or simply JMC and stylised as jmc) was a UK charter airline formed by the merger of Caledonian Airways and Flying Colours Airlines, following the purchase of Thomas Cook & Son by the Carlson Leisure Group. JMC Air was named after the initials of the son of Thomas Cook, John Mason Cook. The airline was rebranded in March 2003 to form Thomas Cook Airlines. The airline served seat-only customers directly and package holiday customers via Thomas Cook Holidays and Airtours Holidays.
The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engine wide-body jet airliner manufactured by McDonnell Douglas. The DC-10 has range for medium- to long-haul flights, capable of carrying a maximum of 380 passengers. Its most distinguishing feature is the two turbofan engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabiliser. The model was a successor to McDonnell Douglas’s DC-8 for long-range operations, and competed in the same markets as the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, which has a similar layout. In its early years the DC-10 had a poor safety record; however, this has greatly improved over time.
Production of the DC-10 ended in 1989 with 386 delivered to airlines and 60 to the U.S. Air Force as air-to-air refuelling tankers, designated KC-10 Extender. The largest operator of the DC-10 is U.S. cargo airline FedEx Express. The DC-10 was succeeded by the related McDonnell Douglas MD-11. Boeing, which merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997, conducted an upgrade program that equipped many in-service DC-10s with a glass cockpit that eliminated the flight engineer position; the upgraded aircraft were re-designated as MD-10s. The DC-10’s last commercial passenger flight took place in February 2014, although freighter versions continue to operate. Despite the airliner’s popularity, only a few DC-10s are on display, while other retired aircraft are in storage. DC-10s are also used for specialist services, such as the Orbis International Flying Eye Hospital, which has a compartment for performing eye surgery.
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30/F
cn/serial number: 47818/305
delivered to Varig in January 1980 as PP-VMS
to McDonnell Douglas Finance Corporation (MDFC) in January 1992 as N519MD
to World Airways in March 1992 as N115WA, leased from MDFC
to Garuda Indonesia in April 1992 as N115WA, leased from World Airways
to Biman Bangladesh Airlines in July 1993 as S2-ADB, leased from MDFC
returned to MDFC in September 1996 as N537MD
to Caledonian Airways in March 1998 as G-LYON, leased from MDFC
to JMC Air in March 2000 as G-LYON, leased from MDFC
to Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC) in November 2001 as N537MD
to DAS Air Cargo in June 2002 as 5X-ROY, converted to freighter
to Avient Aviation in June 2007 as Z-ALT
to Southern Aircraft Consultancy in July 2013 as N495DC, stored