27 results found
Registration / Serial:"HB-IRN"
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):4828
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Munich (EDDM / MUC)Map
Country:Germany
Collection:Besucherpark Flughafen München
Photo Date:13 October 2017
Photo by:Derek GaynorContact
Photo ID:197814Submit Correction
View count: 26
Falsely painted as HB-IRN (c/n 33393), but is in fact ex N65371 and Nor-Fly LN-KLV before that.
Registration / Serial:"HB-IRN"
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):4828
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Munich (EDDM / MUC)
Photo Date:13 October 2017
Photo by:Derek GaynorContact
Registration / Serial:"HB-IRN"
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):4828
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Munich (EDDM / MUC)Map
Country:Germany
Collection:Besucherpark Flughafen München
Photo Date:13 October 2017
Photo by:Derek GaynorContact
Photo ID:197814Submit Correction
View count: 26
Falsely painted as HB-IRN (c/n 33393), but is in fact ex N65371 and Nor-Fly LN-KLV before that.
Registration / Serial:"HB-IRN"
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):4828
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Munich (EDDM / MUC)
Photo Date:13 October 2017
Photo by:Derek GaynorContact
Registration / Serial:CH-169
Aircraft Original Type:General Aviation GA-43
Aircraft Generic Type:General Aviation GA-43
Aircraft Version:General Aviation GA-43
C/n (msn):2202
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:7 April 1934 to 28 October 1936
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:135372Submit Correction
View count: 244
Swissair operated some rare birds, including two of the five GA-43 aircraft produced by the General Aviation company, formerly Fokker's Atlantic Aircraft. Seating ten passengers, the GA-43 was also called the Clark GA-43 after its designer, Virginius E. Clark. CH-169 became HB-LAM and was sold in 1936 to disappear in the fog of the Spanish Civil War. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:CH-169
Aircraft Version:General Aviation GA-43
C/n (msn):2202
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)
Photo Date:7 April 1934 to 28 October 1936
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:CH-169
Aircraft Original Type:General Aviation GA-43
Aircraft Generic Type:General Aviation GA-43
Aircraft Version:General Aviation GA-43
C/n (msn):2202
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:7 April 1934 to 28 October 1936
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:135372Submit Correction
View count: 244
Swissair operated some rare birds, including two of the five GA-43 aircraft produced by the General Aviation company, formerly Fokker's Atlantic Aircraft. Seating ten passengers, the GA-43 was also called the Clark GA-43 after its designer, Virginius E. Clark. CH-169 became HB-LAM and was sold in 1936 to disappear in the fog of the Spanish Civil War. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:CH-169
Aircraft Version:General Aviation GA-43
C/n (msn):2202
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)
Photo Date:7 April 1934 to 28 October 1936
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:HB-IXE
Aircraft Original Type:Junkers Ju 86
Aircraft Generic Type:Junkers Ju 86
Aircraft Version:Junkers Ju 86B-1
C/n (msn):860951
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:12 November 1937 to 31 January 1939
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:134062Submit Correction
View count: 174
Designed as an airliner and bomber, the Ju 86 saw more civilian use than the He 111. Swissair bought one Ju-86B-0, HB-IXI (c/n 860008) in 1936. It was soon damaged, returned to the manufacturer and replaced by HB-IXE. This machine became HB-IXA in 1939 when its Jumo diesel engines were replaced by BMW 132 radials. It crashed in July 1939. DC-2 HB-ISI is in the background here. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:HB-IXE
Aircraft Version:Junkers Ju 86B-1
C/n (msn):860951
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)
Photo Date:12 November 1937 to 31 January 1939
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:HB-IXE
Aircraft Original Type:Junkers Ju 86
Aircraft Generic Type:Junkers Ju 86
Aircraft Version:Junkers Ju 86B-1
C/n (msn):860951
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:12 November 1937 to 31 January 1939
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:134062Submit Correction
View count: 174
Designed as an airliner and bomber, the Ju 86 saw more civilian use than the He 111. Swissair bought one Ju-86B-0, HB-IXI (c/n 860008) in 1936. It was soon damaged, returned to the manufacturer and replaced by HB-IXE. This machine became HB-IXA in 1939 when its Jumo diesel engines were replaced by BMW 132 radials. It crashed in July 1939. DC-2 HB-ISI is in the background here. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:HB-IXE
Aircraft Version:Junkers Ju 86B-1
C/n (msn):860951
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)
Photo Date:12 November 1937 to 31 January 1939
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:CH-170
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss T-32 Condor II
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss T-32 Condor II
Aircraft Version:Curtiss AT-32C Condor II
C/n (msn):53
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:11 April 1934 to 27 July 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:133598Submit Correction
View count: 181
This was the only Curtiss Condor passenger aircrarft in Europe. Painted blue with red wings, CH-170 crashed after only three months of service and all twelve people on board were killed. In the United States the Condor was used mainly as a sleeper airliner. Photo by: Walter Mittelholzer / ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:CH-170
Aircraft Version:Curtiss AT-32C Condor II
C/n (msn):53
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)
Photo Date:11 April 1934 to 27 July 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:CH-170
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss T-32 Condor II
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss T-32 Condor II
Aircraft Version:Curtiss AT-32C Condor II
C/n (msn):53
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:11 April 1934 to 27 July 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:133598Submit Correction
View count: 181
This was the only Curtiss Condor passenger aircrarft in Europe. Painted blue with red wings, CH-170 crashed after only three months of service and all twelve people on board were killed. In the United States the Condor was used mainly as a sleeper airliner. Photo by: Walter Mittelholzer / ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:CH-170
Aircraft Version:Curtiss AT-32C Condor II
C/n (msn):53
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)
Photo Date:11 April 1934 to 27 July 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:HB-ITI
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115B
C/n (msn):1321
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Location:In Flight
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:4 December 1934 to 28 February 1936
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:133431Submit Correction
View count: 112
Seen over Lake Zürich. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:HB-ITI
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115B
C/n (msn):1321
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:4 December 1934 to 28 February 1936
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:HB-ITI
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115B
C/n (msn):1321
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Location:In Flight
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:4 December 1934 to 28 February 1936
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:133431Submit Correction
View count: 112
Seen over Lake Zürich. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:HB-ITI
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115B
C/n (msn):1321
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:4 December 1934 to 28 February 1936
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:HB-IRN
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):33393/16645
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:12 December 1948
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:60754Submit Correction
View count: 88
The inaugural Swiss Air Lines departure of their scheduled service to Zurich (Kloten). The four hour flight occasionally made a refuelling stop at Brussels if strong headwinds were encountered.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRN
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):33393/16645
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:12 December 1948
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRN
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):33393/16645
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:12 December 1948
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:60754Submit Correction
View count: 88
The inaugural Swiss Air Lines departure of their scheduled service to Zurich (Kloten). The four hour flight occasionally made a refuelling stop at Brussels if strong headwinds were encountered.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRN
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):33393/16645
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:12 December 1948
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRF
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26465/15020
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 March 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:31008Submit Correction
View count: 49
Wearing a modernised colour scheme, this C-47B had arrived on SR118 from Zurich and was hangared overnight in Ringway's 1938-built initial hangar. It would leave next morning on the four-hour return flight to Kloten.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRF
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26465/15020
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:23 March 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRF
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26465/15020
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 March 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:31008Submit Correction
View count: 49
Wearing a modernised colour scheme, this C-47B had arrived on SR118 from Zurich and was hangared overnight in Ringway's 1938-built initial hangar. It would leave next morning on the four-hour return flight to Kloten.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRF
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26465/15020
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:23 March 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRS
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-11
C/n (msn):132
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Glarus
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1953
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:30094Submit Correction
View count: 68
"Glarus" served Swissair from January 1949 until sale to Mohawk Als as N1017C in May 1957. It is landing on Ringway's Runway 06 inbound from Zurich on the evening schedule. It wears the second Swissair scheme with white top and added cheatlines.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRS
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-11
C/n (msn):132
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:May 1953
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRS
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-11
C/n (msn):132
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Glarus
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1953
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:30094Submit Correction
View count: 68
"Glarus" served Swissair from January 1949 until sale to Mohawk Als as N1017C in May 1957. It is landing on Ringway's Runway 06 inbound from Zurich on the evening schedule. It wears the second Swissair scheme with white top and added cheatlines.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRS
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-11
C/n (msn):132
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:May 1953
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRI
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-216
C/n (msn):1946
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 July 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:28284Submit Correction
View count: 187
Assembled by Fokker at Schiphol and delivered to Swissair on 22 June 1937. The Wright Cyclones fitted to this early DC-3 are readily identifiable. Operating SR118 from Kloten. To Ozark in 1955 as N2816D, then to N142D in 1957. Written off as such in March 1969.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRI
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-216
C/n (msn):1946
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:10 July 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRI
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-216
C/n (msn):1946
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 July 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:28284Submit Correction
View count: 187
Assembled by Fokker at Schiphol and delivered to Swissair on 22 June 1937. The Wright Cyclones fitted to this early DC-3 are readily identifiable. Operating SR118 from Kloten. To Ozark in 1955 as N2816D, then to N142D in 1957. Written off as such in March 1969.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRI
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-216
C/n (msn):1946
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:10 July 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IT*
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115B
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:1936
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact
Photo ID:25883Submit Correction
View count: 78
One of four DC-2's delivered to Swissair prewar - HB-ITA/E/I/O - taken shortly after delivery. Obtained from Swissair 50 years ago.
Registration / Serial:HB-IT*
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115B
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)
Photo Date:1936
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IT*
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115B
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:1936
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact
Photo ID:25883Submit Correction
View count: 78
One of four DC-2's delivered to Swissair prewar - HB-ITA/E/I/O - taken shortly after delivery. Obtained from Swissair 50 years ago.
Registration / Serial:HB-IT*
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115B
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)
Photo Date:1936
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IBE
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):43275 / 192
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Geneve
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:3 January 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:18782Submit Correction
View count: 76
"Geneve" taxies out on the Zurich schedule, replacing the usual Convair 240 because of heavy pax bookings. She served Swissair from new in August 1951 until sale to Sterling Airways as OY-EAN in June 1962.
Registration / Serial:HB-IBE
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):43275 / 192
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:3 January 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IBE
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):43275 / 192
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Geneve
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:3 January 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:18782Submit Correction
View count: 76
"Geneve" taxies out on the Zurich schedule, replacing the usual Convair 240 because of heavy pax bookings. She served Swissair from new in August 1951 until sale to Sterling Airways as OY-EAN in June 1962.
Registration / Serial:HB-IBE
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):43275 / 192
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:3 January 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRE
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-276
C/n (msn):2121
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:24 May 1952
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:18773Submit Correction
View count: 121
Swissair's DC-3 was assembled by Fokker at Schiphol and delivered to SR at Dubendorf on May 10, 1939. It is seen arriving at Ringway post-war on the schedule from Zurich. Sold to USA in 1955.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRE
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-276
C/n (msn):2121
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:24 May 1952
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRE
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-276
C/n (msn):2121
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:24 May 1952
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:18773Submit Correction
View count: 121
Swissair's DC-3 was assembled by Fokker at Schiphol and delivered to SR at Dubendorf on May 10, 1939. It is seen arriving at Ringway post-war on the schedule from Zurich. Sold to USA in 1955.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRE
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-276
C/n (msn):2121
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:24 May 1952
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRF
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26465/15020
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:2 February 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:14279Submit Correction
View count: 47
Ex USAAF 43-49204 serving with the 9th AF in World War Two. Bought by Swissair in May 1946 and operated until sold as EC-AQF in November 1960. Seen at Manchester Ringway in early 1949 wearing the initial bare metal scheme when operating SR118/119 from/to Zurich Kloten.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRF
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26465/15020
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:2 February 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRF
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26465/15020
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:2 February 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:14279Submit Correction
View count: 47
Ex USAAF 43-49204 serving with the 9th AF in World War Two. Bought by Swissair in May 1946 and operated until sold as EC-AQF in November 1960. Seen at Manchester Ringway in early 1949 wearing the initial bare metal scheme when operating SR118/119 from/to Zurich Kloten.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRF
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26465/15020
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:2 February 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-ILI
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43097
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Basel
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:11 January 1953
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:13681Submit Correction
View count: 71
"Basel" taxies out on the schedule to Zurich on a wet day at Ringway. This is the original HB-ILI which served Swissair from 26.04.47 until sale as YK-AAR on 31.10.58.
Registration / Serial:HB-ILI
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43097
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:11 January 1953
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-ILI
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43097
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Basel
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:11 January 1953
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:13681Submit Correction
View count: 71
"Basel" taxies out on the schedule to Zurich on a wet day at Ringway. This is the original HB-ILI which served Swissair from 26.04.47 until sale as YK-AAR on 31.10.58.
Registration / Serial:HB-ILI
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43097
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:11 January 1953
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-ILO
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43098
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Luzern
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 May 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:13164Submit Correction
View count: 60
"Luzern" was the first Swiss Air Lines DC-4 to visit Manchester when it replaced the usual DC-3 because of heavy passenger bookings. It stopped overnight on the 1938 apron and is seen wearing the original all-metallic scheme. HB-ILO served SR from 30 April 1947 until it was lost on an overshoot at Schiphol on 14 December 1951.
Registration / Serial:HB-ILO
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43098
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:30 May 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-ILO
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43098
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Luzern
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 May 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:13164Submit Correction
View count: 60
"Luzern" was the first Swiss Air Lines DC-4 to visit Manchester when it replaced the usual DC-3 because of heavy passenger bookings. It stopped overnight on the 1938 apron and is seen wearing the original all-metallic scheme. HB-ILO served SR from 30 April 1947 until it was lost on an overshoot at Schiphol on 14 December 1951.
Registration / Serial:HB-ILO
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43098
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:30 May 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRE
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-276
C/n (msn):2121
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:9 August 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:13042Submit Correction
View count: 93
Delivered new to Swissair from the Fokker assembly line at Schiphol on 10 May 1939. It is departing from Ringway on the Zurich schedule wearing the initial all-metallic scheme. Sold to USA in November 1955.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRE
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-276
C/n (msn):2121
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:9 August 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRE
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-276
C/n (msn):2121
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:9 August 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:13042Submit Correction
View count: 93
Delivered new to Swissair from the Fokker assembly line at Schiphol on 10 May 1939. It is departing from Ringway on the Zurich schedule wearing the initial all-metallic scheme. Sold to USA in November 1955.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRE
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-276
C/n (msn):2121
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:9 August 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRN
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):33393/16645
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:11 December 1948
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:11714Submit Correction
View count: 52
A crowd greets the arrival of the first ever Swissair scheduled flight from Zurich at Ringway. This was the longest route to Manchester until late 1953. HB-IRN had served several RAF Squadrons as KN683 until bought by Swissair in March 1947. Now preserved at Luzern.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRN
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):33393/16645
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:11 December 1948
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRN
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):33393/16645
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:11 December 1948
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:11714Submit Correction
View count: 52
A crowd greets the arrival of the first ever Swissair scheduled flight from Zurich at Ringway. This was the longest route to Manchester until late 1953. HB-IRN had served several RAF Squadrons as KN683 until bought by Swissair in March 1947. Now preserved at Luzern.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRN
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):33393/16645
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:11 December 1948
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IBE
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):43275 / 192
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Geneve
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 June 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:11453Submit Correction
View count: 65
"Geneve" is replacing the usual CV240 on the Zurich service because of heavy passenger bookings. It served SR from July 1951 until sale to Sterling as OY-EAN in June 1962. Passengers from another arriving flight walk unaccompanied across the apron - such was the easygoing situation in those days!
Registration / Serial:HB-IBE
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):43275 / 192
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:30 June 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IBE
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):43275 / 192
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
Aircraft Name:Geneve
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:30 June 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:11453Submit Correction
View count: 65
"Geneve" is replacing the usual CV240 on the Zurich service because of heavy passenger bookings. It served SR from July 1951 until sale to Sterling as OY-EAN in June 1962. Passengers from another arriving flight walk unaccompanied across the apron - such was the easygoing situation in those days!
Registration / Serial:HB-IBE
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):43275 / 192
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:30 June 1954
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRB
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3D
C/n (msn):42969
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:24 April 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:9598Submit Correction
View count: 49
HB-IRB has just arrived on the schedule from Kloten and airport staff push the steps towards the small pax door of this postwar-built DC-3D. Served Swissair from March 1946 until sale in September 1964 as LN-LMK.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRB
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3D
C/n (msn):42969
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:24 April 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-IRB
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3D
C/n (msn):42969
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:24 April 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:9598Submit Correction
View count: 49
HB-IRB has just arrived on the schedule from Kloten and airport staff push the steps towards the small pax door of this postwar-built DC-3D. Served Swissair from March 1946 until sale in September 1964 as LN-LMK.
Registration / Serial:HB-IRB
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3D
C/n (msn):42969
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
Photo Date:24 April 1949
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:HB-ILA
Other Marks:66
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43072
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Zürich (LSZH / ZRH)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact
Photo ID:9195Submit Correction
View count: 78
Swissair's first DC-4 - identifiable by the '66' on its nosewheel door - being the 66th postwar-built DC-4-1009. HB-ILA was delivered to SR on 26 November 1946 was named "Geneve". Transferred to Balair in 1959 and crashed in Sudan on 15 June 1960. From Swissair 60 years ago.
Registration / Serial:HB-ILA
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43072
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Zürich (LSZH / ZRH)
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:HB-ILA
Other Marks:66
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43072
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Zürich (LSZH / ZRH)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact
Photo ID:9195Submit Correction
View count: 78
Swissair's first DC-4 - identifiable by the '66' on its nosewheel door - being the 66th postwar-built DC-4-1009. HB-ILA was delivered to SR on 26 November 1946 was named "Geneve". Transferred to Balair in 1959 and crashed in Sudan on 15 June 1960. From Swissair 60 years ago.
Registration / Serial:HB-ILA
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43072
Operator / Titles:Swissair - Swiss Air Lines
City / Airport:Zürich (LSZH / ZRH)
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact