Zambia Airways in spring 1996, the DC-10 was the first dedicated
long range aircraft with non-stop capabilities introduced to
the Monarch fleet.
DC-10 was instrumental in helping
Monarch build up their non-stop long haul programme, alongside
leased MD-11s, before Monarch acquired two new Airbus 330s in 1999.
Towards the end of its time in the Monarch fleet, G-DMCA was
largely used as a standby aircraft.
Manufacture: November 1980
Zambia Airways, Spring 1996
recorded Monarch Airlines revenue service: London Gatwick to Alicante, 17 March 1996
recorded Monarch Airlines revenue service at
Manchester: To/From Gerona, 21 October 2001
(MON3580/3581). Departed to Gerona at 1246. Returned to
Manchester at 1722. 142 passengers were on the outbound
MON3580 with 111 holidaymakers returning on MON3581. The
aircraft then departed to Gatwick as MON361P at 0838 on 22/10
and positioned back to Manchester at 0319 on 25 October 2001,
from Luton, as MON361P according to airline records.
recorded airline revenue service: To/From Orlando
Sanford, 26/27 October 2001 (AMM056C/056D - Air 2000 subcharter).
Departed to Orlando at 1728 (26th). Returned to Manchester at
1114 (27th). 219 passengers were on the outbound AMM056C with
323 returning on AMM056D.
Cabin crew: 11
Length: 1587 (48.33m)
Height: 579 (17.60m)
Maximum range: 6200 st m (9978km)
weight: 260,815 kgs
Maximum landing weight: 259,455 kgs
approx. 120,000 kgs
Fuel Capacity: 110,000 tonnes