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Photos of leased aircraft wearing interesting hybrid PIA livery

PIA Douglas DC-8-21F

Douglas DC-8-21F  (Copyright © Koos v d Heijden via Peter Frei)

DC-8-21, N819F, in hybrid PIA livery at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, circa 1977/1978. This aircraft was leased by UAL Corp. to PIA on July 23, 1977 and returned to UAL on April 21, 1978. When this photo was taken, N819F was wearing basic livery of Overseas National Airways (ONA), its previous owner, with PIA titles. Note another DC-8 leased to PIA parked behind N819F


PIA Douglas DC-8-61CF

Douglas DC-8-61CF  (Copyright © Hans Resch)

This beautiful photo taken by Hans shows DC-8 freighter, N8960T, at Zurich-Kloten Airport, Switzerland, in September of 1977. PIA had obtained this aircraft on lease for cargo operations. The DC-8 sported green 'Pakistan International Cargo' titles with blue cheatline of Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines



PIA Fokker F27 Friendship Mk 500RF

Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 500RF  (Copyright ©  Saad Asad Cheema)

In 2005 PIA acquired a Fokker F27 Mark 500RF aircraft on dry lease from Expo Aviation of Sri Lanka. This photo taken at Karachi Airport on July 27, 2005, by Saad shows the leased F27 getting ready to operate another flight for PIA in this unusual all-white livery with Pakistani registration AP-BHF


PIA Douglas DC-8-61CF

Douglas DC-8-61CF  (1982 © via Peter Frei)

N810EV, "Store Road Ett" is seen at Marana-Pinal Park Airport of Arizona, USA, on November 22, 1982. The aircraft was seen with simple PIA titles applied on forward fuselage and fin with not very perfectly painted out titles of Overseas National Airways




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