Classic Airline Fleets

I've put together this table showing the aircraft owned and on order in early 1958 by the major airlines owning large 4-engined aircraft (i.e. larger than a DC-4).  Enjoy!

US Airlines
Name Fleet On Order
Aaxico Airlines 37 C-46 1 DC-6A
Allegheny Airlines 15 DC-3
7 M202
American Airlines 56 DC-7
85 DC-6/A/B
63 CV-240
2 DC-4
2 DC-7
35 L-188
30 707-123
Avalon Air Transport 1 VS-44A
5 G-21A
1 S-43
Bonanza Air Lines 10 DC-3 6 F-27
Braniff Airways 7 DC-7C
9 DC-6
6 CV-440
25 CV-340
23 DC-3
2 L-049
2 C-46
9 L-188
5 707-227
Capital Airlines 12 L-049
20 DC-4
20 DC-3
59 Viscount 745
9 CV-880
Catalina Airlines 2 D.H. Dove
2 DC-3
Central Airlines 13 DC-3
Continental Air Lines 4 DC-7B
4 DC-6B
1 DC-6
13 DC-3
3 CV-440
6 CV-440
1 DC-7B
15 Viscount 810
4 707-124
Delta Air Lines 19 DC-7/B
7 DC-6
15 DC-3
4 L-049
20 CV-340
8 CV-440
5 C-46
2 DC-7B
8 DC-8
10 CV-880
Eastern Air Lines 31 DC-7B
10 L-1049G
16 L-1049C
12 L-1049
18 L-749
20 CV-440
57 M404
1 DC-4
18 DC-7B
40 L-188
20 DC-8
Flying Tiger Line 12 L-1049H
2 DC-6A
Frontier Airlines 15 DC-3
Lake Central Airlines 10 DC-3
Mackey Airlines 3 DC-3
3 DC-4
2 F-27
Mohawk Airlines 9 DC-3
11 CV-240
National Airlines 4 DC-7B
4 DC-7
8 DC-6B
4 L-1049H
4 DC-6
12 CV-340
6 CV-440
23 L-188
6 DC-8
North Central Airlines 27 DC-3
Northeast Airlines 11 DC-3
6 CV-240
10 DC-6B
9 Viscount 745D
Northwest Orient Airlines 9 B377 Stratocruisers
8 DC-7C
17 DC-6B
11 DC-4
5 DC-3
6 DC-7C
3 DC-6B
10 L-188
Ozark Air Lines 20 DC-3
Pacific Northern Airlines 4 L-749
2 DC-4
4 DC-3
Pacific Southwest Airlines 4 DC-4 3 L-188
PANAGRA 5 DC-7B
5 DC-6B
2 DC-4
4 DC-3
4 DC-8
Pan American World Airways 24 B377 Stratocruiser
25 DC-7C
8 DC-7B
45 DC-6B
3 DC-6A
4 DC-6
26 DC-4
4 DC-3
6 707-121
17 707-321
21 DC-8
Piedmont Aviation 21 DC-3 8 F-27
PBA 1 L-10A
1 L-10E
2 T-50
1 Apache
Resort Airlines 8 DC-4
Riddle Airlines 32 C-46
4 DC-4
Seaboard & Western Airlines 2 L-1049D
1 L-1049E
7 L-1049H
3 DC-4
2 C-46
Slick Airways 7 DC-6A
8 DC-4
13 C-46
6 DC-6A
Southern Airways 13 DC-3
Southwest Airways 11 DC-3
7 M202
3 F-27
Trans-Caribbean Airways 3 DC-6B
3 DC-4
2 C-46
1 DC-8
Transocean Air Lines 2 L-1049H
5 DC-4
3 Albatross
1 Beechcraft
Trans-Texas Airways 20 DC-3
Trans World Airlines 25 L-1649A
28 L-1049G
13 L-1049
71 L049/749
48 M202/404
8 DC-4
1 C-82
15 707-131
18 707-331
30 CV-880
United Air Lines 48 DC-7
37 DC-6B
5 DC-6A
42 DC-6
53 CV-340
12 DC-7
2 DC-6A
40 DC-8
11 720
West Coast Airlines 14 DC-3 6 F-27
Western Air Lines 21 DC-6B
9 CV-240
5 DC-3
9 DC-6B
9 L-188

Alaska/Hawaii Territories
Name Fleet On Order
Alaska Airlines 1 DC-6B
3 DC-4
1 DC-3
3 C-46
14 single engine
1 DC-6C
Northern Consolidated Airlines 4 DC-3
10 T-50
3 F-27
Reeve Aleutian Airways 1 DC-4
2 DC-3
2 Goose
1 C-46
Wien Alaska Airlines 3 DC-3
4 C-46
3 Beech 18
7 single engine
Hawaiian Airlines 5 CV-340
8 DC-3
1 DC-6C
Trans-Pacific Airlines (Aloha) 8 DC-3

International Airlines
Country Name Fleet On Order
Algeria Air Algerie 2 L-749
8 DC-4
3 DC-3
3 Noratlas
3 Caravelle
Argentina Aerolineas Argentinas 14 DC-3
6 DC-6
6 DC-4
2 DC-3
4 CV-240
6 Sandringham
6 Comet 4
Transcontinental 5 C-46 3 L-1049H
4 CV-880
Austrailia Ansett Airways 4 DC-6B
2 DC-6
7 DC-4
8 DC-3
2 Sandringham
6 CV-440
2 CV-340
3 Bristol 170
1 Sycamore
1 S.O. 1221 Djinn
3 L-188
6 Viscount 832
6 F.27
Butler Aviation 2 Viscount 747
3 Ambassador
3 DC-3
QANTAS 3 L-1049C
3 L-1049E
5 L-1049G
2 L-1049H
5 DC-4
8 DC-3
2 Catalina
4 Beaver
1 Drover
4 L-188
7 707-138
Trans-Australia Airlines 11 Viscount 720/756
2 CV-240
4 DC-4
17 DC-3
4 Drover
2 Viscount 756
12 F.27
2 L-188
Austria Austrian Airlines 4 Viscount 779D
Belgium SABENA 6 DC-7C
2 DC-6C
8 DC-6B
3 DC-6
9 DC-4
28 DC-3
12 CV-440
4 DC-7C
5 707-329
Bolivia Lloyd Aereo Boliviano 2 DC-4
10 DC-3
6 B-17
3 F.27
Brazil Loide Aereo 3 DC-4
15 C-46
4 DC-6
3 DC-4
REAL 4 L-1049H
8 CV-440
6 CV-340
3 DC-4
82 DC-3
16 C-46
6 CV-440
4 CV-880
Panair do Brasil 4 DC-7C
10 L-049
14 DC-3
4 PBY-5A
VARIG 5 L-1049G
10 CV-240
22 DC-3
5 Caravelle
3 707-441
VASP 15 DC-3
17 Scandia
5 Viscount
British Central Africa Central African Airways 5 Viscount 748
2 Viking
5 DC-3
6 Beaver
British East Africa East African Airways 9 DC-3
4 Rapide
3 DC-4M2
1 DC-4M2
2 Comet
British West Indies British West Indian Airways 6 Viscount 702/754
3 DC-3
1 Viking
2 Viscount 754
1 DC-3
Burma Burma Airways 3 Viscount 761D
1 IL-14
1 PBY-5A
1 Auster 5
2 Marathon
3 Dove
8 DC-3
Cambodia Royal Air Cambodge 1 B307
1 DC-3
Canada Canadian Pacific Air Lines 11 DC-6B
11 DC-3
5 CV-240
6 C-46
1 Canso
2 Otter
4 DC-6B
6 Britannia 314
Maritime Central Airways 3 DC-4
7 DC-3
3 C-46
1 Beaver
3 Beech 18
2 DC-6B
Pacific Western Airlines 2 DC-4
2 York
2 C-46
3 CAnso
2 Mallard
7 Anson
23 Beaver
3 Otter
12 Norseman
15 misc.
Quebecair 8 DC-3
2 Catalina
1 Beech 18S
2 F.27
Trans-Canada Air Lines 21 DC-4M2
4 L-1049C
3 L-1049E
2 L-1049G
2 L-1049H
31 Viscount 724/757
18 DC-3
20 Viscount 757
20 Vanguard 950
6 DC-8
Wheeler Air Lines 3 DC-4
4 DC-3
2 C-46
2 PBY-5A
1 Beech 18
2 Otter
2 Beaver
5 Norseman
1 Cessna 180
7 Stearman 450
2 F.27
Ceylon Air Ceylon 1 L-749A
2 DC-3
Chile LAN 2 L-10A
1 Bonanza
17 DC-3
4 M202
3 DC-6B
4 DC-6B
Colombia Avianca 1 L-749A
2 L-1049E
1 L-1049G
12 DC-4
31 DC-3
Rutas Aereas de Colombia 3 DC-4
3 DC-3
3 L-749
Cuba CUBANA 3 L-1049G
1 L-049
3 Viscount 755D
6 DC-3
1 C-46
2 Britannia 318
4 Viscount 818
2 707-139
Czechoslovakia CSA 3 Tu-104A
10 IL-14
7 IL-12
7 Li-2
21 DC-3
Ecuador Aerovias Ecuatorianas 2 B377 Stratocruiser
4 DC-3
5 Anson
3 Navion
1 F.27
Egypt Misrair 2 Viscount 739
7 Viking 1B
2 DC-3
1 Beech 18S
2 Viscount
El Salvador Taca International Airlines 1 Viscount
3 DC-4
1 C-46
2 Viscount
Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines 3 CV-240
8 DC-3
3 DC-6B
Finland FINNAIR 6 CV-440
10 DC-3
3 Caravelle
France TAI 3 DC-7C
4 DC-6B
1 DC-6
2 DC-4
3 DC-3
3 DC-8
Air France 8 L-1649A
14L-1049G
8 L-1049C
16 L-749
11 Viscount 708
12 Provence
22 DC-4
30 DC-3
2 L-1649A
24 Caravelle
17 707-328
UAT 7 DC-6
1 DC-4
8 Heron
4 Noratlas
5 Noratlas
2 DC-6
2 DC-8
West Germany Lufthansa 8 L-1049G
4 L-1649A
9 CV-440
3 DC-3
9 Viscount 814
4 707-430
Great Britain Airwork 2 Viscount 736
4 Hermes 4
5 Viking
2 Viscount 831
BEA 1 Viscount 806
22 Viscount 802
25 Viscount 701
14 Ambassador
46 DC-3
3 DH 89A Rapide
2 DH 114 Heron
17 Viscount 806
20 Vanguard 951
6 Comet 4B
24 DH 121
BOAC 15 Britannia 102
4 Britannia 312
10 DC-7C
16 B377 Stratocruiser
5 L-749A
17 Argonaut
14 Britannia 312
19 Comet 4
15 707-436
35 VC-10
Eagle Aviation 17 Viking
1 Viscount 805
1 Viscount 805
Hunting-Clan Air Transport 3 Viscount 732
9 Viking
3 York
3 DC-3
2 DC-6A
2 Britannia 317
3 Viscount 833
Transair 2 Viscount 804
11 DC-3
1 Viscount 804
Greece Olympic Airways 1 DC-4
14 DC-3
1 Argus
3 DC-6B
2 DC-8
Hong Kong Cathay Pacific 1 DC-6
1 DC-4
1 DC-3
1 DC-6B
2 L-188
Hong Kong Airways 2 Viscount 760
Iceland Icelandair 2 Viscount 759
1 DC-4
3 DC-3
2 Catalina
Loftleidir 4 DC-4
India Air India L-1049G
5 L-1049E
1 DC-3
4 L-1049G
3 707-437
Indian Airlines 4 DC-4
63 DC-3
12 Viking
8 Heron
10 Viscount 768
Indonesia Garuda Indonesian Airways 8 CV-240
8 CV-340
20 DC-3
3 CV-440
3 L-188
Iran Iranian Airways 2 CV-240
2 DC-4
6 DC-3
2 Dove
4 Rapide
3 Viscount
Iraq Iraqi Airways 3 Viscount 735
3 Viking
1 Dove
1 Viscount 773
Ireland Aer Lingus 1 Viscount 808
4 Viscount 707
10 DC-3
5 Viscount 808
7 F.27
Israel El Al Israel Airlines 3 Britannia 313
4 L-049
1 Britannia 313
Italy Alitalia 4 DC-7C
11 DC6/B
2 CV-440
4 CV-340
10 Viscount 785
12 DC-3
6 DC-8
Japan Japan Air Lines 1 DC-7C
6 DC-6B
8 DC-4
3 DC-7C
4 DC-8
Lebanon Air Liban 2 DC-6C
2 DC-4
3 DC-3
1 SE161 Languedoc
1 DC-6C
Lebanese International Airways 2 L-1049?
Middle East Airlines 6 Viscount 754
3 DC-3
3 York
1 Bristol 170
1 Viscount 754
Mexico Aeronaves de Mexico 2 Britannia 302
4 CV-340
3 L-749
2 DC-4
11 DC-3
1 Britannia 302
2 L-188
Mexicana 3 DC-7C
4 DC-6
6 DC-4
19 DC-3
4 C-82
Guest Aerovias 2 L-749A
1 DC-4
2 C-82
Trans Mar de Cortes 3 DC-3 1 F-27
Morocco Royale Air Maroc 1 L-749A
4 DC-4
3 DC-3
3 Caravelle
Netherlands KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 2 Viscount 803
10 DC-7C
8 DC-6A/B
6 DC-6
5 DC-4
14 CV-340
2 CV-240
14 DC-3
2 DC-7C
3 L-1049H
12 L-188
8 DC-8
New Zealand New Zealand National Airways 1 Viscount 807
26 DC-3
1 DH 89
2 Viscount 807
TEAL 3 DC-6
1 Solent 4
3 L-188
Nicaragua LANICA 6 DC-3
2 C-46
1 Beech C-45
2 Viscount 786
Norway SAFE 2 DC-4
2 DC-3
2 Heron
3 F.27
Pakistan Pakistan International Airlines 3 L-1049C
4 CV-240
10 DC-3
2 L-1049H
3 Viscount 815
Philippines Philippine Air Lines 2 Viscount 784
1 CV-340
24 DC-3
5 Twin Pioneer
2 F.27
Portugal TAP 3 L-1049G
3 DC-4
6 DC-3
Portugese East Africa DETA 3 DC-3
3 Lodestar
4 Dove
2 Ju52/3m
1 Dragonfly
2 Hornet Moth
1 DC-3
2 F.27
Scandinavia SAS 14 DC-7C
13 DC-6B
12 DC-6
16 CV-440
2 Scandia
4 DC-3
4 CV-440
12 Caravelle
7 DC-8
South Africa South African Airways 3 DC-7B
4 L-749A
7 DC-4
6 DC-3
1 DC-7B
7 Viscount 813
3 707-320
Spain Iberia 5 L-1049G
6 DC-4
5 CV-440
16 DC-3
4 Bristol 170
Switzerland Swissair 4 DC-7C
6 DC-6B
3 DC-4
11 CV-440
8 DC-3
1 DC-6A
1 DC-7C
3 DC-8
Taiwan Civil Air Transport 3 DC-4
25 C-46
5 DC-3
2 Catalina
2 DC-6B
Thailand Thai Airways 3 L-1049G
3 DC-4
4 DC-3
1 Norseman
1 Bonanza
Turkey THY 21 DC-3
7 Heron
5 Viscount 794
Uruguay PLUNA 6 DC-3 3 Viscount 769
Venezuela AVENSA 2 CV-440
5 CV-340
17 DC-3
3 C-46
5 F-27
LAV 3 Viscount 749
1 L-1049G
2 M202
30 DC-3
4 C-46
Vietnam Aigle Azur 6 B307
6 DC-3
1 Bristol Freighter
1 C-46
2 Otter
2 Beaver
Yugoslavia JAT 2 CV-440
2 CV-340
13 DC-3
6 IL-14
2 DC-6B

Sources:  Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1958-1959 and Lockheed Constellation (Stringfellow and Bowers)


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