DHL/Air Contractors Airbus A300B4s
Filed under: EGBP, Kemble, Airbus A300, DHL, Air Contractors, Kemble Airfield, Cotswold Airport, A300, Airbus A300B4-103F, Airbus A300B4-203F, EIOZC, EI-OZC, EIOZI, EI-OZI
Seen in some lovely winter light, these two Airbus A300s have reached the end of their respective careers. EI-OZC spent most of it's life with Olympic Airways as SX-BEI, having been delivered to the Greek flag carrier in 1982, before serving with Aeropostale and Air Contractors since being converted to a freighter at Marseille in 1998. Sistership EI-OZI, right, was delivered to Phillipine Airlines in 1988 as RP-C3005, it was underwent a fright conversion in 2000 and continued its life in the Far East with Air Hong Kong and Air Macau Cargo as N474AS. Purchased by DHL in 2006, it spent four years under the umbrella of European Air Transport as OO-DLZ before being transferred to Air Contractors in 2010. Both will succumb to the scrapman's axe at Kemble in the coming weeks.