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Pan American Airways - Fleet List and Airframe Histories - The Boeing Jet Fleet (737 and 747)

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Clipper Pride of the Sea - at KMIA, 1990.  Photo: A.A.S. Clipper Pride of the Sea - at KMIA, 1990. Photo: A.A.S.
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Last Update: 18 September 2014

The following database is organized by the era in which the aircraft was operated, the aircraft type and the registration number. Although it generally follows the time line of Pan Am, it is not intended to be a chronological list of aircraft acquisitions.


Boeing 737

N63AF, Boeing 737-222, Clipper Schoneberg, notes: C/n 19553, originally delivered to United Air Lines on 10 February 1969, registered N9047U. It was then leased by Air Florida in September 1981, and registered N63AF. Pan Am sub-leased this 737-222 on 12 April 1982. The airframe was purchased by Interfirst Bank Dallas on 26 April 1982, and immediately leased to Pan Am. In September 1984, this Boeing 737 was purchased by the Aviation Sales Company, and again immediately leased to Pan Am. Once again, the airframe was purchased, this time by International Air Leases, on 30 September 1988, and leased to Pan Am, now flying under the title Clipper Hornet. Pan Am returned the aircraft off lease on 20 April 1990, after which it flew for a wide variety of firms, including Air Asiatic, Atlanta Icelandic and Lao Aviation. It was last reported under lease to Amora Flight Charter Service in October 1994.
Update: This 737-222 was later flown in the fleets of Transmile Air Services and Air Philippines. It was finally retired, and was broken up in 2001, at Manila, Philppines.

N64AF, Boeing 737-222, Clipper Spandau, notes: C/n 19549, originally delivered to United Air Lines on 13 January 1969, as N9043U. Air Florida purchased this airliner on 1 October 1980, registered N64AF, and in turn sold it to Interfirst Bank Dallas on 26 April 1982. Pan Am leased this Boeing 737 on the same day. In September 1984, it was sold to the Aviation Sales Company, and immediately leased to Pan Am. This aircraft also flew under the title Clipper San Diego. On 30 September 1988, International Air Leases purchased this 737 and leased to Pan Am, who finally returned it off lease on 20 April 1990. It was then leased to Barnax Air until late 1993. This Boeing 737 was ultimately withdrawn from use and placed in storage. It was scrapped in April 1994.

N67AF, Boeing 737-222, Clipper Tempelhof, notes: C/n 19554, originally delivered to
United Air Lines on 17 February 1969, as N9048U. Air Florida purchased this airliner in November 1980, registered N67AF, and in turn leased it Pan Am on 27 April 1982. Air Florida sold it to Interfirst Bank Dallas on 26 April 1984. Pan Am leased this Boeing 737 on the following day. In September 1984, it was sold to the Aviation Sales Company, and immediately leased to Pan Am. On 30 September 1988, International Air Leases purchased this 737 and leased to Pan Am, who finally returned it off lease on 15 May 1990. It was then leased to such companies as Haiti Trans Air, Cayman Airways and Barnax Air. It was last reported as withdrawn from use in May 1994, and in storage at Miami, Florida.

N68AF, Boeing 737-222, Clipper Zehlendorf, notes: C/n 19058, originally delivered to United Air Lines on 31 July 1968, as N9020U. United Air Lines leased this airliner for a short period to Wien Air Alaska in 1979, before selling it to Air Florida on 25 April 1980. Air Florida leased it for a short period in 1980 to Air Berlin USA, before leasing it on 16 May 1982 to Pan Am. This airliner also flew under the title Clipper Rainbow. Pan Am returned it off lease to Heleasco Fifteen , Inc., in June 1990. It was withdrawn from use the same month and placed in storage at Marana, Arizona. It was last listed under the ownership of International Airline Support Group in July 1992.

N69AF, Boeing 737-222, Clipper Charlottenbug, notes: C/n 19059, originally delivered to United Air Lines on 31 July 1968, registered N9021U. Air Florida bought this Boeing 737-222 on 25 April 1980, registered N29AF, and after a short lease to Air Berlin USA, leased it to Pan Am on 28 May 1982. This Boeing 737-222 also flew under the title Clipper Nightengale. Pan Am returned this airliner off lease to Heleasco Fifteen, Inc., in June 1990, after which it flew for such operators as Aerovias SA. It was last reported as under lease to Aerocontinente, registered OB-1561, in April 1994.

N380PA, Boeing 737-275, Clipper Neukoelin, notes: C/n 20670, originally delivered to Pacific Western Airlines on 20 December 1972, as CF-PWW, and later as C-FPWW. Pacific Western Airlines sold this Being 737-275 to ATASCO Leasing, Inc., on 27 May 1982, who in turn sold it on the same day to Rofin Industries, Inc., who immediately leased it to Pan Am. This airliner was repurchased by ATASCO Leasing, Inc., in December 1984, and then sold to SBG Overseas Leasing, Inc., all the while under lease to Pan Am, who returned it off lease on 5 June 1987. Subsequently, this airliner was leased to such firms as Canadian Airlines International and COPA Panama. It was last reported under lease to Titian Charters Service in April 1995.

N381PA, Boeing 737-275, Clipper Wedding, notes: C/n 20588, originally delivered to Pacific Western Airlines on 27 April 1972, a CF-PWP, and later as C-FPWP. Pacific Western Airlines sold this Boeing 737-275 to ATASCO Leasing, Inc., on 30 June 1982, who in turn sold it on the same day to Rofin Industries, who then immediately leased it to Pan Am. ATASCO Leasing, Inc., re-purchased the airframe in September 1985, and continued the lease to Pan Am. It was returned off lease on 29 April 1987, to SBG Overseas Leasing, Inc. Over the ensuing years, this Boeing 737 was flown by a variety of firms including COPA Panama, Aero Fiesta Mexicana and Canadian Airlines International. It was last reported on lease to Titan Carter Aviation in April 1995

N382PA, Boeing 737-214, Clipper Kreuzberg, notes: C/n 19921, originally delivered to Pacific Southwest Airlines on 17 December 1968, as N381PS. It was then sold on 24 July 1968 to the GATX-Boothe Aircraft Company, who in turn sold it on the same day to Pacific Western Airlines as CF-PWM, later C-FPWM. After a short-term lease to Bahamasair in 1982, Pacific Western Airlines sold this Boeing 737-214 to ATASCO Leasing Inc., on 15 September 1982, who sold it on the same day to Linco Leasing, Inc., who immediately leased it to Pan Am. While under lease to Pan Am, the airframe was sold to GPA Group Ltd in April 1986. Pan Am returned this aircraft off lease on 3 September 1987, after which it was leased to SASHA two months later. This Boeing 737-214 was finally withdrawn from use on August 1990, and later broken up for spares in June 1991.

N383PA, Boeing 737-2A9C, Clipper Steglitz, notes: C/n 20205, originally delivered to Transair Ltd on 13 March 1970, registered CF-TAO. Transair Ltd merged with Pacific Western Airlines in 1979, and this Boeing 737 was re-registered C-FTAO. Pacific Western Airlines sold this airliner on 30 August 1982 to ATASCO Leasing, Inc., who in turn sold it one month later to Radix Air Corporation. Pan Am leased the aircraft on 30 September 1982. ATASCO Leasing, Inc., repurchased this airliner in March 1987, and immediately leased it to Pan Am, who finally returned it off lease on 17 September 1987. It was then purchased by Euralair International in April 1988, registered F-GFYL, and was last reported as under lease to Pacific East Asia Cargo in May 1994

N385PA, Boeing 737-2Q9, Clipper Berlin, notes: C/n 21719, originally intended for Trans European Airways, as OO-TEK, but was not taken up. Instead it was delivered to ITEL Corporation on 26 January 1979, and immediately leased to Nordair, as C-GNDG. Nordair returned the aircraft off lease in June 1979, after which it was leased to Trans European Airways on 21 June 1979, and then sub-leased to Quebecair on 1 November 1979. In February 1983, this airliner was bought by Chemco International Leasing, who in turn leased it to Trans European Airways, who immediately sub-leased it to Pan Am. It was returned off leased on 17 August 1985, after which it was variously leased to British Midland Airways, Tunis Air and Quebecair. It was finally purchased on 15 February 1995, by Aloha Airlines.

N387PA, Boeing 737-296, Clipper Tiergarten, notes: C/n 22276, originally registered to the Boeing Company as N8280V, this 737 was delivered on 21 May 1980, to Quebecair as C-GQBB, who later leased it to Pan Am as N387PA, on 9 May 1983. Pan Am returned it off lease on 10 May 1985, back to Quebecair, as C-GQBB. It was then purchased by Canadian Pacific Air Lines on 20 October 1986. This Boeing 737 was last listed in the fleet of Canadian International Airlines on 26 April 1987.

N388PA, Boeing 737-296, Clipper Reinickendorf, notes: C/n 22277, originally registered to the Boeing Company as N57001, this 737-296 was eventually delivered on 24 June 1980, to Quebecair as C-GQBJ. It was then leased to Britannia Airways on 1 May 1982, who returned it off lease to Quebecair on 5 November 1982. It was then leased on 25 April 1983, to Pan Am, who in returned it off lease on 10 April 1985. This Boeing 737-296 was subsequently flown by Braathens SAFE, LACSA, and was last reported to be under lease to TACA International Airlines on October 1994

N389PA, Boeing 737-296, Clipper Frankfurt, notes: C/n 22516, originally delivered to Quebecair on 24 April 1981, as C-GQBH. After a short-term lease in 1982, to Britannia Airways, this Boeing 737-296 was leased on 29 April 1983, to Pan Am, who returned it off lease on 27 April 1984. On 20 October 1986, it was purchased by Canadian Pacific Airlines, who merged in on 26 April 1987, with Canadian Airlines International, for whom this airliner reportedly still operates.

N4902W, Boeing 737-210C, Clipper Wilmersdorf, notes: C/n 20440, originally delivered to GATX Leasing Corporation on 15 May 1970, who in turn leased it on the same day to Wien Consolidated Airlines, known later as Wien Air Alaska, registered N4902W. After being purchased by a number of different leasing companies, but still being flown by Wien Air Alaska. This Boeing 737 was purchased by ONA Leasing in May 1981. Pan Am leased this airliner on 25 May 1982. In April 1984, it was purchased by United Aviation Services, and immediately leased to Pan Am, who finally returned it off lease on 1 June 1987. It was then bought by Jet East on 24 February 1988, registered N200NE, who in turn sold it to Euralair International, registered F-GJDL, on 28 December 1988. The current status of this Boeing 737 is not certain.

N70723, Boeing 737-297, Clipper Luftikus, notes: C/n 21739, originally delivered to Aloha Airlines on 23 March 1979. Pan Am leased this Boeing 737 on 12 October 1983. This airliner also flew under the title Clipper Dawn. Pan Am returned it off leased to the Integrated Resources Corporation on 5 August 1988, after which it was leased to Aloha Airlines.

N70724, Boeing 737-297, Clipper Spreedthern, notes: C/n 21740, originally delivered to
Aloha Airlines on 29 March 1979. Pan Am leased this Boeing 737 on 22 September 1983. This airliner also flew under the title Clipper Georgia. Pan Am returned it off leased to the Integrated Resources Corporation on 29 July 1988, after which it was leased to Aloha Airlines.


Boeing 747

N747PA, Boeing 747-121, Clipper America, notes: C/n 19639, originally delivered to Pan Am on 3 October 1970. Pan Am leased this 747-121 to Air Zaire on 21 November 1973, who returned it off lease on 31 March 1975. This airliner also flew under the titles Clipper Sea Lark and Clipper Juan T. Trippe. In January 1988, the airframe was converted to Boeing 747-121 SCD specifications. Pan Am sold this airliner on 2 July 1990 to the General Electric Capital Corporation, and immediately leased it back. It was returned off lease on 5 December 1991. After being withdrawn from use in 1991, and placed it storage, it was subsequently leased to Kabo Air and Aeroposta. On 10 February 1995, this airliner was bought by the Wilmington Trust Company.


Boeing 747SP

N529PA, Boeing 747SP-27, Clipper America, notes: C/n 21992, originally delivered to Braniff Airways on 30 May 1980. Purchased by Pan Am on 23 September 1983. Later purchased by United Air Lines on 9 February 1986, registered N150UA. This aircraft eventually went to the Government of Oman in 1992, registered A40-SP. Currently, this Boeing 747SP is back in the United States, and is stored, apparently awaiting a buyer.

N530PA, Boeing 747SP-21, Clipper Mayflower, notes: C/n 21022, originally registered to the Boeing Company as N747SP, it was then delivered to Pan Am on 26 April 1976. This aircraft was later sold to United Air Lines, registered N140UA, before finally being withdrawn from use in 1995. This Boeing 747SP was finally scraped in 1998.

N531PA, Boeing 747SP-21, Clipper Freedom, notes: C/n 21023, originally registered to the Boeing Company as N247SP, it was then delivered to Pan Am on 17 May 1976. This aircraft was originally named Clipper Liberty Bell. It was purchased by United Air Lines on 12 February 1986, registered N141UA. This Boeing 747SP was withdrawn from use in 1995, and finally scrapped in 1998.

N532PA, Boeing 747SP-21, Clipper Constitution, notes: C/n 21024, originally registered the Boeing Company as N347SP, it was then delivered to Pan Am on 29 March 1976. In 1977, this aircraft was temporarily renamed Clipper KISS Special, when it was used by the rock band KISS. It was purchased by United Air Lines on 11 February 1986, registered N142UA. This Boeing 747SP was withdrawn from use 1995, and finally scrapped in 1998.

N533PA, Boeing 747S21, Clipper Freedom, notes: C/n 21025, originally registered to the Boeing Company as N40135, it was then delivered to Pan Am on 5 March 1976. This Boeing 747SP was renamed several times, including: Clipper Liberty Bell, Clipper New Horizon, Clipper Young America and Clipper San Francisco. It was purchased by United Air Lines on 11 February 1986, register N143UA. This Boeing 747SP was withdrawn from use in 1995, and finally scrapped in 1997.

N534PA, Boeing 747SP-21, Clipper Great Republic, notes: C/n 21026, delivered to Pan Am on 28 May 1976. Pan Am sold this 747SP to United Air Lines, registered N144UA, on 12 February 1986. This Boeing 747SP was withdrawn from use and place in storage at McCarran Field, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Note: Two Boeing 74SP-21 airliners were ordered by Pan Am but were never taken up and the airframes were not built. These airframes were to be: N535PA, C/n 21027 and N536PA, C/n 21028.

N536PA, Boeing 747SP-21, Clipper Lindbergh, notes: C/n 21441, delivered to Pan Am on 6 May 1977. Pan Am sold this Boeing 747SP to United Air Lines, registered N145PA, on 13 February 1986.

N537PA, Boeing 747SP, Clipper Washington, notes: C/n 21547, delivered to Pan Am on 9 June 1978. This airliner also flew under the title Clipper High Flyer. Pan Am sold this Boeing 747SP to United Air Lines, registered N146UA, on 13 February 1986. By May 1994, the airframe was withdrawn from service and placed in storage at McCarran Field, Las Vegas, Nevada.

N538PA, Boeing 747SP, Clipper Plymouth Rock, notes: C/n 21548, delivered to Pan Am on 30 April 1976. This airliner also flew under the title Clipper Fleetwing. Pan Am sold this Boeing 747SP to United Air Lines, registered N147UA, on 12 February 1986. By October 1994, the airframe was withdrawn from service and placed in storage at McCarran Field, Las Vegas, Nevada.

N539PA, Boeing 747SP, Clipper Liberty Bell, notes: C/n 21648, delivered to Pan Am on 30 April 1976. This airliner also flew under the title Clipper Black Hawk. Pan Am sold this Boeing 747SP to United Air Lines, registered N148UA, on 12 February 1986. By May 1994, the airframe was withdrawn from service and placed in storage at McCarran Field, Las Vegas, Nevada.

N540PA, Boeing 747SP, China Clipper, notes: C/n 21649, delivered to Pan Am on 30 April 1976. This airliner also flew under the titles Clipper White Falcon, Clipper Star of the Union and Clipper Flying Arrow. Pan Am sold this Boeing 747SP to United Air Lines, registered N148UA, on 12 February 1986. United Air Lines leased this airliner for a short time in 1993, to Tajik Air. By March 1994, the airframe was withdrawn from service and placed in storage at McCarran Field, Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more information on this 747SP in its life after Pan Am, please log on to www.aussieairliners.org Thanks to Geoff Rider for this link.


 

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