Northwest Orient Airlines Douglas DC-8C
Northwest Orient Airlines news release announced their operations of
a fleet of long-range Douglas DC-8C pure-jet transports on its trans-Pacific route between the U.S. and the Orient, its west
coast-Hawaii and its New York-Seattle routes. Northwest's DC-8C's were powered by four Pratt and Whitney JT4A-9
turbo-jet engines with a cruising speed of 585 mph. The plane had a normal range in excess of 5,000 miles.