Dutch Bird (5A/DBR) was founded in 2000 and based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands.
Operations started with a single Boeing 757-230 on 22 November 2000. In 2004, the fleet of this charter
company consisted of 3 Boeing 757 and 2 Airbus A.320 airliners. In the winter of 2004, Dutch Bird ran in financial
problems. Airbus A.320 PH-BMC &PH-BMD were grounded at Nimes-Garons. Dutchbird Boeing 757-230s PH-DBA, PH-DBB and PH-DBH
were grounded by Boeing and registered in the USA. Dutch Bird ceased operations on 21 December 2004.
Dutchbird was adjudged bankrupt on 27 January 2005.
Boeing 757-8K2 c/n 24738 l/n 274 flew first on 3 March 1990 and was delivered to Condor as D-ABNB on 5 April 1990.
The Boeing was leased to and registered with Dutch Bird as PH-DBB on 20 April 2001. In the period 26
June 2003 -
25 May 2004, Boeing 757 PH-DBB was sub-leased by Thomas Cook Airlines. In the winter of 2004, Dutch Bird ran in financial
problems. The Dutchbird Boeing 757-230 PH-DBB was grounded by Boeing and registered in the USA. On 12 January 2005,
the PH-DBB was registered N246BA with Boeing Aircraft Holding Co. Dutchbird was adjudged bankrupt on 27 January 2005.
Boeing 757-230 PH-DBB was photographed at Brussels Airport in Belgium when leased by Thomas Cook Airlines.