1937 Swissair purchased five new DC-3s from the Fokker licensed
production line in Holland.
Initially these aircraft were
built from kits supplied by Douglas. Later machines (like HB-IRI)
produced from scratch in Europe, with only
the engines and instruments being imported. HB-IRI
was actually Swissair's second DC-3. After WW II it was
exported to the USA, (along with its
stablemate HB-IRA) and wound up
Ozark Airlines as N142D.