A96-353. Convair 440-78. c/n 353.

 

Constructed by the Convair Division of the General Dynamics Corporation, San Diego, California

Rolled out as a Convair 440-78 - July 10, 1956

First flown with the test registration as N8463H - ?

Registered to General Dynamics Corporation, San Diego, California

Powered by Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB-16 Double Wasp engines

Sold to Royal Australian Air Force as A96-353 - ?

Received by the Royal Australian Air Force - December 07, 1956

Issued to 86 Wing - December 12, 1956

Issued to No 34 Squadron V.I.P. Flight - February 08, 1957

Withdrawn from use - 1968

Sold to Omni Investment Corporation - July 25, 1968

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N588E - July 1968

Sold to P.T. Sharples - September 16, 1968

Reregistered as N912PS - December 02, 1968

Sold to General Development Air Service Corporation - December 02, 1970

Operated with 'Sunport' titles - November 1972

Sold to Two Jacks Aircraft Sales - November 14, 1973

Sold to American Liberty Oil - January 14, 1974

Reregistered N912AL - February 19, 1982

Sold to Florida Aircraft Sales & Leasing - February 06, 1986

Leased to National Jets - March 1987

Aircraft converted to cargo configuration with installation of rear cargo door - May 22, 1987

Sold to Inter-Dominican Corporation - March 15, 1988

Sold to Samuel P. Burnstein - April 08, 1988

Seized by Sheriff of Broward County - July 31, 1989

Sold to Florida Aircraft Leasing Corporation - June 30, 1990

Sold to Inter Tropical Aviation, Paramaribo, Surinam - February 14, 1995

Entered onto Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-TGA - ?

Leased to Tol Air Services, San Juan, Puerto Rico - September 1996

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N912AL - ?

Sold to Dodita Air Cargo, San Juan, Puerto Rico - August 07, 1997

Observed stored at San Juan in a dirty condition - February 2008

Current status - ?

 

A96-353. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1964.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 1029-163.)

A96-353. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1964.

Boarding the aircraft on her Royal Visit to Australia is Princess Alexandra of Kent.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 1029-165.)

A96-353. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1029-224.)

A96-353. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Alice Springs Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1029-035.)

N912PS. General Development Air Services - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1029-045.)