VH-BZG. Convair 340-36. c/n 33.

 

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

Construction completed - December 02, 1952

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N5507K - ?

Delivered to Hawaiian Airlines Inc - December 12, 1952

Withdrawn from service and prepared for lease to Ansett Airways - November 1956

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 07, 1956

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BZG - November 07, 1956

Departed Honolulu on the ferry flight to Melbourne (Essendon) - November 11, 1956

Entered Ansett Airways service in the standard Hawaiian Airlines livery - November 16, 1956

Withdrawn from service at Melbourne (Essendon) - June 26, 1957

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to Honolulu - June 27, 1957

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 04, 1957

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N5507K - July 24, 1957

Registered to Hawaiian Airlines

Sold to General Motors Corp (Allison Division) - January 01, 1959

Converted to CV-580 prototype with Allison 501-D13 engines and first flown as such - January 19, 1960

Transferred to General Motors Transport Section - September 02, 1961

Reregistered N5127H - September 11, 1970

Sold to Servicio Aereos Honduras SA (SAHSA) - May 19, 1971

Entered onto the Honduran Aircraft Register as HR-SAY - ?

Sold to Lineas Aereas Unidas SA, Mexico - February 1978

Reregistered XA-IAG - May 31, 1979

Badly damaged at Puerto Escondita, Oaxaca, Mexico - March 09, 1979

Sold to Jay Dee Aircraft Supply Co - February 19, 1980

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N5599J - ?

Leased to Sin-Asia Air Services (Singapore) - June 24, 1980

Sold to Pemberthy Lumber Co, Los Angeles - October 10, 1980

Leased to Pacific National Airways Inc - 1981

Returned to lessor when Pacific National ceased operations

Leased to Prinair - June 1982

Reregistered as N771PR - ?

Repossessed by Pemberthy Lumber - and reregistered N5599J - June 1985

Withdrawn from use and stored at Gainesville, Florida - August 10, 1986

Sold to Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter - 1990

Due to extensive corrosion aircraft was scrapped wth parts being used in the prototype CV-5800

 

VH-BZG. Hawaiin Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1956.

(B. Colledge Copyright Image 1029-007.)

VH-BZG. Hawaiin Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1957.

(B. Colledge Copyright Image 1029-008.)

VH-BZG. Hawaiin Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1957.

(M. Austin Collection Copyright Image 1029-069.)

N5599J. Sin Asia Air Services - in the standard livery at Burbank Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1029-199.)

N5599J. Sin Asia Air Services - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1029-243.)

N5599J. Prinair - in the Sin Asia livery at San Juan Airport, October 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1029-205.)

N771PR. Prinair - in the Sin Asia livery at San Juan Airport, May 12, 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1029-225.)