VH-BZH. Convair CV-440-61. c/n 458.


 

Construction completed - August 21, 1957

Sold to Ansett Airways for $US 750,000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BZH - July 23, 1957

Departed San Diego on delivery flight to Australia - September 17, 1957

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - September 24, 1957

Delivery route: San Francisco - Honolulu - Canton Island - Nadi - Melbourne

Leased to Butler Air Transport in the Ansett livery with 'Butler Air Transpor't titles - March 1959 to January 1960

Transferred to Airlines of South Australia - January 18, 1960

Aircraft was named 'Col. William Light'

Registered to Airlines of South Australia - February 14, 1961

Withdrawn from service - May 15, 1962

Ferried to Melbourne (Essendon) Airport for storage

Sold to Allegheny Airlines Inc - May 18, 1962

Departed Melbourne on the ferry flight to San Francisco - May 18, 1962

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 21, 1962

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N8421H - May 28, 1962

Aircraft had flown 19,890 hours

Delivered to Pacific Airmotive Corporation for converted to CV-580 standard - May 17, 1967

Conversion completed - August 1967

Delivered to Allegheny Airlines - August 23, 1967

Reregistered as N5829 - August 30, 1967

Aircraft had flown 32,635 hours - April 30, 1973

Sold to National Bank of Detroit - November 29, 1976

Leased to Evergreen International Airlines - May 13, 1977

Aircraft was named 'Jane'

Delivered to Hayes International for conversion to Convair CV-580F configuration - May 20, 1977

Sold to Plymouth Leasing Co - January 1979

Leased to Auto Air Cargo for operations by US Airways - June 1979

US Airways changed name to Emery Worldwide - January 01, 1980

Emery Worldwide changed name to Interstate Airlines - March 1980

Reregistered N583PL to Interstate Airlines - June 24, 1981

Sold to Air Traffic Service Corp - June 11, 1982

Stored at Marana - January 1983

Leased to Philadelpha Aviation Inc t/a Summit Airlines Inc - November 1983

Sold to Corporate Air with lease to Summit Airlines continuing - September 1985

Sold to Summit Airlines - November 16, 1985

Reregistered as N537SA - March 1986

Sold to Frevag N.V. - September 1987

Leased to European Air Transport and operated by DHL - September 17, 1987

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-DHB - September 22, 1987

Delivered via REK - NCL - BRU

Entered service in DHL livery - September 24, 1987

Leased to DHL Worldwide Couriers as registered operator - April 01, 1988

Leased to SwiftAir to be operated for DHL - March 1995

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-830 - March 06, 1995

Arrived Madrid on delivery to SwiftAir - March 06, 1995

Reregistered EC-GBF - June 1995

Sold to Sky Haul Pty Ltd, South Africa - 2005

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-SKL - June 29, 2005

Sold to Titan Helicopter Group - ?

Current status?

 


 

VH-BZH. Ansett Airways - in the standard livery at Brisbane Eagle Farm Airport, circa 1957.

VH-BZH. Ansett Airways - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, circa 1957.

VH-BZH. Butler Air Transport - in the Ansett livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1959.

N5829. Allegheny - in the standard livery at Pittsburgh Airport, August 1975.

N5829. Allegheny - in the standard livery at Pittsburgh Airport, December 1975.
N537SA. Summit - in the standard livery at unknown airport, March 1987.

OO-DHB. DHL - in basic Summit livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

OO-DHB. DHL - in the standard livery at unknown airport, August 1988.

EC-GBF. DHL SwiftAir - in the standard DHL livery atan unknown airport, date unknown.
 

ZS-SKL. Sky Haul - in the basic DHL livery at Johannesburg, September 2005.

ZS-SKL. Sky Haul - in the all-white livery at Johannesburg, October 2010.