VH-PDL. Convair CV-580. c/n 137.


 

Originally ordered by Pan American for its Mexicana subsidiary but not taken up

Construction completed as a Convair 340-54 - November 27, 1953

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

Entered onto U.S. Aircraft Register as N11137

Delivered to Pan American but did not enter service and was srtored

Sold to National Airlines - September 21, 1954

Sold to Lockheed Aircraft Corporation - February 3, 1960

Sold to Allegheny Airlines, Washington D.C. - February 18, 1960

Sold to Lan Chile Airlines - January 4, 1961

Entered onto Chilean Aircraft Register as CC-LCB

Reregistered as CC-CBH - January 22, 1963

Sold to North Central Airlines, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota - July 19, 1965

Entered onto U.S. Aircraft Register as N7528U

Converted to Convair 580 by Pacific Airmotive as Conversion # 152 - August 26 to November 22, 1968

Powered by Allison 501-D13 turboprop engines

Registered Republic Airlines, St. Louis, Missouri when they acquired North Central - July 1, 1979

Transferred to Republic Airlines with Fleet # 520 - July 1, 1979

Sold to James W. Smith - January 15, 1981

Leased to Gulf Air Transport, New Iberia, Louisiana - March 1981

Sold to Gulf Air Inc, Laurel, Minnesota - February 5, 1986

Sold to Quebecair Ltd, Dorval, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - November 1986

Entered onto Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GQBP

Transferred to Inter-Canadian when airlines merged - November 1987

Registered to L.A. Inter-Quebec with Fleet No. 526 - May 12, 1988

Operated for Canadian Airlines as Inter Canadian

Intair took over Quebecair, Inter Quebec and Inter Canadian - October 29, 1989

Registered to Lignes Aeriennes Inter-Quebec Inc - March 22, 1990 to February 25, 1991

Leased to Conifair Aviation Ltd, Ste Foy, Queben - February 25, 1991

Leased to Air Inuit - January 29, 1993 to May 6, 1994

Registered to Hydro-Quebec - May 6, 1994 to July 26, 2002

Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - July 26, 2002

Sold to IFL Group, Waterford, Michigan - July 29, 2002

Entered onto U.S. Aircraft Register as N631MW - July 29, 2002

Intended lease to Contract Air Cargo was not taken up and aircraft stored at Pontiac - August 16, 2002

Seen stored at Pontiac, Michigan as N631MW - July 4, 2005

Reported sale to Pionair, New Zealand as ZK-PNR did not eventuate and aircraft remained stored

Airtested with flight Pontiac-Fort Wayne-Pontiac as N631MW - July 19, 2006

Ferried Pontiac - Bangor - Goose Bay - Narsarsuaq - Keflavick - Shannon - August 23 - 26, 2006

Ferried Shannon - Coventry in basic Hydo-Quebec livery for maintenance - August 29, 2006

Sold to Pionair New Zealand

Departed Coventry on delivery flight to New Zealand by Global Flight Services - August 31, 2006

Arrived Palmerston North, New Zealand at conclusion of delivery flight - September 14, 2006

Ferry route: Coventry - Brindisi - Sharm El Shiek - Riyadh - Muscat - Mumbai - Jakarta - Denpasar -

Darwin - Brisbane - Sydney (Bankstown) - Christchurch - Palmerston North

Registration ZK-PNR was not taken up

Cancelled from U.S. Aircraft Register - October 19, 2006

Rolled out at Palmerston North in Pionair Australia livery as VH-PDL - October 20, 2006

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-PDL - October 20, 2006

Registered to Pionair Australia Pty Ltd

Ferried Palmerston North - Norfolk Island - Sydney - October 25, 2006

Current

 


 

 

N7528U. Gulf Air Transort - in the full livery at an unknown airport, July 1983.

N7528U. Gulf Air - in the full livery with modified titles, March 2000.

 

VH-PDL. Poinair - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.

VH-PDL. Poinair - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 9, 2006.

VH-PDL. Poinair - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 24, 2006.

VH-PDL. Poinair - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 24, 2006.

VH-PDL. Poinair - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 24, 2006.
VH-PDL. Poinair - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, February 10, 2007.