VH-PDV. Convair CV-580. c/n 507.


 

Originally ordered by the United States Navy as an R4Y-2T '146955' but was not taken up

Construction completed as Convair 440-62 - February 17, 1958

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

Delivered to General Motors Corporation - November 1959

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N5124 - ?

Converted to 580 standard by Pacific Airmotive Corp, Burbank as Conversion #9 - May 23 to August 18, 1960

Powered by Allison 501-D13 turboprop engines

Registered to General Motors Corporation as N5124 - ?

Reregistered N8124 - August 7, 1995

Registered to General Motors Corporation

Sold to Cypress Jetprop Charter Ltd - April 25, 1996

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GTTE - ?

Sold to Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter - July 1997

Leased to Air Chathams (New Zealand) - July 1997

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - July 22, 1997

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-KSA - July 1997

Registered to Air Chathams, New Zealand - August 06, 1997

Sub-leased to IHL Australia Pty Ltd - August 1997

Registration of VH-IHL was not taken up

Sub-leased to King Solomon Airways (Solomon Islands) - August 1997

Returned to IHL Australia Pty Ltd and ferried Honiara - Cairns - March 03, 1998

Returned to Air Chathams but stored at Cairns - August 1998

Ferried Cairns - Brisbane - Palmerston North - January 25 - 30, 2001

Returned to service with Air Chathams - March 09, 2001

Seen at Auckland with Reef Air-Peau Vava'u Airways (Tonga) titles - April 24, 2005

Ferried Auckland - Nuku'Alofa (Tonga) on delivery - April 27, 2005

Returned to Air Chathams - September 20, 2005

Seen at Palmerston North in Tauck World Discovery livery and titles - January 25, 2006

Ferried Palmerston - Auckland - February 02, 2006

Arrived Bankstown Airport as 'Pionair 2' at the conclusion of the ferry flight - February 10, 2006

Delivery route: Christchurch - Sydney (Bankstown)

Operated proving flight - Bankstown - Coober Pedy - Essendon - Bankstown - February 12, 2006

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - April 06, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-PDV - April 10, 2006

Registered to Pionair Australia Pty Ltd

Ferried Sydney (Bankstown) - Palmerston North for maintenance by Fieldair and repaint - December 09, 2006

Rolled out in new Pioneer livery with 'Southern Cross' tail

Ferried Palmerston North - Sydney (Bankstown) on return to Pioneer - December 31, 2006

Sold to Conair Aviation, Abbotsford, Canada

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 10, 2009

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GYXC - August 2009

Current

 


 

 

C-GTTE. Cypress Airlines - in the revised livery at Vancouver Airport, July 1996.

 

ZK-KSA. King Solomon Airways - in the basic Cypress Airlines livery at Cairns Airport, March 2000.

ZK-KSA. King Solomon Airways - in the basic Cypress Airlines livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2000.
ZK-KSA. King Solomon Airways - in the basic Cypress Airlines livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2000.

ZK-KSA. Air Chathams - in the basic Cypress Airlines livery at Queenstown Airport, December 2002.

VH-PDV. Tauck World Discovery - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2006.

VH-PDV. Tauck World Discovery - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2006.

VH-PDV. Tauck World Discovery - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2006.

VH-PDV. Tauck World Discovery - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2006.
VH-PDV. Tauck World Discovery - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2006.

VH-PDV. Tauck World Discovery - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2006.

VH-PDV. Pionair Tauck World Discovery - in revised livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2007.
VH-PDV. Pionair Tauck World Discovery - in revised livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2007.

VH-PDV. Pionair Tauck World Discovery - in revised livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2007.

C-GYXC. Pionair - in the standard livery at Abbotsford Airport, October 2009.