Feedback Issue 2/2012
Reproduced with permission of Kelowna Flightcraft Ltd.
The Convair CV580 Aircraft "516", SN 22 as seen on the cover, is presently owned and operated by Kelowna Flightcraft based out of Kelowna, British Columbia. This aircraft possess a long and impressive operational history with its original delivery starting with Continental Airlines in October 1952 as a 340-35 model. It was then sold to North Central Airlines on March 1959 and converted to a CV440 model for more passenger appeal. Latter on June 1968 North Central Airlines had Pacific Aeromotive convert the aircraft to a CV580 model through the addition of Allison D13D turbine engines. Between July 1979 and April 1997 when Kelowna Flightcraft took final ownership, this aircraft changed “hands” a total of eight times.
Originally American (FAA) type certified, Kelowna Flightcraft obtained Type Certificate ownership of the Convair CV240, 340/440 on the 15th of January, 2001, with prior ownership of the STC SA93-208 for the CV5800 model or “stretch” conversion.
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