Convair Propliners in South Africa
c/n 135
c/n 135

Built as a 340-48

F/F 19 Nov 1953

PJ-CVB K.L.M.
Del to A.L.M., 'Bonaire', 14 Dec 1953
Retd to K.L.M., 'Jan Troop' PH-CGK, 31 Aug 1954
Brought up to CV440 standard
Sold to LUND AVIATION, CF-ECS, 6 Jan 1960
Sold to EASTERN CANADA STEVEDORING CO, del via PIK 13 Jan 1960. (TT 13,039 hrs)
Del to PacAero, 8 Jan 62, & cvt to CV580 'No 22'. R/T/S, 7 Apr 1962
Sold to NOTRE DAME AIR TRANSPORT LTD, Mar 1964
Sold to UNION OIL CO OF CALIFORNIA, N7600 (2) 21 Jul 1964, opd by HUMBLE OIL CO
Sold to ALLEGHENY A/L, N5812, 31 Dec 1965. (TT 29,380 hrs at 30 Apr 1973.)
Std. at MZJ, from summer 1974
Lsd to PHILADELPHIA AVIATION INC, & opd as SUMMIT AIRLINES
Sold to NAT. BANK OF DETROIT, & lsd to EVERGREEN INTL A/L, 'Eileen', 13 Oct 1976, on chtr to EMERY AIR FREIGHT CORP.
Cvt to CV580F by Hayes Intl.
Sold to PLYMOUTH LEASING CORP, & lsd to EVERGREEN INTL A/L, 6 Mar 78, on chtr to EMERY EXPRESS, Jun 1979
Sold to AIR TRANSPORT INTL, & lsd to INTERSTATE A/L, Mar 1980. R/R N582PL, 18 Jul 1981
Sold to AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE CORP, Aug 83, & opd as INTERSTATE A/L.
Std. at MZJ, from 1983
Lsd to SUMMIT A/L, Nov 1983
Sold to CORPORATE AIR, Sept 1985, still opd by SUMMIT A/L. R/R N536SA, Jul 1986, N.T.U.
Sold to AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE CORP, R/R N536SA, Feb 1987, still opd by SUMMIT A/L
Lsd to FREVAG N.V., & opg as EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT (EAT), & opd for D.H.L., OO-DHD, regd 16 Oct 1987, del via REK-NCL-BRU, 26 Oct 1987
Regd to DHL Worldwide Courier, 1.11.88.
To SEN, 24 Mar 1989 in E.A.T., colours
Repainted in D.H.L., colours, and retd to BRU, 4 Apr 1989
On 23 Oct 1992, CR on landing at BRU, when nose wheel jammed. No injuries to the crew.
Repd & R/T/S
Lsd to SWIFTAIR, EC-GKH, 12 Nov 1996, cur at PMI, 20 Nov 1996
Sold to SKYHAUL, ZS-SKK, 5 Jul 2005
Lsd to LIGNES AERIENNES CONGOLAISES opd as SKYCONGO, 23 Dec 2005
Retd to SKYHAUL
Std. at FIH (N'Djili Airport) Kinshasa, Congo 12 Sept 2009
ZS-SKK
With the remains of DHL colour scheme
Madrid 10 July 2005
Photograph: Javier F Bobadilla (Iberian Spotters)
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Convair Propliners in South Africa

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ZS-SKK
SKYCONGO
Kinshasa 19 July 2007
Photograph: Roy Blewett