Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Convair 580

One of the members of the CV-240 family, which was introduced in 1947. The 580 variants were converted from Convair CV-340 (Allison Prop-Jet Convair 340) or CV-440 aircraft with two Allison 501 D13D/H turboprop engines with four-blade propellers, in place of piston engines with three-blade propellers, an enlarged vertical fin and modified horizontal stabilizers.

This example is seen in Air Chathams livery which provides flights to the Chatham Islands from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. (

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