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At the moment we have a listing for a Canadair CV440 (msn 475) operated by Quebecair, registration CF-LMN. The July-August 1995 issue of Airliners magazine has an article on "Canadair's Commercial Aircraft Programs" -- 2nd of two parts -- which has a pic and this additional info: "Napier Eland-powered Canadair 540 conversion, seen here at Montréal Dorval airport in Québecair colours. Convair 440, msn 475, was purchased by Canadair from Convair, converted to turboprops and became Canadair's demonstrator. It was loaned to Québecair and begain service on Aug. 24, 1960 for use on a 1600 mile-a-day route, five days a week, from Montréal to Québec City, Rimouski, Sept-Îles, Wabush and Knob lake. It was later re-engined with Allison T56 turboprops and ussed by North Central Airlines as N969N.
The article also has a pic of Quebecair CF-MKO, not yet listed our db - info from http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_11101_11163_detailed.html - Built by Convair as a Model 440, registered as N8446H. converted to Model 540, with turboprops, by Canadair. Leased to RCAF as 11107, for crew training for new CC-109s being built at that time. Operated by Central Experimental Proving Establishment at Rockcliffe, dates unknown. Returned to Canadair and to civil register as CF-MKO. Leased to Quebecair in 1960/1961. sold to RCAF in 1962 as 11163.
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