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CV-5800 How Many?  
User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

There was a Convair 5800 'Super Stretch' at YYZ yesterday and I wondered how many of these CV-580 conversions have been done. There are several pics of this one (N381FL) on A.net - it even has a modern glass cockpit.
Who did the original conversion, and when. The name Kelowna Flightcraft springs to mind, but I could be wrong about that.

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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3123 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Kelowna Flightcraft is correct. I have watched these same aircraft from PTK. They (Contract Air Cargo) are sending a CV-580 or CV-5800 to Toronto almost everyday. You see them in Toronto I am seeing them on the other end of this route.

I think CAC has two or three of these CV-5800

Info on CV-5800 from Kelowna Flightcraft:

http://www.flightcraft.ca/HTMLFiles/convair/Stretch5800.htm


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

There are only 2 CV-5800s to my knowledge, and Kelowna Flight did both of them. Kelowna is well known in the Convair community for their outstanding maintenance & overhaul work. All of ERA Aviation 580s went to Kelowna for work, and since ERA phased out the 580, Kelowna has been pushing for more 5800 orders & conversions. I believe it takes 2 Convair airframes to make 1 5800. Regards.


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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3123 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

It appears that two parts ridden CV airframes left the east side of the CAC ramp recently. I don't know if they were taken inside for further part removal or totally discarded or.............................

User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 1):
I have watched these same aircraft from PTK. They (Contract Air Cargo) are sending a CV-580 or CV-5800 to Toronto almost everyday.

I have only seen one CV-580 and one CV-5800 at YYZ this year. I guess they must usually come in earlier or later in the day than I'm out there (2 or 3 times a week in spring summer and fall.)
Thanks for the Flightcraft link.


User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 830 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 3334 times:

Contract Air Cargo is pretty amazing. They fly those out of PTK to all over North America, including Mexico. They are a nice alternative to see while at work.


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User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 872 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Well there's one flying around NZ to.

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User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

There is a total of 4 complete conversions, 3 are flying with Contract Air Cargo and the 4th is with Air Freight NZ. There is a 5th conversion under way in the hangars at Kelowna Flightcraft but no word on when it will be done or who its going to fly for. It only takes one complete airframe to make a CV-5800 if it is starting from a CV-580. The reason 2 airframe where used before was that the original airframes were CV-340's, due to lower hours and cycles, so all that was needed from the second airframe (a 580) was the engine nacelles. The 5800 has an EFIS cockpit installed plus Allison 501-D22 engines. Currently Kelowna Flightcraft is converting 2 CV-580's into CV-580A's, They will have EFIS and D22 engines installed but without the 14ft stretch. These aircraft will be used as Air Tankers for Forest Firefighting use.

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