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dc8jet
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IFL Group CV-5800s

Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:13 am

IFL has two ex US Navy C-131Fs sitting at KPTK. The C-131F is the preferred aircraft to use to convert to a CV-5800. Does IFL have any plans to possibly have Kelowna convert them to CV-5800s in the future?
 
KarlB737
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RE: IFL Group CV-5800s

Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:09 pm

Quoting dc8jet (Thread starter):
Does IFL have any plans to possibly have Kelowna convert them to CV-5800s

Historically, Kelowna has taken the fusealage of two 580s to make a single 5800. What you suggest would require you to contact IFL to find out for sure. Since I live not to far from PTK I have observed what appears to be a reduction in the usage of the CV-580s with an uptick in using the Falcon 20s but this is just an observation.

http://www.iflgroup.com/
 
DiamondFlyer
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RE: IFL Group CV-5800s

Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:27 pm

Not to mention they have some CRJ2s on order. The days of the Convair at IFL are going to end sooner or later.

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KarlB737
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RE: IFL Group CV-5800s

Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:58 pm

Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 1):
Kelowna has taken the fusealage of two 580s to make a single 5800. What you suggest would require you to contact IFL to find out for sure.

"As the Type Certificate holder KF has the ability to develop significant aircraft modifications on the Convair aircraft such as the CV5800 Stretch program, CV580 Cargo Door conversion, CV580 Turbine conversion, CV580 extended fuel program, CV580 Air tanker program."

http://www.kfaero.ca/maintenance-and-engineering/convair/modification
 
dc8jet
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RE: IFL Group CV-5800s

Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:10 pm

KarlB737 Kelowna has done six CV-5800 conversions. Five of them, serial numbers 276, 277, 278, 279 and 309 were piston engine C-131Fs. The other serial number 343 was a C-131E which had been converted to a CV-580 for the FAA. The fuselage is lengthend by inserting a 2.1 Meter plug fore and aft of the wing. No second aircraft is used. I have contacted IFL but have received no response.

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