Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jan 2, 2022 22:16:00 GMT
Just chiming in with a bit of practical as well as historical information concerning some of these texture subjects.
"DO NOT" be under the erroneous impression some of these subjects are duplicates of what we already offer .... because I can "assure you" that's not the case
Both the AREA ECUADOR and APSA AEROLINEAS PERUANAS CV990-A's are redo's/"UPGRADES" of what we currently offer. We recently acquired "far more accurate" reference data that's now enabled us to produce "SUPERIOR" version of these two subjects than we currently offer. Both of these are probably the rarest among all of the few CV990's that entered service.
Unlike the NORTHEAST CV880-22 we already offer .... this "NEW" subject features the airlines "SUPERJET" titles which were applied to the tail fins of its aircraft upon service entry.
AREA ECUADOR transitioned from the DC-7 into jet equipment during 1967. It acquired a CV990-A on lease from ALASKA AIRLINES (N987AS) and which operated its routes from Guayaquil, to Asuncion, La paz, and Montevideo. This aircraft was originally one of three CV990-A's delivered to VARIG (PP-VJE) during 1963 .... after something of a Mexican stand-off between it and CONVAIR/GENERAL DYNAMICS in relation to the types performance capabilities .... but which, once eventually pressed into operation, serviced its Bogota, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Puerto Alegre routes from both Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo. VARIG sold this aircraft to ALASKA AIRLINES (a former CV880-M operator) during 1967. It then serviced ALASKA's principle jet routes for less than a year .... prior to being replaced by the B727 .... then being leased to AREA ECUADOR during May 1967. During October 1969 it was sold to MODERN AIR TRANSPORT (N5603) .... and was written-off as the result of a landing accident at Acapulco on August 8th 1970.
On December 23rd 1963 APSA AEROLINEAS PERUANAS acquired the first of 3 CV990-A's (OB-OAG .... later re-registered OB-R-728, OB-R-925, and OB-R-965) through FB AYER & ASSOCIATES .... and which became its first jet equipment .... operated on a lease to own contract .... and which serviced its Asuncion, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Guayaquil, La Paz, Lima, Miami (interlining with NORTHEAST services to New York), Mexico City, Montevideo, Panama, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro routes .... prior to the airline acquiring DC-8-50's during 1969 and its collapse during May 1971 through over-expansion.
With the rapid introduction of jet services across the USA by each of the principle American operators from 1958 .... struggling NORTHEAST AIRLINES first leased B707-320's from TWA to operate its Miami, Montreal, New England, New York, and Washington services throughout the 1959/1960 winter season. These services commenced from on December 17th 1959 .... with the airline marketing these aircraft as "The Newest, Biggest, And Fastest Jets". With later investment by Howard HUGHES the airline acquired CV880-22's during November 1960. With Howard HUGHES assistance, NORTHEAST AIRLINES became the 2nd airline to place CV880-22's into revenue service (aghead of TWA) .... operating 6 aircraft under a CONVAIR/GENERAL DYNAMICS (and later TOOLCO/CONVAIR/GENERAL DYNAMICS) lease and launching the airlines "SuperJet" (later "YellowBird") services on December 15th 1960. Marketed as "The Worlds Fastest Jetliner" its CV880's serviced the airlines Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Miami routes. Although 6 aircraft were initially leased .... a total of 10 CV880's were ultimately operated by NORTHEAST. The airline also leased a single CV990-A from January 27th 1867 until April 30th 1968 .... becoming the only airline to operate a fleet "composed of both" the CV880 and CV990. NORTHEAST began acquiring DC-9's from 1967, and B727's from 1968, and was eventually merged into DELTA AIR LINES during 1972.