A selection of my photographs of the retrofittted turbine-powered Convair 580s, 600s and 640s

Convair 580 N900WC in passenger service with Puerto Rico International Airlines PRINAIR at St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
in October 1981. This aircraft was built as a CV.340 and delivered new to Australia in 1954 as VH-BZD for Ansett Airways.

N5599J was another former Ansett Airways CV.340 (VH-BZG) sold back to US and rebuilt with Allisons as a Convair 580.
Seen at Marana, Arizona in November 1981 while flying passenger charter with Pacific National Airways.

Convair 580 N73153 at Klamath Falls, Oregon in September 1981 while on a fire support contract to US Forestry Service

Convair 580 N73163 at Fort Lauderdale Executive, Florida in August 1989 as a freigher with Renown Aviation

Convair 580 N5822 at Anchorage, Alaska in September 1981 with local operator Sea Airmotive.
It still wears the paint scheme of its previous owner Frontier Airlines.

Sea Airmotive's CV580 N5820 at Anchorage, Alaska in September 1981 in Seair's own scheme

Convair 580s N73104 (left) and N73109 at Denver, Colorado September 1981 in Aspen Airways' colourful schemes.

Boarding Air New England's leased Convair 580 C-GJRP at Boston in October 1981

Convair 580 C-GJRP eight years later as a freighter with Tempus Air, seen at Hamilton, Ontario in August 1989

Convair 580 C-GKFZ was another Tempus Air freighter at Hamilton, Ontario in August 1989

Kelowna Flightcraft Convair 580 C-GKFY freighter at Toronto in October 1981 while operated for Purolator Courier

Convair 580 C-FARO in passenger service with Air Niagara at Toronto in August 1989

Air Ontario Convair 580 at Toronto, Ontario in August 1989, one of their fleet of Convair 580s on passenger services

Convair 600 N94246 with SMB Stage Line at the Dallas-Fort Worth freight terminal in November 1981. 
SMB Stage Line had a large fleet of Convair 600s, which were CV.240s re-engined with RR Dart turboprops.

Viking International Convair 600s unloading at the Oklahoma City freight ramp at midnight during November 1981

Zantop International Convair 640 N640R at Oklahoma City in November 1981, waiting for that night's freight runs
The Convair 640s were the heavier CV.340s or CV.440s re-engined with RR Dart turboprops.

Convair 640 N3412 at Dallas-Fort Worth in November 1981 had just been purchased from Zantop by SMB Stage Line

Convair 640 N849TA at Miami-Opa Locka, Florida in October 1981 in Air Algerie colour scheme had been purchased by
Miami aircraft dealer Atlas Aircraft. The following month it was on-sold to High-Line Airways, Canada

Convair 640 freighter N111TA undergoing maintenenace at Tucson-Ryan Field, Arizona in November 1981

Retired Texas International Airlines Convair 600 N94239 being stripped for parts at Tucson, Arizona November 1981.
Tucson aircraft modification company Hamilton Aviation specialised in parts support for the Convair series.

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