Aircraft Photo of C-GYXS | Convair 580 | Tauck World Discovery | #12310
Registration / Serial:C-GYXS
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 340/440/540/580/640 (C-131)
Aircraft Version:Convair 580
C/n (msn):501
Operator / Titles:Tauck World Discovery / Pionair
City / Airport:AbbotsfordMap
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Airport Codes:ICAO: CYXX   IATA: YXX   Local: CYXX   Other: -
Photo Date:6 August 2015
Photo by:Gary Vincent
Photo ID: 12310
Photo Comment

Built as a 440 ordered by Real Transportes Aéreos but delivered to General Motors (N5123) August 1959. Converted to a 580 in May 1960 and flying with GM until August 1994. Cypress Airlines brought the airplane to Canada the first time in 1996 (C-GTTA). It would later fly with Air Inuit and Hydro Quebec before going to Pionair, first as ZK-PAL and later VH-PAL. The aircraft was ferried to Canada in 2009 to become C-GYXS and stored in Conair's compound without the registration markings.

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