Aircraft Photo of C-FFKF | Convair 580(AT) | Conair Aviation |
Registration / Serial:C-FFKF
Other Marks:44
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 340/440/540/580/640 (C-131)
Aircraft Version:Convair 580(AT)
Operator / Titles:Conair Aviation
C/n (msn):179
City / Airport:Fairbanks - InternationalMap
Region / Country:Alaska, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: PAFA   IATA: FAI   Local: FAI   Other: -
Photo Date:8 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 6406
Photo Comment

Conair's Tanker 44 was originally delivered as a Convair 340 to United Air Lines in 1954 as N73153. It would keep that registration with various operators for more than 40 years, until it was purchased by Kelowna Flightcraft in 1999 for conversion to airtanker, and registered C-GEVC, then C-FFKF. It came to Alaska today to battle the Parks Highway Fire and is seen here in the evening light, arriving at Fairbanks to satisfy the customs people.

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