Date of this update 03Sep2020:
Curtiss C-46 Commando, TI-1010C (c/n 33348) of TAISA
History by ATDB.aero
- '44-77952 (USAAF), AN-FAA (FANSA), AN-ADF (Lanica), TI-1010 (Lineas Aéreas de
Costa Rica SA - LACSA), TI-1010C (same), TI-1010C (LADECA), to final operator TAISA (Transportes Aéreos de
Integracion SA): Destroyed 09Sep1974'.
Noteworthy, ATDB has no start- nor end date of TAISA operations. Was based in Costa Rica.
Add'l notes from TAHS*
: 'USAAF delivered 03Apr45, War Assets Admin. transferred 28Apr47, wfu & std Bush Field, Georgia; FANSA bt '48, rr AN-ADF for FANSA '51. No mention of Lanica. LACSA bt '52. Lineas Aereas de Caribe
Ltda bt '67; TAISA bt '71. Crashed after hitting Mt. Leclerc, Haiti 09Sep74'
*) TAHS= Piston Engined Airliner Production List
, by The Aviation Hobby Shop (2007)
Curtiss C-46D Commando, N9890Z (c/n 33111)
History by ATDB.aero- '44-77715 (USAAF), N9890Z (Capitol Airways), N9890Z leased and returned by Lufthansa (in Capitol m/s), to Butte Knitting Mills (!), still N9890Z to Brownfield Aerial, and last know operator Onyx Avn with N9890Z's 'ultimate fate obscure'...
Capitol Airways (1946-'67), Capitol Int'l Airways ('67-'81) and Capitol Air ('81-'84); formed by Jessie Stallings; acquired in 1980 by George Batchelor, 1983 by Global International/Farhad Azima.'
TAHS: 'USAAF del Jan.'45; wfu & std '59; Capitol Aws bt 08Feb61;
Lufthansa Mar.'64, ret Jul.'69; Johnny Logan
13Aug69; Butte Knitting Mills lsd Oct.'69; Carolina Acft Corp. bt 30Apr71; Ed Cantrell bt 23Jul71;
Repo American Nat'l Bank 20Dec71; Clarks Aerial Svce bt 11Jul72; Brownfield Aerial bt 07Oct77; Onyx bt
27Mar78; Advance Aviation Inc. bt 07Jun78; Gulf Act Sales bt 05Apr79; Pedro A. Garcia bt 10Apr79; wfu & std'
Curtiss C-46A Commando, HC-AMV (c/n 174) of Andes
History by ATDB.aero- '43-47103 (USAAF), to N79095, CU-C145 (AV Q), CU-C145 (Expreso Aéreo-
Interamericano), CU-C145 (Cubana de Aviación), XH-TNG (TAN Honduras), HC-AMV (ANDES Airlines, Aerolineas Nacionales del Ecuador SA), CP-1224 (Northeast Bolivian AL). Also ex N560PG; scrapped at Cochabamba.'
TAHS: 'USAAF dlvd 30Dec44, USN BuNo.50720 tfd 30Dec44, wfu & std Aug47; N79095 Nationwide Air
Transport bt 10Mar48; Aerovia Q bt '48; Expreso Aéreo-Interamericano bt '60; CUBANA mgd July'61;
TAN Airlines bt '63; Andes bt '68; Northeast Bolivia Aws bt '75;
broken up 1984'.
Curtiss C-46D Commando, HP-463 (c/n 33066) of INAIR
History by ATDB.aero- '44-77670 (USAAF), YV-C-CAG (Compañia Aérea Viajes Expresos), XH-TNC
Honduras), HR-TNC (same), HP-463 (Inair Panama). Scrapped at Panama'.
TAHS: 'USAAF dlvd 11Jan45, RFC tfd 20Feb46, wfu & std Walnu Ridge,AR; CU-P183 Nat'l Acft Corp. bt 11Dec47;
N1660MClaire E. Wassenberg tfd 02Jun48; Robert L. Brown bt 15Nov48; RX-145 Lineas Aereas de Panama SA bt 09Feb49;
Compañia Aérea Viajes Expresos bt '50; TAN Al bt 17Nov50; HR-TNC TAN Al rr Feb.'61; Inair bt
'67; wfu & std Panama City 1973'.
C-46A Commando, HP-483 (c/n 30452) of INAIR
History by ATDB.aero- '42-96790 (USAAF), 39574 (US Navy), XH-TND (TAN Honduras), HR-TND (same),
OB-R-829 (APSA), and as HP-483 to Inair Panama. Scrapped at Panama'.
TAHS: 'USAAF dlvd 18Sep44, tfd US Navy BuNo.39574 18Sep44, wfu & std; TAN Al bt '54; rr '61;
wfu & std Miami; Aerolineas Peruanas SA bt '66; Inair bt 31Aug68; wfu & std Panama City '73'.
Douglas DC-6B, HP-493 (c/n 43527) for Internacional de Aviacion (Inair Panama)
History by ATDB.aero- 'N6527C (Pan Am), N6527C (Capital Airlines, leased from Pan Am), HP-493 (Inair
Panama / Internacional de Aviación), HP-493 (Cargo-Indeasa, leased from Pan Am), HP-493 (Latin Carga,
leased from Pan Am). Scrapped at Panama'.
TAHS: 'Dlvd 24Jun52 'Clipper Stargazer'; Capital Aws lsd 11Jan60, ret May'61 'Clipper Koln'; wfu
& std Miami Mar68; Air Lease Inc. bt 17Sep68; Inair bt Jun69; Cargo-Indeasa lsd Aug73, ret '74;
Carga lsd Sep76, ret Sep77; wfu & std Panama City Nov77; broken up'.
Douglas DC-6B(A/B), TI-1017C (c/n 45059) for LACSA ('San Jose')
History by ATDB.aero- 'N710A (ARAMCO), Certificated new as DC-6B equipped with a DC-6A cargo door,
TI-1017C (Avianca Costa Rica), TI-LRC (same), TI-ALS (Exaco), TI-AQQ (Carga Expresa), HR-AKB (Servicios
Aéreos Generales), ETP-10022 (Fuerza Aérea Mexicana). Scrapped at Santa Lucia Air Base (Mexico).'
TAHS: 'ARAMCO dlvd 03Aug56; TI-1017C LACSA 'San Jose' bt Oct60; rr TI-LTC 'Carguero' '74;
TI-ALS Exaco Cargo bt Aug77;
rr TI-AQQ '79; Bt Hector David Artica '85 HR-AKB; Servicios Aereos
Generales bt (no date); FA Mexicana bt (no date); wfu & std
Santa Lucia AB (no date)'.
Douglas DC-6B, HP-536 (c/n 43518), probably with Inair Panama however the lack of titles here.
History by ATDB.aero- 'N6518C Pan Am, N6518C (Capital Airlines -lsd & returned, Capital merged 01Jun61 into United), LV-PVQ (Austral Lineas Aéreas but unused; wrongly painted as LV-PVS?), LV-HRC (Austral Lineas Aéreas)
N6518C (Pacific Airmotive but unused; broker?), lastly as HP-536 to Inair Panama. Scrapped at Panama'.
TAHS: ''Clipper Freedom' dlvd 29May52; Capital lsd 18Feb6, ret May'61; LV-PVS Austral lsd 19Oct62, rr
LV-HRC Nov62 Austral, ret PanAm 30Oct64 N6518C; bt Air Lease Inc. 17Sep68; Pacific Air Motive bt
69; Concare Aircraft Lsng Corp. bt Sep'70; Inair bt '71; wfu & std Panama City; broken up Feb75'.
Douglas C-54G, FAC 696 (c/n 36057) with SATENA
(FAC: Fuerza Aérea Colombiana).
History by ATDB.aero- '45-0604 (USAAF), FAC696 (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana), FAC696 (SATENA
Colombia). Ultimate Fate Obscure'.
'SATENA: Colombia Servicios de Aeronavegacion a Territorios Nacionales.
Formed 16/4/62 as a division of FA Colombiana.'
TAHS: 'USAAF dlvd 18Sep45; FA Colombiana bt '70; tfd SATENA (no date); wfu & std '83'.
UPDATE dated 12Oct20
Fuerza Aérea Panameña C-47, FAP-201 (c/n 9091)
History by ATDB.aero: '42-32865 (SAAF), to NC21935, to LANSA (C-317), rereg'd HK-317, to Avianca Colombia
(HK-317), to RAPSA (HP-291), to Fuerza Aérea Panameña; Destroyed 27Aug1980? Or was that FAP-202?'
Fuerza Aérea Panameña C-47A, FAP-203 (c/n 20436)
History by ATDB.aero: '43-15970 (USAAF), to Fuerza Aérea Panameña. Ultimate fate obscure.'
COPA Panama C-47A HP-86 (c/n 6144); reportedly still active (2020), as HP-3286 for AL Llaneras Colombia!
History by ATDB.aero: '41-38685 (USAAF), to NC22434, to Copa AL (RX-86), rereg'd HP-86, to Alas
Chiricanas (HP-86), to SELVA Colombia (HK-3286), to SADELCA Colombia (same), Aerovanguardia Colombia (same), to
Aliansa Colombia (still HK-3286), to SADELCA Colombia (same), to AL Llaneras Colombia ((Current, Active).'
Rutas Aéreas Panameñas SA (RAPSA) C-47A, HP-563 (c/n 19513)
History by ATDB.aero: '43-15047 (USAAF), to American Air Lines (NC88828), to Lineas Aéreas Nacionales SA
(LANSA) as C-327, rereg'd HK-327 for same, to Avianca Colombia (HK-327), to RAPSA (HP-563), to SAHSA-
Servicio Aéreo de Honduras SA (HR-SHC), to Servivensa (YV-769C); scrapped at Puerto Ordaz.'
Hawker-Siddeley HS.748-227, HP-484 (c/n 1662)
History by ATDB.aero: 'Copa AL (HP-484), to Hawker-Siddeley Aviation (G-BCDZ), converted by BAe for maritime surveillance as the Coastguarder (1978) but later re-converted back to the standard srs.2A configuration, leased by British
Airways, returned, leased by Deutsche Luftverkehrsgesellschaft (DLT; ca.1981) and returned, G-BCDZ leased
SATA Air Açores, returned, a 1982 photo shows it in BA 'British' livery, flown as
Aerospace 748 Coastguarder demonstrator, G-11-3 for BAe Systems went unused, to Calm Air as C-GSBF; Part-out, derelict.'
Note some of the information was also learned from other sources such as Airliners.net and Flickr.com.
Lockheed L.188A Electra, HC-ANQ (c/n 1004)
History by ATDB.aero: 'Lockheed Martin (N1884), AeroMéxico acquisition cancelled, Lockheed Martin (N7144C),
Cathay Pacific AW (VR-HFA, demonstator), N16816 unused, to Braniff (N16816), to Compañia Ecuatoriana
de Aviación (HC-ANQ), to TAME (FAE1004); scrapped at Quito (UIO/SEQU).'
Note to TAME (Quito, Ecuador 1962-2020):
'Formed by FA Ecuatoriana. Minority (49%) stake expected to be acquired by TACA during 2008Q3, cancelled. Set up separate division TamExpress in 2011. Privatization project abandonned in 5/17 after no offer was received. Suspended operations on 17/3/20 due to COVID-19. Entered liquidation on 20/5/20.' [¬ATDB.aero]
Note to the Lockheed L.188:
'Lockheed had established a strong position in commercial airliner production with its piston-engine Constellation series.
In 1951, Lockheed was approached by Capital Airlines to develop a new turboprop airliner which was designated the YC-130, however there was no interest from any other carriers, so the design was dropped. Subsequently, Capital Airlines went on to order 60 British Vickers Viscounts.'
In 1954, as a result of American Airlines' interest in developing a twin engine aircraft, the idea resurfaced and the company offered a twin-engine design now designated the CL-303. This design was also shelved for lack of interest.
The following year, American Airlines revised its requirement to a four-engine design for 75 passengers with 2.000 miles (3.200 km) range. Lockheed proposed a new design, the CL-310 with a low wing and four Rolls-Royce Darts or Napier Elands. The CL-310 design met the American Airlines requirements, but failed to meet those of another interested carrier, Eastern Air Lines.
Lockheed redesigned the CL-310 to use the Allison 501-D13, a civilian version of the T56 developed for the Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport.
The airframe was stretched to allow for more seats and handle the increased performance. This design was launched as the Model 188 with an order for 35 by American Airlines on June 8, 1955.
This was followed by Eastern Air Lines with an order for 40 on September 27, 1955.
The first aircraft took 26 months to complete and by that time Lockheed had orders for 129. The prototype, a Model 188A, first flew on December 6, 1957.
First flown in 1957, the Lockheed L-188 Electra was the first large turboprop airliner built in the US.
Initial sales were good, but after two fatal crashes that led to expensive modifications to fix a design defect, no more were ordered. [¬Wikipedia, more..]
Waving goodbye to C-46 HP-443 (Aerofletes), DC-6 HP-462 (Aerofletes) and L-749A N6017C (ex/ Western)
History by ATDB.aero:
Curtiss Commando C-46A, HP-443 (c/n 30267) - 42-96605 (USAAF), to N91367, Aerofletes Internacionales a.k.a. AFISA (HP-443); parted out at Tocumen-Panama.
Curtiss Commando C-46A, HP-462 (c/n 42884) - American AL (N90717), Miami Aviation Corporation, unused, to
Aerofletes Int'les (HP-462), to Inair Panama (HP-462); scrapped at Tocumen-Panama.'
Lockheed L749A Constellation (c/n 2655) - Trans World AL (N6017C), to Pacific Northern AL (N6017C), to
Western AL (N6017C), to V.M. Castora (N6017C), to Concare Aircraft Leasing (N6017C), to Vincent M. Castora
for drug running; scrapped at Tocumen-Panama.'