History : Convair 440
|The Convair 440 was a very robust aircraft. When Ansett brought them into service they worked them hard, and when Airlines of South Australia took control of them they had a much easier run. According to Alan Lawson they were generally a good aircraft to work on except for the engine fire warning system and navigation light dimming relays.
Alan worked with N.I.C., ANA., and Ansett - (1956 to 1993)
PPhotos taken by Alan Lawson, 10th Feb 1972 on the retirement of the Convairs
(440) VH-BZF and VH-BZN at Adelaide Airport.
Photos courtesy of Alan Lawson.