Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PHOTO GALLERY: Argentine Fairchild Metros - #8 of 20+ - LV-VDJ (c/n AC-729)

Transportes Aereos Neuquen Fairchild Swearingen SA-227AC Metro III, LV-VDJ, (c/n AC-729) at Neuquen (NQN) in December 1998. (Phil Perry Collection)

LV-VDJ in service with Milenium Air at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on 24Oct10. (Phil Perry Photo)  

Metro (c/n AC-729) was originally delivered to Skywest Airlines of the US as N27283 in April 1989 but after only a short time went into private service with White Industries in 1990 followed by Maron Recovery, Inc. before traveling to Argentina to join Transportes Aereos Neuquen on 16Sep92.  The aircraft joined Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP)-based Baires Fly in June 2000 before transferring to Milenium Air on 09Apr09 where it apparently still flies today.

Photo of AC-729 in Skywest service at San Diego (SAN):


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