Air Pictorial 1988-02
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N.Mercer - USAir - Stretching across the Continent
Earlier, in 1968, Allegheny took over Lake Central Airlines which had begun operations with DC-3s (N18667 illus.) before moving up to turboprop Convair CV-580s and Nord 262As
All American Airways' first Douglas DC-3, N91221, in the airline's original livery. The aircraft was later re-registered N141A before being sold in 1958
The Fairchild F-27J (U.S.-built Friendship) served with Allegheny for just ten years on the least well patronised routes. N2706J is seen at Greater Pittsburgh Airport and carries minuscule "Vistaliner” titles.
N2111J was Mohawk’s first BAC One-Eleven and is seen in Allegheny livery at New York La Guardia on 18th August 1978
Taken over by Allegheny in 1972, Mohawk Airlines of Utica-Rome, New York, had started its schedules with DC-3s and then purchased Convair CV-240s (N6632C illus.) before buying a large fleet of BAC One-Elevens, which eventually went to Allegheny
Aircraft representing the bulk of USAir's current fleet, McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 N935VJ
The Douglas DC-9 Series 31 became Allegheny's main workhorse from 1967 onwards. N966VJ is seen in the blue and red livery in which it was delivered in 1969. It still serves in USAir's current fleet
An All American Aviation Stinson SR-10C, painted all red and believed to be NC22085, demonstrates Dr. Adams' mail collection system
Allegheny Airlines' first turboprop type was the Convair CV-540 and the first of these, N440EL, is seen wearing the "Leilani" colour scheme which commemorated Hawaii's admission to full Statehood in 1959
By the late 1960s the Convair CV-580 was Allegheny's workhorse on feeder routes from the smaller communities. N5806, seen here, had previously served the airline in both CV-540 and CV-440 configurations
Acquired in 1955, by which time the company had changed its name to Allegheny Airlines. Martin 2-0-2 N170A (origin­ally N93042) is seen at Washington National Airport
The Nord 262As acquired by Allegheny from Lake Central Airlines were painted in a vivid purple and gold livery and given French names. Shown here is N26202 "Claudette d'Allegheny"
Aircraft representing the bulk of USAir's current fleet, Boeing 737-300 N351AU