Air Pictorial 2000-05
M.Collett - Air Atlantique - diverse charter specialists /Airline Profile/
A former RAF Dakota, G-AMCA is one of Atlantic’s longest-serving DC-3s.
Two of the last DC-6s off the production line, G-APSA and ’SIXC, can each carry payloads of 13.5 tonnes.
Atlantic enjoys good relations with South African Hercules operator, Safair, and one of their L-100s is currently on lease at Coventry for oil pollution training.
A unique type in the Historic Flight is Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer G-BCWF, carrying the earlier registration ’PRS and painted in ETPS colours.
Some of the diverse types undergoing maintenance in one of Air Atlantic’s hangars, including Cessna 402B G-NOSE in the foreground and the Twin Pioneer at the rear.
One of the seven Lockheed Electras in the Atlantic Airlines fleet, pictured just after the Group combined its passenger and cargo operations in 1998.
The 19-seat Metro III has a useful 850 nm (1,600 km) range, making it an ideal type for passenger charters.
Remote sensing was one of the tasks for the Shorts 360, N360AR, and, although short-lived with Atlantic Reconnaissance it did make an appearance at the 1994 Farnborough Show.