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CV-580

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CVLT
Aircraft
Name CV-580
Manufacturer CONVAIR
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Medium
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

CANADAIR CV-580
CANADAIR Cosmopolitan
CANADAIR CC-109 Cosmopolitan
CANADAIR CL-66
CONVAIR C-131H
CONVAIR CV-640
CONVAIR CV-580
CONVAIR CV-600
KELOWNA CV-5800


CONVAIR CV-580

CONVAIR CV-580 CONVAIR CV-580 3D

Description

580: conversion from Convair CV-340 or CV-440 aircraft with two Allison 501 D13D/H turboprop engines in place of the piston engines, an enlarged vertical fin and modified horizontal stabilisers. The conversions were performed by Pacific Airmotive on behalf of the Allison Engine Company.

Technical Data

Wing span 27.97 m91.765 ft
Length 22.76 m74.672 ft
Height 8.20 m26.903 ft
Powerplant 2 x Allison 501 D13D/H turboprop engines.
Engine model Allison T56

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 260 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1340 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1300 m
MTOW 2630026,300 kg
26.3 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL200 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 16901,690 nm
3,129,880 m
3,129.88 km
10,268,635.178 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving CVLT

  • CVLT, en-route, Kapiti Coast New Zealand, 2003 (WX LOC) (On 3 October 2003, a Convair 580 on a scheduled night freight flight from Christchurch to Palmerston North, was observed on radar to enter a tightening left turn and disappear while descending through an area of severe icing. The aircraft impacted the sea vertically and at high speed.)