Lockheed Constellation Survivors

N7316C c/n 1018

L1649A N7316C November 1967 L1649A N7316C March 19, 1968 L1649A N7316C November 20, 2008
At Chicago-O'Hare in September 1959 while still in passenger service with TWA (Jon Proctor) Stored at Seattle in March 1968 in Alaska Airlines colors (Jim Morrow via Stephen Miller) Undergoing restoration in the new hangar at Auburn/Lewiston Airport (RM Pettersen)
  • Current registration - N7316C
  • Delivered to TWA June 1957 as L1649A N7316C "Star of Tigris"
  • Last passenger service with TWA on September 9, 1960
  • Converted to freighter by Lockheed Air Service and returned to TWA November 21, 1960
  • Leased to Alaska Airlines January 1962 and sold to them December 31, 1962
  • Converted to a bulk fuel oil carrier in 1968
  • To Red Dodge Aviation November 16, 1968
  • To Prudhoe Oil Distributing Company December 2, 1968
  • Possibly leased to Interior Airways in 1969
  • Stored at Anchorage, AK by April 1972
  • To Westair September 9, 1974 and flown to Kenai, AK for storage during winter 1974-75
  • To Onyx Aviation November 14, 1975
  • To Burns Aviation January 17, 1976
  • Abandoned at Stewart Airport, NY after arriving from Le Bourget on July 26, 1976
  • To Maine Coast Airways (Maurice Roundy) on May 23, 1983
  • Restored and flown to Auburn-Lewiston Airport, ME on November 9, 1983
  • Stored at Auburn-Lewiston Airport adjacent to Maurice Roundy's home
  • Maurice plans on flying aircraft on the US airshow circuit and restoration underway in August 2002
  • Sold to Jim Thompson, a Florida land developer, and registered to him on April 19, 2006
  • Still on Maurice's property at the Aurburn-Lewston Airport in August 2006 and restoration is continuing at a slow pace under his direction
  • Returned to Maurice in early 2007 due to non-payment
  • Aircraft, along with N974R and N8083H, sold at auction on December 18, 2007 to Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung
  • An extensive restoration of the aircraft is underway at Auburn-Lewiston Airport by Lufthansa
  • Reassembly began in 2014 and rollout projected for some time in 2015


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