FOREIGN OWNERS & REGISTRATIONS

     
Several C-82 packets were operated across the Atlantic in the Middle East and TWA's C-82 flew
the European routes as a repair station, however these were all under US owners and registrations.
The true foreign market was in every piston-era enthusiasts location - Latin America, where the
C-82 enjoyed several years in the service of various operators hauling cargo. Brazil was the largest
operator of the Packet by far, with not only 12 for the military but 10 for Rio based company
Cruzeiro do Sul. Although Bolivia had many C-82 registrations only three aircraft actually served
for any length of time. Perhaps the most well recognized operator was Mexico's Mexicana Airlines,
whose five C-82 Packets were in regular service out of Mexico City in the late 1950's. Four of these
aircraft also featured the unique dorsal fillet modifications.


Argentina
Transcarga
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
LV-GIS 45-57736 / 10106 Ex-Mexico XB-ZUZ, delivery registration LY-PNY.
Only a short service life, broken up in August, 1967.
     

A very rare shot of LV-GIS of Argentine operator Transcarga.
Photo: via Andre van Loon.
     
Bolivia
Aero Inca Ltda.
One aircraft purchased in July, 1972 for an air taxi service. It was leased
to Sociedad Aeropecuario Tohomonoco of La Paz for a while before going
into storage in 1973. Sold to two further Bolivian companies, Lineas Aereas
Canedo
hauling beef and general cargo, then Transportes Aereos Itenez
briefly before crashing at the end of 1976.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
CP-983 45-57777 / 10147 To Lineas Aereas Canedo (LAC) in 1976.
- Named
Mobby-Dick [sic].
To Transportes Aereos Itenez in 1976.
- Crashed on 27 December 1976 at San Ramon, Bolivia.
Aerovias Condor Ltda. La Paz, Bolivia
Founded in 1958, this company acquired two C-82 Packets in early 1960 to support
both oil and gold mining operations in Bolivia at the time. The company had closed
shop by 1963 however and the last C-82 (CP-677) went to TABSA for further service.
Transportes Aereos Benianos S.A. (TABSA) continued to operate CP-677 until it too
crashed in 1970.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
CP-677 45-57747 / 10117 Ex-Mexico XA-LIL.
To Grupo TABSA in 1963.
- Crashed 15 March 1970 at Sasasama, Bolivia.
CP-678 45-57758 / 10128 Ex-Mexico XA-LIK.
Crashed 26 November 1960 at Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Direccion de Aeronautica Civil (DAC)
Imported in 1960 by Bolivia's regulating aviation body for the purpose of
promoting the air transport industry but crashed during it's delivery flight.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
CP-665 unknown Crashed 24 August 1960 at El Palmar, Bolivia.
Registrations Not Taken Up:
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
CP-614 45-57828 / 10198 November 1955 delivery cancelled, sold to Peru.
CP-634 45-57767 / 10137 February 1957 delivery cancelled, sold to Peru.
CP-693 45-57766 / 10136 Ex-Mexico XA-LOL, sold to Steward-Davis Inc., USA.
CP-694 45-57756 / 10126 Ex-Mexico XA-LOK, sold to Steward-Davis Inc., USA.
CP-697 45-57807 / 10177 Ex-Mexico XA-MAW, sold to Steward-Davis Inc., USA.
CP-772 unknown Reserved for Luis Torres Pascoe, not delivered.
     

Well known Bolivian Packet, CP-983 of Aero Inca Ltda. at Santa
Cruz Airport in March, 1975. The name Kyle is printed under the
co-pilot's sliding window - the reasons for which are unknown.
Photo: via Andre van Loon.
     
Brazil
Amazonia Ind e Comercio S.A.
No details at present.
Strangely both aircraft appear to have crashed on the same
day but at different locations? The crash date for PT-DLP
however isn't confirmed.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
PT-DLP 48-584 / 10219 Ex-Brazilian Air Force s/n: 2200.
Crash landed 28 October 1970, Altamira, Brazil, reg. cancelled 1983.
PT-DNZ 48-578 / 10213 Ex-Brazilian Air Force s/n: 2207.
Crashed 28 October 1970 at Serra do Norte, Brazil.
Cruzeiro do Sul Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Largest Latin American operator of the C-82A, a total
of ten aircraft were delivered starting in 1957. At least
one was a Steward-Davis Jet-Packet 1600 conversion.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
PP-CEE 45-57774 / 10144 Named Hercules.
Fuselage became a nightclub in Rio de Janeiro in 1965.
PP-CEF 45-57830 / 10200 Named Centauro.
Crashed 16 January 1958 at Belem, Brazil.
PP-CEG 45-57771 / 10141 Scrapped 1966.
PP-CEH 45-57745 / 10115 Crashed 11 January 1958 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PP-CEI 45-57815 / 10185 Never entered service, used as a spares source.
PP-CEJ 45-57786 / 10156 Never entered service, used as a spares source.
PP-CEK 45-57777 / 10147 Converted to a Jet-Packet 1600. Later to Bolivia as CP-983.
PP-CEL 45-57783 / 10153 Now derelict and disowned in Manaus, Brazil.
PP-CEM 45-57810 / 10180 Crashed 26 January 1960 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PP-CFF 45-57812 / 10182 Never entered service, used as a spares source.
     

The fuselage of this C-82 ended up being a nightclub in Rio de Janeiro in 1965.
     
Chile
Rivaereo Co. Arica, Chile
A company owned and operated by Ricardo de Varennes.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
CC-CRA-0507 44-23027 / 10071 Later to USA as N8009E.
CC-CRB-0508 44-23001 / 10045 1958, later to Linea Aerea Taxpa Ltda. as CC-CAE.
     

Slightly poor quality photo is made up for by the colorful livery on this C-82A
belonging to Linea Aerea Taxpa Ltda. Note the Chilean flag on the tail.
The aircraft was later scrapped in New Mexico in the early 1970's.
Photo: Ivan Siminic.
     
Colombia
Gustavo Torres Buenaventura
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
HK-906 unknown June 6, 1958 - October 23, 1963.
HK-930 unknown June 5, 1956 - July 9, 1958 / crashed June 17, 1958?
Julio C. Cuadros
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
HK-924 unknown February 5, 1957 - June 27, 1969.
Lineas Aereas Colombianas Expresas (LACE Ltda.)
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
HK-426 45-57829 / 10199 September 26, 1956
Sold to Lilia Lizcano de Herrera October 6, 1967.
Sold to Servicios Especiales Aereos (SEA) Ltda., named Arauca.
Registration cancelled November 2, 1973.
HK-468 unknown March 9, 1956 - August 21, 1969.
Lineas Aereas del Caribe (LAC Airlines S.A.)
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
HK-914 unknown May 22, 1956 - November 25, 1960.
HK-915 unknown May 22, 1956 - June 11, 1969.
Lloyd Aereo Boliviano
A Bolivian company operating in Colombia
as
Lloyd Aereo Colombiano.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
HK-918 unknown April 25, 1959 - June 18, 1969.
Servicios Integrales Aeronauticos (Sialas Ltda.)
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
HK-583 45-57788 / 10158 April 18, 1961 - November 29, 1971.
Sold to Servicios Especiales Aereos (SEA) Ltda. 1971.
Possibly to HK-583E as an aerial sprayer? / struck-off 1974.
Vagon Volante De Colombia Ltda. Barranquilla, Colombia
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
HK-913X 48-575 / 10210 May 28, 1956.
Purchased from L.B. Smith Aircraft Corp. Fate unknown.
     
Guatemala
Aviateca Guatemalteca
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
TG-ATA 44-22962 / 10006 -
TG-AVA 45-57832 / 10202 -
TG-AXA 44-23034 / 10078 -
TG-AYA 45-57780 / 10150 -
TG-AZA 44-23025 / 10069 -
Transportes Aereos Guatemalecos
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
TG-DAC-79 44-23050 / 10094 Named Corronga. Ex-Honduras XH-143-P.
The Ohio Oil Co. of Guatemala Guatemala City, Guatemala
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
TG-OOC-2 45-57802 / 10172 1959.
TG-OOC-3 45-57734 / 10104 1959.
TG-OOC-4 45-57795 / 10165 1960-1963. To Interior Airways as N209M.
TG-OOC-5 45-57793 / 10163 1960-1963. To Interior Airways as N208M.
     
Honduras
Servicio Aero de Honduras S.A. (SAHSA)
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
XH-139 44-23004 / 10048 Crashed at Trujillo, Honduras.
XH-163 44-57733 / 10103 Later to HR-163 then HR-SAM.
Unknown operator:
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
XH-143-P 44-23050 / 10094 Later to Guatemala as TG-DAC-79.
     
Mexico
Compania Mexicana de Aviacion S.A. (CMA) Mexico City, Mexico
A total of five aircraft were acquired by CMA from 1956 for cargo operations
through to around 1960. The Mexicana fleet could be distinguished by the
addition of dorsal fillets on the tails. At some point the airline was re-branded
as Mexicana Airlines.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
XA-LIZ 44-23051 / 10095 1966 to Transportes Aereos Mexicanos S.A.
XA-LOJ 45-57740 / 10110 Fitted with dorsal fillets.
XA-LOK 45-57756 / 10126 Fitted with dorsal fillets, later to Bolivia as CP-694 [ntu].
XA-LOL 45-57766 / 10136 Fitted with dorsal fillets, later to Bolivia as CP-693 [ntu].
XB-PEK 45-57807 / 10177 Fitted with dorsal fillets, later to XA-MAW, later to Bolivia as CP-697 [ntu].
XB-YOA 45-57758 / 10128 Later to Guest Aerovias as XA-LIK, later to Bolivia as CP-678.
Guest Aerovias
This company operated the first civil C-82 Packet starting
in 1955. They later acquired another C-82 as XA-LIK.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
XA-LIL 45-57747 / 10117 Later to Bolivia as CP-677.
Transportes Aereos Mexicanos S.A. (TAMSA)
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
XA-LIW unknown Crashed 30 October 1957 near Campeche, Mexico.
XA-LIY 44-23048 / 10092 -
Roberto N. Tribolet Culiacan, Mexico
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
XB-ZUZ 45-57736 / 10106 1956, to Argentina as LV-GIS in 1966.
     

XA-LOJ of CMA parked up in Mexico City. This dorsal filleted C-82 later went
to Steward-Davis at Long Beach where it was eventually scrapped in 1972.

Photo: Richard Vandervord.
     
Panama
Expreso Aereo Panama S.A. Panama City, Panama
Not many details except that it appears that these two registrations
were a paper only transaction with the aircraft going straight into
service with Expreso Aereo Peruano S.A. of Peru.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
HP-219 45-57832 / 10202 1956.
HP-220 45-57780 / 10150 1956.
     
Peru
Known operators:
Compania Aereo Mercantil S.A. (CAMSA) - 1 C-82.
Expreso Aereo Peruano S.A. - 3 C-82s from 1956-1962.
Minerales Y Metales S.A. Lima, Peru - 1 C-82 from 1957.

Rutas Aereas del Peru S.A. (RAPSA) - 1 C-82.
Transperuana de Aviacion S.A. Lima, Peru - 1 C-82 from 1964-1967.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
OB-LHF-508 45-57767 / 10137 Later to OB-WAD-508. 1957 / Minerales Y Metales S.A.
OB-RAA-439 45-57832 / 10202 Later to OB-UAB-439, OB-WAF-439. 1956 / Expreso Aereo Peruano S.A.
OB-T-749 45-57763 / 10133 1964-1967 / Transperuana de Aviacion S.A.
OB-TAI-438 45-57780 / 10150 Later to OB-UAA-438, OB-WAE-438. 1956 / Expreso Aereo Peruano S.A.
OB-WAC-479 44-22984 / 10028 Later to OB-T-479.
OB-WAG-458 45-57828 / 10198 Later to OB-RAB-458.
OB-UAE-528 44-23025 / 10069 -
     

The single Transperuana de Aviacion C-82 in Miami, Florida
in mid-1964, note the Canadair DC-4's in the background.
Photo: via Andre van Loon.
     
Uruguay
Aerovias Monder Montevideo, Uruguay
No details at present.
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
CX-AQA 45-57774 / 10144 -
Unknown operator:
CX-AQB 45-57775 / 10145 -
     

An Aerovias Monder C-82, possibly CX-AQA, was based in
Uruguay and leased into Argentina during 1956-1957.
Note the colorful Monder bird logo on the nose.
Photo: via Juan Carlos Rodriguez.
     
Venezuela
Unknown operator:
Registration s/n / msn Remarks
YV-C-LBA 45-57827 / 10197 Possibly not delivered?
     

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