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Modern Air Transport

Modern Air Transport - MAT - Incorporated in 1946 as a non-scheduled carrier,  MAT operated several C-46s for many years. In the summer 1962, the company equipped with five 049s bought from Capital Airlines. Three of these were used for spares, but the other two entered service with Modern, and a 1049 leased in addition. Modern was granted an interim certificate issued by the CAB to operate interstate-charters, domestic military contract flights, and overseas from 1 April 1963. A further 1049 was eventually leased and a 749A was bought in 1964. All the Connies were withdrawn during the following year with the introduction of a fleet of DC-7Cs in April - May 1965 following the airline's sale to Gulf American Land. Modern Air as it was called later went on to operate a fleet of CV-990A's until operations were suspended in September 1975.

Model
c/n
 Reg.  From To
 049 2068
N86531
61 64
 049 1963 N67952  61* 61
 049  2071  N86533 61 65
 049
1971
 N2741A  61* 61
 049
2065  N2739A  61* 61
749A
2520
N103A
64
65
 1049 4020
N6906C
61 62
 1049
4015
N6901C
63
63
* used for spares only

Construction number/registration/type


c/n 2068 N86531 L-049

c/n 2071 N86533 L-049

c/n 2520 N103A L-749A


















Notes

Aug 61 - November 64

Bough by Modern Air Transport from Capital Airlines 27 July 1961. Out of use by mid 1964.


Photo taken Oakland August 1962, Clinton H. Groves Collection.

 


   


September 61 - June 65

Stored December 1960 (TT 33'628 hrs). Bought from Capital Airlines 7 September 1961. Damaged at JFK, NY, when wing struck by National DC-8 N7181C. Repaired and Connie remained in service until June 1965

Seen at Oakland September 1962, Clinton H. Groves Collection.




June 64 - June 65

Leased from California Airmotive in June 1964, purchased by MAT in August 1964 and used until mid 1965. Stored at Mercer County, Trenton, NJ until transferred to Miami in 1966.

Photo taken Summer 1964
, Zoggavia Collection.