zoggavia
c/n 1037

Model 1649A-98-16 Starliner I-LETR later N8082H

Laid down for Linee Aeree Italiane as I-LETR. Completed but not taken up and remained at the Lockheed factory. Sold to Trans World Airlines registered N8082H 29 March 1958. Converted  to TWA standards 29 March 1958 and in service on domestic and international network as FN 327 by 2 May 1958.


                                                                                                                                                                
N8082H L-1649A Starliner seen at London Heathrow
, May 1959.
Please note the white radar nose, though the original LAI Model 1649A Starliners were not equipped with weather radars like all the other 1649A models, Zoggavia Collection.

Last pax. service for TWA 27 December 1960 and delivered to LAS for conversion to all-cargo configuration. Completed 6 March 1961 returned to TWA by 10 March 1960 (TT: 7'835 hrs).  Withdrawn from use 30 June 1964 and sold to E. Bush Aviation and delivered via Miami, FL 26 October 1965.


Fate unknown, but presumably scrapped in Korea in the early 70s.


HL4003 Air Korea
February 67 - August 68


Sold to Air Korea 25 February 1967 and delivered from San Francisco, CA 8 March 1967 as HL4003. Air Korea ceased operations August 1968 and the Starliner was probably stored at Seoul. Still registered in 1970 but C of A expired.


Photo taken at San Francisco, March 1967, Zoggavia Collection.