Nord 262

1961

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Nord 262

The Nord 262 airliner, in the same class as the Fokker F.27 Friendship, started life as the Max Holste MH.250, which first flew in 1949 with twin piston engines. This was followed by a turboprop-powered variant, the MH.260, which flew in July 1960. Due to lack of orders, production ended after only 10 aircraft had been built; however, in 1961 the project was taken over by Nord Aviation, who developed an improved and more powerful version, the Nord 262. The company subsequently produced 100 Nord 262A, B, C and D Models.

Specification 
 MODELMH.260
 CREW2
 PASSENGERS23
 ENGINE2 x 986hp Turbomeca Bastan IV turboprop engines
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight9800 kg21605 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan21.85 m72 ft 8 in
  Length18.04 m59 ft 2 in
  Height7.11 m23 ft 4 in
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed385 km/h239 mph
  Ceiling9750 m32000 ft
  Range1590 km988 miles

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larry story, e-mail, 18.04.2013 10:41

Worked fo lake Centrall airlines at Indianapolis from '65 to '68.As a mechanic.
Remember the first delivery of these turds around ' 67. Removed theferry tanks and installed the interier seats and sent them on their merry way into our routs.

The terbometco baston engines ( we called them trouble makin basterds ) Had a nasting habbit of exploding in flight due to a continues problem with the water egection system.

One threw debres into the cabin and seriusly tore up a passenger. ( Never stand or sit in the plane of rotation )

They were supposed to replace our fleet of dc3's.
Then the Nords were grounded and we had to pull up our parked dc3'c (12) pull them into the hanger, remove all the burd nests and get them back into our fleet again.
After a fatal crash of one of our Convair 580's Lake central went belly-up and was bought out by Allegany. They were stuck with the Nords and the last I heard of them they painted them purple and finally junked them in faver of the Fokker f27
Good riddence to them.

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gooda, 20.06.2011 05:52

it has been grounded by the lack of spares to put it on flight again. for me it is a very nice plane.

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Tim Lawrence, e-mail, 13.01.2011 15:40

I have quite fond memories of this aircraft. I remember seeing an airline called Rouseau Aviation using them on their routes to Jersey (Channel Islands) during the 1970s. Not sure whether Rouseau Aviation are still going.

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ROCKER JEAN, e-mail, 01.12.2010 17:41

Sorry, but you must change this information:
CREW: 3 - 2 x pilot and 1 x cabin crew.
We can't forget the pretty stewardess.
Thank's

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ROCKER JEAN, e-mail, 01.12.2010 17:41

Sorry, but you must change this information:
CREW: 3 - 2 x pilot and 1 x cabin crew.
We can't forget the pretty stewardess.
Thank's

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besnard, e-mail, 07.04.2008 20:53

The N.262 has been equiped by 2 motors the BASTAN VI and the BASTAN VII
First flight the 12 /24 /1961

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besnard, e-mail, 07.04.2008 20:22

To your information Nord Aviation and after Aerospatiale have product 110 NORD 262 between 1961 and 1976

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Eduardo Sosa, e-mail, 22.10.2007 19:08

Sosa Airlines was an operator with one model but at least 6 month ago it has been grounded by the lack of spares to put it on flight again. for me it is a very nice plane.

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