Bergen Air Transport

bat-c-54-ln-mob

Operated from Apr 1961 to Sep 1977

Country of Origin – Norway

Founder/Director – P.S. Finsdaal

Bergen Air Transport started out in 1961 to primarily support oil operations in the North Sea and continued to do so for about a decade with their small fleet of helicopters. However, in 1971 B.A.T changed its remit to that of cargo charter flights offering its services worldwide although realistically, most of its contracts would be limited to Northern and Western Europe. Without aircraft however, operations would not begin until the following year when C-47 LN-TVA was procured for the airline, after which two C-54s would be added the following year. It wasn’t until 1975 and 1976 that B.A.Ts C-54s began to appear at SEN, hauling in freight on a regular basis (possibly for Ford) and then vanished as quickly as they had appeared. The airline finally collapsed in the autumn of 1977 and its two remaining aircraft were sold to Zaire.

 

Bergen Air Transport fleet from 1975 to 1976

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

LN-MOB – 4/73 to 6/77

Sold to Zaire Aero Service as 9Q-CPB

LN-MOJ – 11/73 to 10/77

Sold to Zaire Aero Service as 9Q-CPK

 

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