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Allegheny Airlines License Plate

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Allegheny Airlines License Plate                                           

    •    6" x 12" .025 Gauge Aluminum
    •    Includes 4 Mounting Slots & 1/2" Radius Rounded Corners
    •    UV Protective coating to Prevent Fading
    •    Image is reproduction - final product might differ slightly
    •    Made in America


In 1949 the company was renamed All American Airways as it switched from air mail to passenger service. On 1 January 1953 it was again renamed, to Allegheny Airlines. Like other local service airlines of the time, Allegheny was subsidized; in 1962 its operating revenues of $23.5 million included $6.5 million in "public service revenue".[3]

In 1960, Allegheny headquarters were in Washington, D.C.[4]

Allegheny added the Convair 540 to its fleet in 1961.[citation needed] The aircraft proved unreliable, incurring problems with its British-made Napier Elands that had replaced the Convair's piston engines. The airline bought new Fairchild F-27Js that the company named "Vistaliner". The F-27J was a U.S.-built version of the Fokker F27. The airline switched to General Motors/Allison turboprops in the Convair 580 which the carrier named the "Vistacruiser".

Allegheny Airlines was the first airline to create a network of affiliated regional airlines, the Allegheny Commuter System.[citation needed]

Contributing to Allegheny’s growth were the acquisitions of regional carriers Lake Central Airlines in 1968 and Mohawk Airlines in 1972. Mohawk added BAC One-Elevens to the fleet. Allegheny added other jets, notably the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 which the company named the "Vistajet". Other jets included Boeing 727-100s and 727-200s.

As deregulation dawned, Allegheny, looking to shed its regional image, changed its name to USAir on October 28, 1979



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