Pegasus Aviation Finance Company
is a US
based aircraft lessor
formed in 1988
and based in San Francisco
. It is one of the world's largest commercial aircraft lessors, with a fleet of over 200 aircraft.
It has owned Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules, c.n. 4582, N2189M, now N2731G, that has been associated with rendition.
- N2189M - Lockheed L-100-30 c.n. 4582 (registration no longer valid) Lars Olausson's entry for c.n. 4582 in the 25th edition of the "Lockheed Hercules Production List - 1954-2008" (self-published, Såtenäs, Sweden), reads: L-100-30 (Model 382-G-30C), delivered April 1975 - Gabon Air Force TRK-KA, April 1975, same April 1980. Registered TR-KKA by August 1981, same, February 1989. Sold to Pegasus Aviation, registered N2189M, 1989, registered to Alaska World Trade Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska, January 1990, same, March 1990. Registered to Flight Cargo Leasing, Dover, Delaware, April 1990, same, September 1990. Leased to Tepper Aviation [from Rapid Air Trans (?), June 1990 (?)]. As of January 1992, marked in overall white w/ a blue line, no markings, blister on top of fwd. fuselage. Flights to Riga and Kiev, February 1992. As Rapid Air Trans, November 1993, same January 1994. To Pegasus Aviation, February 1995, same, May 1997. Carrying Tepper Aviation titles, June 1998. At Basra, May 2004, no titles as of October 2005. N2189M registration passed to JJS&D, LLC, 824 Market Street, Suite 1000, Wilmington, Delaware, 19899-1680, registration date 07 Dec 2006; reregistered N2731G to JSS&D, January 2007. N2731G was previously assigned to a York, Pennsylvania-registered Cessna 182B, c.n. 52031, registered June 28, 1996, and delisted as destroyed.
- N8183J - Lockheed L-100-30 c.n. 4796 - Lars Olausson's entry for c.n. 4796 in the 25th edition of the "Lockheed Hercules Production List - 1954-2008" (self-published, Såtenäs, Sweden), reads: L-100-30 (Model 382G-39C), delivered November 1978 and sold to Safair, November 1978. Leased to SCIBE, Zaire, registered 9Q-CBJ, November 1978. Stored at Brussels by October 1988, same January 1989. Registered to Pegasus Aviation as N123GA, January 1989. Registered to Rapid Air Trans as N8183J, February 1989, operated by Aero International. Leased to Tepper Aviation, December 1989?, same, March 1990. As of April 1993, white overall, no titles. Operation for U.S. government, October 1993, same, November 2004. Registration N8183J transferred to Q2P, L.L.C., Wilmington, Delaware, October 2006. Registration changed to N2679C, November 2006, TA on tail, November 2006. Operation by Tepper, March 2007. (Lars Olausson, Production List, April 2008, 26th Ed., page 95).
- Lars Olausson, Lockheed Hercules Production List - 1954-2008 - 25th ed., Såtenäs, Sweden, April 2007. Self-published. No ISBN, pages 84, 95.