NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 7410. Lioré et Olivier LeO H-246 (F-AOUJ c/n 3) Air France
02/28/2008. The LeO H-246 was a four-engined flying boat
that could carry 23 passengers and registered as F-AOUJ it flew for
the first time on September 30, 1937. Flight trials were so successful,
that before they were completed, six production aircraft (F-AREI to
F-AERN, c/n 2 to 7) were ordered by Air France on January 31, 1938.
Designated H-246.1 they were constructed by SNCASE (Société Nationale
de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud-Est) into which Lioré et Olivier
was absorbed late 1937, and the first was registered to the airline on
February 13, 1939.
Created February 28, 2008