NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 7412. SFERMA-Nord 1110 (c/n 01)
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SFERMA-Nord 1110

02/28/2008. SFERMA (Société Française d'Entretien et de Réparation de Matériel Aéronautique) was formed in 1949 to undertake repair and overhaul of both military and civil aircraft. Later it also undertook modification, conversion and assembly of aircraft, overhaul of engines and production of aircraft components and spares.

The SFERMA-Nord 1110 was converted from the 150th Nord 1100 Ramier (Dove, military version of the Noralpha) as a test-bed for the Turboméca Astazou turboprop engine. First flown on October 15, 1959, it was initially fitted with the 467 hp Astazou I, later replaced by the 554 hp Astazou II. Modifications included reduced wing span, squared-off wing tips, enlarged fin with supplementary dorsal and ventral fins.

Soon after its first flight the aircraft was registered as F-WJDQ, later to F-ANZR. Still active, the aircraft is presently based at Lognes-Emrainville, France, and owned by the "Association Antilope".

Created February 28, 2008