03/31/2012. Originally this aircraft was built under the RAF s/n HM980 (c/n 906) as one of 375 Airspeed AS.10 Oxford Mk.I aircraft produced in the serial range HM603 to HN212 by Percival Aircraft Ltd. at Luton, Bedfordshire. In 1947 it was converted by Airspeed (view also photo 10665) into a Consul, and it received its CofA on September 24, 1947. The same day it was registered EI-ADC to Aer Rianta Teoranta (Irish for Air Ways Limited), Dublin, Ireland, the holding company of the Irish national airline Aer Lingus. The following year, April 13, 1948, it was reregistered to Aer Lingus.
The registration was cancelled on April 27 1953, and it was subsequently registered to the Government of Pakistan/DC Kemp of Hunt International Petroleum Co. at Karachi as AP-AGK. The aircraft returned to Airspeed at Portsmouth, UK on October 12, 1958, although its Pakistan registration was not cancelled until March 10, 1959. It left the UK on February 12, 1959 for Switzerland where it was registered as HB-LAU to Aerocentro Sportivo Ticinese SA of Lugano. On June 6, 1962 it was registered in Spain as
EC-ARU to Iberia/Lineas Aereas de Espana at Madrid, its fate is unknown.