Altair Airlines  Aerospatiale (Nord Aviation) 262A  N487A                   (c/n


                                A smart new blue livery was introduced (on some aircraft) by Altair in 1980.  Seen above is an
                                example shot at sunset on a bright winter's day at Baltimore/Washington International (Friendship)
                                Airport in December 1980, by Bob Garrard.    By this time the airline had expanded its route
                                structure to provide service from Philadelphia and Newark to as far north as Buffalo, NY, and
                                as far south as Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte, NC.