We were recently contracted in to assist with a full contract lift package to remove the famous Catalina from the Loch Ness utilising our GMK5150L for vital repairs to be carried out before going back into the water.
The Consolidated PBY Catalina is a flying boat and amphibious aircraft that was produced in the 1930s and 1940s. In Canadian service it was known as the Canso. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations. The last military PBYs served until the 1980s and we feel very privileged to be involved with the lifting of the last one in the UK!