Convair 990 Coronado
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Today in Aviation: American Airlines Introduces the Convair CV-990

Today in Aviation, American Airlines’ (AA) maiden Convair CV-990 Astrojet entered service between New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD) in 1958.

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Convair 990 Coronado

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the American-built, narrow-body, four-engined Convair 990 ‘Coronado’ took to the skies for the first time in 1961. The manufacturer developed the 990 after a request from American Airlines (AA). Although not a Convair 880 operator, the airline had studied the airliner on numerous occasions. However, its capacity meant that it […]

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