Today in Aviation, American Airlines’ (AA) maiden Convair CV-990 Astrojet entered service between New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD) in 1958.
- by Lee Cross
- January 24, 2022
- 2 minutes read
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 […]