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Today in Aviation: TWA Introduces the Lockheed Super Constellation

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Trans World Airlines (TWA) introduced the Lockheed L-1049 ‘Super Constellation’, or ‘Connie’ for short, into its fleet in 1952. The original Constellation had been commissioned in 1939, by TWA’s eccentric owner Howard Hughes. Hughes wanted a long-range airliner that offered unrivaled comfort, range, and economics. He believed that this would […]

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