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Convair 990

A Convair 990 of Garuda Indonesia.

The Convair 990 Cornado (CV-990) was one of the first jetliners. It was designed to compete against the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, British De Havilland Comet, Avro Canada C102 Jetliner. It also faced competition with the Soviet Tupolev Tu-104. It was a development from the Convair CV-880. The Coronado was designed for non-stop coast-to-coast service in North America, at a higher cruising speed than any jetliner. A variant of this design is the derived Galileo Airborne Observatory.

Surviving aircraft Edit

  • 30-10-2: In storage with Scroggins Aviation at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. It is now used in film productions.[1]
  • 30-10-5: Cockpit in storage at a scrapyard in Tucson, Arizona.[2]
  • 30-10-12: On display at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, Switzerland.[3]
  • 30-10-18: Forward fuselage preserved at Sabadell Airport in Sabadell, Spain for cabin crew training.[4]
  • 30-10-29: On display as a gate guardian at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.[5]
  • 30-10-30: In storage at Palma de Mallorca Airport in Palma, Majorca.[6]

References Edit

  1. "Convair 990, serial no. 02, N990AB". ConvairJet.com. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. "Convair 990, serial no. 05, N990AC". ConvairJet.com. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  3. [1]https://www.verkehrshaus.ch/en/visit/museum/mobility/aviation.html. verkehrshaus.ch. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  4. "Airframe Dossier - Convair CV-990, c/n 18, c/r EC-BZP". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  5. "Airframe Dossier - Convair CV-990-30A-5, c/n 29, c/r N810NA". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  6. Edlind, Tony. "Spantax S.A (BX)". Retrieved April 8, 2019.
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