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  convair 880 990 Restoration
ConvairJet.com is the OFFICIAL web site of the Convair 880 and 990 aircraft.
This website was developed to help preserve the history of the last few surviving Convair Jet Liners left in the world.
The 30 foot cockpit section will be restored inside and out back to its former TWA livery.
www.convairjet.com   (221 words)

  Convair 880. Who is Convair 880? What is Convair 880? Where is Convair 880? Definition of Convair 880. Meaning of ...
The Convair 880 was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics.
Convair began development of a medium-range commercial jet in April 1956, to compete with announced products from Boeing and Douglas.
The 880 was introduced too late to become a real player in the jetliner market, and the greater speed came at the cost of increased fuel use.
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 Convair 990 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Convair 990 Coronado was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics, a "stretched" version of their earlier Convair 880 produced in response to a request from American Airlines.
The 990 was lengthened by 10 feet, which increased the passengers from between 88 and 110 in the 880, to between 96 and 121 (depending on the interior).
One interesting change compared to the 880 was the addition of large bulges on the upper wing, in order to make the plane follow the area rule more closely, and thus reduce drag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Convair_990   (494 words)

 Convair 880
Convair (Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft) was a division of General Dynamics from 1952 to 1961.
Convair began development of a medium-range commercial jet in April 1956 to compete with products from Boeing and Douglas.
Initially it was called the Skylark but the name was later changed to the Convair 600 and then the 880, both numbers referring to its top speed (600 mph or 880 ft/s).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/co/Convair_880.html   (227 words)

 When General Dynamics purchased 17 percent of Convair's stock, Convair's was three times the size of General Dynamics
For the Atlas, Convair developed a new kind of airframe, nicknamed the "gas bag." Made of stainless steel sections that were thinner than paper, it achieved rigidity through helium pressurization, similar to the way a football keeps its shape.
The Convair Division continued, however, to be involved with space and delivered the first Space Shuttle Orbiter mid-section fuselage to North American Rockwell, producer of the Orbiter, in 1975.
Convair also developed and eventually produced the Tomahawk cruise missile, which was still in use in 2001.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/convair/Aero36.htm   (1672 words)

 The Convair 880/990 Aircraft Information
Despite that, Convair was convinced that with the support of Hughes, it could start the design of the Model 22 (Convair 880).
At first, Convair 880 would use the Pratt and Whitney J57 but they were rejected and the aircraft decided to use the General Electric CJ-805, a civil version of the military engine J79 which was placed at the Convair B-58 Hustler.
Only 35 Convair 990 were constructed (including aircrafts that were not delivered) and the last commercial flight of the type was done in 1987.
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The Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, universally known as Convair, was the result of a 1943 merger between Consolidated Aircraft[?] and Vultee Aircraft[?], resulting in a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States.
In 1954, Convair merged with Electric Boat to form General Dynamics, and the aircraft operation became the Convair Division of the merged company.
It produced aircraft until 1965, then shifted to space and airframe projects, continuing until 1996, when the division was entirely shut down.
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 Convair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Convair was a General Dynamics division with General Joseph T. McNarney as president in 1956.
The agreement that Convair had with American required that the 990 be the fastest commercial airliner in the world, a requirement that Convair did not meet, having not even built a prototype for the 880 or the 990.
Convair as a company should perhaps not had so much power in the hands of the one chief executive, without some accountability to the parent corporation.
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Convair 880 Above - Photo of first Convair 880 - Photo Courtesy of Convair The Convair 880 was a Douglas DC-8 by being s...
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 Airliners.net Articles: The Might-Have-Beens: Convair 880 and 990
Convair was keenly interested in remaining a supplier to the world’s airlines as the demand for its Model 440 short-range piston airliner began to slow in the mid-1950s.
In keeping with the goal of optimizing the 880 for shorter flight distances, the aircraft held less fuel than its rivals and was designed to operate from runways as short as 5,000 feet in length.
An ambitious restoration project in the United States is being undertaken be a group named “Team Convair” that has acquired and plans to return to flying status a former Northeast and TWA 880; the group’s work is highlighted on their website, www.convair880.com.
www.airliners.net /articles/read.main?id=67&read_comments=true   (2529 words)

 Convair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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 The Airchive-The Convair 880's and 990's of Mojave
Convair 880 N815AJ, ship 35, a TWA machine all it’s life, was spared by the wrecker himself, Mike Potter, who was ironically the youngest TWA 880 captain.
The interior of this 880 was in near perfect condition in 1996, apart from voluminous dust and excrement from some desert animals who had made it their home.
A particularly auspicious machine, this 880 set the record for a flight from Boston to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida which remains unbroken at a brisk 1hr 43 min.
www.airchive.com /SITE%20PAGES/VIN-CONVAIRS.html   (751 words)

 Glencoe 1/126 Convair 880 by Scott Van Aken
Convair had considerable success with its short range 240/340/440 airliners, but wanted to play with the big boys and that meant a four engine jet with continental range.
However, faster didn't sell as well as Convair had hoped and while they did sell quite a few to many US and foreign carriers, the 880 and later 990 didn't meet the expectations of Convair and it was their last foray into the large airliner market.
This particular kit is merely an older kit that Glencoe has obtained the rights to and stuck in their box with new instructions and vastly improved decals.
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 Convair Productionlist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Convair built quite a large number of piston driven ConvairLiners, and Canadair built them under license.
The lists on those aircraft are made even longer because of the enormous amount of conversions over the years.
The fast Convair JetLiners were far outnumbered by Boeing and Douglas jets.
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as 880 and 880M, with 1 to USN as UC-880 tanker, and 1 to singer Elvis Presley as his personal hack.
The first aircraft, [NX30039] c/n 1 City of Salinas, was operated jointly by Convair and American Airlines as a cargo carrier for three months, ending up as a aerial produce wagon hauling fresh fruit from Salinas and El Centro CA to the east coast.
Although never officially a Navy plane, a designation of XR2Y-1 was assigned with a USN letter of intent for 253 planes (then cancelled in July 1944) and Convair received permission to fly the prototype with Navy markings pending civil certification, which came as [NX3939] c/n 2 (ff: 9/29/44), then to USN [09803].
www.aerofiles.com /_convair.html   (2825 words)

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What killed the Convair 880 was not its drag - it was one of the fastest airliners of its generation.
Convair figured that speed was more important than comfort and they were wrong.
Aircraft Specifications The CV-990 was built by the Convair Division of General Dynamics Corp., Ft. Worth, Tex., in 1962.
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 Aircraft: Convair UC-880   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Twin Lakes, WI I resently purchased the 58 convair 880 engines from the 14 planes dismantaled at mojave and I'm looking to break them up if anyone is interested in the engines or pieces.
We currently have two GE Cj-805 engines that came off of a convair 880.It is a mock up,so that our students can learn how to do a real engine change.If you know of anyone that has a maintenance manual or even copies of one,we would be interested.
We are planning to get a Convair 880 flyable and plan on flying it to airshows around the country when we do get it flying.
www.aero-web.org /specs/convair/conuc880.htm   (366 words)

 Convair Liners 240, 340, 440 and Convair 880- Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Other airline Convairs featured in-flight are Continental Airlines, National Airlines, and Swissair with various shots of Braniff and Pan American aircraft as well.
The second segment turns to 1958 and the Convair 880 still under design and construction.
Part of the segment is narrated by a "stewardess" who loves the 880 as much as her passengers!
www.thconline.com /conlin240340.html   (407 words)

 Northeast Airlines Convair 880 Yellowbird (Circa 1968) for Flight Simulator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The third of America's big jetliners was the Convair 880 (Model 22), developed by Convair at San Diego as an effort to stay in the business of building commercial airliners.
Originally called the Skylark 600, then Golden Arrow, it set out to be the fastest of all the four-engined jets, and along with its sister ship, the Convair 990, were the only U.S. jet airliners to feature an avionics antennae "raceway" atop the fuselage.
The commercial aircraft speed record from New York (JFK) to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (FLL), is still held by a Northeast CV-880.
members.aol.com /tekeyla/captain/cv880n68.htm   (220 words)

 Convair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It produced aircraft until 1965, then shifted to space and airframe projects.
In 1994 this aerostructures unit was sold to McDonnell Douglas and in 1996 General Dynamics shut down the Convair Division.
The Convair XF-92A was the USA's first delta wing aircraft
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Convair   (123 words)

 eFlightManuals.com - Warbird And Commercial Flight Manuals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Trans World Airlines (TWA) flight manual for the Convair 880 (CV-880) commercial airliner.
Convair flight manual for the CV-990 commercial airliner.
First flown in January, 1961 the 990 was a 9 ft 10.5 in stretch of the earlier 880.
www.eflightmanuals.com /detail/itemList.asp?page=2&CategoryGroupID=29   (251 words)

 Airwise Discussion Forum - Convair 880/990 vs Boeing 707
I have heard of the Convair 880/990, but it was before my time.
After the Convairs I liked to fly in the BOAC Super VC-10s (smooth and quite in the cabin) and then DC-8s.
I seem to remember that the Convairs were only five seats across, so I doubt that they carried enough passengers for the fuel thay used.
forum.airwise.com /forum/printthread.php?s=f493bd85c0a747ff2008c3ba407c14a1&threadid=1574   (605 words)

 The Just Plane Fun Corporation :: Manufacturers :: Dragon Wings
This is a set of two die-cast model airplanes from Aeroclassics in the colors of Swiss Air.
One plane is the Convair CV-880 and the other is the Convair CV-990, the plane model set comes with a ground equipment item as well.
This is a very limited edition diecast model aircraft from Aeroclassics as part of their Euroclassics line of the Boeing 747-329M in the old colors of Sabena, the Belgian Airline.
www.justplanefun.com /Dragon-Wings-mid-3-p-1.html   (782 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Convair 880 & 990 (Great Airliners Series , Vol 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Though built only in small numbers, the Convair 880 and 990 both served their masters well and provided expanded jet service to new cities beginning in the early 1960s.
Fast and sleek, the Convair jets are fondly remembered by airline crews and passengers alike.
What I would have like to have seen more of (and this goes for many of these types of books) is more of the technical information about the construction of these planes, including details about aerodynamics, control surface workings, motor development, etc. Maybe I am not looking at the right books.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0962673048/aircraftownersan   (338 words)

 Aircraft convair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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 Convair 880 Tanker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This is a Convair 880 airliner that we converted into an aerial refueling tanker for the U.S. Navy.
A hose is mounted on a reel in the aft cargo bay of the 880, and can be reeled out to refuel an aircraft behind it.
The fuel is supplied from the tankers internal fuel tanks.
www.heebie.net /acft/cv880fli.htm   (64 words)

 SC's airliner lists
Convair 240-600 and 340, 440, 580, 640, 5800
Convair built more than 500 of both the 44 seat Convair 240 and 52 seat 340/440 between 1947 and 1958.
The Convair 880 and 990 were faster but less economical than the competitors.
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