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By Jon Proctor

ISBN-10: 0962673048

ISBN-13: 9780962673047

The quickest, quietest, most magnificent jetliner trip in all of the world... This slogan defined the inherently strong having a look and fast Convair 88 jet liner of the overdue Fifties. This quantity bargains a wealthof distinct info at the underrated Convair 88 and the over-hyped ninety nine jet liners. Chapters comprise: improvement preliminary Operators next Operators shipment Conversions Odyssey of N88CH Elvis Lisa Marie and extra.

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The overseas version of the 990A received its FAA certification on October 12, 1962, followed by American Airlines' variant in january 1963. Leftovers American Airlines eventually accepted the five optioned 990A models, and Swissair bought one 58 Even if Convair had met its original goals, the 990s guaranteed speeds would only have been possible at 21,500 feet. Certainly no airline would routinely operate at this altitude except over the shortest routes. Fuel consumption would be nearly double that at economical flight levels, for the sake of an additional 18 knots.

Swiss charter airline Balair leased HB-ICH (msn 17) from 1968, for a variety of missions, including a trans-Atlantic round-trip to Puerto Rico. El Al sub-leased the aircraft using Balair crews, for services between Tel Aviv and London, Brussels, Paris, Rome, and Athens. It also was reportedly sub-leased that year to Air Ceylon. Balair used a 136-seat economy layout during the lease which lasted into 1971. June 2, 1975: HE-ICC journeys across Lake Lucerne en route to the Swiss Transport Museum. (Swissair) Gradually replaced on intercontinental routes by DC-8 and DC-10 equipment, the Swissair Coronado fleet was relegated to short-haul work.

It was eventually sold to Modern Air. (Peter W. Black collection) Aerovias Ecuatorianas C Ltda. (AREA) of Ecuador leased a 990 from Alaska Airlines in 1968, for use on its route from Guayaquil to La PazAsuncion and terminating in Montevideo. " (Terry Waddington collection) 77 76 HB-ICA (msn 7) wore stickers while operating short-term lease flights for Air Afrique. (Aviation Photo News) fiilii ~~~~~~~O~~~~~ 'lol1 HB-ICH (msn 17) was converted to an all-economy layout in spring 1974 and leased to Balair, which in turn sub-leased it to El Al for a few weeks to fly routes between Tel Aviv and Paris Brussels, and Zurich.

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