Airplanes Planes Used By Trans World Airlines

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List of planes used by Trans World Airlines. Plane models are listed alphabetically and include additional information about each individual Trans World Airlines aircrafts. Trans World Airlines uses, or at some point has used, these planes. This list answers the questions "what kind of aircraft does Trans World Airlines use?" and "what plane am I flying on Trans World Airlines?" List includes photos of the Trans World Airlines planes when available, to help clear up what airplanes Trans World Airlines flies. This list features Lockheed L-1011, Fokker F.VII and more. (6 items)
Boeing 307 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Planes Used By Trans World Airlines
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The Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner was the first commercial transport aircraft to enter service with a pressurized cabin. This feature allowed the aircraft to cruise at an altitude of 20,000 ft, well above many weather disturbances. The pressure differential was 2.5 psi, so at 14,700 ft the cabin altitude was 8,000 ft. The Model 307 had capacity for a crew of five and 33 passengers. The cabin was nearly 12 ft across. It was the first land-based aircraft to include a flight engineer as a crew member. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Airliner

Manufacturer: Boeing

Length (m): 22.66

Maiden Flight: Dec 31 1938

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Convair 880 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Planes Used By Trans World Airlines
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The Convair 880 was a narrow-body jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. It was designed to compete with the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 by being smaller and faster, a niche that failed to create demand. When it was first introduced some aviation circles claimed that at 615 mph it was the fastest jet transport in the world. Only 65 Convair 880s were produced over the lifetime of the production run from 1959 to 1962, and General Dynamics eventually withdrew from the airliner market after considering the 880 project a failure. The Convair 990 was a stretched and faster variant of the 880. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Jet airliner

Manufacturer: Convair

Length (m): 39.42

Accidents: TWA Flight 128, Cathay Pacific Flight 700Z

Maiden Flight: Jan 27 1959

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Fokker F.VII is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Planes Used By Trans World Airlines
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The Fokker F.VII, also known as the Fokker Trimotor, was an airliner produced in the 1920s by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker, Fokker's American subsidiary Atlantic Aircraft Corporation, and other companies under licence. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Military transport, Passenger

Manufacturer: Fokker

Designer: Anthony Fokker

Length (m): 14.61

Accidents: Southern Cloud

Maiden Flight: Jan 01 1924

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Lockheed Constellation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Planes Used By Trans World Airlines
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The Lockheed Constellation is a propeller-driven, four-engined airliner built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958 at Burbank, California. 856 were built in numerous models, all with a triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage and most powered by four 18-cylinder Wright R-3350s. The Constellation was used as a civil airliner and as a military and civil air transport, seeing service in the Berlin Airlift and the Biafran airlift. It was the presidential aircraft for Dwight D. Eisenhower. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Airliner

Manufacturer: Lockheed Corporation

Introduced: Jan 01 1943

Designer: Hall Hibbard, Kelly Johnson

Length (m): 35.41

Accidents: TWA Flight 903, 1956 Grand Canyon mid-air collision, Air India Flight 245, KLM Flight 607-E, KLM Flight 633, + more

Maiden Flight: Jan 09 1943

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