Convair CV-880 / CV-990. Specifications. A photo.
Convair CV-880 / CV-990. Specifications. A photo.

Convair CV-880 / CV-990. Specifications. A photo.


Convair CV-880 - American airliner designed in the year 1959 Aircraft Corporation «Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation».


Photo Convair CV-880


American aircraft manufacturers began work on the development of the Convair CV-880 passenger airliner in the first half of the 50s of the last century. As an initial basis, the model of the Convair CV-540 passenger airliner was borrowed, which underwent a number of important design and technical changes, which in turn allowed the aircraft to carry more people on board, to fly at higher speeds and at long distances.

By optimizing the design of the aircraft Convair CV-880, the aircraft became more aerodynamic, and therefore increases its reliability and minimize drag, which in turn led to 7% fuel savings.

Initially it was assumed that the airplane Convair CV-880 can be used not only for passengers but also for the transport of goods, however, because of the design features, the plane is not applicable in this regard.


Convair CV-880 photo


Airliner Convair CV-880 made its first flight in January 1959 year, with all the tests of the aircraft were very successful, and therefore, from the middle of the same year, this aircraft was produced serially. Due to the high passenger capacity, the aircraft can carry a very large number of passengers on its board, which affected the popularity of this aircraft, which was manufactured for several years - for the current period, aircraft builders from the company "Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation" built 102 aircraft, operation Which at the moment is officially terminated.

Aircraft Convair CV-880, depending on the interior layout, can carry on its board until 110 passengers, while the minimum crew of an aircraft consists of only three people, which was very promising for the airlines, which have sought to minimize their costs, removing activities of the highest possible profit.


Aircraft Convair CV-880


Passenger airliner model Convair CV-880 equipped with power plantconsisting of four turbofan engines of the brand General Electric CJ805-23B, each of which had its own thrust in 71,4 kN, which is mainly the plane and provided such a high duty rate. The maximum of the aircraft airspeed is 990 km \ h., While the distance of the flight is limited to the distance 6115 kilometers.

In addition to the main production version of the aircraft, aircraft manufacturers have also produced a modernized version of the aircraft - the Convair CV-990, which has improved avionics and also has more efficient aircraft engines.


Specifications Convair CV-880.


  • Crew: 3 chelovekf;
  • Passenger: 110 people;
  • aircraft Length: 42,43 m .;
  • Wingspan: 36,6 m .;
  • Plane Height: 12,04 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 54840 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 35000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 114760 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 970 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 990 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 6115 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 12700 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbofan;
  • Powerplant: 4 x General Electric CJ805-23B (depending on version);
  • Power 4 x 71,4 kN. (Depending on version).


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