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Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major American airline which operated from 1930 until 2001. It was formed as Transcontinental & Western Air to operate a route from New York City to Los Angeles.

The Amazing Trans World Airline TWA.

Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major American airline which operated from 1930 until 2001. It was formed as Transcontinental & Western Air to operate a route from New York City to Los Angeles via St. Louis, Kansas City, and other stops, with Ford Trimotors. With American, United, and Eastern, it was one of the "Big Four" domestic airlines in the United States formed by the Spoils Conference of 1930.

Trans World Airline TWA

Howard Hughes acquired control of TWA in 1939, and after World War II led the expansion of the airline to serve Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, making TWA a second unofficial flag carrier of the United States after Pan Am.[4][5] Hughes gave up control in the 1960s, and the new management of TWA acquired Hilton International and Century 21 in an attempt to diversify the company's business. As the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 led to a wave of airline failures, start-ups, and takeovers in the United States, TWA was spun off from its holding company in 1984. Carl Icahn acquired control of TWA and took the company private in a leveraged buyout in 1988. 

Created in 1930

IATA ICAO Callsign
TW TWA TWA
Founded July 16, 1930
(as Transcontinental & Western Air)
Ceased operations December 1, 2001
(acquired by American Airlines)
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Aircraft Trans World Airlines fleet (at time of acquisition)

Trans World Airlines fleet (at time of acquisition)
Airbus A318 A318-100
Boeing 717-200 29 
Boeing 757-200 27 
Boeing 767-300ER 9 
McDonnell Douglas MD-81 8 
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 39 
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 64 

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F-16 Viper

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Awards & Nominations


Trans World Airlines retired fleet

Former Aircraft  
Consolidated FleetsterFleetster 1;  Convair 880 28 1960 1974; Curtiss Kingbird 1 1933   
Curtiss
C-46 Commando 1 1942 1942; Leased from United States Army Air Force
Curtiss
T-32 Condor II 3 1929 1931
Douglas 
DC-1 1 1933 1936 Operated the only DC-1 ever built
Douglas DC-2 31 1934 1942
Douglas DC-3 104 1937 1957
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Douglas C-54 Skymaster 14 1946 1961
Fairchild C-82 Packet 1
Fokker Universal 1 1930 1930;  Fokker F-10 8 1931 Fokker F-14 2;   Fokker F-32 2   
Ford 5-AT-DS Trimotor 22  1936
Lockheed L-12 Electra Junior 1 1940 1945;  Lockheed L-049 Constellation 40 1945 1962;  Lockheed L-749 Constellation 12 1948 1968; Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation 10 1952 1964; Lockheed L-1649A Starliner 30 1957 1967
Lockheed L-1011 Tristar 41 1972 1997 
Lockheed L-1329 JetStar 3  

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Famous  Aircraft of Trans World Airline (TWA)

Trans World Airline (TWA) amazing aircraft of the past.

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British European Airways Corporation, was a British airline from 1946 until 1974.

Consolidated

 The Vickers VC10 is a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range British jet airliner.

Curtiss

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Douglas DC-4/C54

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Douglas DC-9

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Lockheed L1049 

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Trans World Airline (TWA)

Aircraft Inventory at time of acquisition.

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Airbus

Airbus A318

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Boeing

Boeing 717

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Boeing

Boeing 757

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Boeing

Boeing 767

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McDonnell

McDonnell MD-81

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McDonnell

McDonnell MD-82

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McDonnell

McDonnell MD-83