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Trans World Airlines, Inc.

Trans World Airlines, Inc.
Item# 2390


Trans World Airlines, Inc.
In 1930, the TWA brand is born when Western Air Express and Transcontinental Air Transport merge to form Transcontinental and Western Air. The all-air transcontinental journey takes 36 hours including an overnight stop in Kansas City.

In 1933, Transcontinental and Western, to compete with United Air Lines and it's Boeing 247, turns to Douglas Aircraft for a response. The DC-1, forerunner of the DC-3, enters service.

In 1946, TWA begins transatlantic service with the Lockheed Constellation in 1946. Just 4 years later, TWA changes its name to Trans World Airlines.In 1986, TWA acquires Ozark Airlines. In 1995, TWA introduces its new red, white and blue livery. A short six years later, American Airlines acquires substantially all of TWA's assets. Outside of repainting TWA's aircraft, TWA loses its separate identity by the end of the year.

Certificate: Subordinated Income Debenture Bond, issued in the 1980s

Printer: De La Rue Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 13 1/4 (h) x 9 1/4 (w)

State: DE-Delaware

Subject Matter: Commercial Airlines

Vignette Topic(s): Female Subject

Condition: Horizontal fold lines, punch hole cancels in the signature areas and body.

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