The C-990 Coronado was a narrow-body jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. The C-990 design was based on Convair's earlier C-880; the C-990 was a ""stretched"" version and was produced in response to a request from American Airlines. American Airlines requested that Convair design an aircraft for coast-to-coast flights, able to fly nonstop New York to Los Angeles against westerly winds. The 990 entered production in 1961. This specific model is painted in the American Airlines paint scheme. American Airlines is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. American Airlines operates an extensive international and domestic network, with scheduled flights throughout North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!