Convair CV440 passenger aircraft

Convair CV 440, medium-haul aircraft of 1955, with a capacity of up to 52 passengers. Finnair employed 9 machines of this type, which were operated until the 80s.

Helsinki-Vantaa Air Museum. Convair-440 passenger aircraft

The Convair 240 was designed by American Airlines to replace the Douglas DC-3s, which were no longer able to cope with the passenger flow and did not meet the increased comfort requirements. Production began in 1947 and 1,181 vehicles were produced in a variety of modifications, both civil and military, until 1957.

Helsinki-Vantaa Air Museum. Convair-440 passenger aircraft

The Museum presents the latest modification of the popular Convair CV440 Metropolitan family, an aircraft that combines the best achievements of piston aviation.

Helsinki-Vantaa Air Museum. Convair-440 passenger aircraft

We'll go up the ramp to the plane and look into the pilot's cabin.

Helsinki-Vantaa Air Museum. Convair-440 passenger aircraft

In the passenger compartment of the "Conveyor" there were elements of comfort and service that have become standard for current liners - individual lighting and ventilation.

Helsinki-Vantaa Air Museum. Convair-440 passenger aircraft

In the tail section, a kitchen was equipped, also a standard element for a modern passenger aircraft.

Helsinki-Vantaa Air Museum. Convair-440 passenger aircraft