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Lockheed L-1011 Trans World Airlines
Registration: N31013 Type: 1011-1 TriStar 1 Engines: 3 × RR RB211-22B Serial Number: 1035 First flight: May 25, 1973
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. TWA was headquartered at one time in Kansas City, Missouri, and planned to make Kansas City International Airport its main domestic and international hub, but abandoned this plan in the 1970s. The airline later developed its largest hub at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Its main transatlantic hub was the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, an architectural icon designed by Eero Saarinen, and completed in 1962. In 1972, TWA took delivery of its first Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. Later, the airline heralded the TriStar as one of the safest aircraft in the world at that time. TWA withdrew its last TriStar from service in 1997.