Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection [Hill]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0041
Creators:
Hill, David O.
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.09 Cubic Feet
(1 record center box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the complete set of Seaboard & Western Airlines annual reports, from 1947-1979, as well as the following two Seaboard & Western technical manuals: Canadair CL-44 Operating Manual and a Lockheed Model 1049 Super Constellation Flight Manual. In the Lockheed 1049 manual, there is also a Lockheed 1049 exam (completed by Lawrence Nelson), a memo, and two issues of Canadair Service News, one from October 1960 and one from September/October 1961.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Seaboard & Western Airlines was founded by Arthur and Raymond Norden. These brothers were both World War II veterans of the Army's Air Transport Command. Over a 33 year period the airline these men helped create established itself as the preeminent carrier of cargo on the world's richest trade routes. This airline was the first to fly an all-cargo flight across the Atlantic, the first to land and takeoff at Idlewild (now John F. Kennedy) Airport, the first to fly support for the Berlin Airlift, the first to fly a Military Air Transport Service (MATS) charter, the first to support Pacific Airlift for the Korean Conflict (with a planeload of Air Force fighter pilots), the first to order and operate the Lockheed 1049D Super Constellation, the first to order and operate the Douglas DC-8-55, the first to order and operate the DC-8-63 CF, the first to order and operate the Boeing 747F (first 747 built as a freighter from the beginning of its production), the first all-cargo airline to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the first airline in the world to equip its entire fleet with Inertial Navigation Systems. On April 4th, 1961 the company's name changed to Seaboard World Airlines after Richard M. Jackson was brought in as the new Chairman and President. On October 1, 1980 Seaboard World Airlines was absorbed by The Flying Tiger Line, Inc., and on December 16, 1988 The Flying Tiger Line, Inc., was absorbed by the Federal Express Corporation.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David O. Hill, Gift, 2002

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Seaboard & Western Airlines Collection [Hill], Accession 2002-0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airlines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cargo Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airlift, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inertial navigation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lockheed Model 1049D Super Constellation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglas DC-8-55 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglas DC-8-63 (Super DC-8) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canadair CL-44 (CC-106 Yukon) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boeing 747 Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Air Force. Military Air Transport Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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