Northeast Airlines Convair 880  N8483H                 (c/n  23)


                                           Northeast flew its first pure jet schedule on 15 December 1960 with one of the six Convair 880s
                                           it had leased from the Hughes Tool Company.   They were used to compete with the Boeing 707s
                                           and Douglas DC-8s being used by other carriers within NEA territory.   By the mid 1960s, NEA
                                           ran into the first of its serious financial problems (which would eventually result in its being taken
                                           over by Delta) and the Convairs were returned to Hughes Tool (or TWA, if you wish) in 1963.
                                        .  However, the airline did lease another four in later years finally releasing them in 1968.