Photo © Steve Hill
This is only the second built, and it is preserved on display at the Mojave airport (MHV). I think something might be happening it, but this is based on but a shadow of evidence and may not be one bit true.
Photo © Steve Hill
This ex-NASA CV990 was used at Dryden to test shuttle landing gear. It would have been the last to fly, apparently in 1995/6. It has been used as a "gate guardian" at MHV, but apparently should be moved to a museum in the area.
Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.
This plane was used by "Denver Ports of Call" and apparently also by Seagreen. It last flew around 1990 I think, but was to be preserved as a flying "museum". However, this fell through. The owner, David Tokoph, is now apparently considering a proposed purchase of the plane by a Texas airport's museum. This would be a fitting preservation project, better than scrapping the plane.
Another very well preserved one is in Switzerland at the Lucerne traffic museum. This ex-Swissair bird was the last CV990 built.
Photo © Javier Rodriguez - IBERIAN SPOTTERS
Now this is the last I've found news of. Here is a picture of the last intact Spantax CV990, EC-BZO. I think it flew the last Spantax CV990 flight in like March 1987. Now it was supposed to be a museum's, but instead it has rotted away at the Palma de Mallorca airport and is in very poor condition. However, the caption here says that the plane is to be restored by a Fundacion Aeronautica de Mallorca, which has just bought it. That's good news, this is the last remaining example of the once considerable fleet stored there. It looked like it would just rot until it was scrapped or fell apart.
The only other CV990s apparently remaining are maybe 2 fuselage sections, also ex-Spantax, used for training purposes. Wonder what's behind the presence of several preservation projects. None of these seem likely to fly again, but they should be well preserved. It's a plane that's interested me for years, so I'm happy about it.