Historical Fleet
Canadair North Star DC-4M2

The first pressurized four-engine aircraft to go into service with Trans-Canada Air Lines was the North Star, built by Canadair. The airline purchased 23 of the Canadian built aircraft; the first was delivered in 1946. Prior to taking delivery of its own North Stars, Trans-Canada Air Lines operated six unpressurized versions of the aircraft which were borrowed from the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Technical characteristics
Period of use 1946-1961
Engines Four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines
Seats (typical) 40 seats originally. In 1955 the airline changed the interior to accommodate 52 First Class passengers, or 62 if operated as an all Economy Class aircraft.
Cruise speed 220 to 230 m.p.h. (354 to 370 k.p.h.)
Range (full passengers) 3860 Statute Miles (6212 k.)