Historical Fleet
Douglas DC-3
   
 

The incomparable Douglas DC-3 airliner - first purchased by Trans-Canada Air Lines in 1945. In its time, this twin-engined workhorse was described as the most reliable and trouble-free aircraft ever built. Trans-Canada Air Lines operated 30 of the DC-3's between 1945 and 1963 when the last two were sold.

Technical characteristics
Period of use 1945 - 1963
Engines Twin engine Pratt & Whitney Wasp 850 H.P.
Seats (typical) 21 to 28
Cruise speed 160 m.p.h. (257 k.p.h.)
Range (full passengers) 1000 Statute Miles (1609 k.)