Historical Fleet

Trans-Canada Air Lines first trans-Atlantic service started during World War II with a Lancaster bomber modified to carry 9,000 lbs (4,000 kilograms) of mail, cargo and priority passengers. A total of nine 10-passenger Lancastrians had seen service with the airline when they were replaced by North Stars in 1947.

Technical characteristics
Period of use 1943 -1947
Engines Four Rolls-Royce Packard built, Merlin engines 1 250 H.P. each
Seats (typical) 10
Cruise speed 250 m.p.h. (402 k.p.h.)
Range (full passengers) 3050 Statute Miles (4907 k.)