Historical Fleet
Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation
   

The Lockheed Super Constellation a giant in its day - was used by Trans-Canada Air Lines on long distance routes. The triple fins on the tail of the "Super Connie" gave it a distinctive appearance. In 1957 TCA added wing tip fuel tanks to increase the aircraft's range to make it suitable for North Atlantic routes.

Technical characteristics
Period of use 1954 -1963
Engines Four Wright R3350 DAI Turbo Compound
Seats (typical) 53 to 75
Cruise speed 295-315 m.p.h. (475-507 k.p.h.)
Range (full passengers) 3160 Statute Miles (5086 k.)