Historical Fleet
Vickers Viscount
   

The Vickers Viscount, the world's first turbine-propeller airliner, was introduced by Trans-Canada Air Lines on April 1, 1955 on its Montreal-Winnipeg route. By November of the same year TCA Viscounts were serving fourteen North American cities. Passenger reaction to this new turbo-prop aircraft was enthusiastic; the load factors in the first nine months of operation were in excess of 80%.
  
 

Technical characteristics
Period of use 1955 -1974
Engines Four Rolls-Royce - Dart - 506 C Turboprop.
Seats (typical) 48
Cruise speed 315 m.p.h. (507 k.p.h.)
Range (full passengers) 1500 Statute Miles (2414 k.)