Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

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 Minerve Canada

Terry sent me a little blurb about 'Minerve Canada' which caught my interest because I had no recollection of ever seeing an aircraft with this livery.

'Minerve' was an airline based in Paris, France that operated from 1975 until 1992 when it merged with AOM to form AOM French Airlines which, in turn, ceased operations in 2001.

Minerve had ambitions to expand to North America and created the subsidiary 'Minerve Canada' in 1987. However, the experiment did not last long and the subsidiary folded by 1989.

The three aircraft used for the fleet are listed below.

Douglas DC-8-60/70 - C-FCMV delivered December 1987.
Original owner - Eastern Airlines - 1969
Minerve (France) registration: F-GETM
Also flew for Crownair - 1990

Douglas DC-8-60/70 C-GEMV delivered December 1988
Original owner - Japan Airlines - 1969
No Minerve registration found

McDonnell Douglas MD-83 C-GKMV delivered December 1989.
Minerve Canada listed as original lessor

(Source: planespotters.net)

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C-FCMV photo by Pedro Arag√£o