What Happened To Air Canada’s Boeing 747's?
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Recently they published a story detailing the fate of all the Boeing 747's that have flown in the Air Canada or Canadian Airlines fleets. I have written about B-747's a few times but I always enjoy re-visiting them for up to date information on where they are now.
Surprisingly, there remains one aircraft still in service. Original registration C-GAGM (Fin # 342) is still registered with Dubai Air Wing / Royal Flight under registration A6-COM for VIP service and is approaching 30 years of service.
The Simple Flying article accounts for 14 aircraft but does seem to omit one; registration C-FCRA (Fin # 882) delivered to Canadian Airlines in February of 1991 and named for F. R. "Russ" Baker. The aircraft shows as being stored in the Mojave desert since 2013.
References and additional Information:
Simple Flying article
Planespotters.net lists all 15 aircraft.
My other Boeing 747 NetLetter articles:
Boeing 747-100 "The Classic" - Issue #1323
Boeing 747- 400 - Issue #1340
Delivery of C-GMWW – Canada’s first B747-400 - Issue #1392
Dubai Air Wing / Royal Flight -registration A6-COM
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