Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

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 A320 Special Liveries

As Air Canada's Airbus A320's are gradually being retired and and another era will soon come to an end, I thought that I would take a look at the status of a few of these aircraft that have flown with special liveries.


tmb 550 C FDRH

Two A320's carried the Star Alliance logo. C-FDRH (fin #203, pictured) delivered to Air Canada in February 1990 and C-FDRK (fin #204) delivered in March 1990

Both were painted in the special colours in April 2014 and withdrawn from service in September 2019 and are currently stored at Marana Pinal Airport in Arizona.

Photo by Bill Abbot

tmb 550 C FDSN

C-FDSN (fin #206) was delivered in November 1990 and later painted in one of the coolest liveries (my opinion) ever to commemorate the first NBA team in Canada (at the time playing home games at the 'Air Canada Centre'),

It has been stored at Greenwood-LeFlore airport in Mississippi since November 2020. 

Photo by Aero Icarus

tmb 550 C FFWN

C-FFWN (fin #212) was delivered to Air Canada in March 1991 and painted in 'Symphony of Voices (65th anniversary)' special colours from September 2002 to November 2009.

It has been stored at Marana Pinal Airport in Arizona since October 2019.

Photo by Makaristos

tmb 550 C GQCA

C-GQCA (fin #403) was delivered to Canadian Airlines in July 1991. Transferred to Air Canada in 2001, it briefly became a part of the 'Tango' fleet before being assigned to the 'Jetz' fleet in October 2003. It is shown here in special livery for the North American part of the  'U2 360 Tour' in May 2010. 

It was acquired by SU Airlines of Gambia in June of 2021 and is still listed as active.

Photo by John Murphy