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Times Flies: Jet-Setter

Times Flies: Jet-Setter

Canada entered the jet age with the transcontinental maiden flight of Trans-Canada Air Lines’ Douglas DC-8-40, on April 1, 1960. The DC-8s, powered by Rolls-Royce Conway turbofan engines, would go on to set two world speed records for the airline: Montreal to London in 5 hours, 44 minutes, and Ottawa to London in 5 hours, […] Continue reading →
The Frequent Flyer: Chris Hadfield

The Frequent Flyer: Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield considers himself lucky to have been born in an era of space exploration, in a country that offers freedom and opportunity. It was this good fortune – together with a “burning passion” to learn and improve himself – that led him from the farm fields of southern Ontario to relentlessly pursue his life’s […] Continue reading →
Air Canada’s Award-Winning Employees for February

Air Canada’s Award-Winning Employees for February

Air Canada’s Excellence program includes the Award of Excellence and the Award of Bravery, recognizing exemplary on-the-job achievements or courageous deeds. Each month, on this page, you’ll have the opportunity to meet these outstanding employees. Doug Spencer, Station Attendant – YHZ Doug firmly believes that the best way to show his appreciation for Air Canada […] Continue reading →
Times Flies: Radio Days

Times Flies: Radio Days

Generations of radio operators were trained by Trans-Canada Air Lines and deployed, starting in the late 1930s, to tiny barracks-style outposts across the remote North that would constitute Canada’s first national network of flight dispatch centres. Radio-range and teletype duties aside, these jacks-of-all-trades were routinely corralled to fix and refuel aircraft, calculate takeoff weights, forecast […] Continue reading →
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