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Does AC Fly 747's Anymore?  
User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 448 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

Does AC still fly any versions of 747's? Does it only fly A340's/330's/767's longhaul? What about shorthaul?
Rgds,
744

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User currently offlineDimsum From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 91 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

No, I believe all of the 744s were gone since early last year. Some have been leased to other airlines and converted into full freighters.

User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1434 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Actually the last AC 744 flight was on Oct. 30th 2004, not early last year. But yes they are sadly gone, and greatly missed.

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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16265 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Yupper....as Kaz said, all gone. They will be missed. AC operated the 747 for 31 years. 5 741's, 3 742 combi's, and 3 744 combi's were operated in all, altho no more than 7 classics were operated at once. All were new-build's except one 742 combi bought from QF. The initial order was for 3 741's. Initial routes included YYZ-LHR/YVR. In 1975, AC even operated the 741 daily into YWG in summer 1975.

AC was the world's first operator of the 742 combi in 1975. The severe recession in 1982 caused AC to park 4 of their 7 747's temporarily.

The peak 747 fleet was 9 aircraft in the early 90's -- 3 741, 3 742, 3 744.

Cheers
Neil



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

We also operated 4 744's from the former Canadian Airlines when we merged with them.
These were all pax versions with GE engines unlike our 3 combi's with P&W engines.



In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16265 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

True, I was focused just on the original AC fleet.

 Smile




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineDimsum From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 91 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

>Actually the last AC 744 flight was on Oct. 30th 2004, not early last year. But yes they are sadly gone, and greatly missed.<

My mistake, thanks alot for the correction!
I drive by YVR almost everyday and for a while, I saw an AC 744 with the logo and lettering stripped.


The 744 definitely looks great but for some odd reason, I always thought the AC scheme never looked good on it. Anyone agree?


User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 646 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

I was on the last AC 744 domestic flight YUL-YYZ, as was many A.netters whom I met at the gate. It was a very memorable flight with tours of the flight deck, rear cargo hold, etc.

....ahhh memories....  Smile

I bet the new AC livery would have looked great on them!

-AC7E7


User currently offlineNrt1011 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

I'm sure I also to catch one of the old 747's on the YYZ-YUL flight (or vica versa) back in the late 70's/early 80's, either a 747-100 or 747-200.

It was always a pleasure not to be on one of the DC-9 or old 727's (I'm a wide-body kind of guy). I'm not sure if it was part of say a YUL-YYZ-LAX flight (I know they used to use an L-1011 on that flight as I caught that a number of times between YYZ-YUL, even as far back as 1977).

I am so glad we will never see one of the AC 747's in that horrid new livery. I can now always gloriously remember them in the previous livery ands the classic one of the 80's


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25391 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

LAX indeed did see regular Air Canada B747 service off and on during the 80s and 90s.
Initially older B747 classics (along with L-1011s)on the noon'ish YYZ turn around and then in the mid 90s replaced with B744 Combis on the evening YYZ arrival/morning departure with same place service to Europe.
Air Canada Cargo for a while became a significant player in the LA-Europe cargo market offering daily onestop Combi service.

Now we get a multiple daily mix of Airbus narrow body types.




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User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Of the former Canadian examples:

C-FBCA (B747-475)

To AR as LV-ALJ 02/04 (1st -400 for the airline).


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C-FCRA (B747-475)

To AR as LV-AXF 09/04.


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C-FGHZ (B747-4F6)

To PR as RP-C8168 12/03.


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C-GMWW (B747-475)

For AR 09/04. Delayed. Parked at MZJ.


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AR plan to acquire a total of 4 B747-400s, but it looks as though the last one won't be Canadian.

Regards,

ZXV




How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
User currently offlineVez From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

Anyone knows if there is still a 747 parked at Dorval? There was one as late as jan 7th, but when I went on the 4th I saw nothing... where was it then???


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User currently offlineMiles_mechanic From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Hey Vez,

I remember seeing a picture on A.net and it stated that the 747 from montreal was being flown to Isreal to be converted to a freighter for China Airlines I think it said, or someone told me that. So it is probably over in Isreal by now.

Regards
Miles


User currently offlineN864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Yes, C-GAGN has been flown to TLV as of early in the month. As the photos show, the aircraft has been stripped of all its markings with the exception of the registration, nose, and tail numbers. In the time between its final revenue flight and then it was over in the Air Canada Widebody hangar.

When I was inside the hangar, it was the only aircraft there for maintenance work. I didn't see any external work being done (there was minimal scaffolding and maybe two people other than us in the hangar at the time), but then again, it was the week after Boxing Day, so most of the workers were still on vacation. I actually went inside the aircraft and all the old AC seats are still there and nothing has been done yet to the cargo hold. I did see a maintenance worker inside the cockpit but didn't venture far enough to see exactly what he was doing. Unlike the B762 ship 605 (C-GAUP) that has been sitting idle in (ironically) the Narrowbody hangar, the cockpit of the B744 is still intact. Overall, the aircraft did look flyable with a little less than two weeks before its ferry flight to be converted into an all-freight airliner. It will very much be missed.


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