AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 867 times:
This pair of aircraft were Pacific Western aircraft, and were sold to Air Canada, as Slawko said, just before the merger as part of fleet standardization. The -x75 designation has always been Pacific Western, CPAir was -x17. Don't forget that it was actually PWA that bought out CP, this is why the -x75 designation was retained for the newly formed Canadian Airlines International way back in 1987.
CPAir also ordered 767-200's back in the early '80's, but never took delivery. The 767 orders were changed to 737-300's (I don't believe the 767-217's ever reached the production line), and the 733's subsequently saw 3 different liveries and then were sold before PWA bought out CPAir, so they never went into service with Canadian Airlines.
Air Canada From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 852 times:
One other thing about the B767-275's in AC's fleet. These two a/c are the only two 767's in AC's fleet that have the regular forward cargo door instead of a pallet door.
The regular forward cargo door is smaller (the same size as the rear cargo door) than a pallet door. A pallet door allows for pallets with larger/heaver cargo to be loaded in the forward hold.
Take a look at the following examples. The American Airlines 767 pic has a regular forward cargo door, and the Malev Hungarian Airlines plane has a pallet door.