Trans-Canada Air Lines DC-8 model

Between 1961 and 1963, Trans-Canada Air Lines took delivery of eleven Rolls Royce Conway powered DC-8-40 series aircraft, which operated Canadian domestic services as well as the carriers overseas routes, primarily to the UK and Germany, as well as southern US and Caribbean sun destinations.

Most of Air Canada’s Conway powered DC-8s were retired on sold/leased to third level operators between 1975 and 1977. However, Air Canada also operated a fleet of five fan powered DC-8-54Fs, which remained in service until 1984. Air Canada’s DC-8-61s were retired in the early 1980s, but the DC-8-63s were converted to CFM-56 power and remained in service until the late 1980s.