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Lockheed L-1011-500 TriStar Air Canada

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar Air Canada

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar-500 (L-1011-385-3) - Air Canada - C-GAGJ (MSN 193H-1216) - Frankfurt Rhein/Main Airport (FRA) - 1980s.

Air Canada is the biggest airline of Canada. It began flying in 1938 as Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) and was renamed 'Air Canada' in 1965. Today it flies to many parts of the world from its major hubs Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Montreal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Air Canada is a big user of widebody aircraft. Its fleet includes the Airbus A330 and the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner for its long-haul routes. Air Canada's first widebody aircraft type was the Boeing 747, soon followed by the smaller Lockheed L-1011 TriStar.

Air Canada operated a total of eightteen Lockheed TriStars, of which six were TriStar 500s. The first L-1011-500 was delivered in February 1981. In 1991 and 1992 the TriStars were replaced with Airbus A330s and A340s.

Lockheed delivered Tristar-500 MSN 193H-1216 to Air Canada in November 1981 as C-GAGJ, and it stayed in service with the airline until 1991. The second user of the aircraft was Delta Air Lines, as N768DL. It was withdrawn from use in late 2000.

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