The "Empress of Sydney" was CP Air's second DC-10. It was delivered July 19, 1979 in full Varig colors for a lease the same month after acceptance checks were finished. PP-VMG with Varig, the aircraft returned June 1980 painted in CP Air orange.
This 727 was traded back to Boeing in 1977. Leased to LAB Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano for a short time, the aircraft was sold to Executive Air Fleet in October 1978 and flown for the Revlon Corp. It has been an executive jet ever since, registered to Gordon Getty after 2001.
There were big changes for Canadian Pacific Airlines in 1968. As a division of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the airline was part of a major re-organization and re-branding of all the divisions; the railway becoming CP Rail, the airline CP Air, etc. Recently ordered Boeing 737s were delivered during 1968 in the new airline name and bold colors. This aircraft was the first of four 727s delivered in 1970 and 71 to expand the domestic fleet. Sold in 1977 as CP Air made the 737 the mainstay of their domestic operations, it is still current, registered VP- BPZ with Peter Nygård International.