In 1954 United Airlines took over a cancelled order for two CV340s by Pioneer Airlines. This one was registered N73154 . Sold in 1968 and converted to a CV580, the airliner would fly for several corporations like Aero Spacelines, Armstrong Cork / Armstrong World Industries and Hubbard Broadcasting. Pictured with Kelowna Flightcraft being prepared for Airfreight NZ with whom it would be registered ZK-FTB in July. Unfortunately, the freighter would crash into Manukau Harbour after taking off from Auckland, NZ on July 31, 1989 during a scheduled / training flight.
Delta Airlines took delivery of half of the first dozen DC-9s, this one delivered November 30, 1965. Sold to Southern Airways in May 1973, that airline was purchased and merged with North Central Airlines to form Republic Airlines in 1979. Pictured with nearly 10 years of service to go, the airliner would fly with Northwest Airlines in the Republic / Northwest merger in 1986. It was sold to International Airline Support Group in August 1992 and broken up for parts at Sherman, TX.
This 1978 Metro was one of three delivered to Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas, the first private airline in Argentina to be able to compete with the government owned Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral Airlines. The Metros were sold in the USA and Inland Empire Airlines leased all three in November 1979. This one went to Britt Airways when Air Chaparrall (who had absorbed Inland Empire) ceased operations. The aircraft was recently with Carson Air in Canada as C-GKLN from 2007 - 2017.
This aircraft, originally N772N "Peninsula Pacemaker" with Piedmont Airlines, became N228US after the 1989 merger to form US Air. Leased by Royal Aviation in January 2001, it was merged into Canada 3000 in April. As Air Canada merged the operations of Canadian Airlines in 2001, they began to down guage equipment and later pull out of some regional routes. Air North bought two 737s May 2002 after the failure of Canada 3000 as a result of the World Trade Center attack in the USA to keep mainline service. Pictured in the basic Royal Aviation colors, C-GNAU was retired by Air North in 2011.
Delivered to Canadian Airlines April 30, 1991, this A320 flew in Air Canada colors after the two airlines merged in 2001. It was seconded to Air Canada Tango October 2001 - 2003 and then Air Canada Jetz before returning to Air Canada mainline in late 2014 or early 2015.
This 1983 360 was owned by Short Brothers and leased out through their Short Air Lease division as N131DA to several US airlines before Time Air leased it in November 1990. The airline changed it's name in March 1993 as several companies were merged into Canadian Partner. The aircraft was returned the following December and it was later sold in the USA. Eventually going to Panama in September 1996 as HP-1326 for Aeroperlas Regional, the fuselage remains as headquarters for the Aero Club de Panama.
Wartime 41-20110, this C-53 became NC19923 with United Airlines in 1944. Pacific Coastal Airlines flew the airliner from 1977 until merged with Air West in 1980 and the DC-3 disposed of. The aircraft is presently N2948B at the time of uploading.