Quebecair first introduced the 737 by leasing two of them from TEA Trans European Airways in the winter of 1979. They were used mainly for Snowbird flights (Canadians heading south for a break from winter ) to Florida in the USA. This 737 was the first ordered new from Boeing and was delivered May 21, 1980 in this new (at the time) color scheme.
Delivered to the Province of Ontario's Department of Lands and Forests December 1, 1967, this Turbo Beaver was with Air West / Air BC from 1979 - 1981. Sold to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, it was with the department from 1981 - 1993. The aircraft is current with Northern Adventures Ltd in Sioux Lookout , ON at the time of uploading.
Ordered by Qantas 1 April 1958 as VH-ECD. Leased to Air New Zealand as ZK-TED. Sold to Nomads Inc as N836E on 21 April 1971. Sold to Mandala as PK-RLG and was written off at Medan on 30 November 1985 with nil fatalities after starboard wheels fell off in flight.
James Bay Energy Co. operated several Convair 580s supporting the James Bay Hydro electric project in Northern Quebec. This Convair was servicing the project from 1977 through 1994. Sold to Hydro Quebec, the state owned public utility, it remained in Canada until 2002.
Delivered to Okanagan Helicopters in 1980, this sleek S-76 spent a lot of time on overseas contracts. It seemed to work mostly in Thailand registered as VH-OHB and TS-HTQ with Okanagan and Canadian Helicopters. Sold in September 2008 to 3D Helicopters, it was based in St. John's, Newfoundland flying VIP charters until cancelled from the Canadian registry in November 2017.
The site of Sydney airport was chosen almost 100 years ago in 1919 and is less than 10km from the city centre. What started as a swampy landing ground for a few Avro 504s now handles 43 million passengers a year and over 900 curfew-restricted movements a day.