The history of C-FCAG!

Marking the launch of our first aircraft with a Canadian registration - the former Air Canada Boeing 767 C-FCAG - this post provides some background information about the aircraft and its history. In 1988, Boeing produced the 767-300 with the manufacturer serial number (MSN) 24085 and line number 220, delivering it to Canadian Airlines International. Canadian Airlines International was only founded in 1987 and was a merger of the airlines Canadian Pacific Air Lines (CP Air), Nordair and Pacific Western Airlines (PWA). To accommodate the francophone population in Canada, Canadian Airlines International used the arrow emblem of its predecessor Pacific Western Airlines in its lettering. The use of the red arrow instead of a letter of the alphabet allowed the company name to be interpreted in English and French (Canadian or Canadien). In 1999, Air Canada became the majority shareholder of Canadian Airlines International. After the takeover, Canadian continued to fly under its previous brand name initially. In August 2000, first the subsidiary Canadian Regional Airlines was absorbed by Air Canada together with its national route network. Canadian Airlines International was then also fully integrated into Air Canada on 3 January 2001.

Of course this also meant our Boeing 767-300ER C-FCAG being transferred and sporting the now legendary maple leaf on its fin for the first time. During subsequent rebranding the aircraft was then repainted and given the now (unfortunately) already overhauled mint-coloured design, which we have been able to preserve with our Aviationtag edition.In February 2018, Air Canada retired the B767-300ER, parking it in the aircraft graveyard in the Mojave Desert. In 2019 it was finally recycled and we were lucky enough to secure some parts of it for this exclusive Air Canada Aviationtag edition.

Air Canada Boeing 767 C-FCAG

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