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Airbus A340 - Air Canada

Air Canada is the biggest airline of Canada. The airline was founded in 1936 as Trans-Canada Airlines (TCA) and began flying in 1937. The airline was renamed 'Air Canada' in 1965 and in 2001 took over its rival Canadian Airlines. Air Canada's main base is Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Air Canada began operating widebody aircraft in 1970 with the introduction of its first Boeing 747. Another early widebody type in the fleet was the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. Today Air Canada flies several widebody types: Airbus A330, Boeing 767, and Boeing 777. It has the 787 Dreamliner on order as a replacement for A330s en 767s.

Airbus delivered a total of thirteen A340-300s to Air Canada as a replacement for Boeing 747s. The first one was delivered in 1995, but the type was withdrawn from service in 2009. Air Canada operated three A340-300 and ten A340-300X aircraft. It also flew two A340-500s

The A340-300 on the photograph above, approaching London Heathrow, is in the old colour scheme. The picture below shows an aircraft in the newest Air Canada colours while landing at Beijing Capital Airport.

Airbus A340 Air Canada

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