Retro in Toronto

When the 787 touched down in Toronto to kick off the fourth leg of the Dream Tour last week, there was something else to celebrate. The airplane, which Air Canada calls one of the key components in its fleet renewal strategy, was one of the featured attractions at Air Canada’s 75th Anniversary celebration.


The Dreamliner touches down in Toronto. Photo by Brian Losito, Air Canada.

Along with the 787, the anniversary celebration included Air Canada memorabilia, a vintage uniform fashion show and the airline’s first airplane, a 1937 Lockheed L-10A.


Retro flight attendant fashion meets the modern Dreamliner.


Air Canada’s predecessor, Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) inaugurated its first flight on September 1, 1937. The 50-minute flight aboard a Lockheed L-10A carried two passengers and mail between Vancouver and Seattle. By 1964, TCA had grown to become Canada’s national airline and changed its name to Air Canada.

Our long history with Air Canada includes the airline operating many of our airplanes including the 727, 747, 767 and 777—and of course they’ve also flown the DC-8 and DC-9.


One of Air Canada’s 777s.

Air Canada currently has 37 Dreamliners on order. We’re thrilled to take part in a celebration of the airline’s past—and proud to be a part of its future. You can enjoy more of the festivities with these videos.


Comments (3)

Dan Carstens (Windsor Locks, CT USA):

Good evening Mr. Tinseth,

It would be great to see our State included on the Dreamtour! As you are well aware, many of the 787 suppliers are located very close to Bradley International here in Windsor Locks.

Arumalla soma sekhar (Hyderabad, India.):

When the Being X-48 B heavy air crafts come in to service! A really awesome aero-structure!

Norman (Long Beach, CA):

The 787 in a nine abreast configuration would be beneficial for Air Transat as a replacement for the A310 on transatlantic and Caribbean routs.

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