Air Canada

Air Canada
Item# 3042

Air Canada
Trans-Canada Airlines (TCA) was created as a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway (CNR) on April 10, 1937. Passenger operations began on September 1, with a Lockheed 10A carrying two passengers and mail from Vancouver to Seattle. The company was headquartered in Winnipeg which was also the site of the national maintenance base. In 1949, federal policy dictated the headquarters move to Montréal. Later the maintenance base also moved east which was a significant blow to western Canada. In the 1950s Air Canada did pioneering work in the use of computer reservation systems with the development of the ReserVec system. By 1964, TCA had grown to become Canada's national airline and in 1964 Jean Chrétien submitted a private member's bill to change the name of the airline from Trans-Canada Airlines to Air Canada. This bill failed but it was resubmitted and passed, with the name change taking effect on January 1, 1965. In a late 1970s reorganization at CNR, Air Canada became an independent Crown corporation.

Certificate: Capital Stock Certificate, issued in the early 2000’s

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8” (h) x 12” (w)

State: CN-Canada

Subject Matter: Aviation and Aerospace | Commercial Airlines

Vignette Topic(s): Airplane Featured | Male Subject | Female Subject | Bold Underprint

Condition: Vertical fold lines, no cancels, and is very crisp.

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