We all knew this day would come. We just hoped it would’ve stayed away for a little longer. Yesterday, Air Canada announced the retirement of all 767s (and some other aircraft) across both mainline and Rouge. 31 of them have been around during my time spotting (6 mainline (5 officially, one is now CargoJet), 25 Rouge), and I’ve spotted 23 of them (5 mainline, 18 Rouge). They have been an absolute staple in Canada’s aviation industry ever since their introduction decades ago. They were always one of those aircraft you could spot over and over again and never get bored. And now they’re gone. This is a collection of my best shots as a tribute to this classic.
C-FCAE, FIN 682, LN 215, 32.1 Years. Given a second life as a freighter for CargoJet.
C-FMWV, FIN 634, LN 599, 24.5 Years. Stored.
C-FMWY, FIN 635, LN 604, 24.2 Years. Stored.
C-FMXC, FIN 636, LN 606, 24.2 Years. Stored.
C-FTCA, FIN 638, LN 259, 31.1 Years. Active, likely stored soon.
C-GDUZ, FIN 646, LN 399, 28.6 Years. Stored.
C-GHOZ, FIN 685, LN 249, 31.1 Years. Stored.
C-GLCA, FIN 641, LN 361, 29.2 Years. Active, likely stored soon.
C-GSCA, FIN 642, LN 372, 29.0 Years. Stored.
Hats off to these legends. Hopefully they all will go on to fly for another airline, but the skies over Canada will never be the same.