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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

15001

Airbus Industrie

 

CC-150

 

Polaris

 

A310-304(F)

446

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 June 1993 - Taken on strength

 

Production test as F-WWCM, first flight on 17 December 1987 as a Model A310-304. To Wardair as C-GBWD, delivered on 23 February 1988.  To Canadian Airlines International on 15 January 1990.  Temporarily registered as F-WQCQ for conversion to military role in France, as Model A310-304(F).  These 5 aircraft were purchased at prices of $51.2 to $57.1 million each, purchase agreed to in January 1993.  Assigned to 8 Wing at CFB Trenton, and operated by crews of No. 437 (T) Squadron.  Originally equipped as head of state VIP aircraft, known unofficially by its crew as "the Taj Mahal".  Converted to -304(F) freighter by August 1996, the VIP role now rotates amongst the fleet using interchangeable cabin modules.  Transported Governor General to Finland in October 2003.  Visited Beijing Capitol airport in January 2005.  Transported Queen Elizabeth II on western Canada tour, then from Edmonton to UK, in May 2005.  Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto, on 4 and 9 June 2006.  At Larnaca airport, Cyprus on 19 February 2007.  At Ramstein, Germany in October 2007.

15002

Airbus Industrie

 

CC-150

 

Polaris

 

A310-304(F)

482

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 January 1993 - Taken on strength

 

Production test as F-WWCR, first flight on 13 July 1987 as an A310-304. To Wardair as C-GLWD, delivered on 29 September 1988.  To Canadian Airlines International on 15 January 1990.  Assigned to 8 Wing at CFB Trenton by 20 February 1993, and operated by crews of No. 437 (T) Squadron.  Delivered troops to San Jose, California in June 1993, in early overall light grey scheme.  Seen at Honolulu, Hawaii in February 2001.  Visited Australia and New Zealand, summer of 2002.  At Zagreb in August 2004.  At Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport in June 2004.  To Toronto Airport for repaint of call sign, March 2006.  Now carries "last two" on nose and under wing, had been "last three".  Visited Geilenkirchen, Germany on 4 April 2006.  To Brize Norton, UK on 7 April 2006, on 24 January 2007 for one hour, and again on 12 February 2007 and 26 March 2007.  Seen at Geilenkirchen, Germany on 7 May 2007.  Used for simulated flare trials in the UK in May 2007.

15003

Airbus Industrie

 

CC-150

 

Polaris

 

A310-304(F)

425

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 November 1994 - Taken on strength

 

Production test as F-WWCP, first flight on 24 December 1986. To Wardair as C-FWDX, delivered on 31 January 1988.  To Canadian Airlines International on 15 January 1991.  Leased to Compass Airlines as VH-YMI, 21 June 1991 to 28 January 1992.  Assigned to 8 Wing at CFB Trenton, and operated by crews of No. 437 (T) Squadron.  On display at London, Ontario air show in summer of 1994.  Seen at Lyon, France in June 1996.  Visited Stuttgart, Germany in April 1997, in early overall light grey scheme.  Seen at Zagreb airport in April 1999, in support of UN forces in Bosnia.  Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto on 9 September 2005, possibly picking up relief supplies for New Orleans.  Seen at Budapest, Hungary in July 2006.  Seen at Ramstein AFB, Germany on 23 April 2007.

15004

Airbus Industrie

 

CC-150

 

Polaris

 

A310-304(F)

444

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 April 1993 - Taken on strength

 

Production test as F-WWCR, first flight on 26 October 1987. To Wardair as C-FNWD, delivered on 22 December 1987.  To Canadian Airlines International on 15 January 1990.  Leased to GIE-Charly Bail as F-GHUD from 19 July 1991.  Operated by Tango division of Air Canada, 1991 to 1993.  Assigned to 8 Wing at CFB Trenton, and operated by crews of No. 437 (T) Squadron.  Temporarily registered as F-WQCQ for conversion to A310-304(F) in France, in 1997.  On display at Hamilton air show in summer of 1999.  Visited Brisbane, Australia in April 2001.  Converted to MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport) from August 2005.  Visited Ramstein AB, Germany on 5 March 2006, as flight CFC3537, en route to Afghanistan.  Visited Geilenkirchen Germany on 14 March 2006.  Seen at RAF Brize Norten, UK on 26 October 2006.  On display at Abbotsford air show, August 2007.

15005

Airbus Industrie

 

CC-150

 

Polaris

 

A310-304(F)

441

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 January 1994 - Taken on strength

 

Production test as F-WWCQ, first flight on 5 October 1987. To Wardair as C-FHWD, delivered on 28 November 1987.  To Canadian Airlines International on 15 January 1990.  Leased to Thai Airways International as HS-TIF from 25 July 1990.  Converted to A310-304(F), delivered on 12 July 1997.  First conversion to MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport).  Rolled out, but not complete, on 29 September 2004, at Elbe Flugzeugwerke plant in Dresden, Germany.  Had been scheduled for completion in August 2004.  Assigned to 8 Wing at CFB Trenton, and operated by crews of No. 437 (T) Squadron.  Transported Canadian delegation to G8 summit meeting in Switzerland, June 2003.  Seen at Prague, Czech Republic in June 2005.  Visited Ramstein AB, Germany on 5 March 2006, as flight CFC4431, en route to Afghanistan.  Seen at Brize Norton, UK on 8 July 2006.  First seen at Trenton with wing tip refueling pods in February 2007.  At Stanstend, UK on 27 October 2007.



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