21 March 2019
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Photo of United Aircraft of Canada Viscount CF-TID
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CF-TID - United Aircraft of Canada - January 1974 to October 1989

Purchased from Air Canada and converted by De Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario, Canada into a flying test bed with the test engine mounted on the nose. Used as a flying test bed for Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines. Seen here flight-testing a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 series engine circa June 1984. This engine was fitted to the first DHC-8 series aircraft. Note that the aircraft has been repainted but the -X registration suffix has not yet been re-applied.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TID
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

This aircraft c/n 384, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TID and first flew on Wednesday, 25 February 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada, Sarcee Travel Club, United Aircraft of Canada, Ecole Nationale d'Aerotechnique (ENA) and Fondation Aerovision Quebec (FAQ)

Its final owner/operator was Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Québec (IPIQ) as C-FTID-X.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at St Hubert Airfield, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in October 1989. Fondation Aerovision Quebec (FAQ) acquired the aircraft from Ecole Nationale d'Aerotechnique (ENA) and used it for film work. Having sat outside since 1996 it has slowly deteriorated externally although the interior is still relatively good. Noted with false US registration 'N6225C' and 'Sphinx Air' titles in May 1999. Since 2008 the existence of this aircraft has been under threat. Transferred to Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Québec (IPIQ) at Laval, Province of Quebec, Canada for fire fighting training use in September 2011, initially still marked as 'N6225C'. Still noted in existence in April 2015.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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