Historical Fleet
Boeing 747-100
   
 

Air Canada became the first Canadian airline to introduce 747 service across Canada and to points in Europe during the Spring of 1971. The new wide-body configuration was an instant hit with passengers and crew, providing spaciousness and luxury previously unknown in commercial aircraft.

Technical characteristics
Period of use 1971-1998
Manufacturer Boeing
Number of aircraft 3
Engines JT9D-7
Seats (typical) 401
Cargo capacity 33,750 lbs (15 309 kilos)
Fuel capacity 47,330 usg (179 163 l.)
Overall length 225 feet, 2 inches (68,6 m.)
Wing span 195 feet, 8 inches (59,6 m.)
Top of fin from ground 63 feet, 5 inches (19,3 m.)
Cruise speed 555 mph (893 km/h)
Range (full passengers) 4,715 miles (7 588 km)
Cruise altitude (typical) 35,000 feet (10 670 m.)