Status: Not on display
A perfect picture of the beginnings of commercial air travel in Canada , the Lockheed Electra brings back images of early airline travel. Back in the day, Electras were flown from the Winnipeg Trans-Canada Air Lines hangar.
The Lockheed Electra was a twin-engine, all-metal monoplane developed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in the 1930s to compete with the Boeing 247 and Douglas DC-2. It was the first modern type of airliner to be introduced into Canada. It carried a crew of two and up to 10 passengers.
Three Electras were delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines in 1937. They were based in Winnipeg and used for pilot training. CF-TCC was one of those three.
Larger aircraft were soon required and the 10As were sold off. CF-TCC was found in Florida by a vacationing Air Canada employee in the early 1980s. Arrangements were made for it to be brought back to Winnipeg where it was restored. It was flown across Canada in 1987 to commemorate Air Canada’s 50th Anniversary.
- Wingspan: 16.76 m (55′)
- Length: 11.76 m (38′ 7″)
- Height: 3.07 m (10′ 1″)
- Empty Weight: 2,869 kg (6,325 lbs)
- Gross Weight: 4,581 kg (10,100 lbs)
- Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R985 Wasp Jr 450 hp
- Cruise Speed: 290 km/h (180 mph)
- Max. Speed: 306 km/h (190 mph)
- Max. Range: 1,368 km (850 miles)