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CP Air selects President.

Canadian Pacific Airlines has named Donald Carty as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Carty, who was formerly Senior Vice President and Controller at American Airlines, replaces Dan Colussy, who resigned from the position after two years, but remains CP Air's Chairman.

A native of Toronto, he has held a number of senior positions with American Airlines since joining the company seven years ago. He also worked briefly for Air Canada and Celanese Canada before moving to the U.S. in 1984. He has served as chairman of the Economics and Finance Council of the United States' Air Transport Association.

(Source: AC "Horizons" magazine issue March 1985)

MacKenzie Air Service Ltd.: Canada (1933-1942). 

mackenzie air service emblemWW-I flier, Leigh Brintnell formed MacKenzie Air Service in 1932. In 1935 MAS used a Bellanca 66-70 Aircruiser (called Eldorado Radium Silver Express - CF-AWR) to carry uranium ore concentrate from the Eldorado Gold Mine located on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories to Edmonton, Alberta for further shipment to Eldorado's refinery in Ontario.

Two more Aircruisers were added to MacKenzie's fleet, CF-BKV in 1938 and CF-BTW in 1940. MAS also purchased a Noorduyn Mark-III Norseman (CF-AZA) to carry air mail. While Brintnell was president of Northwest Industries in Edmonton, MacKenzie Air Service was amalgamated into Canadian Pacific Airlines in 1941.

(Source: bushplane.com)

Air Mail had begun to make a return not long after this and Canadian Airways joined with MacKenzie Air Services to form United Air Services Limited. Together, both companies competed with Trans-Canada Air Lines and offered services spanning from Edmonton, right up to the Arctic.

(Source: onfinalofficial.wordpress.com)

Inaugurates operations on January 1, 1933 by flying fresh vegetables from Edmonton to the Eldorado Mines at Great Bear Lake. The route to Great Bear Lake is continued. During 1938, scheduled flights are undertaken linking the company’s base with Port Radium via Yellowknife and Gordon Lake. During the spring of 1941, the carrier is purchased by Canadian Pacific Railway and is merged with the Canadian Airways, Ltd. service from Edmonton to Prince Albert under the marketing title United Air Services, Ltd. in July. Six months later, on January 30, 1942, MacKenzie is one of several air transport companies merged to form Canadian Pacific Air Lines, Ltd.

(Source: worldhistory.biz)


The Canadian government has authorized Wardair to operate scheduled service between Canada and the United Kingdom. The carrier has permission to operate into London, Prestwick and Manchester and will likely begin service this 1985 fall.

(Source: AC "Horizons" magazine issue dated May 1985)

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