Nordair DC-8 Fleet
While watching this issue's Featured Video tribute to Nordair, I was surprised to see a DC-8 in Nordair livery.
I have always associated Nordair with B-737's. My first airplane ride was on Nordair charter flights to the Bahamas in 1975. When I started with Air Canada in 1980, Nordair was still operating but I have never seen one of the DC-8's.
So I dove into Google searches and found the three aircraft listed below. From what I can tell, the aircraft were all used for charter services operating for other airlines.
Terry worked for Nordair after retiring from Air Canada and advises the following:
"During 1974-1980 Nordair subcontracted DC-8's for charter work.
In 1975 DC-8 charter service was expanded to Great Britian and some European cities.
In 1980 DC-8 service withdrawn due to high operational costs.
Also a Convair 990 was subcontracted.
(Source: Nordair "Expressions" magazine December 1986)
Note: The magazine I quoted was the final edition and it did not have any indication of what issue number it was."
I am interested to learn if any of our readers have personal experience with these aircraft.
Click the registration to view each aircraft's history at Planespotters.net
|Nordair Registration||Date||Original Airline||Date Dlvrd||Final Airline||Current Status|
|C-GNDA||21-Oct-1974||Trans International Airlines||16-Jun-1967||United Parcel Service||Stored|
|C-GNDE||23-Aug-1978||Iberia||31-May-1961||Kalitta American Int'l||Scrapped|
|C-GNDF||1-Apr-1979||Iberia||19-Jun-1961||International Aviation Services Group||Broken up July 1990 at MIA|