Air Transat A310 Fleet
I first wrote about the Airbus A310 in NetLetter #1338 on the topic of the five aircraft acquired by the Canadian Armed Forces from the Wardair fleet after the airline was acquired by Canadian Airlines. These aircraft are designated for military transport as well as VIP's such as the Prime Minister and Governor General.
As mentioned in this issue's Featured Video from Alex Praglowski Aviation, Air Transat was the last commercial airline to operate this fleet in Canada. With its last A310 flight on March 30, 2020, the Canadian Armed Forces are the only operator in North America. The aircraft are now designated as Airbus CC-150T Polaris (A310-304).
I decided to research the history and fate of the 14 aircraft operated by Air Transat. As you can see in the table below, 2 of them were among the original 12 delivered to Wardair in 1988. The majority are now stored (or scrapped) at Mirabel, however, 2 still show in active service with Mahan Airlines of Iran.
|Reg.||Fin #||Dlvry Date||Original Carrier||Dlvry Date||Rmvd from Service||Current Status|
|C-GFAT||301||Dec-2000||Emirates||Jan-1992||27-Dec-2019||Stored at YMX|
|C-GTSI||342||Feb-2004||Lufthansa||Nov-1991||1-Nov-2009||Active with Mahan Airlines (Iran)|
|C-GTSH||343||Apr-2004||Feb-1992||14-Jan-2020||Stored at YMX|
|C-GTSX||346||Jan-2007||Lufthansa||Jan-1990||5-Jul-2013||Scrapped at LDE|
|C-GTSK||347||Jan-2008||Tap - Air Portugal||May-1990||29-Oct-2012||Stored at YMX|