29 July 2021

Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150s

A pair of Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus CC-150 Polaris transports from the 437 Transport Squadron are paying a visit to HNL. 15001 (msn 446) [top photo] and 15005 (msn 441) are here at HNL.

Both CC-150s were originally delivered to Wardair Canada, then transferred to the Canadian Airlines International fleet after Wardair was acquired. During Wardair's heyday, these A310s probably served HNL from YVR and other Canadian airports.

15005's History:
Nov 1987: Delivered to Wardair Canada as C-FWHD "Don C. Braun" (f/n 804) as an A310-304.
Jan 1990: Transferred to Canadian Airlines International after Wardair merger.
Jly 1990: Sold to Thai Airways International as HS-TIF "Pattani".
Aug 1993: Acquired by the Royal Canadian Air Force as a VIP transport 15005, as a CC-150.
Jly 1997: Convereted to a multi-role transport/tanker (MRTT) as a CC-150T.
Nov 2018: Painted in the present livery.

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