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Air North Retires HS.748

by Matt Falcus

Canadian airline Air North has retired its last Hawker Siddeley HS.748 turboprop airliner, marking one of the last active examples in the world.

The HS.748 (later known as the Avro 748 and BAe 748) was a workhorse regional airliner which saw success around the world with passenger and cargo airlines. It later spawned the BAe ATP airliner.

However, now there are just a handful thought to be in service still. But all is not lost – this particular aircraft, C-FCSE, is believed to be going on to Wassaya Airways to join three other HS.748s in operating cargo charters our of Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout airports.

Air North commented: “Congratulations to our talented team, past and present, who worked with this aircraft. The Hawker was a wonderful vehicle that served Yukon communities with pride.”

 

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MERVYN CROWE January 29, 2021 - 2:47 pm

Good news though that the 748 will still be operating in Canada, albeit as a cargo carrier. I loved my BKS and Skyways 748 flights in the 60s, magnificent aeroplane. Sadly will never be able to have another trip in one.

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