CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY CONTRIBUTED TO TRANS-ATLANTIC TRAVEL
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December 15, 2020 - by John Best for www.bayobserver.ca
At a time when the large passenger aircraft business worldwide is dominated by only two companies, Boeing and Airbus, its easy to forget that Canada was for a while the world leader in trans-Atlantic passenger aircraft.
It was right after World War Two, and the aviation world was gearing up for scheduled trans Atlantic flight. Much valuable experience had been gained during the war, flying bombers across the Atlantic for use in the war, and as early as 1941 the bombers being ferried to the UK were also being used to fly VIPs back and forth to Europe as well.
Canada's Prime Minister Mackenzie King flew to England in 1941 in a specially fitted B-24 Liberator.
After the war, special efforts were made to...
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