The Douglas DC-8 played a pivotal role with Canada’s second biggest airline for over two decades. Andrew H Cline details the type’s career with this carrier.

A DC-8-53, CF-CPM, on approach to Düsseldorf in 1980. AirTeamImages.com/WolfgangMendorf

The Douglas DC-8 was Canadian Pacific Airlines’ (later CP Air) first jet type. The carrier can be traced back to being formed during World War Two. The Canadian Pacific Railway had been a stakeholder in Canadian Airways since it was established in 1930.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below