The CANADAIR CL-44 Archives & Preservation Trust

An online tribute to a great airliner...

CL44.COM & CL44.ORG have now merged into the Official Canadair CL44 Website.
So also a warm welcome to any (former) CL44 Association Members,
please send me an Email and tell me about your CL44 experiences !!

Welcome to the home of the Swingtail and the Yukon CL-44 's



The History
Development & Production


The Airlines
Operators of the CL44

39 Birds
The life of all CL44 's

The TWO surviving CL44's


Questions & Answers
Can you help ?


Photo & Film Page
Share your pictures here too !


Toys, Models & Memorabilia
Enjoy !


Links - Page
Other CL44 related Websites

click on the picture to enter the category of your choice

Next November 15th, it will be 55 Years ago since the first airframe, a Yukon CC-106 model, took the skies. Followed by the Prototype D4
Swingtail m
odel on its first flight November 16th, 1960, a new family of advanced cargo transportation aircraft was ready
for a successful role in the, at that time, booming Air Cargo industry.

This website is created to keep the memories to this famous aircraft type alive and to get in touch with all who would like to share their memories
and memorabilia from the time these swingtail freighters were seen all over the globe.
I hope you will enjoy this site, and if you have you have a former association with the CL44, please send me an email.

Your comments and contributions, no matter how small, are really appreciated.
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About the author of these pages:
Hello, my name is Peter van Leeuwen-Casell and the Canadair CL-44 has been my, by far, favourite airliner since 1980.
Since then I collect slides, photographs, models and informations around this swingtail freighter. My aim is to keep the memory to this elegant freighter alive, preserve and archive all kind of CL44 related matters and support any initiative or publication with informations and photographic material.
If you need any help, information or photographs, please contact me.

Early 1999, during a sponsored trip to Greensboro, NC - Thanks to UNITED AIRLINES - I was able to record the last CL44's in the USA.
I was even donated a real CL-44D4 - c/n 18 N122AE (ex N448T, G-AXAA) was donated to me by the Piedmont Triad Airport Authorities.
Unfortunately the airplane was re-posessed after 3 months and scrapped due to Airport development plans. She was in the way...What a Tragedy!


Canadair CL44 Archives & Preservation Trust -- Stiggoor 16 -- 7241LA LOCHEM -- The Netherlands -- Tel +31621213856 -- Email: Send Email

I welcome all crewmembers, associates & enthousisasts of ALAS, Seaboard Wold Airlines, TradeWinds Airlines, IAS Cargo Airlines, TMAC, TMA of Lebanon, Transvalair, Cairgo, Slick Airways,
First International Airways, Heavylift Cargo Airlines, Flying Tiger Line, Canadair, United African Airways, Young Cargo, Redcoat Air Cargo, Tradewinds UK Ltd., Transglobe Airways, Wrangler Aviaton, Air Express International,
Millon Air, Aeron International, British Air Ferries, Tampa Colombia, Transporte Aereo Rioplatense, AER, LASA Colombia, Loftleidir, Icelandair, Cargolux, Bayu International, Trans Mediterramean Airlines, Airlift International,
Air Gabon Cargo, Affretair, Transmeridian Air Cargo, British Cargo Airlines, Tropical Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Air Calypso, Trans Lloys Cargo, Africargo, Westinghouse Electric, Societe Generale d'Alimentation, SGA, Tramaco,
Aerocondor Colombia, TACA, Aerotransportes Entre Rios, Conroy, Air Charters, ANDES, Aer Turas, BOAC, Virunga Air Cargo, VIC air Cargo, Katale Aero Transport, Air Charter SA, Cargosur, Azerbaijan Airlines, Buffalo Airways,
Aero Uruguay, Aeronaves Del Peru, Tropical Airlines, Royal Canadian Air Force, RCAF, Canhellas

last update Jan 22, 2014.