In comes the Combi
On January 29, 1975, the newest addition to Air Canada’s fleet, a Boeing 747-200 Combination passenger/cargo aircraft (affectionately known as “Combi”), lands in Montreal after setting a world record for long-distance flying. The aircraft established the record for jumbo jets on January 11, when it flew 8,360 miles from the Boeing plant in Seattle to Amman, Jordan. The non-stop flight took 14 hours, 24 minutes, beating a previous record set by a Douglas DC-10 in 1973. The interior of the special jumbo jet can be arranged in a whole variety of configurations and boasts an unprecedented amount of cargo capacity.