The Fairchild 71-C was a
monoplane that was specifically produced by the Fairchild
Airplane Manufacturing Company for its Canadian clients in the
late 1920s and 1930s. It had a 410-horse power Pratt & Whitney
Wasp engine, and a wingspan of 15.29 metres that gave the plane
excellent lifting power. The plane also had the ability to carry
a load of 635 kilograms.
The payload and the long range of the Fairchild 71-C made it
very useful for bush pilots and the Royal Canadian Air Force. It
was used for Canada’s first international passenger flight that
flew between Montreal and New York 1 October 1928.