Tag: Air Canada

Air Canada to Retire Embraer 190s by 3Q19

Air Canada will retire its remaining twenty-five EMB-190IGWs prior to the commencement of CS300 deliveries scheduled for late 2019, Chief Financial Officer Mike Rousseau said during an FY2017 earnings call on February 16. “We have made decisions to accelerate the removal of the EMB-190s from our mainline fleet. To do this we will retain the […]

Air Canada Airbus A330 Rejects Takeoff Due to Wheel Separation

An Air Canada Airbus A330, performing flight from Brussels to Montreal with 179 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed. The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway via taxiway C1 about 2200 meters down the runway before becoming disabled after a number of right hand main tyres deflated. […]

Air Canada Invests In New Robots To Wash Aircraft

The airline will purchase three Aerowash robots to automate exterior aircraft cleaning. Swedish-based Aerowash has received the first order for its latest generation automated washing robots. Three of the company’s new robots will be supplied to Air Canada through an exclusive distribution agreement with Service and Maintenance De Castel. Aerowash did not disclose the price […]

Chaos Hits Gatwick Flights After Airliner Suffers Tyre Blowout

Airline passengers are facing cancellations, delays and disruption after a plane tyre burst as it left the runway on a transatlantic flight. Flights are using Gatwick’s back-up runway after the airport’s main strip was closed following an incident involving an Air Canada Rouge flight to Toronto. The plane was leaving Gatwick at 1.16pm bound for […]

Air Canada Flight AC759 Nearly Lands On Taxiway At San Francisco

Details are emerging about what could have been a serious incident at San Francisco International Airport last Friday night when an Air Canada plane from Toronto nearly landed on the taxiway. The flight was cleared to land, but it appears the pilot was confused and nearly landed on the taxiway instead of one of the […]

Air Canada Sets Record For Passengers Carried

Air Canada transported close to 1 million customers throughout the six-day holiday period, during which it achieved a single-day record for passengers carried. On June 29, Air Canada welcomed aboard 166,850 customers, a record for Canada’s flag carrier, and from June 29 to July 4 over 930,000 customers took flight with Air Canada. “As Canadians […]

Air Canada Unveils New Livery and Uniforms

In simultaneous events in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, Air Canada revealed its new livery and branding, in an even described as “the future of Canada’s flag carrier.” Air Canada also introduced new uniforms, menu items, and wine choices at the events. The new livery was designed in conjunction with branding agency Winkreative and features a […]

Air Canada Expands US Transborder Network

Air Canada plans to expand its US transborder network when it starts its spring schedule in May 2017, adding three new destinations. All of the new services will be operated by Air Canada Express regional aircraft. San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah, Georgia will be new Air Canada destinations served from Toronto nonstop. San Antonio and […]

Air Canada Announces Pricing of C$1.25 Billion Refinancing

Air Canada announced today that it has priced a private offering of senior secured notes and received commitments from lenders for a new credit facility in connection with its C$1.25 billion refinancing transaction. As part of its refinancing transaction, Air Canada entered into a purchase agreement with a syndicate of initial purchasers relating to a […]

Air Canada Inaugurates Toronto-Warsaw Service

The arrival of flight AC1926 from Toronto-Pearson at Warsaw Chopin Airport this morning further expands Air Canada Rouge’s presence in Central Europe. The non-stop seasonal service, operating four-times a week, makes Air Canada the only Canadian airline offering non-stop service between Canada and Poland. “We are pleased to add Warsaw, the Polish capital and a […]