Tag: Air Canada

35 Injured After Turbulence Hits Air Canada Boeing 777

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air Canada Boeing 777-200, performing flight AC-33 from Vancouver (Canada) to Sydney (Australia) with 269 passengers and 15 crew, was enroute over the Pacific Ocean at 36,000 feet approximately 600 miles southwest of Honolulu when the aircraft encountered turbulence. Turbulence caused a number of injuries on board. The crew decided to turn around and […]

Air Canada Gets Approval to Acquire Air Transat Parent for CA$520 million

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Canada and Transat A.T. have concluded a definitive Arrangement Agreement that provides for Air Canada’s acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat and its combination with Air Canada.  Under the terms of the binding agreement, unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Transat, Air Canada will acquire all outstanding shares of […]

Bombardier Boosts CRJ Program with a New Model

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uncertainty which has been recently surrounding the CRJ Series finally put to an end. Bombardier, a Canadian aircraft manufacturer, has boosted its CRJ regional aircraft program by announcing the launch of a new aircraft model – CRJ550. According to Bombardier’s statement, this will be “the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world”. The type certificate […]

Air Canada Boeing 788 Turns off Runway into Dead End

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air Canada Boeing 788, performing flight from Montreal, QC (Canada) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 201 passengers and 11 crew, landed on Tokyo Narita’s runway 16L and slowed to taxi speed. The aircraft subsequently vacated the runway via an apparent high speed turn off but became stuck due to the taxiway’s surface not being […]

Air Canada Boeing 787 Left Hand Engine Went in Flames

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Canada Boeing 787 left hand engine went in flames while performing flight from Delhi to Toronto with 297 passengers and 14 crew. Airplane was enroute at east northeast of Moscow Domodedovo when the left hand engine  flamed out. The crew successfully restarted the engine, declared emergency and diverted to Moscow Domodedovo for a safe […]

Air Canada to Retire Embraer 190s by 3Q19

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]