Tag: Air Canada

Air Canada Places Its First Airbus A220 Into Revenue Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Airbus A220-300 aircraft has finally joined the fleet of Air Canada and took off for its maiden commercial flight between Montreal and Calgary. Air Canada is the first North American carrier to operate the larger variant of Airbus A220 family: A220-300. The aircraft will feature a two-class configuration with 137 seats in total. […]

Air Canada Takes Delivery of Its First A220

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel A220 programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order of 45 will enter service in January 2020, making Air Canada the first airline to operate the A220-300 in North America. The A220 will enable the Montreal-based […]

Air Canada’s First A220-300 Takes to the Skies

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first A220-300 for Air Canada has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel A220 final assembly line in Canada. The first of 45 aircraft for Air Canada is scheduled to be delivered to the Montreal-based airline in the coming weeks. With its first A220 commercial flight in early 2020, Canada’s flag carrier […]

Air Canada Readies to Take First Canadian-Made A220-300 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada is about to receive the first Canadian-made Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which has just rolled out from the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel. The aircraft, designed  in a 137-seat dual-class cabin layout, is expected to join the airline in December. Now, after being painted into the color of the […]

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 […]