January 30, 2022

Incident at 50NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Air Transat Airbus 330-200 (TSC38) on a flight from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, France (LFBT) reported a fire indication in the baggage hold and requested to return to CYUL. No emergency declared, but the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified. TSC38 landed safely on Runway 24R at 0234Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0009: C-GJDA, an Airbus A330-243 operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC038 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, France (LFBT). As the aircraft was climbing through flight level (FL) 330, the crew received a "FWD Cargo Smoke and Land ASAP" message from the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) system. The crew carried out the ECAM procedures and returned to CYUL. No emergency was declared, but the aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services were on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance inspected the forward and aft cargo hold and no evidence of smoke, or events that would have caused a smoke indication, were found. A faulty Smoke Detection Control Unit (SDCU) was suspected. Maintenance replaced the unit.

May 30, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (ACA2329) from Melbourne, Australia (KMLB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" at 1906Z and advised the terminal control unit (TCU) that its number two engine was out. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 05 and taxied to the gate, with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit following. Two aircraft landed on Runway 06R during the event: an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA104) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), and an American, corporately registered Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (N756QS). ACA2329 landed without further incident on Runway 05 at 1922Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0039: C-FXCD, an Airbus A-320-200 operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA2329, a ferry flight from Melbourne Orlando, FL(KMLB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with two crew members and no passengers onboard. While on approach for Runway 05, at approximately 3000 ft, the crew received an ENG 2 THRUST LEVER DISAGREE message from the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) and the engine thrust on engine number 2 rolled back to idle. The flight crew actioned the ECAM, notified ATC that they were cancelling the approach and climbed to 4000ft as per the ATC request. The flight crew declared "PAN PAN" to ATC and returned for landing on Runway 05, where the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles were standing by. ACA2329 taxied to the apron under its own power, escorted by ARFF, without further incident. ATC moved two arrivals to the departure runway (Runway 06R) during the event.

November 17, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Grissom Air Reserve Base, IN (KGUS)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A320-214 (ROU2368) from Grissom Air Reserve Base, IN (KGUS) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" due to a hydraulic loss and a possible loss of Nose Wheel Steering (NWS). ROU2368 requested a tow vehicle on standby (STBY) in case it could not clear the runway. ROU2368 landed on Runway 06R at 0029Z and was able to taxi under its own power. No operational impact. (This record replaces CADORS 2021O1924, which was deleted due to incorrect region)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0119: Air Canada Rouge flight ROU2368, an Airbus A320 (C-GFDU) on a non-revenue ferry flight, departed Grissom, IN (KGUS) and was climbing through 8000 feet when the flight crew received an ECAM HYD Y RSVR OVHT indication. The relevant ECAM actions were completed and the yellow hydraulic system was deactivated. On approach to Toronto/LBPIA, ON (CYYZ), the system was reactivated for landing and a precautionary PAN PAN was declared with CYYZ ATC. The aircraft landed and vacated the runway without further incident. Air Canada Rouge maintenance is troubleshooting the cause of the indication.

September 25, 2021

Incident at Nassau/Lynden Pindling, Bahamas (MYNN)

TSB Report #A21F0158: C-GJWN, an Air Canada Airbus A321-200, was conducting flight ACA940 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Nassau/Lynden Pindling, Bahamas (MYNN). During the approach, the flight crew received an Elec IDG #2 low oil pressure (Integrated Drive Generator) warning on ECAM (Electronic centralized aircraft monitor). The flight crew followed the instructions on ECAM, declared a PAN PAN and the aircraft landed without further incident. The maintenance replaced right hand IDG and APU generator and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 16, 2021

Incident at 95NM ESE THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

TSB Report #A21F0122: C-FGKH, an Air Canada Airbus A320-214, was conducting flight AC263 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG). During cruise over Lake Superior, the right hand generator indicated a fault and went offline. The flight crew performed Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) actions and directed a reset of the generator that went faulty again. As per procedure, the auxiliary power unit (APU) was started, but automatically shut down after a minute of being on line. The flight crew advised air traffic control (ATC) of their equipment failure and performed a normal approach and landing at CYWG.

December 31, 2021

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

TSB Report #A21W0113: N687FE, a Federal Express Airbus A300-600, was operating as flight FDX121 from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Memphis, TN (KMEM). Shortly after departure, the flight crew observed a "forward cargo door not locked" ECAM message. The crew flight stopped the climb at 6000 feet ASL to assess the malfunction. The flight crew ran the ECAM and QRH procedures and determined that they could not adequately confirm that pressurization was normal in order to continue the flight. The flight crew elected to return to CYEG and declared an emergency. The flight landed without further incident. Following the flight, the maintenance team inspected the cargo door and lock mechanism and determined that the cargo door was fully closed and locked and the fault was an indication issue. A MEL was granted for the cargo door lock indication system and the flight departed to KMEM without incident.

October 7, 2021

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Federal Express Corporation Airbus A300-600F (FDX120) on a flight plan from Memphis, TN (KMEM) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) declared an emergency due to a mechanical issue. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit advised. FDX120 landed without incident at 1323Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: A Federal Express Corporation Airbus A300-600F (FDX120) from Memphis, TN (KMEM) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) declared an emergency due to a mechanical issue. The aircraft continued and landed at CYEG without further incident.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0093: N652FE, a Federal Express Airbus A300F4-605R, was operating as flight FDX120 from Memphis, TN (KMEM) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) with 2 flight crew on board. During the approach, a decision was made to go around due to weather. During flap retraction from flap 20 to flap 15, the flight crew observed a FLAPS 1+2 fault. The flight crew actioned the ECAM (electronic centralized aircraft monitoring) with no changes. The QRH was consulted and after selecting flaps to 40, the fault cleared. The aircraft completed a second approach, with no issues. Maintenance conducted a variety of checks, with no faults found. There had been no similar faults in the past 30 days, and the aircraft was returned to service.

September 21, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (ACA2217) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) declared a PAN PAN with a nose wheel steering issue and possible brake issue. Response vehicles responded to the emergency. ACA2217 safely landed Runway 35R at 0135Z and stopped on the Runway for approximately 15 minutes before taxiing to Gate 37. All other landing and departing traffic used Runway 35L during the emergency.
UPDATE: TSB Report # A21W0081: C-FGJI, an Air Canada Airbus A320-214, was operating as flight AC2217 from North Peace Regional Airport (CYXJ), BC, to Kelowna Intl Airport (CYLW), BC. with 5 crew and 69 passengers on board. Shortly after departure, the crew observed an ECAM message associated with the nose wheel steering being inoperative. The crew made a decision to divert to Calgary Intl Airport, (CYYC) AB, referred to the quick reference checklist, and an emergency (Pan Pan) was declared. The aircraft landed at CYYC without further incident. There were no reported injuries or damage to the aircraft. Maintenance found a proximity sensor issue. The sensor was replaced, the aircraft jacked, rigging and function checks were completed and the aircraft was returned to service.

March 7, 2020

Incident at 77NM SE QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-FYIY/ROU1524) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, QC (CYYZ) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) declared PAN PAN with the Boston Centre due to a hydraulic problem. The aircraft landed at Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) at 1538Z. Runway 24 was closed at CYQB until 1610Z.
UPDATE TSB Report # A20Q0028: C-FYIY, an Air Canada Rouge LP Airbus 319-114 operating as flight ROU1524, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) with 129 passengers and 5 crew members on board. During cruise, when the aircraft was at 77NM southeast of Quebec, QC, the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor(ECAM) generated a low hydraulic fluid message in the green system. The crew elected to divert to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and declared a state of emergency. The aircraft landed on Runway 24 without issue. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

April 11, 2020

Incident at NOAHA intersection

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FYJI/ACA403) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a "go around" due to the landing gear failing to extend. ACA403 was given vectors and conducted a checklist. At 1253Z, ACA403 declared a PAN PAN, and advised the gear was down, but nose wheel steering had failed. They requested emergency equipment on standby (STBY), requested Runway 23, and advised they would need a tow off the runway. ACA403 landed Runway 23 at 1311Z with emergency vehicles awaiting. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20O0040: Air Canada flight ACA403, an Airbus A319 (C-FYJI) aircraft, was on final approach to Toronto LBPIA (CYYZ) when the flight crew received a "LANDING GEAR NOT DOWNLOCKED" ECAM message. The flight crew executed a go-around, declared a PAN PAN and carried out the alternate gravity extension of the landing gear. The aircraft landed without further incident.

July 5, 2020

Incident at 350NM W Madrid-Barajas Int'l (LEMD)

TSB Report #A20F0119: C-GEGI, an Air Canada Airbus 300-343, was performing flight AC7231 from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Intl (LEMD), Spain, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. During cruise, prior to ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) entry, Flight crew received a ECAM ESS TR warning (Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor Essential Transformer Rectifier) and completed the ECAM actions. After consultation with maintenance, the aircraft returned to LEMD and the crew did not declare a MAYDAY or a PAN PAN. Flight landed without further incident.

March 28, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: LOS CABOS, MEXICO (MMSD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Air Canada dispatch called the tower to advise that an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-GQCA/ACA797) from Los Cabos, Mexico (MMSD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), still in Mexican airspace, would not be able to exit the runway on landing due to a nose gear hydraulic system failure. At 0215Z, the Tower advised the Airport Authority of the situation. The Tower initiated an emergency standby. ACA797 landed on Runway 08R without issue at 0248Z. Aircraft was towed off the runway to the gate. Runway re-opened at 0302Z.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0042: C-GQCA, an Airbus A320-211 operated by Air Canada, was conducting a flight from Los Cabos International (MMSD), Mexico, to Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, with 5 crew members and 110 passengers on board. Shortly after takeoff, the flight crew received the HYD G RSRVR LO LVL message on the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) system indicating a failure of the green hydraulic system. The flight crew consulted with Maintenance Operations Control (MOC) and elected to continue the flight to the destination. Prior to arrival, Air Canada dispatch contacted tower at CYVR and advised the aircraft would not be able to exit the runway due to the loss of nose wheel steering. Tower initiated emergency standby with ARFF and the aircraft landed without incident. The aircraft was towed off the runway. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance replaced the green hydraulic system leakage measuring solenoid valve and carried out the decontamination procedures on the (ECS) as per the AMM due to hydraulic fluid ingestion.

December 22, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA234) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was on the approach for landing at CYEG when the pilot reported a flap issue. The pilot was vectored inside the terminal while investigating the problem. The pilot advised that they would land with a high speed approach. The pilot did not declare an emergency but the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles were called out as a precaution. The aircraft landed on Runway 30 safely at 1845Z, no impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20W0092: C-FKPT, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 operating as flight ACA234 from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), experienced an ECAM "Slat Fault" message. The ECAM procedure was followed without success. ATC was advised of an abnormal landing configuration and the aircraft landed without incident and vacated the runway. No emergency was declared. On landing, maintenance personnel completed an inspection and cleared the aircraft to taxi to the gate. Maintenance update: the right-hand slat actuator #3 type B was changed and tested, as per AMM. All tests were passed; the aircraft was returned to service.

June 7, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FMSX/ACA329) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) requested a missed approach for Runway 30 due to an equipment issue. ACA329 came back to land declaring "PAN PAN" and requesting assistance due to an issue with their brakes. Aircraft landed safely with no impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20W0038: The Air Canada Airbus A320-200, C-FMSX, was operating as flight ACA329 from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). During final approach, the flight crew received an ECAM BRAKES (Auto Brake) fault. A missed approach was conducted. The flight crew actioned the QRH and declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft landed without incident and the flight crew used alternate braking. Company maintenance found an unserviceable brake servo valve, which was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

May 30, 2020

Incident at 80NM S WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

TSB Report #A20F0101: N123DQ, a Delta Air Lines Airbus Canada Limited Partnership BD-500-1A10 (CS100) was performing a flight from Fairbanks Intl. (PAFA), AK, to Seattle-Tacoma Intl. (KSEA), WA. During cruise at FL390, 80nm south of Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen Intl. (CYXY), YT, the flight crew observed an electrical surge, which disengaged the auto-throttles and caused a display to flicker. The flight crew noted that no checklists or messages were displayed on the electronic centralized aircraft monitor (ECAM), and the autothrottles were re-engaged without issue. At that time, the flight crew started the auxiliary power unit (APU), which also did not power up the left side. The flight crew contacted maintenance personnel via SATCOM and reset the left generator at their request, which still did not remedy the issue. The flight crew declared an emergency and initiated the diversion towards CYXY. On final, the flight crew noted that they received low pressure and low quantity indications for the right hydraulic system and shut down the hydraulic pump, as per the checklist. The flight landed in CYXY without further incident.

December 28, 2020

Incident at 5437N / 03444W

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300 (N810NW/DAL262) from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) experienced engine issues and diverted to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF). No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20A0046: N810NW, an Airbus A330-323 aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines, was conducting flight DAL262 from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG). When in cruise flight at about 54°37 N, 034°44 W, the flight crew detected a loud noise and an aircraft vibration shudder, and also observed a high vibration indication for the number 1 engine. The flight crew referenced the quick reference handbook and incrementally reduced the number 1 engine to idle. The flight crew noticed number 1 engine stall ECAM messages when power was reduced, and passengers reported sparks coming from the number 1 engine. The flight crew declared an emergency, and initiated a diversion to Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF), where a landing was made without further incident. Maintenance personnel replaced the number 1 engine and the aircraft was returned to service.

October 16, 2019

Incident at 1.2NM S MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Immediately after takeoff, a Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A330-300 (HBJHE/SWR87) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 2155Z. A runway inspection was conducted and nothing unusual was reported. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0176: HB-JHE, a Swiss Airbus A330-300 (SWR87) with 12 crew members and 206 passengers on board, was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Zürich-Kloten, Switzerland (LSZH). After takeoff, the flight crew saw the message L/G R LENGTHENING FAULT on the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM). A PAN PAN was declared and the aircraft went back and conducted an overweight landing without incident at CYUL. Maintenance staff noted that the hydraulic cylinder extension on the right main landing gear was damaged.

October 8, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Transat Airbus A310-304 (C-GTSY/TSC253) from Malaga, Spain (LEMG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a flap problem. The aircraft did not request assistance, and it landed without incident at 1735Z. A runway inspection was performed. Impact: An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-GBHR/ROU1581) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) and an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDCA/ACA321) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) were delayed slightly at takeoff.
Update TSB Report #A19Q0170: C-GTSY, an Air Transat Airbus 310-304 (TSC253) with 9 crew members and 237 passengers on board, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Malaga/Costa Del Sol, Spain (LEMG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). When flap position 15/15 was selected on approach for Runway 24L at CYUL, the flight crew received a Flaps Stuck message on the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM). The applicable checklist was completed and a PAN PAN was reported to air traffic services. The aircraft continued the approach and landed without a problem. After it had cleared the runway, the temperature of the brakes rapidly increased. With the help of fans, the brakes were cooled and the aircraft then taxied up the passenger bridge.

March 27, 2019

Incident at 120NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJQ/ACA948) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (TFFR) asked the Boston centre if it could return to CYUL due to a mechanical problem. Once it was 20 NM from CYUL, ACA948 declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident at 1641Z.
AOR-247060-V1 Update: While inbound south of CYUL, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJQ/ACA948) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (TFFR) declared an emergency. There was a controls problem. The aircraft landed, then came to a stop on the runway, where emergency vehicles were present. The aircraft then cleared the runway on its own at 1653Z. Impact on operations: ACA809 was delayed by 10 minutes.
Update TSB Report #A19Q0037: C-FTJQ, an Airbus 320-200 operated by Air Canada as flight AC948 with 6 crewmembers and 89 passengers on board was en route from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QUE, to Le Raizet - Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France (TFFR). During cruise at FL350 near Bermuda, the flight crew received an ECAM message with the FLT CONTROL page showing the left spoilers in the UP position. After discussion with the company, the decision was made to return to CYUL. When the aircraft was about 20 nm south of CYUL, the crew declared a PAN PAN and carried out an uneventful landing on Runway 24L at 16 h 43Z with ARFF on standby. Spoiler 1R actuator was replaced in accordance with the Aircraft Maintenance Manual and the aircraft was returned to service following a successful operational test.

January 6, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 (ROU1745) from Samaná El Catey, Dominican Republic (MDCY) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency on short final over Runway 24R due to a hydraulic problem. ROU1745 landed without incident, then went back to the gate. Runway inspected. Nothing to report. No impact on operations.
Update - TSB Report #A19Q0002: C-FYJH, an Air Canada Rouge Airbus 319-114, was on instrument flight rules flight ROU1745 from Samaná/El Catey Intl, Dominican Republic (MDCY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 5 crew members and 134 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on final approach for Runway 24R at CYUL, an Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) message notified the flight crew of a drop in the level of hydraulic fluid in the yellow system. The applicable checklist was completed, and an emergency was declared as a precaution. A landing without incident was followed. The operators maintenance staff found a punctured hydraulic line, the result of chafe damage. The hydraulic line was repaired and the aircraft was returned to service.

December 18, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKOJ/ACA7058) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a pressurization issue, declared "PAN PAN" and requested to return to CYVR. Aircraft landed safely on Runway 08L at 1712Z. No operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A19P0182: C-FKOJ, an Airbus A320-211 operated by Air Canada as flight ACA7058, was on a repositioning flight from CYVR (Vancouver Intl) to CYYC (Calgary Intl) with two pilots and no passengers. Prior to dispatch a Cabin Pressure Controller #1 Fail fault was cleared. On climbout from CYVR the flight crew received ECAM message CAB PR SYS 1 FAULT. ECAM actions were completed but a subsequent message CAB PR EXCESS CAB ALT displayed. The crew declared a PAN PAN and returned to CYVR without further incident. Maintenance replaced the #1 and the #2 system cabin pressure controllers and the outflow valve.

June 23, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The terminal was advised that an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWN/ACA538) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Anchorage, AK (PANC) returning to CYVR with an engine out. Tower initiated stand by. ACA538 landed without incident at 2137Z.
Update TSB #A19P0081: C-FFWN, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA538 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Anchorage/Ted Stevens Intl (PANC), AK with 5 crew members and 106 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL360 approximately 158 nm north west of CYVR, the flight crew received an ENG 2 FAIL ECAM message. The flight crew completed the associated checklist, secured the engine (CFM56-5A1), declared a MAYDAY, and requested a return to CYVR where the aircraft landed without further incident. The operators maintenance found metal contamination in the fuel pump, Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU), fuel-oil heat exchanger, fuel flow transmitter, and servo fuel heater. The engine was changed, and the aircraft was returned to service.

April 26, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA253) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared PAN PAN due to a hydraulic issue and reported shutting down the #1 engine. Aircraft landed safely on Runway 26R and taxied off the runway.
Update TSB #A19P0055: C-FZUB, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA253 from Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew members and 128 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL360, the flight crew observed a GREEN low hydraulic fluid pressure on the ECAM, followed by a hydraulic green number 1 engine low pressure. The flight crew turned off the Engine Driven Pump (EDP) and the Power Transfer Unit (PTU), and declared a PAN PAN. The landing gear was manually extended, and the aircraft landed at CYVR on Runway 26R without further incident, with ARFF standing by. The operator’s maintenance found that the number 5 right-hand spoiler servo was leaking, and replaced it.

March 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-GPWG/ACA573) from Los Angeles Intl, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency ("PAN PAN") due to hydraulic issues. The tower initiated an emergency stand by. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 08L at 2310Z. Runway 08L was re-opened at 2315Z, following a runway inspection. No operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A19P0034: C-GPWG, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA573 from Los Angeles Intl (KLAX), CA to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew members and 131 passengers on board. During the climb out from KLAX, the flight crew received the ECAM message HYD Y RSVR LO LVL. ECAM actions were completed and, in consultation with the operator’s maintenance and operational control centres, the decision was made to continue to CYVR. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN with Vancouver ATC during the descent, and the aircraft was met by ARFF after landing. The aircraft was then towed to the gate.

February 1, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon initial contact with the Vancouver Center, an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-FGKZ/ACA119) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency (PAN PAN), advising the Vancouver (VR) terminal of a known control issue. The aircraft landed on Runway 08R at 0424Z without incident and taxied off the runway at 0429Z. The runway returned to service at 0430Z. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A19P0020: C-FGKZ, an Airbus 321-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA119 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 6 crew members and 190 passengers on board. Shortly after the departure from CYYZ, the flight crew received multiple Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) messages, including ELAC 1 FAULT (Elevator and Aileron Computer), RIGHT AILERON FAULT, and LEFT AILERON FAULT. The ELAC was successfully reset, however the faults returned while the aircraft was in cruise flight while in US airspace. The flight crew declared an emergency with US Air Traffic Control (ATC) because of the loss of aileron control, however continued the flight and subsequently declared a PAN PAN on initial contact with Vancouver ATC. The aircraft landed without further incident in CYVR. There were no injuries. The operator’s maintenance replaced the ELAC 1 and 2 units and, after the system was tested serviceable, the aircraft was returned to service. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted to Transport Canada.

January 19, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 0230Z, the shift manager advised that an Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA307) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was inbound to CYVR with nose gear hydraulic issues and was expected to arrive in 1.5 hours. The pilot was speaking with maintenance, trying to resolve the issue before arrival. At 0330Z, the tower initiated an emergency stand by. The aircraft landed on Runway 08L at 0408Z. Runway 08L re-opened at 0413Z.
Update TSB Report #A19P0011: C-FZUB, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA307 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. During cruise, the flight crew received a HYD 2 LO LVL message, followed subsequently by a Y ENG PUMP LO PR ECAM message. ATC was notified, and the flight crew indicated that they were in communication with their Maintenance Control Centre (MCC). ECAM actions were completed, and, during the approach to CYVR, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft then carried out an uneventful landing on Runway 08L, stopped on the runway for inspection, and taxied to the gate followed by the operator’s maintenance personnel and ARFF. The operator’s maintenance determined that there was a Yellow Hydraulic Pressure line leak in the aft pylon area. There was chaffing found on the line which caused the leak. Damaged parts were replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service the following day.

September 2, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJO/ACA757) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) declared PAN PAN with a hydraulic system issue, and requested a return to CYYZ, landing on Runway 33R. 151 souls on board (SOB), No hazardous material (HAZ), 12,000 KGS fuel. ACA757 landed at 1922Z and stopped on Runway 33R between Taxiway R & Taxiway B4 to be inspected by Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services, then taxied to the gate under their own power. No operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A19O0150: C-FTJO, the Air Canada Airbus A320 aircraft (AC757) was on route to San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) from Toronto / LBPIA (CYYZ) when the flight crew received an ECAM message for Green Hydraulic Low Level. The flight crew decided to return to CYYZ and declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft landed uneventfully with ARFF standing by and taxied to the gate. Maintenance found the Green Hydraulic Pressure line union fitting leaking at the Green System HP Manifold. The packing was replaced and subsequent testing found no further leaks.

August 1, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-FJNX/ACA785) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, ON (CYYZ) to Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) reported a hydraulic issue and elected to return and land CYYZ. ACA785 landed Runway 15L at 1632Z and was towed to the gate.
Update TSB #A19O0104: C-FJNX, the Air Canada Airbus A321 aircraft (AC785) was on the climb out from Lester B. Pearson Intl - Toronto (CYYZ) when the crew received a "HYD G RSVR LO LVL" ECAM message. QRH procedures were followed, the aircraft returned to CYYZ and flight crew requested ATC to have ARFF standing by for the landing. The aircraft landed uneventfully and was towed to the gate due to inoperative steering. Maintenance determined that the high pressure fitting on the #1 EDP was leaking allowing hydraulic fluid to leak out. The seals were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 19, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Transat Airbus A330-243 (TSC337) from Lisbon, Portugal (LPPT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, ON (CYYZ) overshot Runway 24R, initially indicating a problem with the flaps. The aircraft subsequently declared an emergency with the terminal. A "1C" was initiated by the tower and the aircraft landed on Runway 23 safely at 1617Z. Aircraft had no hazardous cargo on board.
Update TSB #A19O0094: C-GUBC, an Airbus A330-243 aircraft operated by Air Transat was conducting Flight TSC337 from Lisbon International/Humberto Delgado Airport (LPPT) to Toronto Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), ON. During final approach to runway 24R, the flight crew received 2 flap ECAM messages and initiated a missed approach and notifying ATC of a flap issue. The crew performed the checklist items, declared an emergency and landed uneventfully on runway 23 with ARFF standing by. ARFF inspected the aircraft when it had stopped on the taxiway, then the aircraft taxied to the gate.

January 7, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GBHM/ACA152) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN (for a technical issue) with North sector. Aircraft afforded priority and landed without further incident at 0456Z.
Update TSB Report #A19O0003: C-GBHM, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA152 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON. During cruise flight at FL370, the flight crew received an LGCIU 1 & 2 FAIL ECAM message. The flight continued to destination and, on approach to CYYZ, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN, and extended the landing gear using the manual gear extension system. Additionally, the flight crew requested to be towed off the runway after landing. The aircraft landed without further incident on Runway 05 with ARFF standing by, and stopped on Taxiway E for inspection. Once ARFF released the aircraft, it was towed to the gate.

January 1, 2019

Incident at LINNG intersection

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 (ROU1734) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Daniel Oduber Intl, Costa Rica (MRLB) declared a PAN PAN due to a loss of the BLUE Hydraulic system. ROU1734 returned to CYYZ and landed uneventfully at 1336Z. Emergency vehicles met ROU1734 on arrival. Minor holding due to a runway change to 24R/23.
Update TSB Report #A19O0002: C-GSJB, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada rouge, was conducting flight ROU1734 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Liberia/Daniel Oduber Qui Intl (MRLB), Costa Rica. As the aircraft was climbing out after the departure from CYYZ, the flight crew received an ECAM message for a Blue Hydraulic System fluid leak. The aircraft was levelled off at 16 000 feet, the flight crew executed the QRH procedures and consulted with the operator’s Operational Control Centre; the decision was made to return to CYYZ. Out of precaution, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN, the aircraft landed overweight and taxied to the gate under its own power. The operator’s maintenance found a leak on a blue hydraulic system line, which powers the left hand aileron. The line was replaced, and an overweight landing inspection was carried out before the aircraft was returned to service.

November 19, 2019

Incident at KLAS - MC CARRAN INTL - Las Vegas, NV

TSB Report #A19F0295: C-FYKW, an Air Canada Rouge Airbus 319-100, was operating as flight ROU1897 from - Las Vegas/MC Carran Intl (KLAS), NV to Vancouver Intl - (CYVR), BC. During the takeoff run a HOT BRAKE ECAM annunciated and flight crew rejected the take off at approximately 80 KIAS and declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft came to complete stop on the runway to assess and subsequently taxied to the gate under its own power. The brake temperature was observed after the rejected take off to have been 750 degrees and the right hand main landing gear (MLG) tires deflated on account that the tire over-temperature protection (fuses) mechanisms had activated. Maintenance inspected the aircraft and right hand inboard and outboard MLG tire assemblies were removed and replaced. The MLG axels were inspected and the right hand inboard and outboard brake assemblies were removed and replaced in accordance with AMM. The after brake emergency application or overheat inspection was carried out with no fault found; serviceability tests were conducted with satisfactory results.

September 9, 2019

Incident at 4609N / 06859W (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The National Operations Centre (NOC) advised that an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-GBIN/ROU1522) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) declared an emergency with the Boston Centre in light of a pressurization issue. The aircraft decided to return to CYUL at 9,000 feet, then landed safety on Runway 24L at 0148Z. A runway inspection was completed at 0151Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A19F0262: C-GBIN, an Airbus 319 operated by Air Canada Rouge, was conducting flight ROU1522 from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to St-John Intl (CYYT), NL. Just after reaching flight level 350, the flight crew received a CABIN PRESS ECAM (Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor) message followed by a CABIN ALT ECAM. The flight crew conducted the checklist, donned their oxygen masks and descended to 9000 feet. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and returned to CYUL. The flight landed without further incident.

June 7, 2019

Incident at Lyon (LFLL)

TSB #A19F0159: C-GEFA, an Airbus 330-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA828 from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Lyon/St-Exupery (LFLL), France with 10 crew members and 218 passengers on board. During cruise flight, the flight crew received a F/CTL FLAP SYS 2 FAULT ECAM message. The flight crew executed the QRH and, upon arrival at destination, declared a PAN PAN. A flapless approach and landing was carried out without further incident, with ARFF standing by. The operator’s maintenance tested the Slat/Flap Computers 1 & 2, and checked the Torque Limiters. The flaps operated normally, and no further faults were found. The aircraft however experienced another similar event on the following flight (see A19Q0079).

May 7, 2019

Incident at 150 NM S Minneapolis (KMSP)

TSB #A19F0115: C-GAQZ, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA787 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Los Angeles Intl (KLAX), CA with 5 crew members and 82 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL320 approximately 150 nm south of Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl/Wold-Chamberlain (KMSP), MN, the flight crew received an APU AUTO SHUTDOWN ECAM message. Since the flight had taken off from CYYZ under Minimum Equipment List (MEL) provision with the number 2 engine generator inoperative, the flight crew consulted with the operator’s Operational and Maintenance Control Centres, and the decision to divert to KMSP was elected. A PAN PAN was declared, and the flight landed at KMSP without further incident. ARFF met the aircraft after the landing for an inspection, and the aircraft was authorized to taxi to a gate. The operator’s maintenance replaced the APU De-Oiling Solenoid Valve and the APU Bleed Control Valve as per the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM). The aircraft was then returned to service.

May 12, 2019

Incident at 145 NM N Fort Lauderdale (KFLL)

TSB #A19F0119: C-GKOB, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada rouge, was conducting flight ROU1622 from Toronto/Lester B. Person Intl (CYYZ), ON to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl (KFLL), FL with 5 crew members and 133 passengers on board. During cruise flight, the flight crew received a HYD G RSVR LO LVL ECAM message. The ENG1 HD Pump and PTU were deactivated as per ECAM procedures, and the flight continued to destination. Just before the descent into KFLL, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN for priority ATC handling due to a possible manual landing gear extension. During the approach, the flight crew reactivated the hydraulic pump, and the landing gear extended normally without incident. After the landing, the aircraft stopped on the taxiway so that ARFF could inspect it, then continued to the gate on its own power. The operator’s maintenance inspected the aircraft and identified a defective spoiler actuator as the source of the hydraulic leak. The component was replaced, and the Green Hydraulic System was serviced in accordance with the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM). Subsequent tests were carried out with satisfactory results, and the aircraft was returned to service.

April 30, 2019

Incident at Los Angeles

TSB #A19F0106: C-FDSN, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA578 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Los Angeles Intl (KLAX), CA with 5 crew members and 104 passengers on board. As the aircraft reached the Top of Descent (TOD) into KLAX, the flight crew received a YELLOW HYDRAULIC RESERVOIR LOW/LO PRESSURE ECAM message. The QRH was executed, and the flight crew declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft landed without further incident on Runway 25L, and stopped on the runway in order for ARFF to carry out an inspection. The aircraft was then cleared to taxi to the gate. The operator’s maintenance replaced the manifold assembly in accordance with the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM). A leak check was done, and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 7, 2019

Incident at 4206N / 07848W

An Air Transat Airbus A321-211 (C-GEZJ/TSC793) from Montego Bay/Sangster, Jamaica (MKJS) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared a PAN PAN while enroute to CYYZ due to possible wheel damage on departure from MKJS. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was requested. TSC793 landed on Runway 05 at 0523Z without further incident. No operational impact.
Update TSB #A19O0086: C-GEZJ, an Airbus 321-200 aircraft operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC793 from Montego Bay/Sangster Intl (MKJS), Jamaica to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Inlt (CYYZ), ON with 6 crew members and 185 passengers on board. During the initial climb after the departure from MKJS, the flight crew received an ECAM warning for a number 3 hot brake. The flight continued to destination and, after being handed off to Toronto Centre (CZYZ) during the descent to CYYZ, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN as they suspected a possible wheel/tire damage. The aircraft landed uneventfully with ARFF standing by, and stopped on the runway. The landing gear was inspected, and the aircraft was cleared to taxi to the gate. The operator’s maintenance reset the Brake & Steering Control Unit (BSCU) and tested it in accordance with the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM). The aircraft was returned to service.

June 12, 2019

Incident at WHATCOM WA VORTAC (HUH)

A United Airlines Airbus A320-232 (N403UA/UAL2754) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) reported an onboard electrical failure and a return to CYVR.
Update TSB #A19P0069: N403UA, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by United Airlines, was conducting flight UAL2754 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to San Francisco Intl (KSFO), CA with only the 2 pilots on board. Shortly after the departure, the flight crew received a AC ESS BUSS fault on the ECAM, and a loss of the number 2 electrical bus. The flight crew declared an emergency, and initiated a return to CYVR where the aircraft landed without further incident. A post-flight maintenance inspection identified a faulty right engine Integrated Drive Generator (IDG).

February 10, 2019

Incident at LSGG - Geneve-Cointrin - Geneva

TSB Report #A19F0037: C-GHKR, an Airbus 330-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA835 from Geneva-Cointrin (LSGG), Switzerland to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 11 crew members and 258 passengers on board. During the initial climb after the departure from LSGG, the control tower advised the flight crew that black smoke was observed coming from the number 1 engine (Rolls Royce UK RB211 Trent 772B-60). Simultaneously, the flight crew received a BLUE HYDRAULIC PUMP FAIL ECAM message. The flight crew requested a return to LSGG, declared a PAN PAN, and carried out an overweight landing without further incident. The operator’s maintenance replaced the Blue Ground Service Manifold, and the High Pressure (HP) & Low Pressure (LP) Filters as per the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM). The Blue Hydraulic Reservoir was refilled in accordance with the AMM. After several checks and an overweight landing inspection, the aircraft was returned to service.

January 28, 2019

Incident at 84NM SW COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (KCOS)

TSB Report #A19F0017: C-FLSS, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA795 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Los Angeles Intl (KLAX), CA with 5 crew members and 146 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL360, approximately 85 nm south west of Colorado Springs/Municipal (KCOS), CO, the aircraft passed through a mountain wave and the number 1 engine (CFM56-5A1) rolled back from 90% to 60% N1. The aircraft started to lose speed, and started to descend. The flight crew notified ATC and requested FL300. There was a slight vibration on the number 1 engine, however there were no ECAM warnings. Shortly thereafter, the engine recovered and the flight landed without further incident. No emergency was declared. The operator is troubleshooting to find the cause.

December 27, 2018

Incident at LOS ANGELES INTL - LOS ANGELES, CA (KLAX)

TSB Report #A18F0300: C-FDSU, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA794 from Los Angeles Intl (KLAX), CA to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON with 5 crew members and 134 passengers on board. Shortly after the departure from KLAX, the flight crew received an AFT EMERGENCY EXIT OPEN / MAXIMUM ALTITUDE 10000 ft ECAM message. The flight crew stopped the climb at 10 300 feet, declared a PAN PAN, and returned to KLAX where they landed overweight without further incident. The operator’s maintenance is investigating the cause.

August 31, 2019

Incident at 5041N / 10609W

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FMSX/ACA297) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a mechanical issue and requested to divert to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). ACA297 landed without incident at 1849Z.
Update TSB Report #A19W0125: C-FMSX, an Airbus A320 operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight AC297 from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew members and 142 passengers on board. Approximately 48 nm ENE of Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB, the pilots received a "Press Sys 1 and 2" ECAM message. The pilots elected to divert to CYYC and completed an uneventful landing. Company maintenance completed an inspection of the aircraft and found a protective cover installed on the vent port for the #1 outflow valve. The cover was removed, the aircraft was function checked for normal operation on the ground and subsequently returned to service.

August 13, 2019

Incident at 40NM SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (ACA151) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) declared a PAN PAN enroute to CYYC due to an equipment issue. The aircraft landed CYYC at 0310Z without incident. Three aircraft moved to Runway 17R while ACA151 occupied 17L.
Update TSB #A19W0110: C-FNVV, the Air Canada Airbus A320, operating as ACA151 on a flight from Toronto (CYYZ) to Calgary (CYYC) received multiple ECAM messages related to low hydraulic levels for the yellow system. In discussions with maintenance the decision was made to continue to CYYC, a PAN PAN was declared and on landing the aircraft was met by emergency vehicles. The landing was uneventful. Maintenance determined that the yellow hydraulic HP manifold was leaking. A replacement unit was installed and the aircraft was returned to service.

November 16, 2018

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FYKR/ACA386) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to hydraulic failure. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 2340Z. A runway inspection was performed and nothing unusual was reported. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report #A18Q0185: C-FYKR, an Air Canada Airbus 319-100, was on IFR flight ACA386 from Winnipeg/James A. Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 5 crew members and 120 passengers on board. While it was still in cruising flight, the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) generated a yellow system "low hydraulic fluid" message. The crew completed the checklist and then declared a state of emergency. The aircraft landed without incident with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services deployed. There were neither injuries nor damage.

November 15, 2018

Incident at VIDGO intersection

An Airbus A320 operated by Air Canada (ACA318), flying from Calgary (CYYC), AB, to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau (CYUL), QC, declared an emergency because of flight command issues. The aircraft landed without incident at 2308Z. No operational impact.
Update: TSB Report #A18Q0183: C-FPWD, an Air Canada Airbus 320-200, was on instrument flight rules flight ACA318 from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 7 crew members and 130 passengers on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight, the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) generated a spoiler number 4 fault (SPLR 4 Fault) message. During the descent, approximately 135 nautical miles northwest of CYUL, the ECAM generated a spoilers number 3 and 4 fault (SPLR 3 + 4 Fault) message, as well as a speed break disagree (SPD BRK DISAGREE) message. The crew completed the checklist and then declared a state of emergency. The aircraft landed without incident with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (SLIA) services deployed. There were no injuries and no damage.

April 24, 2018

Incident at 33NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDST/ACA615) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) declared PANPAN due to a hydraulic issue. The aircraft elected to continue to final destination and landed safely and without incident at 1922Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A18O0055: C-FDST, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA615 from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). During cruise flight, the flight crew received an ECAM Yellow Hydraulic System loss of fluid indication. A PAN PAN was declared and the flight landed at CYYZ without further incident with ARFF standing by. The operator?s maintenance found a leaking seal on the Filter Clogging Indicator and proceeded to replace it in accordance with the Aircraft Maintenance Manual procedures. A subsequent leak check found the system serviceable and the aircraft was returned to service.

December 31, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Transat Airbus A321-211 (C-FTXW/TSC89) from Victoria International, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) experienced a hydraulic issue. After landing, the aircraft required a tow to exit the runway.
Update TSB Report #A18P0192: C-FTXW, an Airbus 321-200 aircraft operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC089 from Victoria Intl (CYYJ), BC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. Shortly after the departure, the flight crew received a HYD G RSVR LO LVL ECAM message. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN, conducted an alternate landing gear extension, and landed at CYVR without further incident. The aircraft stopped on the runway and was towed to the gate. The operator’s maintenance found a loose B-nut on the green hydraulic system high pressure feed line, to the number 1 engines thrust reverser hydraulic control unit. The B-nut was secured, the hydraulic reservoir was serviced, and an engine ground-run/leak check was carried out before the aircraft was returned to service. An SDR was submitted.

May 2, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA224) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) experienced an issue with one of their gear doors after departing CYVR. They declared an emergency and returned to CYVR at 0150Z.
UPDATE TSB report #A18P0059: C-FDSN, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA224 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). Shortly after takeoff from CYVR, the landing gear doors failed to close upon selection of landing gear up. Following an unsuccessful ECAM reset, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN and elected to return CYVR where the aircraft landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed a leaking nose landing gear actuator. The nose landing gear door safety valve and NLG door up-lock were replaced. Note: C-FDSN experienced a similar landing gear door issue while departing Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) on 30 April 2018 (see TSB Occurrence A18F0092).

March 6, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A18P0039: C-FPDN, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA970 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Puerto Vallarta/Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Intl, México (MMPR). After the departure from CYVR, the flight crew received multiple Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) messages for smoke in the lavatory. The flight crew completed the appropriate checklist and declared a PAN PAN. There was no fire on board the aircraft, however the flight returned to CYVR where it landed without further incident. After an inspection, the Smoke Detection Control Unit (SDCU) and the lavatory smoke detector were replaced.

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