December 4, 2019

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

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVLU/ACA012) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed to conduct a pull-up on Runway 24L due to an Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FXCD/ACA783) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Los Angeles Intl, CA (KLAX), which was slow in taking off. The aircraft landed at 2338Z. No impact on operations.

November 24, 2019

Incident at 4545N / 07409W (Laser interference)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FRSI/ACA012) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported the presence of a green laser north of Mirabel. Police were notified. No impact.

October 3, 2019

Incident at MONTREAL CENTRE / ACC DE MONTRÉAL

Montreal Shift Manager reported that an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FNOI/ACA027) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD) declared a medical emergency and was returning to CYYZ. ACA Dispatch confirmed that emergency medical services (EMS) had been arranged at the gate and ACA027 landed Runway 05 at 2158Z without incident. No impact to operations.

August 28, 2019

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

An Air Canada Embraer EERJ 190-100 IGW (ACA1073) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Denver, CO (KDEN) reported wake turbulence behind an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA011) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD). No impact on operations. Separation was greater than the minimum requirement: 8 NM and 4 000 ft.

July 26, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGFZ/ACA012) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a dead bird on Runway 24R. After the inspection, a carcass was found on the runway. Impact: an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-FGKZ/ACA326) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was cleared for Runway 24L.

June 29, 2019

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

While landing on Runway 06L, an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FNOH/ACA012) from Shanghai/Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a possible bird strike. Impact: 5 arrivals were redirected to 06R.

June 16, 2019

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

The tower instructed an Air Transat Airbus A310-308 (C-GPAT/TSC107) from Malaga, Spain (LEMG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to pull up when it was 2 NM on final for Runway 24L. An Air China Boeing 787-9 (B1368/CCA879) from Beijing, China (ZBAA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was slow in leaving the runway and an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGEO/ACA011) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) was in position for takeoff. TSC107 landed on Runway 24L at 1729Z.

May 18, 2019

Incident at CYMT 190 / 48 (ATS operating irregularity)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA011) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD) was instructed to descend from FL330 to FL320 without respecting the separation with a Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300 (DAL137), which was at FL320.

November 9, 2019

Incident at 5640N / 14800W

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FNOG/ACA025) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD) returned to CYVR from the vicinity of Anchorage, AK (PANC) due to navigation issues. The aircraft dumped fuel from 0011Z to 0023Z. Landed safely 0114Z. No operational impact.

September 15, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA025) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD) struck birds departing Runway 08R.

August 22, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-200 (B5926/CES581) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) issued a missed approach to Runway 26L due to the arrival being slow to clear and the departing traffic being unable to depart.

July 31, 2019

Incident at 15NM SE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-200 (B5908/CES581) from Shanghai/Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), inbound on the SHARK9 arrival for Runway 26R, started to close the approach at PEMSU, then corrected back to a 083° heading. The aircraft was then vectored for the area navigation (RNAV) for Runway 26R. No operational impact.

July 26, 2019

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

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FSBV/ACA026) from Shanghai Pudong International Airport China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike on landing Runway 26R. Runway closed for inspection.

July 17, 2019

Incident at 5024N / 12627W

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-243 (B5952/CES597) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) started to descend to FL290 without clearance. No impact to operations.

July 9, 2019

Incident at 5300N / 14000W

A Delta Airlines Boeing 777-200 (N701DN/DAL185) from Atlanta, GA (KATL) to Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) reported a medical emergency with a passenger and requested diversion to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA). No operational impact.

July 13, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVNB/ACA026) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 08L.

July 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Corporation Airbus A330-200 (CES581) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) executed a missed approach 26R. Reason unknown.

June 19, 2019

Incident at 15NM NE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-243 (B6538/CES581) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), inbound on the WHISTLER5 arrival, started to close the approach at SEDUS without clearance and then asked for clarification. The aircraft was then widened out to maintain required spacing.

May 25, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-243 (B5931/CES581) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) on the WHISTLER5 arrival into CYVR for Runway 26R closed the open standard terminal arrival (STAR) without clearance. CES581 queried the arrival controller about closing the STAR and was told to maintain its present heading approximately 1.6NM prior to the SEDUS intersection. CES581 readback the clearance but still initiated a base turn at SEDUS and was vectored once again by the arrival controller, who noticed the error immediately. An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FYJI/ACA209) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was vectored off the approach for Runway 26R to ensure separation was maintained with CES581.

May 29, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-200 (B6537/CES582) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) departed Runway 26L and did not comply with the assigned standard instrument departure (SID).

May 28, 2019

Incident at 15NM NE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-200 (B5938/CES597) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was inbound on the CANUCK4 ARRIVAL for Runway 08L, and commenced the turn at VINLO, closing the approach. The aircraft was levelled and vectored through the approach to achieve required spacing with traffic ahead. No other aircraft were affected.

May 21, 2019

Incident at 15NM E VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-243 (B8226/CES581) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was issued a 230° heading to join the final approach course for Runway 26R, failed to turn and was going through centreline on approximately a 180° heading until the aircraft was issued a corrective heading of 290°. After the aircraft went through centreline from the north, the aircraft subsequently went through centreline again from the south, at 11NM. No other aircraft were affected.

May 14, 2019

Incident at 6NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-200 (B5942/CES597) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) waivered on the approach for Runway 08L from approximately 8NM to 2NM. No other aircraft were affected.

May 11, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-200 (B6545/CES581) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 26R indicating an unstable approach. No operational impact.

April 18, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FNOE/ACA026) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to taxi via Taxiway M and T to the apron, but taxied via Taxiway S to the apron, which is a prohibited taxiway for a Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

February 11, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA026) from Shanghai Pudong Intl, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) with taxi authorization was taxiing via Taxiway M and Taxiway T to Apron 6. The pilot reported that they had to take evasive actions to avoid a truck.

February 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited Airbus A330-243 (B5949/CES582) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Shanghai Pudong Intl, China (ZSPD) departed Runway 08R and deviated from the standard instrument departure (SID). The departure controller recognised the deviation and issued vectors to ensure that separation was maintained. No operational impact.

September 18, 2019

Incident at 4652N / 07945W

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 (N74007/UAL86) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD) was detected 4.6 NM off course. The route in its flight plan was YYB DCT 50N83W DCT 55N88W DCT 61N95W 65N100W DCT 69N110W. However, the route the aircraft followed was YYB DCT 50N82W DCT 55N86W DCT AVOKU DCT YRT DCT 70N96W DCT 75N105W. No impact on operations.

July 18, 2019

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

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100 IGW (C-FMZR/ACA455) from Ottawa/MacDonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to initiate a missed approach to CYYZ Runway 23 due to a Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGFZ/ACA027) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD) who was slow to taxi across Runway 23 at Bravo.

March 26, 2019

Incident at 940NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVLX/ACA027) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) requested to return to CYYZ due to a disruptive passenger. The company requested the assistance of police services. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the National Operation Centre (NOC) were notified. ACA027 landed on Runway 23 at CYYZ at 2238Z.

March 8, 2019

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

A WestJet Boeing 767-338 (C-FWAD/WJA662) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to initiate an overshoot for Runway 23. A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 777-39PER (CES208) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD) was holding short of Taxiway Q when the aircraft subsequently started taxiing on its own, across the hold line, onto Q and towards the threshold for Runway 23, infringing on runway protected area.

February 7, 2019

Incident at 250NM SSW JUNEAU INTL / JUNEAU, AK (PAJN)

TSB Report #A19F0035: C-FRSE, a Boeing 787-9 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA26 from Shanghai/Pudong Intl (ZSPD), China to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 13 crew members and 287 passengers on board. During cruise flight approximately 250 nm south southwest of Juneau Intl (PAJN), AK, the flight experienced light to moderate turbulence, which caused VMO to be exceeded. Shortly thereafter, the flight crew received a generator drive failure. The flight crew continued the flight, and reached destination approximately 90 minutes later. The operator’s maintenance performed the CAUTION ELEC GEN DRIVE R2 EICAS procedure. No further action was required for the speed exceedance as it was within the tolerance of the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM). The aircraft was returned to service.

October 15, 2019

Incident at 5159N / 09526W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A plan for a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 777-300 (B2002/CES587) on a flight from Beijing, China (ZSPD) to New York/John F. Kennedy Intl, NY (KJFK) was executed and the route changed in the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS), without being communicated to the aircraft.

June 19, 2019

Incident at 5631N / 10657W

A China Eastern Airlines Corporation Boeing 777-300 (B7881/CES297) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to New York/Kennedy, NY (KJFK) declared a medical emergency with a sick passenger onboard and diverted to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). Emergency medical services requested to meet the aircraft at the gate. No impact to operations.

October 8, 2018

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

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHQQ/ACA012) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) conducted a go-around due to its unstable approach, the result of its excessive speed. No impact on operations.

July 3, 2018

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

While an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHQQ/ACA012) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was leaving the de-icing centre and heading toward its gate, it turned onto Taxiway E without clearance. No impact on operations.

June 4, 2018

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHQY/ACA012) from Shanghai Pudong International, China (ZSPD) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) hit a bird when landing on Runway 24R. Operational impacts included several re-routes to Runway 24L, departure delays for Runway 24L and a waiting period for the re-opening of Runway 24R. Bird remains were found upon inspection. The runway track was re-opened at 2230Z.

March 5, 2018

Incident at 70NM E LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300 (ACA027) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD) requested to return to CYYZ due to a hydraulic problem. The aircraft had to conduct a fuel dump until 2008Z. No emergency declared. No impact on operations.

November 5, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Corporation Airbus A330-243 (B5968/CES581) from Shanghai Pudong Intl, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach while conducting the area navigation (RNAV) approach for Runway 08L. The aircraft returned and landed on Runway 08R utilizing the instrument landing system (ILS). No operational impact.

September 12, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited Airbus A330 243 (B-5908/CES581) from Shanghai Pudong Int'l, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) pulled themselves off the area navigation (RNAV) Runway 08L approach due to being unstable and requested another approach.

September 9, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited Airbus A330-200 (CES581) from Shanghai Pudong, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) established on the centreline for Runway 08L started deviating off the approach at EMKAM. No impact to operation.

August 21, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FRSE/ACA025) from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Shanghai Pudong Int'l Airport, China (ZSPD) checked in with the terminal controller and reported wake turbulence behind a China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited Airbus A330-243 (B-5973/CES216) from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Nanjing Lukou Int'l Airport, China (ZSNJ). ACA025 was issued a 20 degree left turn at pilot's request. There was sufficient wake turbulence spacing between the aircraft.

July 29, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGEI/ACA026) from Shanghai Pudong Int'l Airport, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 26R.

July 5, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd Airbus A330-243 (B-5962/CES597) from Shanghai Pudong Intl, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) elected to conduct a missed approach due to wind shear. The aircraft conducted a second successful approach.

May 1, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300 (ACA026) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with a Valley Helicopters Bell 206B (C-GXVS) from Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) to Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) but was continuing approach. Traffic was passed and helicopter was not in conflict. Both aircraft had each other in sight.

April 27, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd. Airbus A330-200 (CES581) from Shanghai Pudong Intl., China (ZSPD) to Vancouver Intl., BC (CYVR) was instructed to execute a missed approach for Runway 26R due to insufficient spacing behind a Horizon Air Industries de Havilland DHC-8-400 (QXE2266) from Seattle?Tacoma Intl., WA (KSEA) to Vancouver Intl., BC (CYVR) that was ahead. QXE2266 was not able to land and exit the runway prior to CES581 reaching the threshold for Runway 26R. CES581 returned and landed on Runway 26R at 1613Z. 2 from Seattle?Tacoma Intl., WA (KSEA) to Vancouver Intl., BC (CYVR)

Incident at 12NM NW VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777 300 series (ACA026) from Shanghai, China (ZSPD) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) deviated from the Whistler4 arrival inbound for Runway 08L at CYVR.

November 28, 2018

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

On initial call at 1725Z, a truck (MTC682) was cleared VICTOR HOLD SHORT 33R. Read back was correct. MTC682 was observed crossing 33R and turning north on ALPHA. MTC682 was re-cleared to hold short of Tango on Alpha. A China Easter Airlines Corporation Limited Boeing 777 300 Series (CES207) from Shanghai Pudong Intl Airport, China (ZSPD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was 5.8 nautical miles final to Runway 33R on tower frequency. No operational impact. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified.
Update TSB Report #A18O0167: MTC 682, a maintenance vehicle was operating at Lester B. Pearson Intl - Toronto (CYYZ) and was instructed by ATC to taxi onto VICTOR taxiway and hold short of Runway 33R. A short time later, ATC observed MTC 682 crossing Runway 33R and proceeding on ALPHA taxiway without a clearance. At the time of the runway crossing, a Boeing 777-300, operated by China Eastern Airlines as flight 207 was on final approach for the runway, 5.8 miles from the threshold.

October 9, 2018

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

While on downwind for Runway 24R levelling at 4000 feet above sea level (ASL) a Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 (LOF4238) from Washington National, VA (KDCA) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) reported wake turbulence following an Air Canada Boeing 777 200 series (ACA028) from Shanghai Pudong Int'l, China (ZSPD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ).

September 6, 2018

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

A China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited Boeing 777 300 (B-7367/CES207) from Shanghai Pudong Int'l Airport, China (ZSPD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to go-around Runway 05 due to previous aircraft, an American corporately registered Raytheon Aircraft Company Hawker 800XP (N736MB) from Teterboro Airport, NJ (KTEB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) slow to vacate the runway. CES207 landed at 1750Z without further incident. No operational impact.

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