February 9, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FKAU/ACA103) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) committed a taxi incursion. Boeing 777-300 aircraft are not authorized to use Taxiway M3. No operational impact.

October 15, 2020

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

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA103) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) rejected its takeoff from Runway 23 due to wind shear and returned to the gate.

April 11, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FITL/ACA103) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) landed Runway 08L and was instructed to exit M5 but exited M3, which is a prohibited taxiway for the aircraft type.

February 15, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FNNU/ACA103) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) did not hold short of Taxiway T as instructed. No operational impact.

September 2, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE AOR-238090-V2: Update to narrative: Added "No operational impact." to the end of the narrative.
An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FNNW/ACA103) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 08L due to being unstable.

March 4, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FIVX/ACA103) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued a missed approach Runway 08L due to traffic ahead that was slow to clear.

January 3, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - runway - animal)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FIVX/ACA103) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported striking a coyote while landing Runway 26R.

June 29, 2018

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (ACA103) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) departed Runway 23, though the departure controller reported possibly hitting a bird. Upon inspection 1 sparrow was found.

September 30, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FNNW/ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 08L. The reason was not disclosed. While on the climb out, the aircraft climbed through their assigned altitudes for the missed approach procedure. No operational impact.

March 28, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FNOE/ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) deviated off the COLUMBIA arrival. No operational impact.

November 16, 2015

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

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FNOE/ ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike on Runway 08L at 1648Z. Runway closed and one seagull found. Runway opened at 1657Z. No operational impact.

September 7, 2015

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GITY/ ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike after landing Runway 08L. Runway closed for inspection. No delay to other aircraft. No impact to operations.

July 2, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued a missed approach due to proceeding landing traffic still on the Runway. The aircraft returned to land at 1537Z. Minimal operational impact.

August 19, 2015

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-GQCA / ACA1178) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to initiate a missed approach to Runway 23 due to an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GIUB / ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) slow to initiate takeoff roll and was still on the runway.

June 10, 2014

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 737 300 (ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) elected to overshoot while on the approach to runway 08L due to being high and the braking action was reported as fair. ACA103 landed runway 08L at 1557Z. Approximately 12 aircraft were delayed on departure.

February 2, 2014

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Vancouver, BC (CYVR) Airport Authority advised Tower of foreign object debris (FOD) on runway 26R. Runway closed and an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) issued a missed approach. One piece asphalt retrieved.

July 28, 2013

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

The pilot of an Air Canada Airbus A321 211 (ACA103) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike while landing on runway 26R. The runway was closed from 1533Z to 1545Z. No impact to operations.

December 20, 2013

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321 211 (ACA158) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to overshoot runway 05 due to the previous departure still on the runway. An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was longer in position than anticipated due to a static run-up.

October 16, 2013

Incident at 10 miles W TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

Wake turbulence was reported by Endeavor Air Bombardier CL600 2B19 (FLG4291) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN (KMSP) at 2600ft while following an Air Canada Airbus A321 211 (ACA103) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) by 4.9nm at 4000ft. No operational impact.

September 23, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A321 (operating as ACA103) reported hitting a bird on landing runway 26R. Runway closed for inspection, one sparrow carcass removed, reopened at 1546z. One a/c sidestepped, no other delays incurred.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

September 3, 2012

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

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
An Air Canada Airbus 321 (operating as ACA103) reported birdstrike landing runway 26R. Runway closed until 1618z. 1 small carcass removed. No delays.

August 28, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A321 (operating as ACA103) reported birdstrike on runway 08L at 1608Z. 2 birds found. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

December 15, 2011

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as flight ACA481) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Air Canada Airbus A-321-211 aircraft (operating as flight ACA103) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower advised that the ACA481 flight crew was instructed to initiate an overshoot of their aircraft's approach to runway 23 due to ACA103 being in position and slow to depart. Ops. impact -- unknown.

October 4, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - IFR & VFR, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The privately-registered Cessna C172, VFR Pitt Meadows to Kamloops, squawking 1200 was observed in Vancouver (CYVR) Terminal Class C airspace approximately 30 NM west of CYVR and climbing through 9000 ft westbound. Traffic was passed to inbound Air Canada Flight ACA103, a Boeing B763 IFR Toronto to CYVR, and the pilot reported visual contact. The aircraft passed with 1400' vertical and .3 NM lateral separation. Examination of radar tape showed VFR traffic as the identified C172.

April 7, 2009

Incident at Enroute from YYZ to YVR

TSB report: A09P0076: The Air Canada Boeing 767-300 aircraft, C-FCAE, operating as ACA103, took off from Toronto, ON for Vancouver, BC. En route, a flight attendant became ill and was unable to continue with their duties.

May 15, 2009

Incident at en-route Toronto to Vancouver

Initial information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A09O0085]: The Air Canada Airbus A-319-114 aircraft (C-GAPY, operating as flight ACA103) departed Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) en-route to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). During the climb out, as meals were being prepared, smoke was observed emanating from an aft galley oven. The oven was shut down, the smoke cleared and the flight continued en-route.

May 31, 2008

Incident at 65NM west-northwest of Toronto (Other operational incident, ATS operating irregularity)

*** Note:*** this occurrence was also reported as A.O.D.R. 94378-V2. The Air Canada [type of aircraft data not supplied by NAV CANADA] aircraft (operating as flight ACA103) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). The Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. Bombardier CL-600-2C10 (RJ700) Regional Jet aircraft (operating as flight FLG4755) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Rochester (Greater Rochester) International Airport, NY (U.S.A.) (KROC) to Minneapolis-St. Paul (Wold Chamberlain) International Airport, MN (U.S.A.) (KMSP). FLG4755 was level at FL300 while ACA103 was climbing to FL290 to cross under FLG4755 (approximately 65NM west-northwest of Toronto). After ACA103 was level at FL290, a conflict alert activated and radar indicated FL295 for 10 seconds. Both flight crews confirmed that they were level at their respective altitudes and did not receive any alerts. This was a system anomaly and a loss of separation did not occur.

January 21, 2008

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as flight ACA103) had departed on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). The aircraft returned to Toronto (LBPIA) with a downgraded flight control system. The aircraft landed on runway 23 without incident. ARFF services vehicles were on standby. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0017]: The Air Canada Airbus A-320-211 aircraft (operating as flight ACA0103) was en-route when the flight crew received a Flight Control ECAM message. The flight crew decided to return to Toronto (LBPIA) where ARFF services were standing by for the uneventful, although overweight, landing. Maintenance staff performed TSM Task 34-11-00-810-803 which itemizes an operational check of ADIRU 3 and AOA 3. As a precaution, the following components were replaced: ADIRU 1 and 3, the Pitot Heat Control Computer (PHC) and AOA 3. A Land and AFS test were performed with no faults reported. Finally, engine runs were performed and no faults found. An overweight landing inspection revealed no faults. The aircraft was returned to service.

April 28, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Flight ACA103, an Airbus A321 IFR Toronto (CYYZ) to Vancouver (CYVR), was on radar vectors for Runway 26L at CYVR. When the aircraft was on a wide left base for Runway 26L and SW of the Langley (CYNJ) Control Zone, the pilot received a clearance to maintain 3,000 feet. As the aircraft descended through 4,800 feet, the pilot reported a TCAS RA to climb. There was no traffic visible on radar in his vicinity other than two targets, one of which was indicating 900 feet and the other at 2,300 feet. All were operating in Class C airspace.

January 27, 2007

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

TSB Occurrence Summary A07O0029: During the pushback of Air Canada , Airbus A321-211 (C-GJWI) aircraft, ( operating as ACA103 ), the ground crew reported flames from the APU. There was no indication of an APU fire in the cockpit, but the flight crew discharged the APU fire bottle and called for ARFF services. The APU was inspected and no damage was found, the operator suspects the APU stalled due to ice contamination in the APU inlet.

November 27, 2006

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

From TSB Occurrence Summary A06O0301: Prior to pushback, fuel was noticed leaking from the left wing of Air Canada flight 103, an Airbus A321 airplane, registration C-GIUB. Passengers were deplaned and ARFF called out. Maintenance found a bad seal on the left side fuel cap.

February 2, 2006

Incident at 10NM west of Toronto

The Air Canada Boeing 767-200 series aircraft was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). The aircraft took off from runway 23 and headed northwest. Climbing through 7,700 feet, the flight crew reported a TCAS RA and descended the aircraft back down to 7,500 feet. The flight crew then reported a second TCAS RA approximately 15NM further northwest. The closest traffic on the initial RA was a previous departure 10NM ahead of ACA103. The closest traffic on the second RA was 20NM away.

July 31, 2005

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Update from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required.
Air Canada flight ACA103 an Airbus A321 landing 08L at Vancouver reported a bird strike. The runway was closed for inspection; one bird removed. No operational impact.

April 30, 2005

Incident at 45NM northwest of Wiarton (ELT)

NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC were advised by the flight crew of ACA103 (northwest-bound at FL360) of a strong, active ELT signal about 45NM northwest of Wiarton. The signal lasted for a short duration and the flight crew lost the signal when they were 65NM northwest of Wiarton.

May 16, 2004

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA103) was preparing to depart on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Saskatoon (John G. Diefenbaker) International Airport (CYXE). The flight crew of ACA103 were given instructions to ""hold short 33R,"" however, the aircraft crossed the hold line and the flight crew asked if they could continue across since they had missed the hold short point. The Tower Controller had company traffic (ACA942) on runway 33R awaiting departure, however 33R still belonged to Ground Control.

November 9, 2002

Incident at 50 miles east of Sault Ste. Marie

The Air Canada Airbus (A319) (operating as ACA103) was an IFR flight which departed the Regina Airport (CYQR) and was enroute to the Toronto (LBPIA) Airport (CYYZ). Approximately 50 east of Sault Ste. Marie, ACA103 reported a medical emergency. Air Traffic Control cleared ACA103 direct to Toronto and provided priority to runway 24R. ACA103 landed at 2150Z. Ops. impact -- none reported.

July 7, 2002

Incident at Vicinity of Sioux Narrows (ATS operating irregularity)

Vicinity of Sioux Narrows - Air Canada flight 130 (ACA103) was established westbound at FL350. Air Canada flight 192 (ACA192) was cleared to climb to FL370 eastbound. To ensure separation until vertical separation was established, ACA192 was instructed to turn left 15 degrees. ACA192 erroneously started a right turn before the pilot confirmed that it was a left turn they had been issued. The controller confirmed the instruction was to turn left and then also instructed ACA103 to turn left as well. Separation was compromised to within 2.87 NM and 1'600'.

May 31, 1999

Incident at 120NM east of Thunder Bay

The aircraft was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) to Saskatoon (JGD) Airport. The aircraft was approaching the common boundary between Toronto ACC and Winnipeg ACC when the Toronto controller informed the Winnipeg controller that a medical emergency existed on board and that the flight crew wished to divert to Thunder Bay. The flight was cleared as requested and landed at Thunder Bay at 1423Z. Ops. impact -- none.

August 8, 1996

Incident at REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN

Air Canada ACA103, an Airbus EA32 received a bird strike. Three bird carcasses were found, two sparrows and one barn swallow.

July 27, 1996

Incident at SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN

The crew of Air Canada 103 advised tower that they had birdstrike while accomplishing a landing on rwy 27 at Saskatoon. There was no damage to the aircraft. Ground personnel located a white headed gull on the runway.

November 12, 1995

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

Approximately 60 miles northwest of Toronto, pilot requested return to LBPIA due to pressurization problem. ERS was not requested. Aircraft landed without incident at 1450Z. Ops. Impact -- no delays.

April 22, 1995

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

Aircraft departed Toronto and returned due to smell of smoke and one engine shut down. Pilot did not request ERS equipment. Aircraft landed without incident on runway 24L at 1307Z. Ops. Impact -- nil.

January 7, 1995

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

The crew of Air Canada 103 advised the Tower at Saskatoon that the on board computer had rejected the take off. The EA320 was taxied back to the ramp. TSB is investigating.