September 17, 2013

Incident at In the Vicinity of Sioux Narrows VOR/DME (VBI)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13C0122: Air Canada flight 1103 an Embraer 190 aircraft, registration C-FNAJ was enroute from Montreal to Winnipeg at an altitude of 38000 feet. Flight RCH456 a Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker was enroute from Riverside, California to Mildenhall, England at an altitude of 39000 feet. While over the vicinity of Sioux Narrows, Ontario, RCH456 began a descent and ACA1103 received a TCAS advisory. Winnipeg centre advised both aircraft of each other's position and that RCH456 did not have clearance to descend. RCH456 advised the Winnipeg control centre that they had a trim problem and requested a lower altitude. As the traffic approached ACA1103 could see that RCH456 would pass to the left side and would move behind ACA1103 position and no avoidance action was taken. RCH456 was cleared to a lower altitude after traffic had passed. RCH456 did not declare an emergency and advised that they had the trim problem under control. At the lowest point, both aircraft passed each other with a 200 feet vertical and 2.8 miles lateral separation.
A United States Department of Defence Boeing KC-135R (RCH456) from March Air Reserve Base, CA (KRIV) to Midenhall, UK (EGUN), at FL390, started descent without authorization due to aircraft equipment issues. Traffic in the vicinity was an Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA1103) from Montreal, PQ (CYUL) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) going the opposite direction at FL380. Both aircraft had been passed traffic one minute prior to the occurrence. At the time of the altitude loss RCH456 was instructed to maintain altitude due to the traffic below him. The aircraft climbed back up, requested a lower altitude due trim issues and was subsequently given lower once passed the traffic. The aircraft passed with 2.0 miles lateral and 500 feet vertical. At the lowest point, RCH456 was at an altitude 200 feet above ACA1103 and the aircraft were separated by 2.8 miles in airspace where 5 miles and 1000 feet is required. The aircraft did not declare an emergency and later advised believing the problem was under control. Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) was notified.

September 18, 2013


An Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100 (C-FHIU / ACA1103) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) initiated a missed approach into Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) due to a wing slats issue. The aircraft was switched back to terminal. The issue was resolved and the aircraft landed safely at 0326Z. No operational impact.

July 13, 2013


An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FMYV/ ACA1103) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) executed missed approach on runway 18 due to 'Too high'. The aircraft stayed VFR with the Tower and landed safely at 0319Z on runway 18. No impact on operations.

August 3, 2010


ACA1103, an Embraer 170 operated by Air Canada, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Winnipeg (CYWG). Upon departure from Runway 24L, the aircraft struck a bird. The runway was inspected and no remains were found.

July 20, 2010


ACA1103, an Embraer 170 operated by Air Canada, was IFR from Halifax (CYHZ) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). When landing on runway 10 at Montreal/Trudeau, the pilot reported that the aircraft had been struck by a bird. The runway was inspected but no bird was found.

February 12, 2010

Incident at en-route from Halifax to Ottawa

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-200-SU aircraft (C-FEJP, operating as flight ACA1103) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax (S.I.A.) (CYHZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). At 1928Z, the flight crew advised Montréal ACC of an electrical problem and requested an immediate descent to FL240. The flight crew were unable to re-start or deploy the auxiliary power unit and requested a further descent to 10,000 feet ASL. At 1941Z, the auxiliary power unit was restored and the aircraft climbed back to FL240. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed at Ottawa (M-CIA) without further incident at 2012Z. Ops. impact -- none.

January 19, 2010

Incident at 10 miles west of Montréal

UPDATE from TSB Daily Notification Log 25-01-2010 Occurrence Summary A10O0016: The Air Canada ERJ-170-200 (registration C-FEKH, flight number 1103) was inbound to Ottawa/MCIA and in the descent through FL 250 when the flight crew received a #1 hydraulic low quantity EICAS message. The flight crew performed the QRH checklist and declared a PAN. The aircraft landed without further incident with ARFF services standing by. Maintenance found the #1 engine driven pump was leaking.
The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-170-200-SU aircraft (C-FEKH, operating as flight ACA1103) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax (SIA) (CYHZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The aircraft was approximately 10NM west of Montréal when the flight crew advised (at 1940Z) the Montréal ACC Sector Controller that they had a mechanical problem and that their speed was slow. The flight crew did not declare an emergency. At 1947Z, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN emergency and requested priority handling to Ottawa (M-CIA) due to a hydraulic problem. The flight crew did not declare a (full) emergency. The aircraft landed without incident at 2022Z. Ops. impact -- unknown. __________ À 1940Z ACA1103 nous informe d'un problème mécanique, sa vitesse est lente. Il ne déclare pas d'urgence. À 1947Z il déclare "PAN PAN" et demande priorité pour CYOW, il a un problème hydrolique. Il ne déclare toujours pas d'urgence. Il atterrit à 2022Z.

July 13, 2010


ACA1103, Embraer EMB-170, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Montreal (CYUL), reported a possible bird strike on departure. The remains of a sparrow were found on the runway.

June 20, 2010


UPDATE TSB:A10A0067: ACA1103, the Air Canada Embraer E110, destined for Montreal was in Halifax on runway 14 holding short of runway 23. The pilot called ready for departure at 1531Z. The tower controller acknowledged. At this time the Air Canada flight taxied onto the active runway. The controller advised the Air Canada aircraft to continue across runway 23 and hold short on the other side. AWI360B, an Air Wisconsin CRJ100, inbound from Philadelphia, was on a 3 NM mile final to runway 23 and was 1N M final when the Air Canada flight vacated the runway. The Air Wisconsin aircraft landed safely.
ACA1103, Embraer E170, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Montreal (CYUL) was on Runway 14 holding short of Runway 23. After several minutes holding short, the pilot indicated they were ready for departure. The tower controller acknowledged the transmission. ACA1103 taxied past the hold short line without tower authorization. The controller advised ACA1103 to continue across Runway 23 and hold short on the other side. AWI360B, RJ100, was on approach approximately three nautical miles final when ACA1103 crossed the hold short line without authorization. AWI3608 was approximately one nautical mile final when ACA1103 vacated Runway 23. TSB Case Closed.

November 17, 2009

Incident at NW of CYOW

At initial contact with Montreal Area Control Centre, an Air Canada Embraer EMB170 operating as ACA1103 reported that the aircraft was at 15,000 feet, when the flight had been cleared only to 13,000 feet. Ops. impact - unknown ___________ Au contact initial avec le secteur Concordia, ACA1103 s'est rapporté en montée pour 15000ft alors qu'il avait été autorisé et avait relu 13000ft. Aucun impact

May 22, 2008

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Bird strike, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8 aircraft (operating as flight JZA8777) was landing after a scheduled IFR flight from Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). On Landing runway 25 the pilot of JZA8777 reported seeing the remains of a bird east of Echo taxiway. The runway was inspected and the remains of a swallow was picked up. ACA1103 was the last aircraft to depart. The company was advised. No ops impact.

June 10, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

ACA1103, Embraer ERJ 190, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Ottawa (CYOW), reported a maintenance issue while in position on Runway 14. Several aircraft had to re-position for departure on Runway 23 resulting in delays of up to 10 to 15 minutes. ACA1103 departed at 15:25Z.

August 4, 2004


ACA1103 reported a hydraulic leak while in the holding bay for RWY05. The a/c crossed to Julliet taxiway and returned to apron. Half of holding bay closed for clean-up. No impact on operations.

April 1, 2004


Narrative provided by the TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 13-04-2004: A04O0091: The Air Canada Airbus A320 (Flight #ACA1103) aircraft flight crew declared a passenger medical emergency during the descent to Toronto/LBPIA, Ontario. Paramedics met the flight upon arrival.

February 18, 2004

Incident at en-route from St. John's to Toronto

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A04O0046): C-GJVS, an Air Canada Airbus A319-112 aircraft, operating as flight ACA1103, was on descent on a scheduled IFR flight from St. John's Airport (CYYT) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) when a passenger became ill. The flight crew declared a medical emergency and the flight was given priority handling. The aircraft landed without further incident and was met by emergency services.

February 28, 2004

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

ACA1103 an Airbus A319 departed Runway 34 St. John's at 1947Z. The aircraft struck a small flock of sparrow-type birds on departure. The runway foreman found eight dead birds on the runway. There was no known damage to the aircraft.

September 2, 2002

Incident at approximately 90NM east of Thunder Bay (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Air Canada aircraft (operating as ACA1103) was on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Calgary International Airport (CYYC). The flight was cleared to maintain and level at FL390, advised that because of moderate turbulance, they were going to descend. No descent clearance had been issued but the aircraft was observed descending and levelling off at FL385. The Controller cleared the aircraft to FL350 but the aircraft remained at FL385 for approx 10NM. When querried if the aircraft was going to continue to FL350 the response was that it was smooth at FL385. The controller again asked the aircraft if they wanted descent to FL350 or return to FL390. At the aircraft's request they were re-cleared to FL390. Ops. impact -- no other aircraft immediately involved.

May 20, 2002


Toronto/LBPIA (CYYZ) - Air Canada flight 1193 (ACA1193) reported a bird strike on departure roll, RWY 05. Runway closed and inspected, nothing found. C-FAMI instructed to Overshoot RWY05 and other arrival traffic assigned RWY 06L. RWY reopened at 2245Z.