August 10, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Incursion - manoeuvring area, Communication error)

An Air Canada BD-500-1A10 (ACA136) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was given taxi instructions for Runway 35R via Taxiway E-B. An escort vehicle was working on the East de-ice pad appeared to ACA133 to be infringing on Taxiway B. ACA133 was re-routed to taxi via J-D to avoid the vehicle. Escort vehicle was not responding to the ground controller. No operational impact.

December 14, 2019

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

The tower initiated a go-around of an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA136) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) on Runway 06L to maintain runway separation with the previous arrival. The previous arrival was an American corporately registered Cessna 501 (N655AT) on a flight from Punta Gorda, FL (KPGD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). ACA136 landed at 1825Z. No operational impact.

November 28, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA136) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on approach for Runway 33L was instructed to go around to maintain runway separation with the previous arrival, a Gama Aviation Beech 350 (GAJ870) from Wheeling/Chicago Executive, IL (KPWK) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). No impact to operations.

October 12, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GITU/ACA136) enroute from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was instructed by Cleveland air route traffic control centre (ARTCC) to descend to FL310 at BBOXX and contact Toronto. ACA136 contacted Toronto 30NM West of BBOXX at FL330 and did not initiate a descent. No operational impact. ACA136 reported altitude deviation through their reporting system.

January 25, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FNVV/ACA136) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was sent around for Runway 23 due to the previous arrival being slow to vacate. No impact on operations.

January 23, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-FGKN/ACA136) from Calgary International, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to execute a "Go-Around" for Runway 23 to ensure separation from a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEG/WEN3216) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) on final. ACA136 landed on Runway 23 at 1923Z without further incident. No operational impact.

June 9, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3304) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was instructed to overshoot by air traffic control (ATC) 1NM final, due to an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA136) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on the runway and unable to depart due to seagulls on the runway.

May 13, 2018

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

A Fox Light Inc. Learjet 36A (C-FEMT) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) following an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA136) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) in downwind for Runway 05 reported wake turbulence.

February 11, 2018

Incident at 45NM LONDON ON (YXU) VOR/DME

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA136) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/ Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) informed Air Traffic Control (ATC) of a medical emergency and that they had made their own arrangements. The aircraft landed at 1834Z. No operational impact.

April 21, 2018

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA136) from Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) reported a traffic advisory (TA) on departure Runway 17L at 4500 ft. No traffic.

October 22, 2017

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

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 (ROU1641) on a flight from Miami, FL (KMIA) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a go around Runway 24R due to departing aircraft, an Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA136) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) slow to roll. ROU1641 landed Runway 24R at 1908Z without incident. No operational impact.

July 20, 2017

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJO/ACA136) on a flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to initiate a missed approach to Runway 05 due to the previous landing aircraft, a SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2C10 (N708SK/SKW3136) on a flight from Chicago/O'Hare, IL (KORD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) still exiting the runway at Hotel.

June 26, 2017

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

The Tower instructed a WestJet Boeing 737-600 (WJA517) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) to execute a missed approach from 2NM final due to cancelling an Air Canada Airbus A320-200's (ACA136), on a flight form Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) takeoff clearance when the pilot informed the tower they had the wrong departure programmed in the aircraft.

September 6, 2017

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

At 2122Z, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDSU/ACA136) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) initiated a missed approach procedure. The flight reported too high to continue the approach. The flight landed without incident at 2134Z. A review of the event showed the approach clearance was issued in a timely manner.

August 5, 2014

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 102 (JZA7708) from London, ON (CYXU) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported wake turbulence on final runway 05 following an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA136) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) by 3.5nm. No operational impact.

June 23, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential)

A missed approach was issued to Air Canada Flight ACA201, an Embraer E190 IFR Calgary to Vancouver (CYVR), due to Air Canada Flight ACA136, an Airbus A320 IFR CYVR to Toronto, in position for departure. ACA136 was unable to depart - reason unknown. ACA201 landed Runway 08R okay at 1334Z.

September 26, 2010

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

The Air Canada Airbus A320 aircraft (operating as ACA136) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). Toronto Tower staff initiated an overshoot for ACA136 for runway 05 due the previous landing aircraft being slow to clear the runway. Ops. impact - unknown.

September 8, 2009

Incident at on descent into Toronto (from Vancouver)

The Air Canada Airbus A-321 aircraft (operating as flight ACA136) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The aircraft was on descent when the flight crew advised of a medical emergency. The aircraft landed on runway 05 at 1732Z and was expedited to the gate. The company made their own arrangements.

April 15, 2009

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA136, Airbus A320, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ), advised of a medical emergency on board. The Airport Duty Manager (ADM) was advised of the 20:31Z ETA.

July 23, 2008

Incident at 160NM northwest of Thunder Bay

The Air Canada Airbus A-319 aircraft (operating as flight ACA136) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The aircraft was approximately 160NM northwest of Thunder Bay when the flight crew requested a diversion to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT) due to a medical emergency. ACA136 landed without further event at 1611Z. Ops. impact -- no operational impact to other aircraft.

September 13, 2007

Incident at en-route from Vancouver to Toronto

Initial information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A07O0258): The Air Canada Airbus A320-211 aircraft (operating as flight ACA136) was en-route on a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) when a Flight Attendant became ill and was unable to continue their duties.

December 3, 2006

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

From TSB Occurrence Summary A06O0306: Smoke was noticed coming from a rear galley oven of the Boeing 767-209 airplane, registration C-FVNM, Air Canada flight 136. The oven was shut off and the smoke dissipated. The oven was replaced.

May 2, 2006

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA136) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). At the marker, in preparation for landing on runway 05, the flight crew reported a TCAS RA (with instruction to climb). No traffic was observed in the area. The flight crew suggested that there may be a problem with the aircraft equipment. NAV CANADA staff at Toronto TCU have noted a recent number of TCAS alerts, all involving Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft.

September 6, 2004

Incident at En route Vancouver to Toronto

From TSB Occurrence Summary A04O0252: The Air Canada Airbus A320 (Flight #ACA136 en route Vancouver to Toronto) aircraft flight attendant became ill and was unable to complete their duties. EMS met the aircraft upon arrival.

August 13, 2004

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

Follow-up information received from Aerodrome Safety [2004/08/17]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the Airport Wildlife Manager regarding the apparent increase in the number of bird strikes. The AWM advised that the CASI was correct in his observation that the number of bird strikes at the airport are up this year although they fortunately area mostly confined to small birds. Like the rest of Ontario (and much of Canada), they are experiencing a significant increase in the number of birds at the airport (e.g, bird counts for the first half of the year are up from just over 60,000 last year to nearly 140,000 this year, with no sign of abatement). The AWM advised that they have implemented additional measures to try and combat this substantial increase in the threat.
The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The flight crew reported a bird strike on departure from runway 06L. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of the bird were removed before the runway was returned to service. Ops. impact -- unknown.

July 24, 2004

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (TCAS alert, Conflict - IFR & VFR)

GLIN in the circuit, downwind, rnwy 04 with restriction to remain north of final approach rnwy 07. ACA136 on final rnwy 07 when advised of traffic. ACA136 replied that he already had TCAS alert and must comply. He executed missed approach and made VFR 360 to land rnwy 07. No confliction. No delays.

August 9, 2003

Incident at Vicinity of Cranbrook VOR (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Air Canada flight ACA136, an Airbus 320 (A320), was eastbound from Vancouver (CYVR) to Toronto (CYYZ). The Vancouver controller estimated the aircraft to pass abeam the Cranbrook VOR at 1437Z, FL330. When he passed the estimate to the Edmonton controller, he passed the information as ""Abeam Cranbrook at 1437 FL370"". Prior to the aircraft's crossing the sector boundary, the Edmonton controller detected the error, alerted the Vancouver controller and the error was corrected. There were no other aircraft in the vicinity and a loss of separation did not occur.

February 16, 2003

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

ACA136 reported a bird strike departing runway 08R. Runway closed 1451 to 1500z for runway inspection, one owl found. No delays.

April 7, 2003

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

The Air Canada aircraft (A320) (operating as ACA136) was an IFR flight that departed (Origin not reported) for the Toronto LBPI Airport (CYYZ). At 1820z, ACA136 requested and received a holding clearance so as to rectify a flap problem. At 1830z, ACA136 requested an approach and AFF standby. ACA136 landed on runway 06L without further incident at 1842Z.
Updated provided by the TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 11-Apr-2003: A03O0090: The flight crew of Air Canada Airbus A320 (Flight #ACA136) received a slat fault while on approach to runway 06L at Toronto/LBPIA, Ontario. The QRH was completed and ERS requested. The aircraft landed without further incident with ERS on standby. Maintenance found a tripped rotary actuator on the right side. Maintenance reset the actuator. An operational check was completed with no fault found.
Update provided by the TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 24-Apr-2003:A03O0094: The Air Canada Airbus A320-211 aircraft (operating as ACA136) was conducting an approach to runway 06L at Toronto LBPIA (CYYZ). Upon initial flap selection the flight crew became aware that a leading edge slat had malfunctioned and the flaps could not be raised or lowered. The Captain requested a hold in order to allow the crew to carry out emergency and abnormal checklists before landing. Airport AFF was placed on standby as a precaution and the aircraft landed without further incident. Company maintenance personnel discovered that a circuit breaker on the rotary actuator of the aircraft's right wing flap system had tripped. The circuit breaker was reset and an operational check performed. The aircraft was returned to service without further incident.

October 25, 2002

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

ACA136 had a bird strike on rotation off runway 08R. Remains of an owl were found on the runway. One flight was issued an overshoot and several departures were momentarily delayed while the runway was checked.

July 16, 2002

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

ACA136 responded to a TCAS RA shortly after take off from runway 08R. Traffic was passed on a VFR aircraft which was approximately 1nm south and 2000 ft below ACA136's position.

January 21, 2002

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aircraft reported hitting 1 or more seagulls departing runway 08R. The runway was closed for inspection until 1513Z, nothing found. 3 to 4 departures delayed.

May 18, 2002

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

Toronto/LBPIA (CYYZ) - 1740Z, Air Canada flight 1094 (ACA1094) lands RWY 06L reporting a bird strike (seagull) on touchdown at C4. RWY closed 3 overshoots: JZA895, ACA136 & ACA 879. Approach changed to RWY 05. 1747Z RWY inspected by birdman, nothing found, RWL 06L reopened.

October 22, 2001

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Pilot reported a bird strike on departure. Runway 08 closed until 1412z, 1 owl carcass found. 8-10 aircraft delayed.

October 25, 2001

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

The aircraft (operating as ACA136) was on an IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew reported a bird strike at the threshold of runway 23. Ops. impact -- unknown.

August 29, 2000

Incident at Vancouver, BC

The aircraft was 10 NM SE of Princton BC when the pilot reported smoke in the Flight Deck and requested a return to Vancouver. The 08 runways were in use at the time. The pilot was given a priority for runway 26L. The aircraft landed safely at 08:20 pdt. Several arriving and departing aircraft were delayed pending his arrival. OPI: M&M Update from the TSB - September 6, 2000 A00P0164: The Captain of the Air Canada Airbus A320-211 [C-FKPS] reported that shortly after take-off, climbing through about 10,000 feet, there was a burning smell accompanied by a visible haze throughout the cabin. The in-flight crew described the smell as similar to burning plastic. Nothing abnormal was indicated in the flight deck. All galley units were "on" at the time with a full flight of breakfast meals. All air vents were confirmed to be "open" and the odour seemed to be generalized throughout the cabin. Several passengers felt discomfort in the form of eye irritation and a strong odor. The crew of the Airbus declared an Emergency and returned for a landing in Vancouver. Fire/rescue and medical service personnel met the aircraft at the bridge. Company maintenance checked all circuit breakers, the operation of all galley electrical equipment, the cargo and aft equipment compartments, the auxiliary power unit oil level; the recirculating fan filters were changed and both engines were ground run. No faults were found and the aircraft was considered airworthy and released for further flight.

February 5, 1999

Incident at Vancouver

Pilot reported excessive heat buildup in Right Main Brakes, while taxing for rwy 08R. Aircraft turned onto RWY 12 and stopped. CFR dispatched, investigation indicated no fire and aircraft returned to gate #12. Runway 12 closed 1654-1710z.

October 30, 1998

Incident at Vancouver, B.C.

Air Canada flight ACA136 (A340) departed Vancouver (CYVR) for Toronto (CYYZ), experienced an engine failure then returned safely to Vancouver (CYVR). Landed OK at 1955Z. CFR responded. Update: The Airbus was passing through 15,700 feet after take-off when the number 2 engine caused a vibration in the aircraft. The EGT reading climbed and the engine shut down automatically. The engine was removed to be examined at their Montreal engine facility.

September 15, 1997

Incident at Vancouver, B.C.

ACA136 struck birds on departure Runway 08R. Remains of two birds found on runway. No reported damage to aircraft.

April 20, 1995

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

Bird strike runway 06R. Bird retrieved and 06R reopened. Ops. Impact -- minor delays to arrivals.

October 30, 1994

Incident at Vancouver

AC136 shut down one engine when 100 mls. East of Vancouver. An emergency was declared and the aircraft returned to Vancouver and landed safely. CFR on standby.

April 11, 1994

Incident at Vancouver, British Columbia (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The aircraft's nosewheel steering failed as it taxiied out for departure. Runway 12 and taxiway Lima were closed until the aircraft was towed off at 1539

August 4, 1993

Incident at TORONTO

B767 ACA136 - PILOT REPORTED A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. A/C LANDED ON RWY 24L AT 1911Z. TIME - 1905Z. ACTION - PAX TSB IKO-PIA.