April 2, 2018


An Air Canada Boeing 777-300 (ACA182) on a flight from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) overshot Runway 23. The aircraft felt that the spacing was inadequate with the departure rolling. ACA182 landed Runway 23 at 0051Z.

December 18, 2017

Incident at NOSIK intersection

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA182) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto, ON (CYYX) had a medical emergency on board when the flight was handed off to the controller from Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB). ACA182 was given priority and landed Runway 06L without incident at 0228Z. No operational impact.

December 6, 2017

Incident at 30NM LONDON ON (CYXU)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA182) on a flight from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was observed turning left without authorization. When queried, the aircraft advised of a "Total Map Fail". The aircraft was re-cleared direct NUBER and continued without incident. No operational impact.

July 7, 2017


Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) reported from an Air Canada flight (ACA182). Source located and ELT was turned off. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

February 6, 2015


An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA182), from Vancouver (CYVR), BC, to Montréal (CYUL), QC, conducted a missed approach because of a flap problem. No emergency declared nor equipment requested. The aircraft landed without incident at 1229Z. No impact on operations.

July 27, 2015

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

After departing Runway 08R, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDQV/ ACA182) from Vancouver, BC (CVYR) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported foreign object debris (FOD) on the runway. Runway 08R closed for inspection; nothing found. Two aircraft delayed 5 minutes each.

June 12, 2014

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

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-FYJG/ROU1858), from Las Vegas, NV (KLAS) to Montréal, QC (CYUL), reported a bird strike upon landing on Runway 06L. A bird was found on inspection. Three arrivals were diverted to Runway 06R: WestJet (WJA214), Air Canada (ACA182) and Air Canada (ACA480). The inspection was completed at 1124.

July 20, 2014


UPDATE: TSB Report #A14P0110: The Airbus 319, C-GBIJ, operated by Air Canada to Montreal as flight ACA182 rejected the take-off due to a compressor stall. A Boeing 737-800 operated by Alaska Airlines as flight ASA701 was issued a missed approach instruction to allow Flight ACA182 to exit the runway. The runway was checked by the airport authority. Company maintenance advised that the #2 engine was replaced as per maintenance instruction T/C 2-271A-01.
An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GBIJ/ ACA182) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) rejected take-off due to compressor stall. An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 800 (N546AS/ ASA701) from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued missed approach as ACA182 was still on the runway. Runway checked by airport authority. Minimal impact to operations.

January 17, 2014


An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA182) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) aborted take off runway 26L, reason unknown. No operational impact.

July 22, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: 540553N/1133057W (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

4 aircraft, an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA1174) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ), a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 200 (DAL1889) from Anchorage, AK (PANC) to Atlanta, GA (KATL), a WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA730) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) and an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA182) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported a bright light streaking across the sky. 15 seconds in duration and incandescent blue in colour. No impact on operations.

April 27, 2013

Incident at 30 miles north of VBI

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWN/ ACA182) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported a medical emergency and advised diverting to Winnipeg. Company was making own EMS arrangements. At 0953Z, ACA182 reported the situation as changed and requested to continue to destination CYUL. No impact to operations.

May 6, 2012


Air Canada flight ACA182, IFR Vancouver to Montreal reported a Laser Strike from 10 miles in front of aircraft. The pilot reported two bursts of green laser light, aircraft continued enroute no impact to operations

July 17, 2011


Update #1: The TSB investigation class and number were added. The aircraft registration was added. According to TSB report #A11Q0142: The Air Canada Embraer 190, registration C-FHNP, operating under flight number ACA1138, was IFR between Edmonton, Alberta (CYEG) and Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Int'l (CYUL). As the aircraft made its approach, it was exposed, at an altitude of 6500 feet, to wake turbulence from an Airbus 320 about 6 NM ahead of it. The head of the cabin crew was slightly injured but was able to carry out duties for the full duration of the flight.
Inbound for Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL), the crew of ACA1138, an Air Canada Embraer 190, which was IFR from Edmonton (CYEG), reported experiencing wake turbulence from ACA182, an Airbus 320 operated by Air Canada, which was more than 6.5 nautical miles in front of it. No impact on ATC operations.

April 25, 2011

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

ACA182, an Airbus 320 operated by Air Canada, was on an IFR flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 1108Z, the pilot aborted his approach for Runway 24R because he had not received authorization to land. The tower controller forgot that he had not given the pilot authorization to land during the initial contact and the pilot did not ask the controller before aborting his approach. No other impact on ATC operations.

August 23, 2010

Incident at Au-dessus du VOR Humboldt (HML), Minnesota

Le Airbus 321, immatriculé C-GJWI, exploité par Air Canada sous l'indicatif de vol ACA182, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Vancouver (CYVR) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). Au-dessus du VOR Humboldt (HML), à l'altitude de croisière, un agent de bord a été malade et a été incapable de poursuivre ses fonctions.

July 24, 2010


The control tower at Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL) received a call about flight ACA182, an Airbus 321 operated by Air Canada, which according to the caller may have lost parts of its landing light on runway 24L when landing at 1105Z. The runway was inspected but nothing was found.

January 16, 2010

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

Mise à jour #1: Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST #A10Q0006: L'A310, TSC60 exploité par Air Transat était en approche finale piste 24D à l'aéroport Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau et était suivi de l'A320, ACA182 exploité par Air Canada. À la demande du contrôleur, l'A310 a dû effectuer une man?uvre pour maintenir l'espacement réglementaire avec un appareil qui le précédait. Lors de cette man?uvre, l'espacement entre le l'A310 et l'A320 a été réduit à 4,7 nm. Le minimum d'espacement entre un appareil moyen qui suit un appareil lourd est 5 nm.*** ** *** Update #1: The TSB investigation number and class were added. According to TSB report #A10Q0006: Air Transat A310 TSC60 was on final to runway 24R at Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau and was being followed by Air Canada A320 ACA182. At the controller's request, A310 made a manoeuvre to maintain required separation with the aircraft in front of it. During the manoeuvre, separation between the A310 and A320 was reduced to 4.7 NM. The minimum separation between a medium aircraft following a heavy aircraft is 5 NM.
Mise à jour #2: Selon les informations obtenues de la division SNA et espace aérien, une enquête sur la sécurité de l'exploitation sera effectuée.*** ** *** Update #2: According to the information obtained from the ANS and Airspace Branch, an investigation into the operational security will be conducted.
Une irrégularité d'exploitation s'est produite lorsque l'espacement a été réduit à 4.7 milles nautiques alors que cinq milles nautiques était requis, entre TSC60, un Airbus 310 exploité par Air Transat et ACA182, un Airbus 320 exploité par Air Canada, tous deux en approche pour la piste 24 droite à Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL).*** ** *** An operating irregularity occurred when separation was reduced to 4.7 NM (five NM required) between Air Transat Airbus 360 TSC60 and Air Canada Airbus 320 ACA182, both on approach for runway 24R at Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL).

September 20, 2010

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

A missed approach was issued to Westjet Airlines Flight WJA1785, a Boeing 737 700 IFR Las Vegas to Vancouver (CYVR), for Runway 08R due to Alaska Airlines Flight ASA701, a Boeing 737 400 IFR Seattle-Tacoma to CYVR, landing long and very slow to exit the runway and Air Canada Flight ACA182, an Airbus A321 211 IFR CYVR to Montreal, in position for take-off.

July 1, 2010

Incident at ABM CYTS

The Air Canada Airbus A321 aircraft (operating as flight ACA182) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL). The flight crew declared a medical emergency due to a sick passenger on board. No required assistance. The crew had made necessary arrangements. ---------- ACA182 déclare une urgence médicale dû à un passager malade à bord. Aucune assistance requise, l'équipage ayant pris les arrangements nécessaires.

April 23, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Other operational incident, FOD (foreign object debris), Bird strike)

FOD radar indicated debris on Vancouver Runway 26L at A4. One dead owl was removed. Air Canada Flight ACA182 delayed departure for 5 minutes to accommodate the clean-up.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

March 20, 2007


ACA740, un Embraer 170 exploité par Air Canada, a traversé la ligne d'arrêt sur la voie de circulation JULIETT alors que ACA182 était en courte finale pour la piste 28. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.

August 5, 2006


Air Canada Boeing 767-200 ACA182 struck a bird when it landed on rwy 24R at Dorval (CYUL). A cliff swallow was found on the rwy.

August 30, 2001


Air Canada DC9 ACA182 was 12 nm on final for rwy 24L at Dorval (CYUL) when it received a TCAS alert. The aircraft reported another aircraft 200 feet below it. The traffic in question was ARN8720, on the left downwind leg for rwy 24L and under guidance to follow ACA182. The distance between the two aircraft was 4 nm, while the required separation was 3 nm. Traffic was exchanged between the two aircraft. ACA182, un DC9 d'Air Canada , était 12 miles nautiques en finale de la piste 24L à Dorval (CYUL), lorsqu'il a reçu un avertissement de trafic du système d'évitement d'abordage (TCAS). L'appareil signalait un aéronef 200 pieds plus bas que lui. Le trafic en question était ARN8720, en vent arrière gauche pour la piste 24L, sous guidage pour passer derrière ACA182. La distance entre les deux était de 4 miles nautiques alors que l'espacement requis était de 3 miles nautiques. Le trafic avait été échangé entre les deux appareils.

May 31, 2001

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

UPDATE #1: The TSB reports (A01Q0086) that during climb the crew noticed a right hydraulic system failure. The crew lowered the landing gear manually, and the aircraft landed without incident. The company maintenance service went to meet the aircraft to open the landing gear doors and install landing gear lockpins. The aircraft was towed to the gate. The actuating cylinder unit was replaced, and an analysis identified a fatigue crack in the restrictor unit. The aircraft was returned to service. Mise à jour #1 : Le BST nous rapporte (A01Q0086) que durant la montée l'équipage a remarqué une panne du système hydraulique de droite. L'équipage a descendu le train d'atterrissage manuellement et l'appareil a atterri sans problème. Le service de maintenance de la compagnie est allé à la rencontre de l'appareil afin d'ouvrir les portes du train d'atterrissage et d'installer les goupilles de sécurité du train. L'aéronef a été remorqué jusqu'à la barrière. L'unité de vérin de commande a été remplacé et une analyse a permis d'identifier une fissure due à la fatigue dans l'unité de restricteur. L'aéronef a été retourné en service.
ACA316, an Air Canada DC9, was making an IFR takeoff from Rwy 24L at Dorval (CYUL) for Philadelphia (KPHL). Shortly after takeoff, the crew advised Montreal TCU that the aircraft had a hydraulic problem. The aircraft turned back and landed on Rwy 24R, came to a standstill and waited for the company tow truck. Hydraulic fluid spilled on the runway and had to be cleaned up. The runway was closed for about an hour and 20 minutes, resulting in significant delays for all arrivals and departures. SWR135, a Swissair A330, took off from Rwy 24R as soon as it was cleared. Faucon 4, an Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) truck, reported that bags of absorbent had been left on the runway. It was cleared to proceed on to the runway to pick up the forgotten bags. Two minutes later, ACA182 advised that it was beginning to run short of fuel and landed on Rwy 24R. ACA316, un DC9 de la compagnie Air Canada, effectuait un décollage selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) de la piste 24L à Dorval (CYUL) à destination de Philadelphie (KPHL). Peu après le décollage, l'équipage a avisé l'unité de contrôle terminal de Montréal que l'appareil avait un problème hydraulique. L'appareil est revenu atterrir sur la piste 24R, s'est arrêté et a attendu le camion-remorque de la compagnie. Du liquide hydraulique s'est répandu sur la piste et a dû être ramassé. La piste a été fermée pendant environ 1h20, ce qui a entraîné des délais significatifs pour tous les arrivées et les départs. SWR135, un A330 de la compagnie Swissair, est décollé de la piste 24R dès qu'elle fut libérée. Faucon 4, un camion des Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), a rapporté que des sacs d'absorbant étaient restés sur la piste. Il a été autorisé à aller sur la piste afin de recueillir les sacs oubliés. 2 minutes plus tard, ACA182 a avisé qu'il commençait à être à court de carburant et a atterri sur la piste 24R.

January 24, 2000


ACA182 (A319) circulait sur le tablier pour un départ sur la piste 24G à Dorval (CYUL). Ce dernier avait reçu l'instruction du tablier de contacter le contr,leur, à l'écart de la voie de circulation A4. Au premier contact avec le contr,leur sol, l'appareil était sur la voie "A" en direction nord et traversait l'axe central de la piste 28. Lorsque questionné, ACA182 a dit qu'il avait reçu l'autorisation du tablier. ACA182 (A319) was taxiing on the apron for departure on Rwy 24L at Dorval (CYUL). The aircraft had received instructions from the apron to call the controller while still clear of taxiway A4. On initial contact with the ground controller, the aircraft was already proceeding north on taxiway A and crossing the Rwy 28 centre-line. When asked, ACA182 said he had received clearance from the apron.

February 28, 1999


A passenger on board flight ACA182 on 28 February 1999 complained that the aircraft had to pull up at Dorval Airport at about 1745 local time because there was another aircraft on the runway. Although carried out calmly and professionally, this manoeuvre nevertheless worried the passenger. Une passagère à bord du vol ACA182 du 28 février 1999, s'est plainte que l'appareil a dû effectuer une remontée à l'aéroport de Dorval, vers 17h45 locale, dû à un autre aéronef présent sur la piste. Cependant, cette manoeuvre qui s'est effectuée dans le calme et avec professionnalisme, a toutefois inquiété la passagère.

September 5, 1999

Incident at Halifax Intl

ACA182 A320 landing Halifax Intl reported to the Tower that they had an unconscious passenger on board. Tower advised CFR and the Airport Duty Manager who met the flight at the Gate. Nil TSB

January 4, 1999

Incident at Halifax Intl (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

ACA182 A319 landing Halifax Intl unable to exit the runway due Freezing Precipitation and surface winds 130 degrees at 22 knots gusting to 31 knots. Tug sent out to remove aircraft. ARN013 diverted to Sydney. CME119 diverted to Moncton. Nil TSB

July 15, 1998

Incident at Dorval (ATS operating irregularity)

Other aircraft: ACA182, DC9, McDonnell Douglas, Air Canada, IFR from Winnipeg to Dorval. CGLPP, an IFR flight from Bagotville to Dorval, was on final for runway 24L. ACA182, which was on right base leg for the same runway, was cleared to turn on final in front of CGLPP. The aircraft came within 2 miles of each other at the same altitude before CGLPP was removed from the approach sequence. The prescribed standard is 3 miles or 1000 feet vertical. Autre aéronef: ACA182, DC9, McDonnell Douglas, Air Canada, IFR De Winnipeg à Dorval. CGLPP, vol IFR de Bagotville à Dorval, était établi en finale pour la piste 24L. ACA182, qui était en base droite pour la même piste, a été autorisé à tourner en finale devant GLPP. Les aéronefs se sont rapprochés à 2 milles à la même altitude avant que GLPP ne soit enlevé de la séquence d'approche. La norme prescrite est de 3 milles ou 1000 pieds vertical.