August 10, 2019

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

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FRSR/ACA877) on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to go-around Runway 05 to ensure spacing for departing aircraft, and Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA193) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). ACA877 landed Runway 05 at 2319Z without further incident. No operational impact.

August 30, 2018

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (ACA193) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) was instructed to initiate a missed approach to maintain runway separation with a WestJet Boeing 737 600 (WJA137) from Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) in position on Runway 29.

July 28, 2018

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Boeing 737 800 (ACA193) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l , ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) executed a missed approach due to being too high and too tight on the approach. No operational impact.

August 25, 2015

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE250) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) landed on Runway 25 and reported a foreign object debris (FOD), a yellow fluid, near Taxiway F. Vehicles were dispatched and reported that the yellow object was in fact paint. An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (ACA193) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) and a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (JZA7727) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to London, ON (CYXU) was delayed approximately 2 minutes.

July 14, 2015

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

On departure, an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA445) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) hit a bird. One swallow found. Air Canada (ACA193) was delayed 5 minutes.

April 24, 2015

Incident at 200 miles NW WINNIPEG INTL MB (CYWG)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA193) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a hydraulic fluid problem and declared PAN PAN. Aircraft diverted to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG). Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) was on standby as a precaution. ACA193 arrived safely on Runway 18 at 1513Z. A Jazz aircraft (JZA8525) and a Perimeter Aviation aircraft (PAG106) arrival was moved to Runway 13 to accommodate runway inspection of Runway 18 after ACA193 landed. No other operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15C0053: The Air Canada Embraer 190, C-FHIU, was operating as flight ACA193 from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). While at cruise level approximately 200 nautical miles northwest of Winnipeg, MB (CYWG), the crew noticed a steady decline in hydraulic fluid quantity. The flight diverted to CYWG and the crew declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft landed without further incident at CYWG with ARFF standing by. Company maintenance identified the source of the fluid leak to be at the #1 engine hydraulic pressure line quick disconnect. Repairs were made and the aircraft was returned to service.

May 1, 2014

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 102 (JZA7726) from London, ON (CYXU) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) was instructed to overshoot runway 07 because an Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA193) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was still in position waiting for IFR spacing between them and the previous departure, a Jazz de Havilland DHC 8 102 (JZA7727) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to London, ON (CYXU). JZA7727 had been assigned a turn on departure but remained on the runway heading longer than anticipated. JZA7726 landed safely at 1311Z.

August 12, 2014

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Update TSB Report #A14W0129: The Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHNL) was operating as flight ACA193 from Ottawa (CYOW) to Edmonton (CYEG). While en route, the crew received a parking brake not released Electronic centralised aircraft monitor (ECAM) message in conjunction with the emergency parking brake light. The quick reference handbook (QRH) was actioned but the condition persisted with intermittent illumination of the warning light. The crew elected to declare a PAN PAN with air traffic control (ATC) and prepared for an abnormal landing at CYEG. All appropriate briefings with crew and passengers were conducted. The aircraft landed normally and stopped on the runway with aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) in attendance. Maintenance replaced emergency park brake pressure switch as per AMM 32-44-09.
1634Z, an Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA193) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) declared a PAN PAN due to the parking brake light being illuminated. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) requested on standby. ACA193 landed CYEG at 1708Z without further incident. No impact to the operation.

April 29, 2014

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Mount Royal University Tecnam P2006T (C-GEPW) from Calgary/ Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) landed runway 30 instructed to exit A1, rolled past the exit. An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FNAI / ACA193) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) on short final was pulled up, flew a VFR circuit and landed routinely runway 30.

September 2, 2013

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA193) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported bird strike on landing runway 12. Inspection vehicle sent, a Canadian North Boeing 737 300 (MPE1851) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) decided to wait for inspection before departing. Nothing found.

July 27, 2013

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA193) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a possible bird strike on arrival runway 30. No remains were found.

June 12, 2013

Incident at 75 NM E EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA193) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was approximately 75 NM east of CYEG inbound when the pilot reported a medical emergency on board. Aircraft landed runway 02 at 1507Z, no impact to operations.

June 20, 2012

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Overshoot/missed approach, ATM - other)

The Air Canada Airbus A320 211 aircraft (C-FTJP, operating as flight ACA442) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (C-FFYJ, operating as flight ACA193) was preparing to depart on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Edmonton International Airport (CYEG). While on approach to runway 32, the flight crew of ACA442 were instructed by the Tower Controller to fly their aircraft in an overshoot of its approach as ACA192 was backtracking due to airport construction and was unable to exit the runway in time. Ops. impact -- unknown.

January 27, 2012

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

NAV CANADA STAFF at Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) control tower reported that a truck (TECH61 + 1) got stuck in a snow bank on runway 07 before exiting at the glide path road. The two trucks were able to exit at 1344Z. Ops. impact -- two (2) aircraft were issued missed approaches with the following delays: ACA193 (nine (9) minutes) and POE252 (10 minutes).

December 31, 2011

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Overshoot/missed approach, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from St. John's International Airport (CYYT) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The WestJet Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737 aircraft (operating as flight WJA466) had just landed after a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower advised that the Tower Controller assigned overshoot instructions to ACA193 due to WJA466 unable to exit runway 07 at taxiway FOXTROT due to very slippery conditions. ACA193 subsequently landed at 1327Z without further incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

December 20, 2011

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (TCAS alert)

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW Regional Jet aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Edmonton International Airport (CYEG). The Ottawa Police Service Cessna U-206G aircraft (C-GMJF) was on a local VFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower reported that on take-off from runway 32, the ACA193 flight crew advised that they had received a TCAS RA on the Cessna U-206G aircraft, operating one (1)NM southwest of their flight path. Traffic information had been exchanged between both flight crews, who had the other aircraft in sight. Ops. impact -- none.

August 23, 2011

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

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Edmonton International Airport (CYEG). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower reported that during the departure off of runway 25, the flight crew reported a birdstrike. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of one (1) swallow were recovered. Ops. impact -- none.

August 22, 2011

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

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-170-200-SU aircraft (operating as flight ACA671) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax (SIA) (CYHZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower reported that upon landing on runway 32, ACA671 reported a birdstrike. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of one (1) barn swallow were found. Ops. impact -- two (2) departing flights (ACA193 and ACA163) were both delayed approx. 3-5 min. and two (2) arriving flights (POE249 and WJA500) were similarly delayed for their arrivals.

July 18, 2011

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

The Air Canada Airbus A-319 aircraft (operating as flight ACA442) was nearing the conclusion of a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower advised that the flight crew reported a loss of hydraulic fluid when the aircraft was three (3)NM final for runway 32. No emergency was declared nor was priority handling requested. The aircraft landed without issue at 1326Z. Ops. impact -- two (2) other aircraft (WJA333 and ACA193) were delayed approximately five (5) minutes.

May 28, 2011

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

The WestJet Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-700 series aircraft (operating as flight WJA333) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew reported that a birdstrike had occurred during the departure off of runway 07. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of one (1) small hawk were recovered. Ops. impact -- one (1) departing flight (ACA193) was delayed approximately three (3) minutes while the runway was inspected. No other operational impact.

March 18, 2011

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Edmonton International Airport (CYEG). The flight crew advised Ottawa Tower staff that they had responded to a TCAS RA on departure off of runway 32. There was no other traffic in the area at the time. The TCAS was indicating traffic 200 feet above and 0.5NM to the right of the departure path.

April 14, 2011

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Air Canada, ACA193, was pulled up due to spacing getting too close with a leading JS31. ACA193 landed after the go around with no operational impact.

September 8, 2010

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as ACA193) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from St. John's International Airport (CYYT) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The flight crew reported that a bird strike had occurred during the landing on runway 25. Nothing was found during a subsequent runway inspection. Ops. impact - none.

April 23, 2010

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Other operational incident, Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from TSB Daily Notification Log 07-05-2010 Occurrence Summary A10O0076: Air Canada Jazz flight JZA963, a Bombardier CL-600-2D15 aircraft was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Montréal PETIA to Ottawa M-CIA. Air Canada flight ACA193, an Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa M-CIA to Edmonton International Airport. NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC reported that an Operating Irregularity occurred when the separation between the two aircraft decreased to less than the required standard. JZA963, established on the left downwind for runway 07 at 3,000 feet, did not have the required separation with ACA193, departing from runway 32 on the OTTAWA2 SID. The OTTAWA2 SID states to maintain an altitude of 5,000 feet. ACA193, while climbing through 1,400 feet, was instructed to maintain an altitude of 2,000 feet. The two aircraft were observed to be closing with a vertical separation of 1,000 feet.
The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership Bombardier CL-600-2D15 (705) Regional Jet aircraft (operating as flight JZA8963) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (C-FHNL, operating as flight ACA193) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Edmonton International Airport (CYEG). NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC reported that an Operating Irregularity occurred when the separation between the two aircraft decreased to less than the required standard. JZA8963, established on the left downwind for runway 07 at 3,000 feet, did not have the required separation with ACA193, departing from runway 32 on the OTTAWA2 SID. The OTTAWA2 SID states to maintain an altitude of 5,000 feet. ACA193, while climbing through 1,400 feet, was instructed to maintain an altitude of 2,000 feet. The two aircraft were observed to be closing with a vertical separation of 1,000 feet. Ops. impact -- unknown. __________ Il y a eu irrégularité d'exploitation lorsque l'espacement entre JZA8963, établi en vent arrière gauche RWY07 n'a pas été assuré avec le départ ayant été validé sur RWY32 de ACA193 sur le SID CYOW2. Le SID CYOW2 mentionne de maintenir 5,000 pieds. ACA193, en montée hors de 1,400 pieds, a été instruit de maintenir 2,000 pieds. Les deux cibles ont été observées se joignant avec un espacement vertical de 1,000 pieds.

January 21, 2010

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Other operational incident, Aerodrome - operations, ATM - other, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC reported that the Ottawa radar was lost from 1336Z until 1349Z. Ops. impact -- the validation for successive departures procedure was cancelled during the failure. Several aircraft (PSC441, JZA8747, WJA468 and ACA442) were given holds while ACA675, heading to Ottawa, was instructed to slow down. Delays of up to nine (9) minutes for arriving aircraft. Delays between 10 and 20 minutes for the following departing aircraft: POE245, JZA746, SKW5863, WJA467, JZA7727, CFC3010, ACA193 and ACA445. __________ Perte du radar de YOW de 1336Z à 1349Z. Impact: procédures VDS annulées durant la panne. PSC441, JZA8747, WJA468 et ACA442 mis en circuit d'attente. ACA675, en direction de CYOW, instruit de ralentir. Délais de moins de 9 minutes pour les arrivées. Délais variant entre 10 et 20 minutes pour les départs suivants: POE245, JZA746, SKW5863, WJA467, JZA7727, CFC3010, ACA193 et ACA445.

August 25, 2010

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Incursion - runway - aircraft)

SPR907 SF34 departing St. John?s (CYYT) for St. Anthony (CYAY) was given taxi instructions "Taxi via Charlie, hold short Runway 02". ACA193 E190 departing St. John?s (CYYT) for Ottawa (CYOW) was taxiing via Golf, 16, 02, hold short runway 29. SPR907 was observed taxiing across hold short line in Charlie and still moving toward the 16/02 intersection. ACA193 was taxiing through Golf at the time and was expected to turn right toward SPR907. SPR907 was instructed to stop. ACA193 did not comply with taxi instructions and turned left on Runway 34 avoiding the confliction. Nil TSB

May 4, 2010

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

Foreign objects were discovered on Runway 16 between Taxiway Golf and Runway 02. Two IFR aircraft (ACA193 & SPR901) were delayed approximately 15 minutes and elected to depart from Runway 11 while Runway 16 was being swept.

December 14, 2009

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from St. John's International Airport (CYYT) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The aircraft diverted to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) after holding in the Ottawa area due to weather. Ops. impact -- none.

October 2, 2009

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Weather - visibility, Weather - other)

NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC reported that due to local weather conditions, three (3) aircraft (ACA673, POE250 and WJA458) arriving at Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) had to conduct missed approaches to runway 07. Six (6) other aircraft (CJT574, JZA7726, ACA440, POE245, ACA193 and JZA797) were given holds while waiting for the weather conditions to improve. Ops. impact -- unknown. METAR Reports: CYOW 021100Z 26004KT 1/8SM R07/1800FT/N R32/1600FT/N FG VV001 03/02 A2997 RMK FG8 SLP155= CYOW 021200Z 00000KT 1/8SM R07/1400FT/N R32/1600FT/N FG VV001 03/02 A2998 RMK FG8 SLP156= __________ Dû aux conditions météorologiques, les vols suivants ont effectué des approches interrompues: RWY07 ACA673, POE250 et WJA458. Les appareils suivants étaient en circuit d'attente en prévision de l'amélioration des conditions météo: CJT574, JZA7726, ACA440 POE245 ACA193 et JZA797
UPDATE Supplemental information received from NAV CANADA A.O.D.R. [#112109-V1]: NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa (M-CIA) control tower filed a supplementary report of fog-related events to compliment their original report [A.O.D.R. #112103 above]. One (1) additional missed approach was included (APO713); three (3) aircraft were reported to be taxiing while the aerodrome visibility was 1/8SM (a Skyservice Business Aviation Bombardier aircraft (C-FJNS); a Canadian Armed Forces aircraft (CFC3066); and a Skywest Airlines Bombardier CRJ (SKW5863)). NAV CANADA staff reported four (4) departures below RVR 2600: SKW5863 (1800), EGF4264 (2000), FAB860 (1600) and TCF7576 (1800).

August 4, 2009

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Overshoot/missed approach, Landing gear, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from St. John's International Airport (CYYT) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The Bearskin Lake Air Service Ltd. Fairchild SA-227-CC aircraft (operating as flight BLS320) was on an IFR flight from Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). ACA193 was asked to overshoot by the controller on runway 25 at 1151Z as the aircraft was catching up to BLS320 on the approach. Aircraft landed on runway 25 at 1205z and reported no nose wheel steering at 1.5 miles final. No assistance requested and was able to taxi to gate. Runway inspected. No other operational impact

July 16, 2009

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

The Air Canada Embraer EMB-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Edmonton International Airport (CYEG). The aircraft departed off of runway 25 and the flight crew reported a bird strike. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of one (1) Meadowlark were recovered. Ops. impact -- one (1) departure (ACA445) was delayed approximately five (5) minutes.

May 19, 2008

Incident at Entre 23 et 27 NM au nord-ouest de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) (TCAS alert, Navigation error, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Air Canada Airbus 319 ACA193 was IFR from St. John's (CYYT) to Ottawa (CYOW). The crew had been authorized to descend to FL200 and had received a Resolution Advisory. The source was Air Transat Airbus 310 TSC996, which was IFR from Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Edmonton (CYEG). The pilot of TSC996 had been authorized to climb to FL190 on a convergent path, but the aircraft continued to cimb to FL196 before returning to the authorized altitude. Loss of vertical separation occurred when the two aircraft were 4.4 NM apart. **** ** **** ACA193, un Airbus 319 exploité par Air Canada, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis St-John's (CYYT) à destination d'Ottawa (CYOW). L'équipage, a été autorisé à effectuer une descente au niveau de vol 200 et a reçu un avis de résolution (RA). La source de l'indication était TSC996, un Airbus 310 exploité par Air Transat, qui effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination d'Edmonton (CYEG). Le pilote de TSC996, avait été autorisé pour une montée au niveau de vol 190 sur une trajectoire convergente, mais l'aéronef a poursuivi la montée jusqu'au niveau de vol 196 avant de redescendre à l'altitude autorisée. Une perte de l'espacement vertical a eu lieu lorsque les deux appareils étaient à 4.4 milles nautiques l'un de l'autre.
Update #1: The TSB investigation class and number were added. According to TSB report #A08Q0089: Air Transat Airbus 310 TSC996 was IFR from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) and had been authorized to climb to FL190. However it continued its climb to FL196 before returning to the authorized altitude. The required vertical separation of 1000 feet and horizontal separation of 5 miles were not achieved with respect to Air Canada Embraer 190 ACA193 which was IFR from St John's, NF (CYYT) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) at FL200. Separation was reduced to 400 feet vertically and 4.4 miles horizontally. **** *** **** Mise à jour #1 : Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST #A08Q0089: L'Airbus 310 exploité par Air Transat sous l'indicatif TSC996, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments de Montréal, QC (CYUL) à Edmonton, AB (CYEG), et était autorisé à monter au niveau de vol 190. Cependant, il a poursuivi la montée jusqu'au niveau de vol 196 avant de redescendre à l'altitude autorisée. La séparation requise de 1000 pieds sur le plan vertical et 5 milles sur le plan horizontal n'a pas été assurée avec l'Embraer 190 exploité par Air Canada sous l'indicatif ACA193 qui effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments de St John's, NF (CYYT) à Ottawa, ON (CYOW)au niveau de vol 200. L'espacement a été réduit à 400 pieds sur le plan vertical et à 4.4 milles sur le plan latérale.

July 18, 2008

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

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from St. John's International Airport (CYYT) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The aircraft landed on runway 25 and the flight crew reported on reaching the gate that a birdstrike had occurred during the landing. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of a swallow were recovered. The flight crew was advised. Ops. impact -- none.

July 4, 2008

Incident at vicinity of Ottawa VOR (TCAS alert)

The first Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from St. John's International Airport (CYYT) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The second Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA1143) had just departed on a scheduled IFR flight from Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL) to Calgary International Airport (CYYC). The aircraft were in the vicinity of the Ottawa VOR (YOW) when the flight crew of ACA193, in descent for 17,000 feet, reported receiving a TCAS RA with ACA1143, in a climb to 16,000 feet. Traffic information had been passed. There was no loss of separation. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0171]: Air Canada flight ACA193, an Embraer ERJ-190 airplane, was in the vicinity of the Ottawa VORTAC in descent to 17,000 feet on approach to Ottawa (M-CIA) after a flight from St. John's International Airport. Air Canada flight ACA1143, an Embraer ERJ-190 airplane, was also in the vicinity of the Ottawa VORTAC, in a climb to 16,000 feet on a flight from Montréal (PETIA) to Calgary International Airport. ACA193 received and complied with a TCAS RA to stop descent and climb. ACA1143 did not report a TCAS event. There was no actual loss of separation.

June 20, 2008

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

Air Canada flight ACA193 on an IFR flight from Ottawa (CYOW) to Edmonton (CYEG) and request to divert to Toronto (CYYZ) due to an onboard medical emergency. Priority given to land RWY23.

March 29, 2008

Incident at 30NM east of Ottawa

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA193) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax (RLSIA) (CYHZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). Following an engine bleed problem, the flight crew declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident on runway 25 at 1156Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

March 14, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA193, ERJ 190, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Ottawa (CYOW), aborted the takeoff due to an "equipment indication". No assistance was required. Nil TSB.

December 3, 2007

Incident at vicinity of Sudbury (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from National Operations - Airlines Division [2007/12/06]: The Acting Manager - Validations and Assessments advised that he was conducting an inspection on Air Canada flight ACA193 (also an Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft), which normally is a direct flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Edmonton International Airport (CYEG). However, due to runway surface conditions at Ottawa (M-CIA), take-off weights had to be limited due to the reduced performance on contaminated runways. For this reason, the flight could not take on sufficient fuel to proceed direct to their destination and had to plan an en-route technical stop at Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG) to pick up additional fuel. As a part of this change, the normal route was revised with ATC to show Winnipeg as the destination. These same limitations may have necessitated a route change for ACA131. As the flight crew of ACA131 received an alternate routing from Clearance Delivery in Ottawa (M-CIA), it appears that there may be an internal communication issue within NAV CANADA (regarding the revision to the routing for ACA131). The information posted on Air Canada's website is for commercial purposes and should not be used when considering the ATC issuance of a clearance. ACA131 is normally planned as a direct flight, however, operational necessity (such as that on 2007/12/03) may require changes from time to time (and may not be posted on their website).
The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA131) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Winnipeg (JARIA) (CYWG) although the flight data on file indicated the destination as Calgary International Airport (CYYC) via a more northerly route [and the Air Canada website indicates that the flight operates to Calgary on select days]. The flight data received by Toronto ACC staff indicated that ACA131 was proceeding via Killaloe ANTUR Red Lake to Calgary. When the aircraft was in the vicinity of Sudbury, the Sault High Controller noted that the aircraft was south of the expected track (no operational impact). When the flight crew were questioned, it was determined that the aircraft was proceeding to Winnipeg and had been so cleared by Clearance Delivery in Ottawa. The flight crew indicated that an original flight plan had been to Calgary but it had been changed to Winnipeg. The aircraft routing was confirmed and the information was co-ordinated with both Montréal ACC and Winnipeg ACC and the aircraft proceeded on course to Winnipeg (JARIA). The East High Supervisor contacted Montréal ACC staff and determined that their data also indicated Calgary as the aircraft's destination. It was indicated that further investigation would be carried out.

December 13, 2007

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

BTA2879, Embraer EMB-145XR, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Newark (KEWR), advised that the aircraft might have hit a bird on Runway 32. No remains were found. ACA193 opted to wait for an inspection and was delayed 5 minutes. Nil TSB.

October 26, 2004

Incident at 40 miles west of KSSM on J500 (TCAS alert, Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA193) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG). The Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. Boeing 727 aircraft (operating as KFA272) was on an IFR flight from Edmonton International Airport (CYEG) to Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM). ACA193 was flying at FL310 westbound on J500 when the flight crew requested and received clearance to FL350. At the time, KFA272 was 45 miles opposite direction to ACA193 at FL330. The controller did not see the confliction until the conflict alert system sounded. Corrective action was taken by turning KFA272 30º to the left and expediting ACA193's climb. Separation reduced to 1,600 feet vertically and one (1) mile laterally as the aircraft passed. KFA272 advised he had a TCAS advisory.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A04O0300): The Air Canada Airbus A320-200 aircraft, operating as flight ACA193, was IFR westbound from Toronto to Winnipeg at FL310 on J500. The Kelowna Flightcraft Boeing 727-200 aircraft, operating as flight KFA272, was IFR eastbound from Edmonton to Hamilton at FL330. Control of the airspace was being performed by a supervised Trainee Controller. Flight ACA193 requested and received clearance to FL350. The Trainee Controller did not notice the conflict until the conflict alert system activated. Corrective action was taken by turning KFA272 thirty degrees to the left and expediting flight ACA193's climb. KFA272 reported receiving a TCAS advisory. Spacing was reduced to 1,600 feet vertical and one (1) mile lateral separation where the required spacing is 2,000 feet vertical or five (5) miles lateral separation.

April 8, 1996

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Incursion - runway - aircraft)

The B767 crew was given taxi instructions to proceed along Hotel and the Golf taxiways (from runway 06L/24R) and to hold short of runway 33. However, the aircraft did not hold short of runway 33 and crossed the active departure runway in front of ACA193 (A320), who had received the clearance. Ops. impact -- unknown. *** UPDATE *** The trainee controller and the instructing controller did not obtain a read-back of the taxi clearance from the Canadian Airlines crew. The Air Canada crew had not been issued a take-off clearance at the time that CDN989 crossed runway 33 in front of them.

February 10, 1995

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

ACA193 landed runway 24L. The pilot reported coyote activity at D2. For the next 25 minutes, two coyotes were observed at various locations on/adjacent to runway 24L pursued by Bird Van & Maint 21 till they escaped through the protective perimeter fence. Ops. Impact -- numerous departure delays and chanting of approach traffic to runway 24R.

November 28, 1993

Incident at SAULT STE MARIE

DC9 ACA193 - ENROUTE FROM YYZ TO YWG, PILOT REPORTED MEDICAL EMERGEMCY AND DIVERTED TO SAULT STE MARIE WHERE FLIGHT WAS MET BY AMBULANCE. OPS IMPACT - NO DELAYS, NO ERS REQUIRED. TIME = 1630Z. ACTION = PAX, PAE, IKO-PIA.