May 23, 2019

Incident at SETGO intersection

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA194) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was given a crossing restriction at SETGO of F340 or below and read back the same. Moments later ACA194 confirmed the crossing restriction. At 0249Z, ACA194 crossed SETGO at FL352 and descending. No conflict or operational impact.

October 17, 2016

Incident at 45 W MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE TSB #A16Q0129: C-GHKR, un Airbus 330-300 exploité par Air Canada sous l?indicatif de vol ACA420, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments depuis l?aéroport de Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) à destination de l?aéroport de Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL), avec 258 passagers et 9 membres d?équipage à bord. Alors que l?appareil était en descente à environ 45 miles marins à l?ouest de CYUL, de la fumée est apparue dans le poste de pilotage. L?équipage a déclaré une urgence et l?appareil s?est posé sans encombre sur la piste 06L à CYUL. Il n?y a eu aucun blessé, ni dommage. Les vérifications après le vol n?ont révélé aucune anomalie, fumée ou odeurs.
While inbound, an Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA420), from Toronto (CYYZ), ON, to Montréal (CYUL), QC, reported smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. ACA420 landed without incident on Runway 06L at 2247Z. Impact: Runway 06L was not available from 2240Z to 2252Z, which caused delays for the following arrivals: FLG3682, DLH7X, POE417, ACA194 and JZA8465. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre were notified.

July 21, 2016

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

An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-102 (CRQ204), flying from Val-d'Or (CYVO), QC, to Montreal (CYUL), QC, experienced a bird strike while landing on runway 24R. An American kestrel was found upon inspection. Impact: the following aircraft experienced landing delays of up to 10 minutes: ACA834, ACA194, WJA594, ICE805, SWG765, ROU1989, SKV7586, JZA708 and MAX120.
Update AOR 203377-V2: The flight number should read CRQ504.

December 6, 2015

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-GJVT/ACA194) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike departing Runway 08R. Nothing was found and the Runway was closed about 10 minutes with 5 departures waiting.

April 2, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Transat Airbus A310-308 (C-GLAT/ TSC740) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MMPR), on departure, reported a wake turbulence encounter following an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ ACA194) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal, QC (CYUL), who had previously departed. No operational impact

August 21, 2014

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA194), from Vancouver, BC (CYVR), to Montréal, QC (CYUL), reported a bird strike 1 NM on final for Runway 06L. The aircraft was not damaged.

July 23, 2013

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

The AMS at Montreal, QC (CYUL) advised the ground that a Boeing 737-s700 operated by American Airlines Inc. (AAL1478), flying from Miami, FL (KMIA) and already landed, may have experienced a bird strike on rwy 24R at CYUL. Once notified, the OCC closed the rwy. A de Havilland DHC 8 311 operated by Hydro-Québec (HYD151) was taken out of its approach by the TCU; it returned and landed later. EGF3364, JZA7741, CRQ704, AIE833, JZA793 and ACA194 had their landing runways changed to 24L. The rwy reopened at 2233Z.

October 24, 2012

Incident at Approx. 250NM au nord-ouest de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL)

ACA194, an Airbus A-320 operated by Air Canada, was on an IFR flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 2225Z, the crew declared a medical emergency due to a sick passenger. The aircraft continued the flight to its initial destination anyway and landed without incident on Runway 06R at 2259Z. No impact on ATC operations. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was notified.

August 19, 2012

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

ACA194, an Airbus A-320 operated by Air Canada, was on an IFR flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 2305Z, the crew reported having struck a bird upon landing on Runway 24R. The runway was inspected and a kestrel was found. No impact on ATC operations.

May 8, 2012

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

An Airbus A320 being operated by Air Canada under flight number ACA194 was IFR from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 2315Z, the crew was instructed to go around when on final for rwy 24R because of the speed of the preceding aircraft. ACA194 landed without incident at 2331Z. No impact on ATC operations.

March 3, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident)

American Airlines Boeing 737 AAL802 was IFR from Dallas (KDFW) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 0036Z, the flight crew missed their approach to runway 06L due to the presence of Air Canada Airbus A-321 ACA194 which was slow in exiting the runway via taxiway BRAVO 3.

October 19, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

ACA194, an Airbus A-321 operated by Air Canada, was on an IFR flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 2318Z, when the aircraft was on approach for Runway 06L, the crew received the instruction to pull up due to presence of a MEDEVAC that had requested takeoff priority. The control tower controller attempted to reach ACA194 several times to slow it down; he was not successful.

September 28, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Rejected take-off, Overshoot/missed approach, Loss of control - on ground)

ACA576, an Airbus A319 operated by Air Canada, had just completed an IFR flight from Las Vegas (KLAS) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 2252Z, the pilot lost control of the nose wheel of the aircraft while leaving Runway 24R at Taxiway BRAVO2. ATC had to abort the takeoff for ACA816, a Boeing 767 operated by Air Canada, and also had to ask the crew of ACA194 to pull up while the aircraft was on approach for Runway 24R. ACA816 finally took off at 2304Z and ACA194 landed at 2303Z.

February 14, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

SWG789, a Boeing 737 operated by Sunwing Airlines and ACA194, an Airbus A321 operated by Air Canada, conducted a missed approach for Runway 06L at Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) after an Airbus A320 which landed in front of them reported poor braking conditions on the runway. SWG789 and ACA194 landed without incident approximately ten minutes later on the same runway even though reported braking conditions were poor.

January 14, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Navigation error, Conflict - loss of separation)

Update #1: TSB investigation number and class were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0009: The Airbus 321 being operated by Air Canada under flight number ACA194 had taken off from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). When it was making its approach, it was assigned a heading to intercept the ILS for runway 24R. The aircraft deviated from the trajectory by 1 NM and found itself 2.7 NM from flight JZA7739 at the same altitude, minimum separation being 3 NM.
ACA194, an Airbus 321 operated by Air Canada, was IFR from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). JZA7739, a Regional Jet operated by Air Canada Jazz, was IFR from Newark (KEWR) to Montreal/Trudeau. The two aircraft were making their approaches for runway 24R and the crew of ACA194 had been assigned a heading to intercept the ILS for runway 24R. The aircraft missed the localizer (LLZ) by 1 NM and came within 2.7 NM of JZA7739, at the same altitude.

August 14, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
The Air Canada Airbus A321, operating flight ACA321, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Montreal (CYUL), reported bird strike departing Runway 08R at 1842z. Two birds were found, no impact on operations.

July 12, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Wake turbulence/vortices)

An Air Canada Airbus A320, operating flight ACA194, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Montreal (CYUL), at 2000ft on climb out, reported encountering the wake turbulence of the preceding aircraft, an Air Canada Boeing 767 300, operating flight ACA025, IFR CYVR to Shanghai (ZSPD/PVG), who at the time was approximately 14 track miles ahead at the YVR VOR SWBND.

April 8, 2010

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

ACA194, un Airbus 320 exploité par Air Canada, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Vancouver (CYVR) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). L'équipage a effectué une approche interrompue, en raison d'une approche instable. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.*** ** *** ACA194, an Airbus 320 operated by Air Canada, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). The crew conducted a missed approach due to an unstable approach. There was no impact on ATC operations.

November 9, 2010

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT BC (CYPR) (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.
Air Canada Flight ACA194, an Airbus A320 211 IFR Vancouver to Montreal, reported multiple bird strikes after departure on Runway 08R. Operations advised it would be about 15 minutes to recover the remains and re-open the runway. Permission was received to depart on Runway 08L.

June 8, 2010

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

Vancouver Tower initiated a missed approach to Carson Air Flight CA811, a Beech 300 IFR Victoria to Vancouver (CYVR), due to Air Canada Flight ACA194, an Airbus 321 211 IFR CYVR to Montreal, in position for departure. ACA194 was unable to depart due to cabin crew not ready. CA811 was issued a VFR circuit and landed at 1836Z.

March 29, 2009

Incident at À 50NM au nord du VOR de MIrabel (YMX)

ACA194, an Airbus 320 operated by Air Canada, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). The crew informed the Montréal (CYUL) area control centre (ACC) that a passenger had lost consciousness, but that a doctor was on board. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed at 2316Z. There was no impact on ATC operations.

September 20, 2009

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-319 aircraft (operating as flight ACA994) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Mexico City (MMMX) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The Air Canada Airbus A-321 aircraft (operating as flight ACA194) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL). An operating irregularity happened when ACA 994 took the information that was for ACA194. This error was not captured. No operational impact. ---- Une irrégularité d'exploitation s'est produite lorsque ACA994 a pris une autorisation destinée à ACA194 et que cette erreur de relecture n'a pas été captée. Aucun impact.

December 12, 2008

Incident at À 20NM au nord du NDB de Maniwaki (YMW)

Air Canada Airbus 321 ACA194 was IFR from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montreal (CYUL). 20 nautical miles north of the Maniwaki (YMW) non-directional beacon (NDB), the crew declared a medical emergency due to a passenger?s health condition. The aircraft landed at 2351Z without incident. No impact on ATC operations.

July 30, 2008

Incident at Aux environs des coordonnées 4610N/7557W (TCAS alert, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

Update #1: The TBS investigation number and class have been added. According to TSB report #A08Q0141: The Boeing 737-200 was IFR from Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau Int'l (Quebec) to Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec) at an altitude of 32,000 feet. Airbus 321 ACA194 was flying from Vancouver (British Columbia) to Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau Int'l (Quebec) and had just begun its descent. An operating irregularity occurred when the aircraft came within 2.2 NM and 1,000 feet of each other, while separation is supposed to be at least 5 NM and 1,000 feet. The aircraft took TCAS RA actions.
An operating irregularity occurred when the vertical separation between Airbus 321 ACA194, which was IFR from Vancouver (CYVR) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL), and a privately-owned Boeing 737, which was IFR from Montreal/Trudeau to Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY), was not assured. The aircraft crews took action based on a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA).

December 12, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Wake turbulence/vortices, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: No further action required.
At 1831Z an Air Canada, A320, ACA194 departed RWY 26L, IFR, YVR to YUL, followed by a C550 at 1832Z. Distance between aircraft was 3.4 nm where 4nm is required: Correct wake turbulence separation not applied.

August 7, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (TCAS alert, Conflict - potential)

Air Canada flight ACA194 an Airbus A320 departed Vancouver Intl. (CYVR) RWY 08R on RWY heading. At 1835Z ACA194 was cleared to FL330. At 1837Z ACA194 was provided with traffic N52FW an American registered Dehavilland DHC6 CVFR at his 12 o'clock position climbing to 13500 feet. At 1840Z ACA194 responded to a TCAS RA. Both aircraft had the other in sight at the time of the TCAS RA. The aircraft passed within 300 feet vertical and 1 mile lateral separation.

May 22, 2006

Incident at ARMSTRONG ON (CYYW) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

An Operating Irregularity occured when Air Canada flight ACA194's (an Airbus 321) altitude was passed from the WG ACC Dryden sector to the WG ACC Superior sector as FL370 instead of FL350. The Superior sector controller immediately recognized the error upon receiving the radar handoff. No other aircraft in the vicinity were involved and there was no loss of separation.

November 27, 2004

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Other operational incident, Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation)

Air Canada flight ACA194 an Airbus A320 departed Vancouver followed by a C-FICU, a Lear jet 35A. As the Lear crossed the threshold, the aircraft was 3 NM in trail of the Airbus and 50 knots faster. As the lead turned left out of three thousand spacing reduced to 2.6 NM. The over-take speed remained at 50 knots.
Updated aircraft information.

December 27, 2002

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

The Air Canada aircraft (A319) (operating as ACA194) was an IFR flight which departed the Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG) for the Toronto (LBPIA) Airport (CYYZ). ACA194, at approximately 100 NM northwest of Toronto, reported a medical emergency and requested a priority landing on runway 15L at CYYZ. At the time, CYYZ was running a dual operation using runways 23 and 24R. Ops. impact -- no delays occurred to other aircraft.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A02O0429): The Air Canada Airbus A319 (flight #ACA194) aircraft flight crew declared a passenger medical emergency during the en-route descent for Toronto/LBPIA, Ontario. Priority landing to runway 15L was given and EMS met the aircraft at the gate.

April 8, 2001

Incident at over Wiarton

The aircraft (operating as ACA194) was on an IFR flight from Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). While inbound over Wiarton, the flight crew advised of a medical emergency due to a sick passenger. Priority was given. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 3, 2000

Incident at near Toronto

C-FHKV GLOBE GC-1B PRIVATE VFR from Stratford Municipal Airport (CNM4) to the Montréal area ACA194 was on a scheduled IFR flight from Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). When the aircraft was approximately 27NM out of Toronto, out of about 10,500 feet for 9,000 feet, the flight crew received a TCAS alert just as the aircraft was being handed off from the Wiarton Sector Controller to the Toronto Arrival Sector Controller. The traffic was an unknown VFR aircraft northeast-bound at an indicated altitude of 10,000 feet. ACA194 passed about two (2) miles east of the traffic. Recorded radar data shows the VFR target probably departed from the Stratford area and proceeded well north of Toronto and, after some deviations, east, passing north of the Simcoe VOR towards the Coehill VOR at altitudes between 11,000 feet and 13,800 feet indicated (no transmissions received). The target descended to 12,000 feet passing the SHARB intersection and continued east, passing between Smiths Falls and Brockville before starting a descent and passing north of Cornwall at about 8,500 feet at 2111Z. Information was passed to Ottawa TCU and Montréal ACC. NAV CANADA checked with Stratford Municipal Airport staff who advised that an aircraft (C-FHKV) had departed about the right timeframe, en-route to the Montréal area. The aircraft's pilot had advised that he would be proceeding at 7,500 feet. The 1900Z weather for Toronto (LBPIA) was: visibility nine (9) statute miles; a few clouds at 1,200 feet; overcast ceiling at 2,000 feet. The 2000Z weather for Peterborough Airport (CYPQ) was: visibility nine (9) statute miles; overcast ceiling at 900 feet. Montréal ACC was requested to advise the pilot (if the target became a known aircraft) that it would be safer to talk to ATC in the vicinity of busy airports. Ops. impact -- unknown. S.O.B.: - ACA194: 109 -- six (6) crew, 103 passengers; and - C-FHKV: unknown. O.P.I.: PAS

September 9, 1996

Incident at Vancouver

The pilot of ACA194 EA32 reported right engine failure shortly after taking off from Vancouver at 1606Z. Aircraft returned to Vancouver, landed safely at 1626Z with ERS on standby.

November 14, 1996

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

Aircraft returned to Toronto with reported landing gear problems. Aircraft landed without further incident at 0103Z. Ops. Impact -- unknown.

January 2, 1996

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

Aircraft were landing and departing from runway 06R. The EA32 was taxiing from the terminal to the south hangar. The pilot had been cleared to taxi via Delta and D3, to hold short of runway 06R. The ground controller (GC) contacted the south tower controller (SC) and made the request to taxi SSU845 across runway 06R. The SC acknowledged the request. CMM530 was cleared to land 06R by the tower controller (TC) and given permission to backtrack and clear at Charlie taxiway. When CMM530 exited 06R, the TC cleared ACA194 for takeoff 06R. The GC, seeing CMM530 backtrack on 06R, assumed the TC had cleared CMM530 to taxi off Charlie so that the GC could taxi SSU845 across 06R. Without coordinating or getting approval, the GC cleared SSU845 across 06R. The TC was unaware that the GC had cleared SSU845 across 06R, and by the time the TC noticed the EA32 was moving, the aircraft had already crossed and was clear of runway 06R. Ops. Impact -- unknown. From a TSB Initial Notification.

August 8, 1996

Incident at Brandon, Manitoba (ATS operating irregularity)

The pilot of Air Canada ACA194, an Airbus EA32, flight plan Calgary-Winnipeg at FL370, was on descent to 11000 proceeding direct to BEFAN for the BEFANS arrival into Winnipeg. Canada 3000 CMM543, a Boeing B757, flight plan Toronto-Vancouver at FL350 was proceeding Winnipeg direct Medicine Hat then flight plan route. The track of ACA194 brought him to 3.69 miles from CMM543. The required separation is 5 miles. CMM543 reported a TCAS warning. Unit management is investigating.

May 17, 1994

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

ACA 194 DEPARTED RWY 30 FOLLOWED BY CHEK184 (DND, F-18) ON A MISSED APPROACH. LESS THAN MINIMUM IFR SEPARATION EXISTED. CHEK 184 WAS GIVEN HDG 240 AND THE DC9 WAS TURNED EASTBOUND.

December 22, 1994

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

The crew of ACA194 overshot runway 09 at Saskatoon due to a tailwind/windshear. While on the overshoot, the crew advised ATC that they were experiencing a slat problem. The aircraft was vectored and a successful landing was accomplished on runway 09. The crew indicated that they were experiencing a 25 knot tailwind from the west at 900 ft AGL. Reported surface winds were 170 at knots.Air1: DC 9Air2: ACA194Air3: Occurrence: Aircraft IncidentClass: IICategory: 334 212

June 25, 1994

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

An Air Canada McDonnell-Douglas DC-9 aircraft on takeoff from Winnipeg blew the left inboard main tire. The crew aborted the takeoff and stopped on the remaining runway. Runways 18/36 and 07/25 were closed until 2233Z. No aircraft were delayed, and there were no injuries. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

January 2, 1994

Incident at SASKATOON

DC9 ACA194 ON FINAL APPROACH TO RWY 09 AT SASKATOON ADVISED ATC OF A LANDING GEAR PROBLEM. THE CREW COMMENCED A MISSED APPROACH AND THEN ADVISED THAT THE LANDING GEAR WAS NORMAL. THE AIRCRAFT CIRCLED FOR RWY 09 AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. TIME = 1841Z.Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: IICategory: 213 334

December 8, 1993

Incident at DORVAL

DC9 ACA194 - TOWER WAS ADVISED BY PILOT OF A PUNCTURE IN SKIN ON DEPARTURE FRON TORONTO. REQUESTED ERS OUT RWY 24R ON ARRIVAL. A/C LANDED SAFELY AT 0102Z. RWY WAS CLOSED, INSPECTED, AND REOPENED AT 0108Z. NO IMPACT. TIME = 0102Z. ACTION = NARXDA.

Incident at TORONTO (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

DC9 ACA194 - RWY 24L WAS CLOSED FOR INSPECTION AFTER CREW REPORTED POSSIBLE DEBRIS ON RWY. NO DEBRIS WAS FOUND DURING INSPECTION AND RWY WAS RE-OPENED AT 0020Z. OPS IMPACT - UNKNOWN. TIME = 0010Z. ACTION = PAX, PAE, IKO-PIA.