January 26, 2020

Incident at 4950N / 06625W

At 1856Z, an Air France aircraft (flight AFR054) reported moderate to severe turbulence. Aircraft was descended to FL320, which was reported to be smooth. The Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) was notified. No impact to operations.

November 23, 2019

Incident at 5150N / 06035W

Severe turbulence reported by several aircraft including an Air France Boeing 777-300 (AFR054) on a flight from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to Washington/Dulles Intl, VA (KIAD).

December 15, 2017

Incident at CYR666

An Air France Boeing 777-300 (FGSQI/AFR054) from Paris, France (LFPG) to Washington-Dulles, DC (KIAD) had to follow a flight plan which, according to NOTAM, made it go through an active military zone. This is why the aircraft had to bypass the airspace.

February 15, 2015

Incident at N5120 W6140 to N5114 W5905

An Air France Boeing 777 300 (AFR054) from Paris (LFPG) to Washington/ Dulles, VA (KIAD) reported moderate with occasional severe turbulence at FL330 and reduced at FL350. No impact on the operations.

January 1, 2015


An Air France Boeing 777 300 (AFR054), from Paris/Charles de Gaulle (LFPG), to Washington, DC (KIAD), declared an emergency because of smoke in the cockpit and asked to land at Montréal (CYUL), QC. AFR054 landed without incident at 2048Z. Emergency services were deployed. The National Operations Centre (NOC), Aviation Operations, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15Q0001: On January 1st 2015, the Boeing 777-328/ER registered as FGSQL, operated by Air France under flight number AF054 with 17 crew members and 269 passengers on board, was enroute to Washington Dulles airport (KIAD) from Paris Charles de Gaulles airport (LFPG) when a cabin crew member reported a burning odor from the passenger cabin. A flight crew member investigated the matter and found one of the first class seat's electronic module overheating. Unable to halt the overheating, the crew declared an emergency and diverted to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport (CYUL) where the aircraft landed safely. The seat was electrically deactivated by ground maintenance personnel and the flight later resumed its journey to its intended destination. Emergency services were deployed and there were no injuries.

January 7, 2015

Incident at 58N035W (Other operational incident)

At 1720Z, a controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC) message was received from an Air France Boeing 777 300 (FGSQM/ AFR054) from Paris/ Charles de Gaulle (LFPG) to Washington, DC (KIAD) stating "Scream heard for 3 seconds on 123.45 at 1716Z. Heard by other planes". When queried, the pilot said it appeared to be human. No messages were received from any other aircraft.

March 28, 2014

Incident at HECKK intersection (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

At 1719Z, a meesage indicating that an estimate from Gander Automated Air Traffic System (GAATS) to Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) had failed on an Air France Airbus A380-800 (AFR054) from Charles de Gaulle (LFPG) to Washington, DC (KIAD). It was presented to the Oceanic Controller and the Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS). Both messages were acknowledged without proper coordination occuring between Gander Ocean and Gander High Domestic or corrective action to rectify the failed estimate by the ATOS.

September 27, 2000

Incident at 62N 50W / Dorval (CYUL)

AFR054, an Air France A320, was en route IFR from Paris (LFPG) to Chicago (KORD). As it was crossing 62N at 50W, the pilot requested and obtained re-routing to Dorval (CYUL) because of a medical emergency on board. He landed at Dorval at 2210Z. AFR054, A320 d'Air France, était en route de Paris (LFPG) à Chicago (KORD) aux instruments (IFR). Alors qu'il traversait 62N à 50W, le pilote a demandé et obtenu un réacheminement à Dorval (CYUL) à cause d'une urgence médicale à bord. Il a atterri à Dorval à 2210Z.