January 15, 2020

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

At takeoff, there was a loss of separation for wake turbulence between an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA2339) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) and an Air Transat Airbus A330-342 (C-GKTS/TSC398) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC). Separation was reduced to 4.1 NM, while the standard was 5 NM. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0010: C-FPWE, an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA2339), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hamilton/John C. Munro Int’l Airport, ON (CYHM). It conducted its takeoff from Runway 24L after C-GKTS, an Air Transat Airbus 330 (TSC398), which was on an IFR flight from CYUL to Punta Cana International Airport, Dominican Republic (MDPC). A loss of wake turbulence separation occurred during the initial climb, when ACA2339 was 4.1 nautical miles (NM) behind TSC398, even though the required separation was 5 NM. No wake turbulence was reported, and the 2 aircraft continued their flights to their respective destinations without incident.

July 13, 2019

Incident at 4513N / 07400W

Shortly after takeoff, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA485) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) stated that it was coming back and landing at CYUL due to a problem with the flaps and landing gear. An emergency was declared, and emergency services were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 1112Z. Runway 24R was closed until 1135Z for an inspection. No other impact on operations.
TSB Update #A19Q0113: C-FPWE, an Air Canada Airbus 320-200, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight ACA485 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) with 5 crew members and 125 passengers on board. When it had just taken off from CYUL, the flight crew noted that the yellow and green hydraulic systems had overheated. The flight crew declared an emergency, and the aircraft returned to CYUL and landed without incident with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. There were no injuries or damage. The operators maintenance service replaced the power transfer unit (PTU) in the green system, as well as the accumulator. The aircraft was returned to service.

July 2, 2019

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

Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWJ/ACA334) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed to conduct a go-around on Runway 24R because an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA396) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was still on the runway after its landing. ACA334 landed on Runway 24R at 1121Z.

September 9, 2019

Incident at 9NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) experienced a wake turbulence encounter following an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA299) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). No further action was taken.

June 12, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA 71) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to fly a missed approach due to spacing and preceding traffic missing exit taxiway.

June 10, 2019

Incident at BOOTH intersection (ELT)

An intermittent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA295) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) near the BOOTH waypoint. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised.

September 24, 2019

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

Tower initiated a go around for an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-200 (ETAQL/ETH502) on a flight from Dublin, Ireland (EIDW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) Runway 23 due to an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA183) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) in position to depart but unable to accept take off clearance due to birds. No operational impact.

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.

May 19, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA1124) from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was sent around for Runway 23 to ensure that runway separation was maintained. Aircraft was re-sequenced and landed without further incident at 2231Z.

February 4, 2018

Incident at 4838N / 12344W (ELT)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA568) on a flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) through FL200 on the climb southbound of CYYJ. Victoria joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) advised.

June 23, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA304) on a flight from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported wake turbulence from an Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GBHM/ACA538) on a flight from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Anchorage, AK (PANC) departing Runway 26L, 7.8 miles ahead. No operational impact.

March 8, 2017

Incident at 2NM SW DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA133) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared PAN PAN due to a hydraulic issue. The aircraft continued on to destination and landed safely at 0329Z. The runway was closed for removal of the aircraft. Minimal impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB #A17C0022: C-FPWE, an Airbus 320-211 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA133 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). While in cruise, the flight crew received ECAM caution messages HYD G (green) ENG 1 PUMP LO PR and HYD G SYS LO PR. The flight crew performed QRH and ECAM procedures and declared a PAN PAN. The flight crew elected to continue on to CYYC where the aircraft was brought to a complete stop on the runway with ARFF responding. The aircraft was then towed to the gate. The operator's maintenance personnel replaced a hydraulic pressure line (P/N D2901005200100) in the left pylon. A landing gear swing was completed and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 17, 2015

Incident at MERYT INTERSECTION

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA111), from Montréal (CYUL), QC, to Vancouver (CYVR), BC, cleared descent to FL260, read back FL260 - checked in at next sector with clearance to FL250. Controller caught pilot error and corrected. No operational impact.

July 22, 2015

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ ACA1134) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike on departure Runway 26R. Runway closed for inspection. Numerous aircraft held in the air for 7 minutes. Five aircraft delayed on departure. One bird recovered. Runway 26R re-opened at 0020Z.

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

September 15, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: IMEBA INTERSECTION

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ ACA447) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ), without global positioning system (GPS), on the IMEBA2 standard terminal arrival (STAR), was observed north of course by approximately 3/4 mile near IMEBA with pilots reporting discrepancy between right and left displays.

April 25, 2015

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA442), from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW), had a bird strike on arrival at CYOW. No impact on operations.

February 7, 2014

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ ACA1203) enroute from Tampa, FL (KTPA) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) elected to break off the approach due to gear issue. ACA1203 held for 15 minutes then advised that aircraft was able to rejoin the approach and landed CYYZ runway 24R at 0304Z without further incident.

January 28, 2014

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

At time 0535Z, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ ACA678) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) landed in CYDF and short of taxiway ALPHA, the flight stopped and advised of smoke in the cabin. It was determined that the smoke was coming from the cargo area and fire extinguishing chemicals were released. Passengers were removed without an injuries to report, also an animal was removed safely from the cargo hold. Upon inspection from the fire crews, the fire was extinguished by the chemicals.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14A0008: The Air Canada Airbus A320 (C-FPWE), operating as flight ACA678, was on a scheduled flight from Toronto to Deer Lake. During landing the crew utilized normal reverse thrust. While taxing the crew received the "LAVATORY SMOKE" and "AFT CARGO SMOKE" ECAMs and noted an acrid odour. The crew declared a MAYDAY with ATC and discharged one fire bottle for the aft cargo hold. The crew shut down the engines and deplaned the aircraft via the airstair. There were no injuries reported. ARFF inspected the cargo hold and did not find any smoke or fire. The company examined the aircraft and did not find a source of smoke or fumes. The runway had been treated with urea prior to ACA678's arrival. When using normal reverse under these conditions it is possible that the engines may ingest some of the urea. The resulting fumes can enter the aircraft's environmental system which could cause the smoke indicators to activate and produce an acrid odour.

September 10, 2013

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ ACA409) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported hitting a bird on landing runway 24L. The runway was inspected and one intact bird was found. Several arrivals side-stepped and landed on runway 24R.

May 20, 2012

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

C-FPWE, an Airbus A-320 operated by Air Canada, flight number ACA944, was IFR from Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Orlando (KMCO). When the aircraft was taxiing on the north ramp, the air traffic controller reported seeing fire coming out of the APU. The crew returned on the controller?s frequency. The controller had already called emergency services. ACA944 went back to the gate and took off at 1357Z. No impact on ATC operations.

September 27, 2012

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-320-211 aircraft (C-FPWE, operating as flight ACA100) was nearing the conclusion of a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Air Canada Airbus A-319-114 aircraft (C-FYJG, operating as flight ACA154) was nearing the conclusion of a scheduled IFR flight from Edmonton International Airport (CYEG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC advised that the flight crew of ACA100 reported that their aircraft had encountered wake turbulence while turning to intercept the localizer for runway 05. The traffic ahead was ACA154, five (5) miles ahead on final to runway 05. Ops. impact -- unknown.

July 26, 2006

Incident at en-route from Halifax to Toronto

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A06O0201): The Air Canada Airbus A-320-211 aircraft (registration C-FPWE, operating as flight ACA601) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax International Airport (CYHZ) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). While en-route, smoke emanated from galley oven 2 when heat was used for five (5) minutes. Maintenance staff removed an insert.

March 2, 2001

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Update from TSB - March 7, 2001 The H25B business jet, C-GMLR, took off from Vancouver 3 miles behind the Airbus A320 C-FPWE (CDN3672) on a SID with a VNAP ¿A¿ noise abatement procedure. A loss of separation occurred when the H25B closed to a distance of 2.5 nm laterally and 600 feet vertically from the Airbus A320.
Pilot induced loss of separation. C-GMLR did not adhere to the VNAP A S.I.D. restriction on departure. Resultant ground speed of 260 kts quickly closed the distance with departing CDN3672 (170 kts). C-GMLR turned south, away from CDN3672, but not before the distance had closed to 600 ft vertically and 2.5 nm laterally.

December 11, 2001

Incident at 150NM northeast of Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ)

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A01O0329): Air Canada flight 6027 (ACA6027), an Airbus A320-211 aircraft (registration C-FPWE), was en-route from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). During the flight, a Flight Attendant became ill with flu-like symptoms. She was incapacitated and could not continue her in-flight duties. Assistance was requested and she was assisted off the aircraft on arrival at the gate in Toronto. 95 S.O.B.

July 14, 2001

Incident at approximately 35NM southeast of Red Lake (TCAS alert, Other operational incident, Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

The Air Canada aircraft (C-FPWE, operating as ACA3578) was on an IFR flight from Calgary International Airport (CYYC) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Northwest Airlines aircraft (N545US, operating as NWA853) was on an IFR flight from Detroit Metropolitan (Wayne County) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KDTW) to Anchorage International Airport, AK (U.S.A.) (PANC). ACA3578 was eastbound at FL370. NWA853 was northwest-bound at FL350. The flight crew of NWA853 requested and received clearance to FL370 due to turbulence. The controller was busy with other traffic and did not recognize the confliction until the aircraft were approximately 15NM apart. The controller then turned ACA3578 and issued a descent clearance to NWA853. The aircraft passed with approximately 1.5 NM lateral spacing (in an area where five (5) NM lateral spacing is required) and 600 feet vertical spacing (in an area where 2,000 feet vertical spacing is required). Ops. impact -- unknown.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A01C0155): The Airbus A320 (C-FPWE), operated by Air Canada as flight ACA3578, was cruising eastbound at FL370. The Boeing 757 (N545US), operated by Northwest Airlines as flight NWA853, was experiencing light chop at the westbound cruise altitude of FL350 on a track reciprocal to that of ACA3578. NWA853 was too heavy to climb to FL390, and the crew requested and was cleared to climb to FL370. The two aircraft closed to about 17 miles at the same altitude before the controller detected the conflict and issued instructions to both flights to maintain separation. Both crews complied with the controller's instructions, and ignored the subsequent TCAS RA's that conflicted with those instructions. The aircraft passed with 1.5NM horizontal and 600 feet vertical spacing. The separation standard in effect was 5NM horizontally or 2,000 feet vertically. S.O.B.: ACA3578 -- 68; NWA853 -- 152.

April 12, 2001

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

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A01O0114): Air Canada flight 3810, an Airbus A320-211 aircraft, registration C-FPWE, was pushed back from Gate 85 at Terminal 2 and the towbar was disconnected. An employee in training drove a covered tow tractor in to remove the towbar, stopped and exited the tow tractor, but left the vehicle in reverse gear. When the employee in training returned, he stepped on the gas and the tow tractor hit the aircraft, damaging the aircraft and the number 1 total air temperature probe. The aircraft was removed from service and the passengers were transferred to a replacement aircraft. There were no injuries. 78 S.O.B.

October 4, 2000

Incident at near Toronto (Conflict - loss of separation, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

ONT334 (C-GNON) DEHAVILLAND DHC-8-301 AIR ONTARIO INC. IFR from Timmins Airport (CYTS) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) CDN942 (C-FPWE) AIRBUS A320-211 CANADIAN AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL LTD. IFR from Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) ACA1144, IFR from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ), was at 9,000 feet while ONT334 was at 8,000 feet. The Controller gave the flight crew of CDN942 a heading of 090 degrees and a descent to 5,000 feet. The flight crew of ACA1144 read back the clearance as ACA1142, stepping on the read-back of CDN942. The Controller did not detect the error until ACA1144 began turning and descending. The flight crew of ACA1144 was quickly cleared back to 9,000 feet and separation was restored. Separation between ACA1144 and ONT334 was reduced down to 500 feet vertical separation and 1.8NM lateral separation, with ACA1144 diverging behind ONT334. Neither flight crew (ACA1144 or ONT334) reported a TCAS alert or RA. Ops. impact -- unknown. S.O.B.: - ACA1144: 200 -- nine (9) crew, 191 passengers; - ONT334: 22 -- three (3) crew, 19 passengers; and - CDN942: 86 -- six (6) crew, 80 passengers. O.P.I.: PAS