May 27, 2022

Incident at 122NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A320-214 (C-GFWX/ROU1503) from Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared a medical emergency while inbound at FL320. ROU1503 was given priority and landed on Runway 24L at 1816Z. The company arranged for emergency medical services (EMS) to meet them at the gate. No impact to operations.

April 28, 2022

Incident at 4306N / 08011W (ATS operating irregularity)

An Envoy Air Inc. Embraer EMB-145LR (N932AE/ENY3933) from Buffalo, NY (KBUF) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) was cleared to FL320 in proximity to a Republic Airways Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N435YX/RPA4768) from Rochester, NY (KROC) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) and separation was not assured.
UPDATE: AOR-284953-V2: An Envoy Air Inc. Embraer EMB-145LR (N932AE/ENY3933) from Buffalo, NY (KBUF) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) was cleared to FL320 in proximity to another aircraft, a Republic Airways Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N435YX/RPA4768) from Rochester, NY (KROC) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD), and separation was not assured. The closest vertical spacing between the aircraft was 6000 feet.

April 21, 2022

Incident at TORONTO CENTRE / ACC DE TORONTO

The Montreal Area Control Centre (CZU) handed off an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 (ASA840) from Boston, MA (KBOS) to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to the East High/Picton controller and advised the aircraft was "no radio" (NORDO). The aircraft transited Toronto Centre (CZY) airspace at FL320. Communication was established at 1620Z. The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) was advised. No operational impact.

September 5, 2022

Incident at 5238N / 09944W

An All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-200 (JA772F/ANA8401) from Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) to Narita, Japan (RJAA) was passed off to the Edmonton area control centre (ACC) at FL300. The aircraft arrived at FL320. No separation loss. No impact to operations.

April 23, 2022

Incident at 4258N / 06508W

A Tap Air Portugal Airbus A321-271NX (TAP215) from Lisbon/Humberto Delgado, Portugal (LPPT) to Boston/Logan, MA (KBOS) reported severe turbulence at FL360 and FL350. The aircraft descended to FL320. The London (XU) flight information center (FIC) was advised. Significant meteorological information (SIGMET) O1 issued.

April 25, 2022

Incident at 4908N / 05927W

A foreign registered Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (XAPMS) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported severe turbulence at FL320. The London (XU) flight information centre (FIC) was advised. No impact to operations.

February 17, 2022

Incident at 4500N / 05900W

An Air France Boeing 777-300 (AFR014) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to New York City/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) reported severe turbulence at FL340 and FL320. Aircraft descended to FL300. No reported injuries or impact to operations. The London (YXU) flight information centre (FIC) was advised.

August 4, 2021

Incident at 4952N / 06702W

A Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A330-300 (SWR18) from Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) to Newark, NJ (KEWR) reported moderate to severe turbulence between FL340 and FL320. The London (XU) Flight Information Centre (FIC) was alerted. No impact to operations.

December 1, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A21P0131: C-FKCJ, a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-236, was operating as flight CJT909 from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) with a flight crew of 2 on board. In cruise at flight level (FL) 380, the flight crew heard a report on the radio of another cargo flight reporting severe turbulence at FL370, 60nm west of Great Falls, MT. The occurrence crew descended to FL340, which was reported by air traffic control (ATC) to be smoother. As a precaution, the crew initiated the severe turbulence supplementary checklist; slowed to MACH .78, turned the ignition on to continuous mode, and ensured their shoulder harnesses were on. A few minutes later, they encountered severe turbulence, with heading deviations concurrent with altitude and speed deviations of +/- 500 feet and +/-35 knots, respectively. The crew advised ATC and requested an immediate descent to FL320, which was authorized with a heading change. The turbulence lasted 5 minutes with the aircraft, at an estimated weight of 200 000 pounds. There were no injuries. Upon arrival at CYVR, the aircraft was removed from service so that a severe turbulence inspection could be conducted. The maintenance crew carried out the inspection, as per the aircraft maintenance manual, with no faults found. The aircraft was then returned to service.

October 30, 2021

Incident at 56NM VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Federal Express Boeing 777F (N879FD/FDX17) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Anchorage, AK (PANC) descended from FL380 to 10 000 feet due to pressurization issue. Subsequently, issue resolved, and the aircraft climbed back to FL320 and continued to destination.

May 12, 2021

Incident at Juan De Fuca Strait, BC (CYR109)

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 (N409AS/ASA75) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Juneau, AK (PAJN), transiting from the Seattle (ZSE) Flight Information Region (FIR) to the Vancouver (ZVR) FIR, was on a flight plan that, while in the climb below FL320, infringed upon the protected airspace of CYR109. An airspace warning filter alerted the controller, who issued a heading change in an attempt to maintain a lateral IFR separation of 5NM. The aircraft came within 2.3NM of CYR109, when 5NM+ or "2000ft above" should have been applied. No operational impact.

December 4, 2021

Incident at BESID intersection

An American corporately registered Cessna 525B (N710PT) from Collingwood, ON (CNY3) to Fort Wayne Intl, IN (KFWA) was cleared to climb to FL320 and read back the same. N710PT was observed climbing through FL324 and when queried descended back to FL320. There were no conflicts.

November 12, 2021

Incident at 113NM SW TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (ATS operating irregularity)

A Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200-SU (C-FEKJ/JZA7462) from Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) referencing an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FSNQ/ACA995) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX). The traffic information was passed by air traffic control (ATC) prior to the TCAS RA. JZA7462 climbed from the assigned altitude of FL310 to FL312. No further issues reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0114: C-FEKJ, an Embraer 170-200 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA7462 from Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) with 39 passengers and 4 crew members on board. After receiving a clearance to cross waypoint KNOOK at FL310 from the Cleveland Center, the crew was handed off to the Toronto Center prior to level-off and traffic was pointed out at FL300. The autopilot and auto-throttle were engaged to capture FL310 when the crew received a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) traffic advisory, followed by a resolution advisory (RA) with C-FSNQ, a Boeing 737 Max operated by Air Canada, conducting flight ACA995 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Benito Juárez/Mexico City Intl, Mexico (MMMX) to climb, which was followed by the crew. Air traffic control (ATC) advised JZA7462 that they had traffic at both FL300 and FL320. The crew advised ATC of the RA and that the flight was recovering to FL310 after the "clear of conflict" message was received. JZA7462 continued to CYYZ and landed without further incident.

July 27, 2021

Incident at 31NM EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Canadian North Boeing 737-300 (AKT1760) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort Mackay/Albian, AB (CAL4) requested descent from FL320 to FL250 due to a mechanical issue. No emergency declared. No impact to operations.

September 11, 2020

Incident at 65NM BEAUCE (ST-GEORGES) QC (VLV) VOR/DME

An IFL Group Inc. Dassault Falcon 20 (N531FL/IFL531) from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) reported a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at FL320. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised. No impact to operations.

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.

January 23, 2020

Incident at 30NM ST-JEAN QC VOR/DME (YJN) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An American registered Learjet 35A (N244LJ) from Page Field, FL (KFMY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was cleared to descend to FL320 but read back FL230. This readback error was not corrected by air traffic services (ATS). Impact: separation with a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FJZD/JZA8630) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) at FL310 was not maintained. No other impact on operations.

November 19, 2020

Incident at 40NM SW VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 (N215AK/ASA69) from Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac), WA (KSEA) to Ketchikan, AK (PAKT), at FL320, reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal for 3 minutes on 121.5 MHz when approximately 40NM southwest (SW) of Vancouver, BC (CYVR). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised.

August 12, 2020

Incident at 4948N / 12640W

An Alaska Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-900 (N285AK/ASA977) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Anchorage, AK (PANC) reported a laser strike while at FL320 of approximately 10 seconds. No injuries to crew. Police were advised of the approximate location.

Incident at 30NM SW VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 (N440AS/ASA105) on a transborder flight from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Anchorage/Ted Stevens, AK (PANC) declared an emergency at 0155Z when they were 30NM Southwest of Victoria, BC (CYYJ) VOR at FL320 due to a single hydraulic failure. ASA105 elected to return to Seattle. The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) was advised.

October 29, 2020

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE MI (SSM) VOR/DME

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-300 (CJT301) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at FL320 while travelling northwest bound over the Sault Ste. Marie, MI (SSM) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) /distance measuring equipment (DME). No operational impact.

September 13, 2020

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE MI VOR/DME (SSM)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA145) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) reported a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal for 45 seconds while overhead SSM at FL320. The signal ended abruptly.

July 14, 2020

Incident at 6052N / 09436W

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 (NRL950) from Churchill, MB (CYYQ) to Meadowbank, NU (CMB2) checked in at FL320 and the aircraft was then observed on radar at FL325. When queried, the pilot descended to FL320. No impact to operations.

January 22, 2020

Incident at 65NM BROADVIEW SK (YDR) VOR/DME (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (SKW4560) on a flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul Intl, MN (KMSP) was cleared to FL290 by the Winnipeg area control centre (ACC) controller and the clearance was read back correctly. The controller subsequently updated the electronic flight strip (EFS) with FL320 as that was the altitude the controller had intended to clear the aircraft to. SKW4560 was observed descending through FL308 and was queried by the controller. SKW4560 was re-cleared to FL300. No impact to operations.

October 21, 2019

Incident at 5050N / 07128W

The separation between a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-200 (TCJOO/THY6364) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Istanbul, Turkey (LTBA), Turquie and an Icelandair Boeing 757-300 (TFFIX/ICE37B) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was not assured. ICE37B was cleared to descend from FL340 to FL320 in radar airspace and THY6364 was in cruising flight at FL330, both with converging paths. Separation maintained; no impact on operations.

August 24, 2019

Incident at 85NM N MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

TSB #A19Q0148: C-GSPW, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE704) with 4 crew members and 35 passengers was on a regular instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). After 10 minutes of cruising flight at FL340 on autopilot, there was an uncommanded rotation. The crew disconnected the autopilot and felt a vibration in the flight controls (buffet). After repositioning the aircraft at FL340, the crew requested a block altitude and when they re-engaged the autopilot, there was a second uncommanded rotation. The crew disconnected the autopilot and requested to descend to FL320. A passenger received minor injuries and an ambulance was requested at CYGL. There were 2 nurses on board who helped the cabin crew members with the injured passenger. The aircraft landed without incident at CYGL.

September 3, 2019

Incident at 4951N / 07923W

The loud and clear signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard by an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA673) from Halifax Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) at 4951N07923W at FL320. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

May 18, 2019

Incident at CYMT 190 / 48 (ATS operating irregularity)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA011) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Shanghai, China (ZSPD) was instructed to descend from FL330 to FL320 without respecting the separation with a Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300 (DAL137), which was at FL320.

April 23, 2019

Incident at 5010N / 06200W

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 (QTR726) from Chicago, IL (KORD) to Doha, Qatar (OTHH) reported moderate to severe turbulence at FL310. Requested climb to FL320. Halifax (HZ) flight information centre (FIC) advised. No impact on the operation.

February 23, 2019

Incident at 5029N / 06011W

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-400 (PHBFS/KLM623) from Amsterdam/Schiphol, Netherlands (EHAM) to New York/John F. Kennedy Intl, NY (KJFK) encountered moderate to severe turbulence at FL360. The aircraft descended to FL320. No injuries or damage was reported. No impact on operations.

August 4, 2019

Incident at 70NM THUNDER BAY ON VOR/DME (YQT)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA149) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was transferred to an adjacent air traffic control (ATC) sector at FL320 when in fact the coordinated and expected altitude was FL340. No operational impact.

August 15, 2019

Incident at OTNIK intersection

A strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at FL320 coming from an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA775) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) for 4 minutes north of Elliot Lake, ON (CYEL). No operational impact.

July 27, 2019

Incident at 10NM LONDON ON (CYXU) (ELT)

Several aircraft between FL210 and FL320 reported a weak emergency locator transmitter (ELT) in the London, ON (CYXU) area.

June 14, 2019

Incident at 45NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737 600 (WJA475) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) while climbing to FL310. Crossing traffic in vicinity was a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 (SKV7595) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) at FL320. The traffic was passed. No operational impact.

June 6, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHOY/ACA547) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared an emergency due to the unavailability of de-icing equipment. Aircraft descended uneventfully and landed safely at 0311Z. Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised.
Update TSB #A19F0157: C-FHOY, an Embraer ERJ 190-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA547 from Newark/Liberty Intl (KEWR), NJ to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON with 4 crew members and 80 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL320 in the vicinity of Albany Intl (KALB), NY, the aircraft experienced a failure of the L/H wing anti-ice system. The flight crew initially declared a PAN PAN, then elevated the emergency to a MAYDAY as there was potential for icing during the descent. The aircraft landed at CYYZ without further incident approximately 50 minutes later. The operator’s maintenance carried out tests in accordance with the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) and the Fault Isolation Manual (FIM). The aircraft was returned to service.

December 9, 2019

Incident at 150NM NNE Nashville, TN (KBNA)

TSB Report #A19F0314: C-FUJZ, a Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8804 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl. (CYYZ), ON to Nashville Intl. (KBNA), TN with 4 crew members and 66 passengers. At approximately 150 nm NNE of KBNA while en route at FL320, hydraulic 3 Low Press caution and associated spoiler fault messages appeared. The flight crew completed the check list, found that the right hand generator was inoperative and faults for the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Battery charger. The flight crew started the APU and shortly thereafter, the cabin crew advised them of a burning electrical smell in the cabin. The APU was shut down and the burning smell disappeared. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and the aircraft landed with no further issue in KBNA. The maintenance personnel is troubleshooting at KBNA.

May 7, 2019

Incident at 150 NM S Minneapolis (KMSP)

TSB #A19F0115: C-GAQZ, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA787 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Los Angeles Intl (KLAX), CA with 5 crew members and 82 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL320 approximately 150 nm south of Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl/Wold-Chamberlain (KMSP), MN, the flight crew received an APU AUTO SHUTDOWN ECAM message. Since the flight had taken off from CYYZ under Minimum Equipment List (MEL) provision with the number 2 engine generator inoperative, the flight crew consulted with the operator’s Operational and Maintenance Control Centres, and the decision to divert to KMSP was elected. A PAN PAN was declared, and the flight landed at KMSP without further incident. ARFF met the aircraft after the landing for an inspection, and the aircraft was authorized to taxi to a gate. The operator’s maintenance replaced the APU De-Oiling Solenoid Valve and the APU Bleed Control Valve as per the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM). The aircraft was then returned to service.

April 14, 2019

Incident at 6240N / 04443W

A C.A.L. Cargo Air Lines Boeing 747-400 from Liege, Belgium (EBLG) to Mexico City, Mexico climbed from FL320 to FL357 without clearance due to severe turbulence. No traffic or impact to operations.

September 26, 2019

Incident at 484648N / 650426W

A Qatar Airways Group Boeing 777-200 (A7BFL/QTR8177) from Luxembourg, Luxembourg (ELLX) to Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX) reported severe turbulence at 0128Z at FL320. Aircraft was cleared and descended to FL300 and reported FL300 as light turbulence. Flight Information Centre (FIC) was advised. No impact on operations.

August 17, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONCTON CENTRE / ACC DE MONCTON

A Qatar Airways aircraft (QTR708) reported moderate to severe turbulence at FL310. The aircraft climbed to FL320 and reported that it was a good ride. The Halifax (YHZ) Flight Information Centre (FIC) was advised. There was no impact on operations, safety was not jeopardized, and there were no injuries.

September 3, 2019

Incident at 4538N / 06614W

An Aer Lingus Airbus aircraft (flight EIN1AC) reported severe turbulence at FL400. The aircraft descended to FL320 and also reported severe turbulence from FL365 to FL340. The aircraft reported a smooth ride at FL320. The Halifax (HZ) Flight Information Centre (FIC) was advised. No impact on operations.

September 7, 2019

Incident at 5156N / 06439W

A Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-300 (OOSFD/BEL1CP) on a flight from Brussels, Belgium (EBBR) to New York/John F. Kennedy Intl, NY (KFJK) reported moderate to severe turbulence at FL320. The aircraft climbed to FL340 and the ride was smooth.

July 21, 2019

Incident at 4648N / 06158W (ELT)

An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 (GTI8565) from Frankfurt-Hahn, Germany (EDFH) to Portsmouth/Pease, NH (KPSM), at FL320, reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at position 4648N/06158W. Signal was strong but only lasted for approximately 2 minutes, then stopped. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was notified. No impact to operations.

July 8, 2019

Incident at 4937N / 05040W

At 1319Z and position 4937N05040W, an American, corporately registered Gulfstream G150 (N29JW) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic failure. Flight was cleared direct CYYT. Landed at 1356Z. Aircraft was evacuated on the runway and assistance was requested to get the aircraft removed from the runway. No impact on operations. No traffic.
Update TSB #A19A0048: N29JW, a Gulfstream G150 aircraft operated by Schussboomer Systems, departed from Reykjavík/Keflavík (BIKF), Iceland to St Johns Intl (CYYT), NL with 2 crew members and 7 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL320 approximately 45 minutes from CYYT, the flight crew received a Main Hydraulic Reservoir Low CAS message. A few minutes later, a Left Hydraulic Pressure Low message was received, followed a few minutes later by a Right Hydraulic Pressure Low message. The hydraulic pressure was observed to drop from a normal 3000 psi to 0, then to 500-600 psi. The flight crew declared an emergency. The landing gear was lowered, however it had to be pumped down in order to receive three green lights. The aircraft landed at CYYT, vacated the runway, and was towed to the apron. Maintenance personnel determined that the number 2 hydraulic pump suffered a seal failure, causing the loss of fluid. Both the number 1 and 2 pumps, as well as all filters, were replaced. The landing gear was cycled as required before returning the aircraft to service.

April 11, 2019

Incident at 2009N / 09324W (ELT)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FNVV/ACA172) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) at FL320 reported hearing a sudden strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton notified.

January 7, 2019

Incident at 4515N / 06539W

A British Airways Boeing 747 400 (BAW13G) from Heathrow Airport, UK (EGLL) to Boston Intl Airport, MA (KBOS) reported severe turbulence at FL380. The aircraft descended to FL320. No impact on operations. Halifax (HZ) flight information centre (FIC) advised.

September 4, 2018

Incident at 5105n / 06619w

Severe turbulence reported at FL330 at 2035Z at position 5105N/06619W by an Air France Boeing 777 200 (AFR342) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int'l, QC (CYUL) descended to FL320. No impact on operations.

August 6, 2018

Incident at 45NM MONTREAL/PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Although it had received and correctly read back clearance to climb to FL320, an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (ROU1799) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) continued its climb to FL330. Separation was not ensured between ROU1799 and a Polar Air Cargo Worldwide Boeing 747 (PAC956) from Covington/Cincinnati Intl, KY (KCVG) to Leipzig/ Halle, Germany (EDDP), level at FL330.

May 29, 2018

Incident at 200NM NE MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

UPDATE: TSB #A18Q0082: C-GTSW, an Air Transat Airbus 310-304, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight TSC729 from London/Gatwick, UK (EGKK) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) with 218 passengers and 9 crew members on board. While it was in cruising flight at FL360, approximately 200 NM northeast of Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY), the aircraft encountered moderate to severe turbulence. The brief loss of control caused a climb of 400 ft, followed by a descent of 700 ft, 300 ft below the assigned cruising altitude. No one was injured and during the post-flight inspection, no damage was found on the aircraft.
An Air Transat Airbus A310-304 (C-GTSW/TSC729) from London/Gatwick, UK (EGKK) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int'l, QC (CYUL) reported moderate to severe turbulence between FL360 and FL320. The aircraft descended to FL300. The Halifax Flight Information Centre (HZ FIC) was advised.

May 15, 2018

Incident at 10NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Airbus A320 operated by Air Canada (ACA1187), flying from Halifax/Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS, to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON, reported a strong continuous signal emergency locator transmitter (ELT) from 10 NM south of the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL) VOR to 15 NM west of the YUL VOR, to FL320. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) was notified. The source was identified as a privately registered Cessna 172L on the ground, in the Laval sector. Accidental activation. No impact on operations.

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