2003-12-19: TSB Update - A03A0132: The Air France A340-300 operating as AFR321 at FL370 had planned for FL380 for the Oceanic crossing. The crew advised ATC that the flight would like to climb to FL380 in the vicinity of VIXUN intersection. ATC instructed the crew to advise when ready to climb. At approximately 30 NM West of VIXUN, AFR321 commenced the climb to FL380 without ATC clearance. Nil conflicting traffic was present at the time and ATC then issued the clearance for the flight to maintain FL380.
2003-12-16: Air France Flight 321 at FL370 which had flight planned at FL380 for the Oceanic crossing advised ATC they would like climb in the vicinity of VIXUN. The aircraft was instructed to advise when ready for climb. Approximately 30NM West of VIXUN the aircraft climbed to FL380 without clearance. There was nil Traffic. ATC then issued a clearance for flight to maintain at FL380. - TSB - Case Closed - A03A0132 - More to follow.


CADORS Number 2003A0747
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-12-13 - 04:08
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Approximately 30 nm West of VIXUN
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0132
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 34177
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration French Republic
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR FRANCE (5421) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model A340 313
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ARF321
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction

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