All Air Canada articles

  • Delta A350
    In depth

    US carriers race to shrink fleets as nearly 400 near-term aircraft deliveries loom

    2020-04-01T21:42:00Z

    The speed at which a handful of US passenger airlines bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic will to a large degree determine how significantly the virus downturn wallops airframers Airbus and Boeing.

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    Air Canada to cut 16,500 workers

    2020-03-30T19:55:00Z

    Air Canada says it is cutting 16,500 employees and slashing its network by up to 90% in April and May, confirming earlier reports in Canadian media.

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    Passenger sues five Canadian carriers

    2020-03-30T18:22:00Z

    Canadian airlines Air Canada, WestJet, Swoop, Air Transat and Sunwing have been accused of breach of contract in a class action lawsuit filed in the province of British Colombia for refusing to give passengers refunds to purchased tickets after the coronavirus severely impacted both domestic and international air travel.

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    Canada has ‘concerns’ about Air Canada-Transat merger

    2020-03-27T21:53:00Z

    The Competition Bureau of the government of Canada says it has “competition concerns” about the planned takeover of Transat by Air Canada.

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    Air Canada to reinstate some international routes to repatriate citizens

    2020-03-23T18:48:00Z

    Air Canada will reinstate some international connections in an effort to repatriate citizens who have become stranded overseas as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

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    Air Canada temporarily lays off 5,100 cabin crew: union

    2020-03-20T18:03:00Z

    Air Canada is reportedly temporarily laying off 5,100 cabin crew as the coronavirus hits its business, forcing it to ground aircraft and take significant capacity out of its network.

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    Air Canada 777-300ER rejects take-off behind aborting E190

    2020-03-19T08:09:00Z

    Canadian investigators have detailed an incident in which an Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER aborted take-off at 110kt after its crew saw that a preceding Embraer 190 had aborted its own take-off roll on the same runway. The 777 had been cleared to line up on Toronto’s runway 06L immediately ...

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    Air Canada to scale back international routes through April

    2020-03-19T01:18:00Z

    Air Canada today says it will gradually suspend most international flights by 31 March in response to the coronavirus pandemic while maintaining a few routes to help Canadian citizens repatriate and continue essential cargo deliveries. US president Donald Trump and Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau have announced plans ...

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    Air Canada to request government help

    2020-03-16T17:46:00Z

    Air Canada says it is retracting its financial guidance and cutting its operations as the global coronavirus pandemic hits the airlines, while asking the Canadian government to help with the financial losses it expects to suffer in the coming months.

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    Air Canada cancels 11 737 Max orders

    2020-03-11T16:38:00Z

    Air Canada says it has cancelled orders for 11 Boeing 737 Max aircraft as it reassess its needs in the wake of the troubled aircraft’s year-long grounding.

  • Air Canada A319
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    Failed bearing suspected after A319 wheel loss

    2020-02-26T07:44:00Z

    Canadian investigators have observed an apparent failed outer bearing on the main landing-gear assembly of the Air Canada Airbus A319 which lost a wheel before arrival at Toronto. Transportation Safety Board of Canada says images of the aircraft, which arrived from New York LaGuardia on 18 February, indicate that ...

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    ‘Definitely not in situ’: Tower confirms wheel missing to fly-by A319

    2020-02-19T08:20:00Z

    Canadian investigators are probing the loss of a main landing-gear wheel from an Air Canada Airbus A319, confirmed during a tower fly-by as the aircraft prepared for arrival at Toronto. The aircraft (C-GAQL) had been operating the AC715 service from New York LaGuardia on 18 February. Its crew ...

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    Air Canada posts higher 2019 results, despite 737 Max grounding

    2020-02-18T16:10:00Z

    Air Canada revenue and net profit rose slightly in 2019, but results were tempered by the ongoing grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft and the start of the coronavirus crisis in Asia, the airline says.

  • Air Canada
    Opinion

    What airlines must do to achieve greater gender diversity

    2020-02-18T11:26:00Z

    It’s about time that the aviation industry took serious action to address its major gender balance disparity.

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    Air Canada suspends Beijing and Shanghai amid coronavirus

    2020-01-30T01:30:00Z

    Air Canada says it will suspend all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai through February, following a notice from Canada’s government advising against non-essential travel to mainland China on fears about the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. The suspension of the carrier’s outbound flights from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver begins ...

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    Air Canada keeps Max out of its schedules through June

    2020-01-23T01:31:00Z

    Air Canada has extended the absence of the 737 Max from its schedules through 30 June as the grounding of the aircraft drags on and the US Federal Aviation Administration continues its review of whether they are safe to resume service. The Montreal-based carrier’s 22 January announcement comes ...

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    Air Canada unveils first A220-300 ahead of inaugural flight

    2020-01-15T22:02:00Z

    Air Canada unveiled its first Airbus A220-300 to reporters and business partners at a 15 January event, coming one day before it places the Quebec-made twin-jet into revenue service.

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    Air Canada receives its first A220

    2019-12-20T22:35:00Z

    Air Canada has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220, placing the Montreal-based carrier on track to launch its first A220 revenue flights in January.

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    Airbus unveils first A220 in Air Canada's colours

    2019-11-08T15:48:00Z

    Airbus has unveiled the first A220 painted in the colours of Air Canada, a milestone coming ahead of the expected first delivery of the type to the carrier in December.

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    Air Canada A319 crew failed to hear landing clearance

    2019-10-30T12:50:37Z

    ​Canadian investigators have disclosed that an Air Canada Airbus A319 touched down at San Francisco despite its crew's not hearing the landing clearance.