Strong demand for the Boeing 787 among the world’s airlines has created a profitable sideline for Air Canada – selling some of its 787 aircraft and leasing them back. Air Canada sold two of its newest planes last year for $351-million and leased them back, recording a $19-million gain on the sale, and it expects […]
In the early hours of Sunday morning, an Air Canada Airbus A320, flying from Toronto, Ontario, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, had a rough landing at Halifax’s Stanfield Airport, as it skidded off the runway during a snowstorm. Power outages at the airport were reported, leading some to believe that the Airbus hit a power line […]
Program delays and cash concerns within Bombardier Inc.’s aerospace division won’t deter Air Canada from considering its new CSeries commercial aircraft, Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said. The head of the country’s largest airline said the CSeries will definitely be in the running when Air Canada replaces its remaining 90-seat Embraer 190s single-aisle planes after […]
Boeing delivered the first 787 Dreamliner to Air Canada, the first airline in Canada to fly the Dreamliner. The airplane, the first of Air Canada’s 37 787s on order for delivery through 2019, departed Paine Field in Everett, Wash. today on its delivery flight to Toronto.
Air Canada has dealt a blow to Bombardier’s hopes of landing the country’s largest carrier as one of its first CSeries customers after deciding not to immediately replace its remaining fleet of Embraer E190s.
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Boeing and Air Canada have finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead the airline’s single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, valued at $6.5 billion at list prices, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s and 28 737 MAX 9s, as well as 18 options and 30 rights to purchase additional 737 MAXs.
Air Canada today announced its mainline narrowbody fleet renewal plan that includes commitments, options and rights to purchase up to 109 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The new aircraft will replace Air Canada’s existing mainline fleet of Airbus narrowbody aircraft, creating one of the world’s youngest, most fuel efficient and simplified airline fleets. The agreement with […]
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Air Canada is undertaking a major expansion of international services to Europe from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.