Air Canada fleet

As of November 2022, Air Canada operates the following aircraft, from Airbus and Boeing.[1][2][3] For regional flying, see Air Canada Express and its sole operator Jazz Aviation. For Rouge aircraft, see Air Canada Rouge.

Air Canada received the world's first airline-operated 737 MAX full-flight simulator in 2017.[4]

Current fleetEdit

Air Canada mainline fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers[5][6] Notes
J O Y Total
Airbus A220-300 31 29[7] 12 125 137 Order with 30 options.[8]
15 options were changed to firm order in October 2022.
Deliveries through 2026.[9]
Airbus A319-100 2 14 106 120
Airbus A320-200 13 14 132 146
Airbus A321-200 15 16 174 190
Airbus A321XLR 30 14 168 182 Deliveries commence Q1 2024 through to 2027.[10][11]
15 additional purchase rights from 2027 to 2030.[10]
Airbus A330-300 16 2 32 24 241 297 Deliveries until 2023.[12]
27 21 244 292
Boeing 737 MAX 8 40 16 153 169 Order with 10 purchase options.[13]
Boeing 777-200LR 6 40 24 236 300
Boeing 777-300ER 18 40 24 336 400
28 398 450
Boeing 787-8 8 20 21 214 255
Boeing 787-9 29 3 30 21 247 298 Exercised 3 options in Q3 2021. To be delivered in 2023 and 2024.[14]
Air Canada Jetz fleet
Airbus A319-100 1 58 58
Airbus A320-200 3 66 66
Air Canada Cargo fleet
Boeing 767-300F 2 Cargo New aircraft delivered in 2022. Scheduled to enter service in 2023.[15]
Boeing 767-300ER/BDSF 3 5 Cargo Delivery of converted aircraft commenced in Q4 2021.[16][17]
Boeing 777F 2 Cargo Deliveries to commence in 2024.[18]
Total 187 71

Historical fleetEdit

  • Air Canada's Douglas DC-8-63 fleet was withdrawn from passenger service in 1983. Six of these were converted to DC-8-73F freighters in 1984 and retained for use by Air Canada Cargo eventually being sold off between 1990 and 1994.
  • Air Canada's Douglas DC-9-15s were used up to 1968. One DC-9-32CF was used for cargo flights until 1977. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32s were used from 1967 to 2002.
  • Air Canada's Canadair CRJ-100 aircraft were used from the mid 1990s until the early 2000s when they were transferred to regional affiliate Jazz Air LP operating as Air Canada Jazz.
  • Air Canada's Airbus A340-500s were retired in November 2007 and replaced by Boeing 777-200LRs.[19]
  • Air Canada's Airbus A340-300s were retired in November 2008 and replaced by Boeing 777-300ERs.[20]
  • Air Canada's Boeing 767-200ER fleet was retired from service by the end of 2008.
  • The McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 aircraft were operated from 1979 to 2000 by Canadian Pacific Air Lines and its successors Canadian Airlines International.
  • The Boeing 737-200 aircraft were operated from 1968 to 2000 by Canadian Pacific Air Lines and its successors Canadian Airlines International. Subsequent to the merger with Canadian Airlines International, Air Canada operated these aircraft in a mainline two-class configuration, as well as in an all-economy class configuration with the Air Canada Tango and the Zip low-cost carrier brands.
  • In 2020, Air Canada retired their entire Embraer E190 and Boeing 767-300ER fleets. The Embraer E190s were replaced by the Airbus A220-300 and Boeing 737 MAX 8, while the Boeing 767-300ER was replaced by the Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 787s. As of December 2021, certain previously retired Boeing 767-300ER (legacy passenger variant) aircraft are being converted and reintroduced into the fleet as Boeing 767-300ER/BDSF cargo aircraft.[21]
  • Air Canada additionally planned to completely retire its Airbus A319 fleet in May 2020, replacing them with further Airbus A220-300s. The mainline A319s were tentatively retired later than previously planned on February 7, 2021, with the final mainline A319 operating a flight from Calgary to Phoenix; however, Air Canada continued to operate A319s as part of its charter fleet under Air Canada Jetz. Subsequently, mainline A319 service resumed in March 2022. As of November 2022, Air Canada operates 2 A319s as part of its mainline fleet with 1 A319 operating for Jetz.

Aircraft that Air Canada has operated since 1937, but are no longer in the fleet:

Previously operated
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes Refs
Airbus A340-300 13 1995 2008 Replaced by Boeing 777-300ER. [22]
Airbus A340-500 2 2004 2007 Disposed to TAM Airlines.
Replaced by Boeing 777-200LR.
[22]
Avro Lancastrian Un­known 1943 1947 [22]
BAe 146-200 5 1990 2005 Operated by Air BC. [22]
5 Operated by Air Nova.
Boeing 727-200 30 1974 1992 [22]
Boeing 737-200 44 1976 2004 Taken over from merged Canadian Airlines International. [22]
Boeing 747-100 5 1971 1998 [22]
Boeing 747-200M 3 1975 1999 [22]
Boeing 747-400 4 1990 2004 Taken over from merged Canadian Airlines International.
Fleet sold to other airlines due to bankruptcy caused by 9/11 attacks.
[22]
Boeing 747-400M 3 1990 2004 Fleet sold to other airlines due to bankruptcy caused by 9/11 attacks. [22]
Boeing 767-200 23 1983 2008 C-GAUN, nicknamed Gimli Glider, was also in service until 2008. [22]
Boeing 767-300ER 44 1988 2020* 23 aircraft taken over from merged Canadian Airlines International.
25 aircraft transferred to Air Canada Rouge.
Fleet replaced by Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A330-300.
*Certain aircraft are being reintroduced into the fleet as Boeing 767-300ER/BDSF cargo aircraft.[21]
[22]
Bombardier CRJ100 26 1994 2002 Transferred to Jazz Aviation.
Bristol Freighter Un­known 1953 1955 [22]
Canadair North Star Un­known 1946 1961 [22]
Douglas DC-3 Un­known 1945 1963 [22]
Douglas DC-8-40 11 1974 1979 [22]
Douglas DC-8-50 3 1968 1980 [22]
Douglas DC-8-50CF 7 1964 1985 [22]
Douglas DC-8-60 14 1970 1986 [22]
Douglas DC-8-70F 8 1974 1994 [22]
Embraer E175 15 2005 2013 Transferred to Sky Regional Airlines.
Embraer E190 45 2005 2020 Aircraft were leased to Nordic Aviation Capital and were later on sold to Breeze Airways. [22][23]
Fokker F28 Fellowship 30 1986 2004 Operated by Canadian Regional Airlines. [22]
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar Series 41 1973 1999 Fleet replaced by Boeing 767-300ER.
Initially retired in 1996. Three aircraft returned to service through 1999.[24]
[22]
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation Un­known 1953 1963 [22]
Lockheed Model 10 Electra Un­known 1937 1941 [22]
Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra Un­known 1941 1949 [22]
Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar Un­known 1941 1949 [22]
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-10 14 1966 1981 [22]
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 49 1967 2002 [22]
1 1983 C-FTLU caught fire as Flight 797.
Stearman 4-EM Senior Speedmail Un­known 1937 1939 [22]
Vickers Viscount Un­known 1955 1974 [22]
Vickers Vanguard Un­known 1961 1972 [22]

British Aerospace 146-200 and Fokker F28 jet aircraft were operated by regional airline affiliates of Air Canada via code sharing agreements.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Fleet". Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Air Canada Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Fin Numbers". Air Canada. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Boeing now recommending Max sim training for pilots (8 January 2020)". Skies Mag. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  5. ^ Air Canada/Air Canada Jazz fleet Date accessed: 18 February 2009
  6. ^ Cabin Comfort – Economy Class – North America Date accessed: 4 December 2013
  7. ^ "Air Canada to Acquire 15 Additional Canadian-built Airbus A220-300 Aircraft". aircanada.com. 2022-10-26. Retrieved 2022-10-26.
  8. ^ "Air Canada and Bombardier Finalize Landmark C Series Order for up to 75 Aircraft - Agreement includes firm order for 45 CS300 and options for an additional 30". Air Canada (Press release). 2016-06-28.
  9. ^ "Air Canada to Acquire 15 Additional Canadian-built Airbus A220-300 Aircraft". Air Canada (Press release). 26 October 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Air Canada Announces the Acquisition of 26 Airbus A321neo Extra-Long Range Aircraft". 22 March 2022. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Air Canada Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results". aircanada.com. 26 April 2022. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  12. ^ "Third Quarter 2022 Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Conditions" (PDF). 28 October 2022. Retrieved 28 October 2022.
  13. ^ "First Quarter 2022 Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition" (PDF). Air Canada. April 26, 2022.
  14. ^ "Air Canada Q2 2022 MD&A" (PDF). Air Canada Investor Relations. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  15. ^ "Air Canada Q2 2022 Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition". Air Canada. 2 August 2022.
  16. ^ "Air Canada Cargo welcomes Boeing 767 freighters, heralding new chapter in storied history of moving goods". Air Canada (Press release). November 2021.
  17. ^ "Air Canada takes delivery of first B767 dedicated freighter". Ch-Aviation. 8 December 2021.
  18. ^ "Statement From Jason Berry, Vice President, Cargo, at Air Canada, on Second Quarter Results". Air Canada (Press release). August 2022.
  19. ^ "PlaneRegister.com – Air Canada historical Airbus A340". Planesregister.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  20. ^ "Air Canada Fleet of A340 (History) – Airfleets aviation". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  21. ^ a b "Air Canada Cargo Announces Launch Routes For its Newly Converted Freighter Aircraft Arriving This Fall". Air Canada (Press release). 14 June 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af Air Canada Historical Fleet Date accessed: 27 January 2009
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  24. ^ "Maple Tristars: Air Canada L-1011s".