A bit of a class, dating back to 1988 when it entered service with the now defunct Canadian Airlines. C-FCAB is an Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER we photographed on July 29, 2017 while plane spotting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Mississauga, Ontario.
For full-size, high resolution versions of any of the photos in the image gallery, simply click on the individual airplane pictures. See below for more detailed information on C-FCAB, the Boeing 767-300ER model in general and the airline.
C-FCAB Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER Image Gallery
C-FCAB took its first flight on April 3, 1988 and was delivered to Canadian Airlines on April 15, 1988. This means, the aircraft will celebrate 30 years in the skies next year. After Canadian Airlines was acquired by Air Canada, it was transferred to its present fleet on March 29, 2001. This aircraft is configured for a maximum total of 211 passengers with 24 seats in business class and 187 more in economy class.
Canadian Airlines was founded in 1987 and ceased operations in 2001. The airline was headquartered in Calgary, Alberta and at one point had a fleet of 97 aircraft, including four Boeing 747-400 models. Canadian flew to 160 destinations in 17 countries and was made up of former airlines Pacific Western, Canadian Pacific, Eastern Provincial, Nordair and Wardair.
Quite incident free for a Boeing 767-300ER, C-FCAB did have some troubles on March 30, 2012. That day, it was flying from London, England to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over the Atlantic Ocean, the aircraft began having engine trouble. The crew diverted the airplane to St. John’s, Newfoundland for a safe landing. It was determined that there was a loss of power from the faulty engine.
The Boeing 767-300ER first entered service in 1988 with American Airlines. The aircraft is 55 metres or 180 feet in length with a wingspan of 48 metres or 156 feet. At the tail, the airliner stands 16 metres or 52 feet in height. The flight range is 11,072 kilometres for the ER variant, nearly 4,000 KM more than the base -300.
Originally named Trans Canada Air Lines, Air Canada was founded in 1937. The airline now has a fleet of over 170 aircraft flying to over 200 destinations worldwide. When subsidiaries Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge are factored in, the fleet size grows to nearly 400 and the destination count goes up to 350.
The airline is a founding member of the Star Alliance. The alliance now has 27 full members worldwide. Other founding members include Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines. Air Canada is headquartered on the grounds of Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Dorval, Quebec.