Back in February, 2017, C-FDRP got a little muddy while landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The Airbus A320-211 spent time on the grass before coming to a stop back on the runway. Luckily, there were no injuries and just some minor damage to the airplane.
The photos in the image gallery here were taken at Toronto Pearson on March 12, 2017, just a couple weeks after the incident. For full-size, high resolution versions of any of the photos, simply click on the individual pictures in the gallery. See below for more detailed information on C-FDRP, including it’s recent problems, along with info on the Airbus A320 model in general and the airline.
C-FDRP Air Canada Airbus A320 Image Gallery
C-FDRP made its first flight on August 27, 1990 and was delivered to Air Canada on October 25, 1990. This is one of 42 Airbus A320 aircraft in the Air Canada fleet. The airplane is configured for a total of 146 passengers with 14 in business class, 36 in preferred economy and 96 seats in economy class.
On November 18, 2016, C-FDRP was to fly from Vancouver, British Columbia to Calgary, Alberta. The crew rejected takeoff at low speed and returned to the terminal. Passengers were transferred to a replacement aircraft. The reason was a F/CTL AIL Servo Fault. Both side sticks were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
On February 25, 2017, C-FDRP was landing in Toronto, Ontario after flying from Halifax, Nova Scotia. In low visibility, the Airbus A320 traveled through the grass on the right side of the runway, causing minor damage to the airplane and taking out five runway edge lights.
The Airbus A320-200 was first introduced with Air France in 1988 and nearly 4,400 have been produced since. The first in the Airbus A320 family, the extended version is the A321 at seven metres or 23 feet longer. The A319 is four metres or 12 feet shorter and the A318 is seven metres or 20 feet shorter.
The A320 is 38 metres or 123 feet in length with a wingspan of 36 metres or 118 feet. At the tail, the aircraft is 12 metres or 39 feet in height. The cruise range for this airplane is 6,100 kilometres.
Air Canada was founded as Trans Canada Air Lines in 1937 and switched to its current name in 1965. There are nearly 170 aircraft in the main fleet with the largest being the Boeing 777-300ER. The smallest in the main fleet in the Embraer ERJ-190 and the smallest in the Air Canada Express fleet is the Bombardier Dash 8-100, operated by Jazz Air. The most of any one kind of aircraft is the Airbus A320-200 with 42.
The airline flies to 200 destinations worldwide. That number increased to 350 when including subsidiaries like Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge.
Air Canada is headquartered at Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Dorval, Quebec. The airline is a founding member of the Star Alliance, along with Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines. Star has 27 member airlines worldwide.