One of 25 Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft in the Air Canada fleet, C-FHNL is destined to be phased out by the airline with the eventual arrival of Bombardier CS300 airliners. That is, if Boeing doesn’t shut down the iconic airplane manufacturer with their lawyers and greedy ways before that time. We photographed this particular aircraft while plane spotting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on August 25, 2017.
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C-FHNL Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190 Image Gallery
C-FHNL was delivered to Air Canada on March 30, 2007. The airliner is configured for a maximum total of 97 passengers with nine seats in business class, 20 more in premium economy and 68 seats in economy class. This is one of 25 Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft in the Air Canada fleet and will be phased out in the years to come, replaced by Bombardier CS300 airliners.
On August 11, 2009, C-FHNL was flying from Toronto, Ontario to Seattle, Washington. On approach to Seattle, the crew reported flaps problems an aborted the approach. The landing was diverted to the Boeing Field as their runway is 10,000 feet in length. The longest runway at SeaTac was closed at the time for maintenance. The result was the #3L slat actuator being replaced. A spoiler fault was also experienced but no fault was found. That system was reset and tested operational.
On August 12, 2014, the Embraer ERJ-190 was flying from Ottawa, Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta. Nearing Edmonton at 34,000 feet, a Park Brake Not Released indication was received. The aircraft landed safely at YEG. The result was the replacement of the park brake pressure switch.
The first Embraer ERJ-190 took flight on March 12, 2004 and was first delivered to JetBlue in 2005. The aircraft is 36 metres or 119 feet in length with a wingspan of 29 metres or 94 feet. At the tail, the airliner stands eleven metres or 35 feet in height.
The flight range for this airplane is 4,537 kilometres, about 900 KM less than a Boeing 737-800. JetBlue remains the top operator of this model. The ERJ-190 is the most popular variant in the Embraer E-Jet Family with around 550 delivered.
Founded in 1937, the original name of the Canadian airline was Trans-Canada Air Lines. The name switched to Air Canada on New Year’s Day in 1965. Headquartered on the grounds of Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Dorval, Quebec, AC now has a main fleet of over 175 aircraft flying to over 200 destinations.
Air Canada is one of five founding members of the Star Alliance, along with Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines. The alliance now has 27 member airlines around the world.