There’s no other aircraft that Air Canada has more of in their main fleet than the Airbus A320-200. C-FLSU is one of 42 of these A320’s and has been with the airline since 2001 after coming over from Canadian Airlines. We photographed the airliner while plane spotting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on December 3, 2017.
For full-size, high resolution versions of any of the photos in the image gallery, simply click on the individual pictures. See below for more detailed information on C-FLSU, the Airbus A320-200 model in general and the airline.
C-FLSU Air Canada Airbus A320-200 Image Gallery
C-FLSU took its first flight on February 27, 1992 and was delivered to Canadian Airlines on May 27, 1992. The Airbus A320-200 was transferred to the Air Canada fleet on April 4, 2001 after Canadian merged with the larger airline. As mentioned, this is one of 42 A320 aircraft in the main Air Canada fleet. The airplane is configured for a maximum total of 146 passengers with 14 seats in business class and 132 in economy class.
Mostly trouble free, C-FLSU did have some problems back on March 28, 2011. On a flight from Orlando, Florida to Toronto, Ontario, the A320 was approaching Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). When the crew selected ‘Flaps 1’, they received a ‘F/CTL SLATS’ message. The approach was aborted. Ultimately, they had to land with the slats in the 0 position and did so without any problems.
The initial variant of the Airbus A320 Family, the A320-200 was first introduced with Air France in 1988. Since, there are been nearly 4,400 put into service. The aircraft is 38 metres or 123 feet in length with a wingspan of 36 metres or 118 feet. At the tail, the airliner stands 12 metres or 39 feet in height. The flight range is 6,100 kilometres.
Founded in 1937 as Trans Canada Air Lines, the airline officially commenced operations under the current name in 1965. Air Canada is headquartered at Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Dorval, Quebec and uses this airport and Toronto Pearson as their main hubs.
Air Canada flies to around 350 destinations with over 400 aircraft (when subsidiaries Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express are included). The largest in the fleet is the Boeing 777-300ER and the most numerous is the Airbus A320-200. The airline is a founding member of the Star Alliance.