One of six Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in the Air Canada fleet. C-FNND is the fourth of those six we’ve photographed and featured here at It’s About Airplanes, so far. We captured this airliner on October 8, 2017 while plane spotting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
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-FNND, the Boeing 777-200LR model in general and the airline.
C-FNND Air Canada Boeing 777-200LR Image Gallery
C-FNND took its first flight on January 31, 2008 and was delivered to Air Canada on February 14, 2008. As mentioned, this is one of six Boeing 777-200LR variants in the Air Canada fleet. The aircraft is configured for a maximum total of 300 passengers with 40 seats in business class, 24 more in premium economy and 236 seats in economy class.
The airliner has had some issues over the past few years. On April 2, 2014, C-FNND was flying from Vancouver, British Columbia to Sydney, Australia. While climbing out of YVR, the crew from the next departure reported that the Air Canada plane was leaking fluid. It was determined that hydraulic fluid was leaking at the climb was stopped at 6,000 feet. After dumping fuel for over a half hour, the aircraft returned safely to Vancouver. The leak was caused by by a faulty o-ring in the right hand engine hydraulic pump. The pump was replaced.
On December 18, 2016, C-FNND was flying from Hong Kong to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Near Fort McMurray, Alberta, at about 39,000 feet, spilled fluid over the audio control panel causing electrical problems. Both transponders failed and one VHF radio remained functioning. The flight was continued to Toronto for a safe landing.
On February 26, 2017, the Boeing 777-200LR was again flying from Hong Kong to Toronto. Over the Pacific Ocean, 450 miles fro Sapporo, Japan, the crew received a ‘HYD QTY LOW L’ message and a ‘HYD PRESS PRI L’ message. The left side hydraulic system quantity had dropped to zero. The aircraft diverted to Tokyo, Japan and landing safely. It was found that the left side engine driven pump casing was cracked. The EDP, return case and drain pressure filters were replaced as a result.
The LR is for longer range. The Boeing 777-200LR is dubbed Worldliner by the manufacturer because with a flight range of 15,840 kilometres, it can connect almost any two airports in the world with a single flight.
The first was delivered to Pakistan International Airlines on February 26, 2006. Just 59 were delivered, making this a bit of a rare bird. The airliner is 64 metres or 209 feet in length with a wingspan of 65 metres or 213 feet. At the tail, the Boeing 777-200LR is 19 metres or 61 feet in height.
Air Canada was founded in 1937 as Trans Canada Air Lines. The airline commenced operations as Air Canada on January 1, 1965. The main fleet consists of 174 aircraft with 387 when including subsidiaries. They fly to over 200 destinations around the world (350 with subsidiaries added in).
The largest airliner in the fleet is the Boeing 777-300ER. The most numerous is the Airbus A320-200. The newest addition will be the Boeing 737 Max 8, arriving in December, 2017.
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. Other founding members include Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines.