C-FRSR is one of 22 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft currently in the Air Canada fleet. This one is a baby, starting life in May, 2017 and has always donned the new style Air Canada livery. We photographed this airliner on September 14, 2017 while plane spotting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Mississauga, Ontario.
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C-FRSR Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Image Gallery
C-FRSR took its first flight on May 1, 2017 and was delivered to Air Canada on May 12, 2017. The B789 is configured for a maximum total of 298 passengers with 30 seats in business class, 21 more in premium economy and 247 seats in economy class. This is one of 22 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in the Air Canada fleet with more on order. These airliners will replace the airline’s aging collection of Boeing 767-300ER airplanes.
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
The first flight for a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner came on September 17, 2013, nearly two years after the initial 787-8 variant was introduced with All Nippon Airways. The B789 is six metres or 20 feet longer than the B788. The first B789 was delivered to Air New Zealand on July 8, 2014.
The Boeing 787-9 is 63 metres or 206 feet in length with a wingspan of 60 metres or 197 feet. At the tail, the airliner stands 17 metres or 56 feet in height. The flight range is a lofty 14,140 kilometres, around 500 KM further than the Boeing 787-8.
Founded in 1937 as Trans Canada Air Lines, the airline commenced as Air Canada on January 1, 1965. Now, Air Canada has a main fleet of around 175 aircraft, flying to over 200 destinations around the world. With subsidiaries added in, the numbers grow to close to 400 airplanes flying to 350 destinations worldwide.
Air Canada is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Other founding members include Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines. The alliance now has 27 full member airlines around the world.
The airline is headquartered on the grounds of Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Dorval, Quebec. They use YUL and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) as their main hubs.