C-GTSR began life as XA-MXP in the Mexicana fleet, just before the airline’s operations were suspended indefinitely. The Airbus A330-200 has been with Air Transat ever since, periodically leased out seasonally to Air Caraibes. The photos in the image gallery were taken at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in June, 2017.
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C-GTSR Air Transat Airbus A330-200 Image Gallery
C-GTSR made its first flight on October 29, 2008 and was delivered to Mexicana as XA-MXP on November 27, 2008. Mexicana ceased operations on August 28, 2010, suspended indefinitely. Shortly after, the Airbus A330-200 was with Air Transat, joining the fleet on September 30, 2010.
Mexicana was founded in 1921 and commenced operations in 1923. The airline was a member of the Star Alliance from 2000 to 2004 and switched to the OneWorld Alliance for 2009 and 2010. Headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico, at the time of its demise, the airline had a fleet of 130 aircraft flying to 80 destinations.
Since joining Air Transat, C-GTSR has been leased out periodically to Air Caraibes. This airline is headquartered in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe. The Airbus A330-200 is used for Trans-Atlantic flights between the Caribbean and Paris, France. This aircraft was last returned to Air Transat on April 1, 2017.
The airliner is configured for a total maximum of 345 passengers. There are 12 seats in business class and another 333 in economy class. This is one of ten Airbus A330-200 aircraft in the Air Transat fleet.
On October 14, 2014, C-GTSR was involved in an incident resulting from an engine stall at 33,000 feet. Flying on behalf of Garuda Airlines, the Airbus A330-200 was traveling from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Solo, Indonesia. Near Colombo, Sri Lanka, the crew received an ECAM message that the left side engine had stalled. The aircraft diverted to Colombo and landed safely. As a result, the engine was replaced.
The Airbus A330-200 is a shortened, longer range version of the A330-300. The first entered service with Korean Air in 1998. The flight range for the -200 is 13,450 kilometres, compared to 11,750 KM for the A330-300.
The length of this aircraft is 59 metres or 193 feet, 16 feet shorter than the A333. The wingspan is actually more than the length at 60 metres or 198 feet. Both the A332 and A333 share the same wingspan. At the tail, the airplane stands 17 metres or 57 feet in height. The A332 is actually about two feet taller than the larger A333.
Air Transat commenced operations in 1987 and is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The airline has a fluctuating fleet size that is either north or south of 30 aircraft, depending on the season. AT flies to more than 60 destinations in 30 different countries.