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Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:28 am

The arrival of AC439 operated by C-FTCA into YYZ gate D37 on June 2, 2020 at 7:30PM marks the end of the 38 years Air Canada operated the 767. This was the plane (the -200) that made the famous landing in Gimli and also was the plane we Canadians would fly on often times if we wanted to fly to the different big cities in Canada or if we wanted to go to Europe, Hawaii, Japan, Florida, and just about anywhere the airline has flown in between. Unless some miraculously and unlikely return to service happens for the rouge fleet this is the abrupt end. A couple of days ago it was the E190 and now this.

For me this will be the saddest retirement of any aircraft type as it quite obviously is my favourite one (just look at my username). Particularly difficult is that all but one of my 767 flights have been on their fleet and most of them on the actual originally Air Canada -333 version. I would talk about my best memory on board this thing but every memory on board and all 9 flights were the best ones whether it was a 2 hour delay on a particular hangar queen in the rouge fleet or in one of the old United cabins we used to call the ghetto birds. I personally never got the chance to fly the -200, but I wish I did. the bitter pill to swallow is that if anyone had told me even a few months back that the last 767 to fly for Air Canada would be a mainline one I would ask them what drug they were using and yet here we are. It’s sad to see it not get a real retirement especially considering the treatment the MD-80 and MD-90 got on the same day. It’s also weird to see a plane still in production yet so old at the same time that it gets retired. I think it’s funny that they have made basically the same plane (aside from an engine update and a stretch) relatively unchanged for what will soon be 40 years but I guess that’s a testament to good and kind of quirky of a design it is (who else makes a wide body to this scale so small it needs its own containers).

It’s only poetic that this day is the same day my C-FCAG (767-375ER retired in 2018) fuselage skin key chain was delivered to me. Funny how things work.
 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:08 am

SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:20 am

LAX772LR wrote:
SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?


Not sure, but my recollection from other threads was that it is at a museum. Perhaps I am wrong and it was just chatter of people wishing that was its fate.
 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:21 am

LAX772LR wrote:
SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?


It was scrapped. I think part of it is still in the desert, not sure which airfield. MZJ maybe...
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:23 am

LAX772LR wrote:
SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?

According to planespotters it was broken up September 2017
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:25 am

LAX772LR wrote:
SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?


It was scrapped but you can buy a piece of her as a tag from Planetags.com: https://planetags.com/collections/commercial-aircraft/products/boeing-767-gimli-glider-tail-604
 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:49 am

With demand for 767s through the roof, at least they’ll continue flying most likely
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:08 am

Whiteguy wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?


It was scrapped. I think part of it is still in the desert, not sure which airfield. MZJ maybe...


It's a shell of her former self at MHV, and as other users mentioned, has mainly been parted out for plane tags.

Here's a pic of her two years ago, she's in worse condition now :(
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfR1q-KnwxM/
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

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Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:09 am

UA444 wrote:
With demand for 767s through the roof, at least they’ll continue flying most likely


The AC 767’s are pretty old, so I doubt that most planes will continue flying. The demand for 767 will most likely be lower because the economic downturn.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:16 am

There it is in three different liveries...

 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:29 am

Sad to see another airline retiring a type completely.

HA_DC9 wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?


It was scrapped but you can buy a piece of her as a tag from Planetags.com: https://planetags.com/collections/commercial-aircraft/products/boeing-767-gimli-glider-tail-604


Indeed you can.

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There it is in three different liveries...



And here it is hanging off my camera case
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Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:32 am

767333ER wrote:
It’s only poetic that this day is the same day my C-FCAG (767-375ER retired in 2018) fuselage skin key chain was delivered to me. Funny how things work.

Equally poetic is that the seniority number held by the Captain who commanded the last flight is 767. No joke.

I will miss this workhorse dearly. This fleet earned its keep many times over, and played a very significant role in building Air Canada into the airline it is today.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:51 am

IWMBH wrote:
UA444 wrote:
With demand for 767s through the roof, at least they’ll continue flying most likely


The AC 767’s are pretty old, so I doubt that most planes will continue flying. The demand for 767 will most likely be lower because the economic downturn.

They’re buying up practically everything to convert. Demand outstrips supply.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:24 am

IWMBH wrote:
UA444 wrote:
With demand for 767s through the roof, at least they’ll continue flying most likely


The AC 767’s are pretty old, so I doubt that most planes will continue flying. The demand for 767 will most likely be lower because the economic downturn.

The AC Mainline ones are a bit on the old side, but older frames have been acquired and converted. The Rouge frames are very suitable for conversion. Demand for conversion is fueled by Amazon's ever growing need for planes.
 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:37 am

Sorry just to be clear, has Air Canada Rouge retired their fleet of 25 B763s? No return to transatlantic leisure is envisaged?
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:37 am

jeffrey0032j wrote:
The AC 767’s are pretty old, so I doubt that most planes will continue flying.

The AC Mainline ones are a bit on the old side, but older frames have been acquired and converted. The Rouge frames are very suitable for conversion. Demand for conversion is fueled by Amazon's ever growing need for planes.[/quote]

Indeed, Cargojet has acquired C-FCAE and sent it to TLV for conversion. It's been manufactured a year earlier than the one marking the end of 767s at AC.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... ays/r6y6z3
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:57 am

Are the Rouge 767 retired also ? Still around ?
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:01 am

jfk777 wrote:
Are the Rouge 767 retired also ? Still around ?


They are all stored at various locations: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Air-Canada-Rouge
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:40 am

How many 767-300ERs were left in the AC fleet recently that were acquired through the Canadian Airlines transaction?
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:54 am

Always brought it to LGA the day after an IROP

Always!
 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:04 pm

Cointrin330 wrote:
How many 767-300ERs were left in the AC fleet recently that were acquired through the Canadian Airlines transaction?


planespotters.net segregates the AC and Rouge fleets but you can trace tail numbers from Canadian to AC to Rouge if you want.

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/C ... ernational

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Air-Canada

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Air-Canada-Rouge

Some of those 767s have a fairly lengthy list of operators. See, for example, C-GHLA AIR CANADA ROUGE BOEING 767-35H(ER), line number 445.
 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:13 pm

I’ve flown countless times on AC 767s of all variants: 200, 200ER, 300ER, ex-CP, Rouge. I’ve also had the honour of flying on the Gimli Glider, and I met it’s famous captain, Capt. Robert Pearson, in person. We both disembarked at the same time from a YVR-YYZ flight. He is a true gentleman, and one heck of a great pilot.

The 767 is my all-time favourite widebody, and my favourite AC type, though the A330 is a close runner-up. I’ve flown on the 767 from Canada to Europe, Japan, Korea and South America (the latter actually on CP pre-merger), as well as on numerous domestic flights in my frequent flyer days, though on my last few flights they had become hangar queens with lengthy delays.

All good things eventually get past their prime. Alas I’m like the 767 and have been put out to pasture (retired) since 5 years and don’t fly anywhere near as much especially since I sold my spam can 3 years ago.

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Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:23 pm

Tons of fond memories, especially loved flying on AC's 767-300s after project-XM 2006 when PTVs were added. Flew many times YVR-LHR, YYC-LHR also the old AC35-34 YVR-HNL-SYD before the 777LRs made that nonstop, most recently YYZ-CPN where we had a flap issue on approach and were greeted by some firetrucks. Always a super-comfortable ride in Y, wide seats, the 2-3-2 config was ideal especially the many times I'd get a window and aisle to myself, sort of AC's 'poor man's pod'. Very sad to see those go but their time has come.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:34 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?


*looks at the chunk of it hanging from my paragliding harness* scrapped.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:49 pm

skipness1E wrote:
Sorry just to be clear, has Air Canada Rouge retired their fleet of 25 B763s? No return to transatlantic leisure is envisaged?



Found an article that says Rouge will be refocused on shorter flights within the Americas


https://paxex.aero/2020/05/air-canada-t ... etirement/

From the article:

"As part of its fleet reorganization Air Canada will permanently remove 79 aircraft from service, including the 25 767-300s operating for Rouge. These 767s were the backbone of the Rouge long-haul operations, delivering tens of thousands passengers to Europe every summer.

The Rouge will also fully retire A319 type from service, with 22 leaving the fleet. All told, more than 70% of the Rouge fleet is slated to retire, leaving Air Canada with only 19 A320/A321 planes flying for its LCC arm. The airline still believes that the low frills segment is important to its business, but that will be refocused on shorter flights within the Americas..."
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:49 pm

scbriml wrote:

And here it is hanging off my camera case
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That's cool and I'd love to get one...but I must object to the seemingly non-762 fuselage. There's even exit doors aft of the wing in the image. One would expect them to get such details right, given the typical buyer of such tags.
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:08 pm

720B wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
Sorry just to be clear, has Air Canada Rouge retired their fleet of 25 B763s? No return to transatlantic leisure is envisaged?



Found an article that says Rouge will be refocused on shorter flights within the Americas


https://paxex.aero/2020/05/air-canada-t ... etirement/

From the article:

"As part of its fleet reorganization Air Canada will permanently remove 79 aircraft from service, including the 25 767-300s operating for Rouge. These 767s were the backbone of the Rouge long-haul operations, delivering tens of thousands passengers to Europe every summer.

The Rouge will also fully retire A319 type from service, with 22 leaving the fleet. All told, more than 70% of the Rouge fleet is slated to retire, leaving Air Canada with only 19 A320/A321 planes flying for its LCC arm. The airline still believes that the low frills segment is important to its business, but that will be refocused on shorter flights within the Americas..."


This maybe gives a hint of what AC is thinking for after the TS merger: Rouge will focus on LCC flights in the Americas; TS will focus on overseas LCC flights. Well, it's a semi-educated guess...

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Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:17 pm

What a truly remarkable aircraft. The 767 paved the way for twin engine flying across the Atlantic, when it gained ETOPS approval. In fact, AC was a pioneer in that regard, being the first airline to crack the 60 min diversion rule across the North Atlantic, when it gained 75 min diversion approval in 1983. What a workhorse the B767 has been since then. 120 min and 180 min diversion times followed soon after, and by the year 2000, 50% of all TATL flying was done by the B767.

I've had the privilege to fly on an AC 767 over a dozen times, mostly to go to Europe, and lately, on several Rouge runs to FLL. Truly is a sad way for such a famed airliner at AC to bow out of service.
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:23 pm

Sad news indeed.

I've flown on the 767 many times, TATL, Caribbean, US and domestic (YVR, YYT and the shuttle to YUL and YOW).

First flight on an AC 767 was YYZ - LIS in 1988, last flight LAS - YYZ in 2019.

Best flight ever: YYZ - YYT, but but because of a blizzard it went YYZ - YHZ (discontinue approach due to runway condition) - YQM (discontinue approach due to runway condition) - BGR (turn at top of approach as YQM re-opened) - YQM- YHZ- YYT. 8.5 hours on a domestic flight, with 200+ very cranky Christmas travellers... and one very happy airplane geek.

That said, I won't miss it the Rouge 767 experience at all.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:24 pm

inAjet wrote:
767333ER wrote:
It’s only poetic that this day is the same day my C-FCAG (767-375ER retired in 2018) fuselage skin key chain was delivered to me. Funny how things work.

Equally poetic is that the seniority number held by the Captain who commanded the last flight is 767. No joke.

I will miss this workhorse dearly. This fleet earned its keep many times over, and played a very significant role in building Air Canada into the airline it is today.


What was the captain's seniority number?
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:26 pm

mcg wrote:
inAjet wrote:
767333ER wrote:
It’s only poetic that this day is the same day my C-FCAG (767-375ER retired in 2018) fuselage skin key chain was delivered to me. Funny how things work.

Equally poetic is that the seniority number held by the Captain who commanded the last flight is 767. No joke.

I will miss this workhorse dearly. This fleet earned its keep many times over, and played a very significant role in building Air Canada into the airline it is today.


What was the captain's seniority number?


Read it slower. it's in there. :mrgreen:
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:27 pm

mcg wrote:
inAjet wrote:
767333ER wrote:
It’s only poetic that this day is the same day my C-FCAG (767-375ER retired in 2018) fuselage skin key chain was delivered to me. Funny how things work.

Equally poetic is that the seniority number held by the Captain who commanded the last flight is 767. No joke.

I will miss this workhorse dearly. This fleet earned its keep many times over, and played a very significant role in building Air Canada into the airline it is today.


What was the captain's seniority number?


It's in the post you quoted: "Equally poetic is that the seniority number held by the Captain who commanded the last flight is 767. No joke."
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:38 pm

YYZYYT wrote:
mcg wrote:
inAjet wrote:
Equally poetic is that the seniority number held by the Captain who commanded the last flight is 767. No joke.

I will miss this workhorse dearly. This fleet earned its keep many times over, and played a very significant role in building Air Canada into the airline it is today.


What was the captain's seniority number?


It's in the post you quoted: "Equally poetic is that the seniority number held by the Captain who commanded the last flight is 767. No joke."



'slaps forehead' thanks.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:12 pm

mcg wrote:
'slaps forehead' thanks.

It’s admittedly hard to believe!
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:22 pm

Sad to see the old girl go. My initial line check was on 604 and flew it for almost 15 years. Great handling, capable airplane.

Not a flashy jet but imo the most underrated airliner ever built. Did a lot for the airline and brought new markets within reach and it did so incredibly well.

Remember being in TLV, all up weight, took 5 knots on the tail @ 30C and could still use reduced thrust. Cant ask for much more. Heavier she was the better she flew.
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:36 pm

Sad day for me. The 767 is my favourite widebody aircraft and I can't believe they're gone from AC's fleet. I was supposed to fly one to CUN coming Friday...
And yes, I was lucky enough to ride catch a ride on the Gimli Glider too.
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:45 pm

sixtyseven wrote:
Sad to see the old girl go. My initial line check was on 604 and flew it for almost 15 years. Great handling, capable airplane.

Not a flashy jet but imo the most underrated airliner ever built. Did a lot for the airline and brought new markets within reach and it did so incredibly well.

Remember being in TLV, all up weight, took 5 knots on the tail @ 30C and could still use reduced thrust. Cant ask for much more. Heavier she was the better she flew.


I agree it was underrated. Made money on short-haul Rapidair flights, made money at the limit of its payload/range abilities. Very versatile.

I remember a late evening go-around in a -200 many years ago, on a crystal clear night, previous aircraft didn't clear quickly enough. It was after 10 pm, everyone wanted to get home, and in fact I was on the last leg of a SEL (old Kimpo airport)-YUL business trip and still had just over an hour's drive home. We were light, and blasted back up into the sky, the captain came on the PA and apologized and promised he'd have us back on the ground in a jiffy. Sure enough he pulled off a tight visual circuit that would have made a C150 driver proud.

I'll miss 'em for sure!

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Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:06 pm

Lots of good memories on this airplane. I remember reaching my window seat for YYZ-YVR leg after completing DEL-FRA-YYZ, and there was someone seated in it. Turns out, she was standby, but had met a girl with the same name at the gate, convinced her to get a 2nd boarding pass, and had gotten on the airplane. I just remember standing there, having been awake for ~40 hours, and laughing my ass off at this girl who thought she'd get away with it.
Another good memory - FRA-YYZ on a high school trip. We built a blanket fort in the back rows, and laughed as hard as we ever did.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:59 pm

What will AC use to replace this type? The A321 is too small (although it's a decent 762 replacement) and the 788 and A333 are too big.
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:10 pm

DocLightning wrote:
What will AC use to replace this type? The A321 is too small (although it's a decent 762 replacement) and the 788 and A333 are too big.


What else do they have besides the 788 that can operate long-haul? *If* they order the A321LR, that won't be delivered for several years. The Air Transat acquisition is rumored to be cancelled as well.

Besides, Air Canada said they're replacing the 767s with 787s:

The fuel efficient Boeing 787 aircraft will open up opportunities for Air Canada to serve new international destinations and convert existing routes to Dreamliner service as we replace existing Boeing 767 aircraft with the new 787 Dreamliners."


https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/index.p ... tem=137242

Similarly, some of American Airlines' ex-757 and 767 routesare being replaced by their 787s. AA's 757 to 787 upgauge is a larger jump than AC's 767s to 787s.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:25 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?


Gimli was a decomissioned former Canadian Air Force Base, even before the incident happened. There was no easy way to bring C-GAUN back to Gimli, for permanent display.

Other than the luggage tags shown in this thread, a number of parts including a small section of fuselage skin, was saved. These pieces form a small Museum, in the town of Gimli.

http://www.gimliglider.com/
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:27 pm

DocLightning wrote:
What will AC use to replace this type? The A321 is too small (although it's a decent 762 replacement) and the 788 and A333 are too big.


They’ve already been replaced by 787s and second-hand A330s. They were only kept flying
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:41 pm

DocLightning wrote:
What will AC use to replace this type? The A321 is too small (although it's a decent 762 replacement) and the 788 and A333 are too big.


787s, A330s and MAXs....
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:27 pm

Sad news. One of my most memorable childhood experiences was flying YYC-PUJ on the '67 in 2011 - my first time travelling outside of Canada. It was my dream since that trip to fly an AC 767 from the pointy end, but I guess I was a few years too late. I really liked how it combined the new and the old in the cockpit design with CRT displays and analog gauges, the performance was incredible, and it had the best route variety in the AC long haul fleet. I recall reading on a 767 fact sheet somewhere that if you strapped a CF6 engine to a mid-sized car, it would accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 0.2 seconds. :biggrin:

It's a shame we never got to see one with the new livery. I think it would've looked really sleek.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:30 pm

very sad news. i've been flying AC 767s since 1998, across thousands of miles. what a workhorse!
 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:35 pm

My first flight on one was Dec. '83. It was a YYZ-YVR flight with my then girlfriend to go to her parents' house for the Christmas holidays. Cheap seats way in the back.

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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:28 pm

Last time I went on an AC 767 was back in 2012, it was due to take me to YVR from YYZ. It's arrival into YYZ was delayed slightly due to bad weather, and departed 3 hours late due to engineers having to change one of the nose gear tyres after it experienced problems on the inbound.
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:28 pm

Well, so much for my plan to fly FLL-YYZ one day on a Rouge 763. :cry2: Guess if I ever do make the trip, have to settle for an A-321.
I have to say, I did enjoy seeing them fly over my home on final to FLL coming from YYZ or YUL. Definitely a break from the usual 737/A-320 family fest.
 
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:13 pm

I've been on Air Canada 767s twice. Ironically, both of them were last-minute equipment swaps from A330s originally scheduled for the flights.
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Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:27 pm

IIRC, my last AC 767 was on YYT-LHR -- so that tells you it was a while ago. The phone agent insisted I was on the 1-seat aisle side (2A?) but when I boarded I found 2x2x1. I've covered lots of miles in DL/AA/UA/CO/PI/US/KL/BA/NH 767s. 2x3x2 seating is as good as it gets in coach with 80% load factors.

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