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A look at Air Canada’s Next Dreamliner: The Boeing 787-9

A look at Air Canada’s Next Dreamliner: The Boeing 787-9

This morning we took delivery of our first Boeing 787-9 – known as the “Dash-Nine.”  The Dreamliner is the world’s most modern commercial aircraft and the larger 787-9 version’s greater range and capacity will enable Air Canada to further expand its international network. From its oversize windows to a turbulence-offsetting design affording a smoother ride, this […] Continue reading →
Ask the Pilot: Aviation Slang

Ask the Pilot: Aviation Slang

Aviation Slang Flight operations shoptalk Pilots communicate with other pilots and air traffic controllers using aviation-specific lingo. In distinguishing certain aircraft call signs, taxiways or navigation fixes, pilots (who are also licensed radio operators) use the ICAO phonetic alphabet, in which code words are assigned to each letter. (“Doug” spells out as Delta–Oscar–Uniform–Golf.) “Air Canada […] Continue reading →
Ask the Pilot: Inflight Deicing

Ask the Pilot: Inflight Deicing

Inflight Deicing On-board equipment to prevent airframe icing. Every airliner comes fully equipped with protection systems that prevent ice from forming on its airframe as it flies through clouds, whose super-cooled water droplets gradually freeze solid by -40°C. Windscreens and instrument probes are electrically heated. With our turboprop aircraft, rubberized deicing “boots” on the wings inflate to […] Continue reading →
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