Air Canada (Montreal) outlined in its 4Q and 2017 earnings call its revised fleet plans. The AC executives stated the company have already received two Boeing 787 Dreamliners and two Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s since the beginning of the year. The company expects to take delivery of three additional 787s and 14 737-8s in the first half of 2018.
In 2019 Air Canada plans to retire five Boeing 767-300s. The 767s should be gone by late 2019 from the mainline fleet.
The company has also decided to accelerate the retirement of the Embraer 190 fleet. The 25 Embraer 190s will now be retired before the new Bombardier CS300s are delivered in 2019. To do this, the company will retain the Airbus A319 fleet a bit longer until the Bombardier CS300s are fully delivered.
Air Canada will receive the first Bombardier CS300 in 2019.
Additionally, Air Canada rouge is now operating 25 Boeing 767-300s.
Copyright Photo: Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW C-FHOY (msn 19000105) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 100674.
Air Canada aircraft slide show (historic liveries):