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Air Canada Boeing 777-300(ER) (C-FJZS) arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on a shining Saturday afternoon 2019 - Photo by Robson Smith
Air Canada Boeing 777-300(ER) (C-FJZS) arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on a shining Saturday afternoon 2019. This aircraft marks the fifth addition to our "Air Canada 777" study in which we strive to capture all of the company's 25 Boeing 777s. The very first Air Canada 777-300(ER) delivery occured in June of 2007; C-FJZS (pictured) was received a few years later in April 2016. Since acquisition by Air Canada, the aircraft has been involved in just one notable incident. When departing YYZ in March 2020, C-FJZS narrowly avoided a collision with an Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190 (C-FMZW). Both aircraft were intructed to take off on the same runway; however, upon reaching 06L first, the ERJ accelerated in front of the 777, who was taxiing onto the tarmac, awaiting clearance. Moments later, the ERJ-190 suffered a bird strike (not major), forcing the narrow-body aircraft to abort. Unfortunentely, Air Canada's B777 had already received take-off clearence and commenced accelerating towards the aborted (bot still moving) ERJ-190 (unbeknown to the 777 pilots). Upon observing the aborted ERJ, however, the crew immediately aborted take off as well to avoid a collision, slamming on the brakes at a dazzling 200 KPH (126 MPH)speed (155 MPH/250KPH for the ERJ). Shortly thereafter, both planes exited the runway safely; although, due to the immence heat produced by the 777's brakes, C-FJZS required a leisurely 45 minutes to cool down. The ERJ resumed service in seven hours and the B777 in five hours. On the subject of the Boeing 777, note that the wings span a length of 64.8 meters (212 feet), an area of 436 square meters (4700+ square feet), and a wing "sweep angle" of 31.64 degrees; and for a maximum fuel volume of 181,000 L (47,800 US gallons), the wings house a good portion of this. With a beautiful plane and glorious wings, enjoy the image!
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