Civil aviation profile prints. Available prints options: Design / Dark Theme / Plain background; Size Panorama (914×305 mm / 36"×12"); Size Standard (610×305 mm / 24"×12").
Airbus A330-200 Air Transat
Registration: C-GITS Type: 330-243 Engines: 2 × RR Trent 772B-60 Serial Number: 271 First flight: Mar 17, 1999
Air Transat is a Canadian airline based in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 1986, it is the country's third-largest airline, operating scheduled and charter flights, serving 60 destinations in 25 countries. Air Transat made its inaugural flight on November 14, 1987, travelling from Montreal to Acapulco. Air Transat is owned and operated by Transat A.T. Inc., having access to a fleet of 34 aircraft.
Air Transat Flight 236 was a transatlantic flight bound for Lisbon, Portugal, from Toronto, Canada, that lost all engine power while flying over the Atlantic Ocean on August 24, 2001. The Airbus A330 had run out of fuel due to a fuel leak caused by improper maintenance. Captain Robert Piché and First Officer Dirk de Jager, flew the plane to a successful emergency landing in the Azores, saving all 306 people on board. In 19 minutes, Piché and De Jager flew their plane without engine power some 120 km (75 miles), further than any passenger jet in history.