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Air Canada officially introduced its first Airbus 220 on January 15, 2020. Video posted by Mark Brandon

you tube linkThe inaugural flight Fin # 101, C-GROV, on January 16 certainly caught the attention of several YouTube videographers. It seems that a new review is being posted every day. Click the icon to view the latest videos. Reviews seem to be quite positive so far.

Ken Pickford advised a fascinating bit of trivia concerning the aircraft registration:

The "ROV" in the C-GROV registration of the first AC A220 is for CEO Calin Rovinescu.

It was mentioned in the remarks (at the 5:00 minute mark in the video above) during the introductory event for employees and media at YUL last week.

I think it was an employee suggestion to commemorate his 10 years as CEO and his role in their major financial turnaround.

Also mentioned in this related item:

airwaysmag.com/airlines/aircanada-inaugurates-a220-300


Runway Girls

tmb runway girl network emblemEach year for the last five years, Air Canada has thrown open its doors to young women to encourage them to ‘kick the tires on potential careers’ by learning about the aviation and maintenance world. 

Up to 110 girls attended this year’s Young Women in Aviation Day on November 14, 2019 at Air Canada’s headquarters in Montreal.

There, they had the opportunity to visit with Air Canada employees from various departments including MRO, SOC (System Operations Control), cargo, IT and human resources.

The girls moved from booth to booth, learning as they went. They were also granted an inside tour of Air Canada’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

(Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com)

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