Skip to Content (Press Enter)

English / Français

Why do the interiors of all Air Canada airplanes look the same, regardless of manufacture date?

Air Canada airplane interior
Why do the interiors of all Air Canada airplanes look the same, regardless of manufacture date?

Gord McKenna, Ladner, British Columbia

When an aircraft is purchased, specs and customized materials are sent to the manufacturer to ensure that elements such as our distinctive blue interior as well as our award-winning entertainment system are incorporated to standard. For older aircraft, refurbishment takes place during major maintenance checks. It can take 30 to 60 days to install new seats, galleys, washrooms, closets and interior walls. Partial redesigns to the overseas fleet – such as the installation of lie-flat beds, for instance – require 15 to 30 days and are executed during “special visits.”


Doug Morris
Doug Morris
is an Air Canada pilot and captain on the Airbus A320. Got an aviation question? Send it to askdoug@enroutemag.net.

 

Tags

DOUG MORRIS     FLIGHT DECK     Q&A    

Comments… or add another

Mike

Thursday, January 19th 2012 16:24
I flew another airline to BA this time and I have to say I really regret not going with Air Canada. The seats are bigger, the planes are cleaner and the in flight entertainment system is way better. The investment AC makes in their fleet is money well spent.
HTML tags will be removed
Web addresses starting with http:// will be converted to links