MONTREAL, April 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has completed the
installation of enhanced cockpit doors on all of its over 200 aircraft in
service. With the installation of the new reinforced cockpit doors and
security devices on fin number 467, an Airbus A321 aircraft, at the carrier`s
Winnipeg maintenance base last night, Air Canada mechanics have completed the
flight deck security enhancement program in compliance with Transport Canada
and FAA requirements.
“Air Canada`s cockpit doors have been permanently reinforced and enhanced
with state-of-the-art technology to offer our customers and crew the highest
standards of safety and security,” said Captain Rob Giguere, Executive Vice
President, Operations. “The professionalism and skill demonstrated by our
engineering and maintenance employees to complete this program in record time
underlines Air Canada`s commitment to the safety, security and well-being of
customers and employees.”
The airline`s engineering teams worked around the clock to install the
permanent, reinforced door systems. Work related to the security enhancement
program was undertaken by Air Canada at its major maintenance bases in
Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver with the approval and
coordination of Transport Canada.
These permanent installations replace the temporary cockpit door
reinforcements that were put in shortly after September 11, 2001.