Air Transat Airbus A330-200 C-GITS
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Airbus A330-200 Air Transat
Engines: 2 × RR Trent 772B-60
Serial Number: 271
First flight: Mar 17, 1999
Air Transat is a Canadian low-cost leisure airline based in Montreal, Quebec, operating scheduled and charter flights, serving 63 destinations in 30 countries. The airline is owned and operated by Transat A.T. Inc.
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.