Canada A320 at Toronto on Jan 25th 2018, climbed above cleared altitude causing loss of separation

Last Update: February 9, 2018 / 20:20:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 25, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-418

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FTJO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FTJO performing flight AC-418 from Toronto,ON to Montreal,QB (Canada), was cleared to climb to 7000 feet after departure, however, climbed above 7000 feet and was seen at 7500 feet on radar. The aircraft subsequently descended to 7000 feet. The aircraft continued to destination without further incident.

The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft was seen at 7500 feet on radar although cleared to 7000 feet only. A Westjet Boeing 737-800 was maintaining 8000 feet, the separation between the aircraft reduced to 500 feet vertical and 2.0nm laterally where 3.0nm laterally or 1000 feet vertically were required.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 25, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-418

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FTJO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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