Air Canada unveiled its new livery yesterday, repainting an initial three aircraft for simultaneous events in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The airline painted a 787-8 and two A321s, all three of which will re-enter revenue service today.

C-GJWI, one of two A321s painted in the new Air Canada livery

Tracking Air Canada’s Repainted Fleet

The three initial repainted aircraft are A321s C-GJWI and C-GJWO, and 787-8 C-GHPQ. You can track each aircraft by searching for their registrations on our website or in our mobile apps. See the entire Air Canada fleet on our Airline data page.

Aircraft TypeRegistrationFin Number
Airbus A321C-GJWI458
Airbus A321C-GJWO460
Boeing 787-8C-GHPQ801

To track additional Air Canada aircraft at the paint shop, our Grissom AFB data page will list aircraft at the Peru, Indiana facility. As we learn of additional paint facilities being utilized by Air Canada to repaint their aircraft, we’ll add those here.

Repainting the 787

Air Canada filmed their 787 receiving its new livery. Repainting a 787 is bit different than repainting older aircraft as much of the aircraft skin is composite material. In the past, we’ve gone inside the paint hangar in more detail to see how aircraft of different sizes are painted and repainted.

The New Livery

Air Canada will repaint the Air Canada mainline and Air Canada Express fleets in the new livery. Air Canada Rouge will retain its current livery. The airline released designs visualizing what the completed fleet overhaul will look like. 787 and 777 aircraft will be painted within 18 months, while the rest of the fleet will take up to 3 years to be fully painted.

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Air Canada A321 C-GJWO taxiing for its first revenue flight in new livery


Featured image © Philip Debski

Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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