Jean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2110 posts, RR: 21 Reply 1, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2397 times:
Do you have any links or data to support this? Not saying it's not true, but it's kind of hard to discuss or debate anecdotal evidence.
As for the 767's, they are still a mainstay of the fleet. I would have thought that, if their reliability were any worse than what one would expect given their age, we would be hearing more about it by now. In any case, some will be sticking around for a few years yet, given the 787 situation...
ElPistolero From Canada, joined Feb 2012, 822 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
AC had an incredibly bad run of OTP last year, but I believe its improving. They used to track on-time performance on their website, but the webpage was removed when their OTP was particularly bad. They were reporting mid-50s for a six month stretch last year (on their own website). Nowadays they're at a slightly more respectable 71% according to flightstats.
Also, this winter has seen quite a bit of snow disruption, and (these days) YYZ gets hit by winds that disrupt operations by forcing them to use the NW/SE (15/33 L and R) runways (I've heard this forces ATC constraints - someone more knowledgable than me might be able to confirm). Throw in deicing and its no surprise that some flights are being affected.
If I understand it correctly, the link says that 39% of AC flights are operating within the 15 min window (the standard for on-time perofrmance), but that the average delay is 85 minutes, which doesn't strike me as particularly bad given some of the weather we have had here, particularly at airports where the 767 is used.