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User currently offline1world From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 199 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

They have a proposed start date of mid December 2003 to April 2004. As per the company they will be operating a 738 but rumors here say 2 738s coming from Excel.

Any other info about the operation would be great and thanks in advance.
Oneworld


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User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Sunwing will have 2 737-800's flying in December. They A/C will be leased and operated by Kelowna Flightcraft. And yes both A/C are coming from excel. Sunwing will also have a 727-200 on standby just in case one of the 738's goes mechanical.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16282 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Great news! Always nice to see some YYZ-based Boeings!  Big grin

Sunwing will also have a 727-200 on standby just in case one of the 738's goes mechanical.

Now, since when do the high quality US-made NG's ever go mechanical? Ain't gonna happen!

Boeing! Yahoo!








Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Now technically the NG's don't go mechanical, but for some strange reason ramp rats driving ground equipment like to put holes in shiny new airplanes. So there is the possibility that one will go down for maintenance. Most likely the 27 will be used for additional charters. I heard today that in exchange for lower lease fees from Excel, KF will be providing pilots to fly the 738 when it returns to Excel during the summer season.

User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

where do they intend to fly to ?

User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Right now the plans are to fly to Cuba, Mexico, Florida, and the Dominican Republic

User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

SkydrolBoy,

Will the Excel aircraft be at YHM beofre the start-up of these flights.

C-GWKF is at YHM right now.


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User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Andy,
I've heard the the Excel A/C will be flying into YLW for a brief visit, so all the KF employees can see what the new addition to the fleet looks like. Then the A/C will head to YHM so the new FA hires can be trained, before heading to YYZ for the rest of the winter. The are about 17 mechanics, both YLW and YHM based, on a 737-800 maintenance course in YLW right now, so I assume the A/C will be appearing shortly.

Craig


User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Thanks for the info Craig. I'll try a snap a pic or two.


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Andy



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User currently offline1world From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

I am guessing that they will be hiring about 60 back end crew which would be 6 crews for each plane but it all depends on how much flying they have. Does anyone know how many people they are looking to hire?


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User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

I heard that they are only hiring 15 flight attendants, beacause they already have quite a few on staff from the summer charters.

Andy,

I thought you might like to know that KF's latest 727-200 Freighter conversion for purolator is almost complete and will be heading you way in about 2-3 weeks with a modified paint scheme.

Craig


User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

Thanks for the heads-up Craig.

Is it still true that all the -100s will be put out to pasture soon?

Andy



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User currently offlineSkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Yes Andy,

Its true the -100's are slowing being phased out, Purolator doesnt want to fly them anymore, the only reason KF still flys them is cause the can't sell or lease them to someone else. I'm sure KF is trying to decide what to with the remaining few -100's. I've been told that the lastest -200 freighter conversion will be replacing a -100 in the Purolator fleet and that N885AA sitting in YLW will be getting a Cargo Door put into it in the spring to replace another -100. No word yet on which 100's will be pulled from the fleet


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