WestJetYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2189 times:
Certainly good to see the seat mods in so quickly. I had the pleasure of flying on it a couple weeks ago, and what a HUGE difference. That extra inch or two of space is all the difference, especially on the longer YYC-YYZ runs etc. From what I hear as well, as soon as 009 gets the winglets, the rest of the fleet should see them installed VERY quickly from here on in.
Also look very much forward to seeing the LiveTV installed. I hear they put it off until January just because they couldn't afford having the aircraft out of service down in Florida during the busy Christmas rush. Makes good sense, no point having your aircraft far away when you need them most.
CanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
From what I understand, Transport Canada is standing in our way because of certification issues. We *could* have sent one aircraft down to Orlando either at the end of November or beginning of December but that aircraft would be out of service for three weeks while all the modifications, installations, and certifications were done to it. As you know, we need all of our aircraft for the busy holiday season and have set a date in January to start installations. The good news is that even though there is a delay to start installation, the target date for completion on all aircraft remains the same. Once the first aircraft has been certified, installation takes less than one week.
CanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1928 times:
All the leased aircraft will be getting winglets installed first, for one week at a time (winglet installation and bridging check at the same time) starting last week with a blackout period in and around Christmas. From Jan 4 onward, installation will begin again and when all the leased aircraft have had winglets installed, our owned aircraft will be getting them installed at a rate of two per week (bridging check already completed). Also at the same time, our aircraft will be getting LiveTV installed. Its going to be a busy 2005 eh?
Goose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 1877 times:
"Bridging Check" .... ?
If you're talking about checking it with the overwing bridges..... The wingletted -700s in WS' fleet have never used D40 in YYC (the gate with the over-wing section) since the first test, to my knowledge. The risk of putting it on that gate is apparently greater than they're comfortable with.... I'd guess since the DEW overwing bridge has apparently had some problems in the past (and continues to have a few bugs)......
CanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1732 times:
Its a little confusing, but I'll try to explain it as best as I can..
We are starting a Bridging program on our -700's which adds an additional 500 hours of flight time before the aircraft has to go in for a C-check. Instead of doing all checks at once, smaller checks are done over time. All of our owned aircraft have had a bridging check in the past two months, I believe its to install some software? Get some mx work done? Sorry, not exactly my department.
As for the -700's using D40, they have. I'll send you some photos of it.
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1626 times:
Thanks for the update, CanadaEH . I hope WestJet adds a YUL-YWG nonstop soon too -- would round out their current sked quite nicely, I think ,for those flying to and from secondary and smaller markets out on the Prairies. A WestJet YUL-YQM flight would be appealing as well, even though CanJet already is there now.
I hope the winglet and seat placement modification sked goes smoothly in the weeks ahead, as the LiveTV retrofit thereafter as well.