Airbus340313x From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 61 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3515 times:
The C01 check was done in HKG because there was no space in YUL to do the check. 951 will have the same treatment, plus an A340 will be done in SIN and a couple 767's in DUB, AC takes heavy maintenance contracts from DL, US and TS, and outsources its own aircrafts...
Cruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 998 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
Quoting MarshalN (Reply 6):
A lot of airlines get their maintenance done with HAECO. What's wrong with that?
I have since heard that these birds were going in for C-Checks over there. That makes sense. I thought it sounded odd that it would take 5 days to apply a sticker in HKG, when it could have been done overnight in Canada. It makes more sense if they had it in for a C-Check anyways.
Something like 30 of the older A320's will disappear, however, this is not because of the widebody order. Some of the A320's are getting old (average age right now for the A320's is 12.5years), so AC will fly the A319 on some of the A320 routes, and the new E-190's on some of the A319 routes to better match demand.
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Perhaps it is cheaper to have their work done in Asia than in Canada. Besides, with all the work coming in from US and DL, it may be worth more to pay to have AC's fleet done somewhere else and take in new customers. One of the concerns with ACTS was its reliance on Air Canada. Now that they have new and large customers, it will benefit ACE thanks to ACTS's value, especially since they are going to spin it off next year.
Perhaps I am wrong here, but AC aircraft would have priority when in mx, and that could cause problems when customers don't get their aircrafts or engines back in time. This was a major problem back in the 1990s when AC did work for UPS. UPS was very angry that AC couldn't get their engines out in time, and AC eventually lost that contract.
Quoting Cruiser (Reply 10): Something like 30 of the older A320's will disappear
AC is only getting rid of a few A320s. AC has something like 48 A320s. They are not getting rid of the majority of the fleet!
They cancelled the last 2 or 3 A321s on order, and I don't think they are getting rid of more than 3 or 4 A319s in the coming years. Maybe someone has the exact numbers.
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