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Air Canada A330 XM Project  
User currently offline744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5727 times:

Hello Everyone,
I was just wondering how far AC has reached in changing their A330 fleet to the reconfigured XM fleet. I had seen one picture in A.net database by Mr. Eric Fortin showing the Excecutive First Suite in the A330. I am planning to fly YYZ - LHR on AC856 on 22Nov. What are my chances of having an XM Project A330 on that route?
Kind Regards,
744

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User currently offlineMEL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5562 times:

Your chances will be 1 out of 7. There are currently 8 A330s in the fleet. 1 is being allocated to Montreal-Zurich-Montreal flights (temporarily leased to Swiss), and come 22NOV, only 1 A330 will be XM'ed and flying.

Come to think of it, chances might be increased to 1 out of 6, cause by 22NOV, the 2nd A330 will probably be sent in for XM refurbishment.


User currently offline744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5471 times:

Thanks Mel. Can't wait to see an AC XM A330.
Rgds,
744


User currently offlineSalomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

On a side note, 1 more 767-200 was taken out of service today, making the remaining 1 767-200, 3 767-300 and 7 A333 the only non-XMed aircrafts in the fleet.

User currently offline744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

I read somewhere that the first Air Canada XM will be flying on Nov 3rd. Does anyone know which route it would be flying to and the tail number?
Kind Rgds,
744


User currently offlineMeridianBUF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

what about the 9AM flight LHR-YYZ on the 5th December? how can i find out?

User currently onlineViscount724 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4635 times:



Quoting 744 (Reply 4):
I read somewhere that the first Air Canada XM will be flying on Nov 3rd. Does anyone know which route it would be flying to and the tail number?

Tail number 938, registration C-GHLM.


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User currently offlineChrisA330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4567 times:



Quoting MeridianBUF (Reply 5):

You can't until you see the aircraft reg from the boarding gate window. AC is not dedicated FINs to specific routes so it'll be a crap shoot until all are configured.


User currently offlineTristarYUL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

The second A330 is currently beeing XM'd at YUL
C-GFUR fin 934

Regards
Eric


User currently offlinePnwtraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

I have always enjoyed flying on the AC A333's particularly YYZ to YVR. I look forward to trying out the XM versions. I have particularly enjoyed the J Class seats. I can see the laydown pods for long distance overseas flights but am undecided about them still on cross continent flights.

User currently offlineEvolv From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

didn't realize they flew A330 YYZ-YVR are these regularly scheduled or just ferry flights

User currently offlineAcey From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3543 times:



Quoting Evolv (Reply 10):
didn't realize they flew A330 YYZ-YVR are these regularly scheduled or just ferry flights

This is scheduled... flight 161.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

938 went mechanical in YYC tonight. Was supposed to operate flight 850 YYC-LHR.


fin 934 is in the shop for XM, will be completed on Feb. 11.


User currently offlineFraT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3262 times:



Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 12):
938 went mechanical in YYC tonight. Was supposed to operate flight 850 YYC-LHR.

Do you know whether that was related to XMing the aircraft or a "normal" mechanical?


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3009 times:



Quoting FraT (Reply 13):
Do you know whether that was related to XMing the aircraft or a "normal" mechanical?

Must have been a "normal" mechanical. AC does not ground aircraft only because the IFE isn't working.


User currently offlineRP TPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2936 times:



Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 12):
938 went mechanical in YYC tonight. Was supposed to operate flight 850 YYC-LHR.

I just checked (1800EST) and AC850 is still scheduled to be fin 938. No indication of any aircraft swaps.


User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
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Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 12):
fin 934 is in the shop for XM, will be completed on Feb. 11.

Wow...why does it take so long to add IFE and new seats?


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2843 times:



Quoting RP TPA (Reply 15):
I just checked (1800EST) and AC850 is still scheduled to be fin 938. No indication of any aircraft swaps.

You're a day late  Wink


User currently offlinePnwtraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2680 times:



Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 16):
Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 12):
fin 934 is in the shop for XM, will be completed on Feb. 11.

Wow...why does it take so long to add IFE and new seats?

A complete rewire of lighting and passenger systems, new interior panels, refurbished overhead compartments, etc. etc. Other work is also done on the aircraft at the same time.


User currently offlineRP TPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2588 times:



Quoting Pnwtraveler (Reply 18):
You're a day late

Ooooops. I wasn't sure which day the original post was refering to. I thought he'd meant Tuesday's flight. It was posted Tuesday morning (0220 eastern time) and there was no YYC-LHR flight on Monday.

Of course, since I work for the airlines myself, not only am I a day late, but I'm also a dollar short.


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