Aircanada From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 148 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
Are Air 2000 and Canada 3000 related somehow?? I was looking at a picture of Air 2000's
old livery (I tried to post it below, if not, the photo id is 44552).
Please tell me if they are, and if they aren't, how did they get such close designs??
Marrty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
O.k., I think I have this right.
Canada 3000 was also originally named Air 2000 when they started in Canada in 1988, because they were funded in part, (and owned in part) by Air 2000 in the U.K. The foreign ownership violated Canadian regulations, and invoked a name change and supposed restructuring. Hence, the original Air 2000 livery, (which is long overdue for a change) which still looks the same as the old A/2 livery, but now says Canada 3000. There are a few rumors of existing A/2 ownership.....but it appears to be somewhat silent. What the Crown doesn't know can't hurt her!
If who ever it is that owns this airline would get rid of the current President and CEO - Mr. Angus Kinnear, the employees (particularly the pilots) would jump for joy!
Mr. Kinnear, among other things, enforces a no jumpseat policy, which serves as nothing more than an embarassment to the flight deck crews of Canada 3000!
XQF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
Marrty you are absolutely correct. Also, Mr Kinnear enforces other "bizarre" policies: my favourite is that Canada3000 flight attendants are not allowed to eat bananas in public!!!! Seriously!!! They can only eat a banana if it is cut up into pieces - ie not allowed to peel it and eat it, i think it's something to do with the phallic nature of the accused fruit (????) Weird, eh??
Tygue From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1418 times:
Marrty got most of it right, but I have the full deal
In 1988 Air 2000 formed it's Canadian partner (division?) under the name Air 3000. The Canadian Transportation Board would not allow the name to be used since it was so close to the name Air 2000. So the name Canada 3000 was born. Trouble was they had already painted their first 757 (I have a black and white copy if anyone is interested... a very rare photo) in the A3K name. It hadn't even been ok'd Anyways, C3 took their new home in Toronto, Canada (27 Fasken Drive to be exact ) and has now expanded to almost all over the world with charter service to Europe, Carribean, Canada, the US and now, South Pacific. They currently have a fleet of B757-200, A320-200's and were the first customer in line to fly the new A330-200.
Air 2000 broke off their ties with Canada 3000 when they were taken under new management. The paintscheme was changed (THANK GOD) and the B767 was added to the original 757 and A320. C3 DEPSERATELY needs a colour change
The CEO, Mr. Kinnear, has taken a lot of "strange" actions with the airline. The Jumpseat policy being one. Not sure about that banana thing though
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