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by ACCS300
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2286

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

What about 'air' Air Canada, Air France etc.? Seems it started with French speaking countries. Not really. Canada is a only minority French speaking country. And India, New Zealand, China, and Serbia don't speak French at all. Yes well aware of the percentage who speak French in Canada as it's my h...

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by ACCS300
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2286

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

...except in Hispanic countries. In Latin America you can fly "American" (or "Britis"...yes with a final s), pay your ticket using "American" (or "Master"), unless you pay cash because your relatives have transfered you money using "Western" (Union)...

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by ACCS300
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2286

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

What about 'air' Air Canada, Air France etc.? Seems it started with French speaking countries.

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by ACCS300
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: QR might invest 25% in a US startup airline
Replies: 10
Views: 2272

Re: Rumor: QR might invest 25% in a US startup airline

Hopefully teaming up with Branson to start Virgin America 2.0 !

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by ACCS300
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al 747-400 JFK-TLV Diverts to Goose Bay
Replies: 13
Views: 4866

Re: El Al 747-400 JFK-TLV Diverts to Goose Bay

YYR Goose Bay is an entry airport with CBSA staffed, perhaps no one available at that time of night. Do we know how long the ferry flight took to rescue the pax / how long the pax had to remain on the plane?

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by ACCS300
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 257
Views: 60564

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I hope they don't mess with their timeless and universally recognized design graphics.... On a side note I am a strong detractor of the KLM wavy line. They've ruined a perfectly executed design. It does nothing to enhance the design flow of the fuselage. It now looks generic and cheaper and I am su...

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by ACCS300
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34363

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

I think AC will likely take a good hard look. As it stands next summer, they don’t have any spare widebodies whatsoever, I’m not even sure they have enough for the schedule as it is. It’s also well known that they are looking for used widebodies to bridge the gap between now and the eventual next 7...

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by ACCS300
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 10827

Re: Turkish Airlines orders 25 A350s

Great start to 2018 for the A350 program, congrats to TK and Airbus, well done!

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by ACCS300
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7836

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

audidudi wrote:
There are even four that got repainted! They must have been in bad shape to have needed that, and then get retired! And sixteen in this photo alone have winglets!


Looks like all of the birds in the photo have winglets.

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by ACCS300
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 32
Views: 6067

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Font is horrible, livery is poorly thought-through and cheap looking. Lots of market confusion over this airline, launched as New Leaf with lots of press and hype and quietly changed to Flair ( it's parent ) after just a few months, doesn't instil a lot of confidence IMO, especially in a market wher...

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by ACCS300
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 6820

Re: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread

AC's A330-300's are getting pretty ancient as well but there seems to be no timeline established for retirement yet.

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by ACCS300
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19241

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

...might I add YUL-ATH, AC Rouge ( seasonal ) as well.

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by ACCS300
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19241

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

AC Rouge still does YYZ-ATH on a 767-300

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by ACCS300
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL
Replies: 52
Views: 5852

Re: HAL 43, turnaround - SJC to HNL

Looks as if it's turned back towards Hawaii again, agreed, seems like a very extended period of a fuel dump.

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by ACCS300
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 28439

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

KiloRomeoDelta wrote:
If they don't want to scrub off the PROUDLY ALL BOEING writing from under the cockpit of their entire existing fleet, I have a suggestion to edit it-

PROUDLY ALL BOEING AND AIRBUS ...AND EMBRAER AND BOMBARDIER


or better yet.. PROUDLY IN DENIAL

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by ACCS300
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 82530

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

This Canadian is VERY happy with Delta's decision, the C-Factor fallout is just beginning, time to immediately end the 300% proposed tariffs. Huge congrats to Delta for being such a class-act and making a decision based on best-product for the needs of their business and customers.

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by ACCS300
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 27
Views: 4834

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

Metro Halifax has just under a half-million today but when I was a kid in the 70's it had about 250K in the metro and there was still AC nonstop DC-8 service to LHR, which we did often. In the winter the AC service stopped at Gander and Prestwick, hence long history of service to Europe. Travel patt...

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by ACCS300
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight
Replies: 53
Views: 13672

Re: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight

Valid point CFM565A1, somewhat of a trade-off. AC's A320's are extremely old and now very tired looking with the old Thales system so the MAX will seem revolutionary. Just flew and ancient AC 320 from YYC - YVR, the interior was atrocious, old, worn, yellowed. New features of the MAX will likely dis...

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by ACCS300
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight
Replies: 53
Views: 13672

Re: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight

Air Canada now has a mini website devoted to the 737 MAX. AC hype : "Built to accommodate the choices and comfort of every passenger, the new 737 MAX is a more personalized version of the 787 Dreamliner – the industry’s top-of-the-line modern aircraft. It represents a powerful step forward in e...

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by ACCS300
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families
Replies: 26
Views: 15028

Re: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families

Maybe there won't be a need for a 737/320 replacement. With population growth, increased air traffic and airport congestion, the next step would be using a small widebody - the higher capacity short range plane that the 797 supposedly is (whose EIS was pushed to 2027 per the other thread). The 737/...

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by ACCS300
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10200

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released

Interesting to see that the future development of T1 bears little resemblance to the original plan which showed the expansion to the east in keeping with the overall design so that E and G piers would be identical and expansion would continue around the horseshoe shaped roadway creating a beautiful ...

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by ACCS300
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Flight of the AA 737-8 MAX
Replies: 1
Views: 5140

Re: First Flight of the AA 737-8 MAX

Great video thanks!! Pitch looks very tight indeed! Also can't stand AA's pre-recorded announcements, they're abrasive and totally impersonal.

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by ACCS300
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Rouge to start YYJ-YUL and YCD-YYZ
Replies: 26
Views: 1264

Re: Air Canada announces YUL-YYJ with Rouge

Tight pitch is a small price to pay for these fantastic nonstop flights to YYZ from these small markets. I'll take Rouge any day over having to backtrack to YVR or change in YYC.

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A321 Livery Mistake?
Replies: 18
Views: 8617

Re: Air Canada A321 Livery Mistake?

Looks awful and messy, I much prefer the 'straight' one, I'm hoping it's an error or one-off, takes away greatly from the overall clean, slick, legacy look of the livery.

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by ACCS300
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight
Replies: 53
Views: 13672

Re: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight

Just flew two long-hauls in Y on AC's 787-9s, YYC-FRA and LHR-YYC, I believe the MAX seats are the same, if so, big downgrade in comfort from the A32s, slim-line seats are far less comfy and pitch will be tighter and seats narrower, only compensation is that IFE will be current which is a big impro...

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by ACCS300
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight
Replies: 53
Views: 13672

Re: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight

Just flew two long-hauls in Y on AC's 787-9s, YYC-FRA and LHR-YYC, I believe the MAX seats are the same, if so, big downgrade in comfort from the A32s, slim-line seats are far less comfy and pitch will be tighter and seats narrower, only compensation is that IFE will be current which is a big improv...

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by ACCS300
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flight diverts to LHR, several pax become unwell.
Replies: 13
Views: 8542

Re: UA flight diverts to LHR, several pax become unwell.

It looks very much like a UA 767 with signature interior.

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by ACCS300
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Christmas ad
Replies: 33
Views: 4186

Re: LHR Christmas ad

Brilliant production, just watched 3x and shared on FB, amazing attention to period detail, all the elements spot-on, incredible!

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by ACCS300
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8725

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

Would it be possible at all to swap locations of 19L/1R with Taxiway L? That would separate the runways more but wouldn't require landfilling or losing a taxiway - although I'm not sure that would leave enough clearance on the new taxiway l between both runways. Air Canada already does that with th...

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7931

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Not mentioned is AS is also dropping VX flights to CUN from SFO and LAX. I read yesterday that CUN hotels are hurting with low occupancy rates. US travelers are starting to avoid Mexico and it's a shame but until they can assure traveler's safety people will opt for the Caribbean and Hawaii instead...

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by ACCS300
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 102
Views: 19991

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I like it but prefer the darker shade of blue. Odd they're keeping the star as wasn't the reason for the star their former affiliation with Star Airlines of France?

image : wikimedia commons

Image

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by ACCS300
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 56
Views: 9393

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

The Air Baltic flight Riga-Brussels is right at 2:30. With the CS300 it is 30min shorter. Just for fun, how long would that be on an ATR-72? 3hrs? (If it has the leg) The longest flights I know about in ATR is MLN-LPA operated by Air Nostrum for IB. It is seasonal route with 890 mile distance to co...

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by ACCS300
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 56
Views: 9393

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Most certainly the longest over-water Q400 route : PDL - LPA, Ponta Delgada - Gran Canaria, 904miles, 1452 km, flew it twice this year on SATA, almost 3 hours, a bit eerie 3 hours in a Q400 with nothing but ocean below.

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by ACCS300
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13487

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

I think YVR's strength is that they're able to make modest expansions to add a few gates. It seems like Pearson (regional pier aside) is designed for much bigger, multi-billion dollar expansions involving an entire new pier. Good point, YVR's terminal expansion, since the 1996 opening of the then I...

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by ACCS300
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13487

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Odd that YYZ is so slow to respond to growth. Here, YVR, which is experiencing about the same growth rate, keeps planning ahead and is just about to embark on several terminal expansions, D and A piers, and well as tripling the size of the parkade and an eastward extension of the US Departures check...

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by ACCS300
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates receives 100th A380
Replies: 29
Views: 8313

Re: Emirates receives 100th A380

Has any airline ever had a fleet of 100+ widebodies of the same model? Did Pan Am ever exceed 100 747's?..wiki shows about 65 total.

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by ACCS300
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20879

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Look how comfy and wonderfully padded those Y seats are in the A340!

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by ACCS300
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16811

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

YVR-YYJ ( Victoria ) : 30 mins by air 4-5 hours by car as you must drive on a ferry for a 1 hr 40 min crossing, add to that traffic and distance to the ferry terminals on each side of the crossing, if there are ferry waits, the drive can be more like 6-7 hours one way.

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by ACCS300
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20879

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Appreciate the support fellow Canadians, Boeing's been tough on a valued Canadian company and a big employer, we have a right to be less than in-love with Boeing at the moment.

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20879

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Agree with many here, the MAX looks awful in the new livery, the metal frames on the cockpit windows totally destroy the effect the mask is supposed to have. That plus the fact many of us here are angry with Boeing likely creates somewhat of a negative bias to begin with. For the love of God, why w...

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20879

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Agree with many here, the MAX looks awful in the new livery, the metal frames on the cockpit windows totally destroy the effect the mask is supposed to have. That plus the fact many of us here are angry with Boeing likely creates somewhat of a negative bias to begin with.

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet has received its first 737-8 MAX
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: WestJet has received its first 737-8 MAX

With both WS and AC selecting the MAX for the core of their narrowbody flights, we will sure be seeing a lot of these over Canada for the next 25 years or so. My son will have a hard time remembering what an A320 looks like. Rouge has 25 A32S Air Canada will keep the 15 A321's for a while, that's 4...

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by ACCS300
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL
Replies: 59
Views: 12548

Re: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL

[/quote]Well that’s America for you. It’s a crime to make whoopee out in the open yet in many states you can walk around with real weapons that can take multiple lives in a matter of seconds legally, as opposed to the non-lethal weapons used in this “crime”. Just give them a small fine, get them to ...

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by ACCS300
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13487

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Oil policy also seemed to play a role in it? What do you mean? Which issue is this? It appears that the Eastern Canadian states have opposed to building an oil pipeline from the west (Alberta). Meanwhile, the US is willing to have a pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska built. Such a strange situation ...

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by ACCS300
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13487

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Be a great time for Air Canada to ditch some of the MAX options and go for the A321LR for what's left of the long-thin 767 routes.

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by ACCS300
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 37
Views: 9416

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

The position of the whale's tail on the vertical fin bother's me, resembles an airplane crashing, nose-first, into the ground. Otherwise I like it!! Just don't ever fly them unless you have a couple of extra days to spend sleeping in Ponta Delgada airport due to their frequent delays and cancellatio...

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by ACCS300
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 175131

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

caljn wrote:
Boeing as a poignant metaphor for the US under Trump. The world moves on...


Yes, very symbolic indeed, Canada is certainly moving on, this and CETA are strong indicators.

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by ACCS300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 175131

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Happy and sad for BBD, would have loved to create a star of their own in the CSeries but I guess it really had to come down to this with Boeing doing their things and other issues at the company. May CSeries have success! Look forward to a lot more Canadian-European partnerships now that CETA is in...

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by ACCS300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 175131

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Mr. WestJet has shown a bit of anti-Bombardier sentiment when they refused to defer the Q400 orders... I won't get into that as it's done. WS will still support Boeing (as they should and I hate admitting that), why waste a good longstanding relationship with them and a plane that fits them well. A...

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by ACCS300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 175131

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I'll bet AC is wishing they'd never gone with the MAX now. I see both major Canadian carriers hugely supporting this partnership especially in the wake of Boeing's tanking image here. Mr. WestJet has shown a bit of anti-Bombardier sentiment when they refused to defer the Q400 orders... I won't get ...

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