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by AvroLanc
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno/Tahoe to Europe
Replies: 38
Views: 3588

Re: Reno/Tahoe to Europe

Not worth it, easier to fly to SFO or one of the other Bay Area Airports, take in the sights there, spend a day driving up to Tahoe, on the way stop and take in a winery in Sonoma or Napa. Not too bad of a drive.

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by AvroLanc
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3538

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Cargo Jet at YHM still operates, love seeing this old bird over my house from time to time.

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by AvroLanc
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31966

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Thinking we are all reading way too much into the number branding. 99% of all people stepping foot on this airplane wont care if its numbers are 1234, as long as it gets from A to B(and not the A,B around this site). We should celebrate the good that this change will likely bring to the industry.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 132902

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thank you lightsaber, that makes perfect sense.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 132902

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Delta can convert CS100 orders to CS300s after the 35th CS100. Regarding the overbuilt comments, Delta is getting the small engine option and has stated in official filings that the average segment length for the CS100 will be under 1,000nm. Would you be so kind as to explain the "small engine...

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by AvroLanc
Wed May 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 132902

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Just wondering how the in service aircraft are performing? I haven't heard much and can't seem to find anything on the net. I would imagine by now both operators (excluding Korean Air) should have some good performance data.

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by AvroLanc
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118730

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

You need pretty good energy to damage a window. You will get that energy either through relative velocity or mass. I'm guessing it wasn't a high velocity shrapnel that did it, but a large piece with a good amount of mass. The picture in heyjoojoo's post (thanks for posting!) shows a scrape under th...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 132902

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The Delta seats are custom/BFE, not off the shelf. So there is certification issues to deal with as well as integration of the IFE with the rest of the aircraft.[/quote] I do hope these customizations do not lead to further delays as the did with KAL. Does anyone know which frames are in final assem...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31747

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Such harsh responses, sure am glad I dont work for some of you. I work in health care and we all make mistakes, but punishment will not help. We have to learn from unfortunate events no matter how sad and preventable. People do odd things at odd times. I also feel we as a society have lost the art o...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36577

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

I saw one of the new livery A320 today in munich along with many current livery a/c. I kinda liked it in person, i eat humble pie and will no longer judge liveries until i actually see/compare in the real world not on an electronic device. After looking and comparing the two for some time side by si...

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by AvroLanc
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 132902

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to today's DL 10K filed with the SEC today, Delta expects to receives (18) CS100s in 2018, (25) in 2019 and (16) in 2020. These numbers almost made me spit out my drink, no way in hell these numbers are going to happen unless a massive increase in production occurs.[ss/quote] Well, Bombar...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 132902

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So far only one delivery this year to SWISS. There were supposed to be two further deliveries by now, one to SWISS, which did not accept the plane due to issues with the interior, and another to Korean, which did not accept the plane when smoke appeared in the cockpit during its acceptance flight. ...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 19040

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Is the runway extension happening? Realistically, unlikely. It's arguable that both the runway expansion AND the end of the prohibition on turbofan-powered aircraft will happen in due course. The majority of Toronto residents have always polled in favour of YTZ expansion. A pro-development mayor (D...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3640

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

We seem to focus too much on punative steps here. Not to sure about other parts of the world but here in North America charges would never stick as you would claim "could not think clearly due to overwhelming stress and environmental factors". From my observations of flying over the last 3...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16997

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

Why would you change the name of a successful product? The colours are now recognized by most so why change them. The airline is very successful therefore the terrible teal every talks about cant be that bad.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaska Airlines.
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaskan.

My apologies my tablet does all kind of auto correcting. Thanks for noticing i will update. Cheers.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaska Airlines.
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaska Airlines.

I read somewhere recently that AS has dispatch problems with their Q400's. Is this normal for the Q400, or a problem with the airline? I see other airlines working in similar environment (Porter, Westjet Encore and AC Jazz) to name a few. I find it hard to believe all these airlines suffer the same ...

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by AvroLanc
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the duopoly broken?
Replies: 22
Views: 2829

Re: Can the duopoly broken?

Funny when you said duopoly in your title I thought you were refering to Air Canada and Westjet. LOL.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207397

Re: LH introduces revised livery

sixtyseven wrote:
Listen to the people on here. Ya that’d work....

It wasent meant to be a serious idea, but sometimes do wonder what airlines are thinking in the marketing boardrooms.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207397

Re: LH introduces revised livery

After watching the video on YouTube it is dull and lifeless like the background, having the gold as in the above facebook rendition would have really shone. To each there own. Wasn't fond of AC new livery either. Maybe future airlines should post concept on anet and then see what they get. Then just...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 132902

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What are the latest projections for aircraft deliveries this year. At this rate they will be lucky to hit 30. If Baltic pushes back some deliveries that may not help.

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by AvroLanc
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?
Replies: 43
Views: 9010

Re: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?

Glad WS is expanding into Europe,my guess is this will increase.with newer widebody aircraft in the near future. The only drawback is still limited direct flights from YYZ or YUL. Hope they dont use terminal 3 at CDG, a terrible place to wait for your flight.Did they choose CDG over Orly for any spe...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97921

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I expect the cs500 will be built in Mobile and 100 300 in Mirabel.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 45
Views: 5518

Re: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land

I agree with whywhyzee, Downsview is not practical now or in the long run. Keeping the jobs in the GTA is imperative for Provincial and Federal Government as elections loom. Hope they dont move back to Montreal? Hamilton(YHM) would be a good location, lots of land and still close to Toronto for job ...

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by AvroLanc
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19909

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

I Believe TS flies seasonally from YYZ-ATH (May-OCT). Not That I would Ever Fly them again.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2965 Incident at GLA
Replies: 11
Views: 5189

Re: BA 2965 Incident at GLA

[quote][/quote]Because the entire site suffered a heavy downpour then a flash freeze. The ice was widespread and formed quickly. Aircraft or other ground equipment could collide. Aircraft could slip of taxiway or runway. None of which would be good for anyone. BLACK ICE as we call it in Canada is ne...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat width
Replies: 25
Views: 1860

Re: Seat width

Granted my comment about Face Space was off topic, but I still feel its more important. I flew in September on TS A310 in Y with supposed seat width of 16.5", then in AF A321 with 18"(did not actually measure either) however I did not notice a huge difference and that is 1.5". I was f...

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by AvroLanc
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat width
Replies: 25
Views: 1860

Re: Seat width

Seat width only makes a difference to me when i am stuck between two large males, but 17" or 18" I cant tell the difference. As for leg room at 5'10" (177cm) have never had any problems despite seat pitch. For me its about face space when seat in front is reclined and tray is on my ch...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 247846

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Noticed in the above video, four frames minus engines outside. Wonder how many inside. Looks to me like a PW delay.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190637

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

There may have been many reasons for choosing Goose Bay we are unaware of, weather at alternates, may have been closest after damage assessment, straighter approach would have likely reduced stress on pylon/engine. Probably will ferry in replacement engine/pylon and fly out damaged parts for inspect...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12875

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

Living in Hamilton area I would look forward to an alternative to Europe from YYZ. Hopefully some healthy direct flights. But alas the CDN dollar needs a little more strength to lure Canadians.

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by AvroLanc
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 28377

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Were the E-4B aircraft bigger than needed from the start or can everything be effectively done on a 767-2C body? Seems like a bit of a size downgrade to me.[/quote] Maybe, just think my cell phone 30 years ago was a 10lb monster and now I basically carry a computer in my back pocket weighing 5.5oz. ...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 14699

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Better seat pitch than I expected from Ryanair. Nothing surprises me anymore.....

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by AvroLanc
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41752

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Guessing all carriers will be suffering as people in general think twice about where to spend their vacation/money. My guess is tourism will be down from Europe and the middle east during the current US administration. Will be interesting to see load factors over the next year.

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by AvroLanc
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 10411

Re: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh

YYZ or YHM are better option than BUF. With the US exchange you are looking at 25-30% difference, that adds up to a lot for Canadians. I used to fly from BUF when dollar was at par but no longer. I also believe LCC can operate out of YYZ/YHM. People need to make their dollar go further and are switc...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HS Trident vertical wing dampers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: HS Trident vertical wing dampers?

Thanks, kind of what I thought, did not understand the under wing but it must have been necessary.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: HS Trident vertical wing dampers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

HS Trident vertical wing dampers?

This may have been answered before somewhere, so excuse me and redirect accordingly. I noticed on the wing of the Trident and similar other European designed planes of that era(Caravelle, BAC1-11) they had a vertical baffle(for lack of a more technical term). What was the purpose of this and why did...

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by AvroLanc
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet pilot buys pizza for Air Canada passengers
Replies: 49
Views: 11913

Re: Westjet pilot buys pizza for Air Canada passengers

Good for the WS pilot for doing the right thing. Keep in mind folks we no nothing about the AC employee(new hire/financial status etc), no blame shouldd go to him. There may have been around 100 people who could have easily stepped up and splurged for some pizza for the good of all, a little kindnes...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 84564

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Love it in red. Like what N415XJ did with it. Traditional solid branding. Would really stand out.

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by AvroLanc
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 84564

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Love the "Bandit" look, but as for the black and white??? Reminds me of two very Canadian things snow and black ice. Not the best for our National airline, feel more red would have been appropriate(maybe intentional as to not mesh with Rouge). More creativity on the would have been nice es...

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by AvroLanc
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737MAX
Replies: 80
Views: 21171

Re: Air Canada 737MAX

Personally I love the non boring current livery. All we need is one more white plane to photograph.

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by AvroLanc
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator
Replies: 39
Views: 9220

Re: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator

Congrats to both Air Baltic and Bombardier. Look forward to seeing these beautiful birds in the skies over North America.

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by AvroLanc
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6729

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

Our beloved duopoly will never allow competition. What ever the cost they will fly any route, even at a loss to reduce load for competition. Onward with the high airfares for Canadians. This thread involves a transborder route. Canada-U.S. certainly isn't a duopoly. Any U.S. carrier is free to star...

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by AvroLanc
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6729

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

Our beloved duopoly will never allow competition. What ever the cost they will fly any route, even at a loss to reduce load for competition. Onward with the high airfares for Canadians.

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