gospelle
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Start Date For Air Canada A330 XM Conversion?

Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:19 am

Does anyone know when Air Canada will begin the A330 XM Conversions?
 
Nicoeddf
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RE: Start Date For Air Canada A330 XM Conversion?

Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:05 pm

According to Wikipedia (yes, i know...  Wink ) it should be done in early 2009 with the start having taken place in 2006
 
gospelle
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RE: Start Date For Air Canada A330 XM Conversion?

Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:34 pm

Well clearly they didn't start on tha A330's in 2006, none have been done as of today and it's June 2008.

According to contrailsphotography.com there are only 4 767's left to convert, and then the A330's. All other aircraft are done.

Are there any Air Canada folks reading this thread who know when the A330's will start the conversion?
 
Viscount724
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RE: Start Date For Air Canada A330 XM Conversion?

Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:22 am



Quoting Gospelle (Reply 2):
According to contrailsphotography.com there are only 4 767's left to convert, and then the A330's. All other aircraft are done.

I don't think all the A320s are finished. Their employee website shows 3 A320s due for completion on June 15, June 24 and August 10. Perhaps those are the last of the Airbus narrowbodies.

I doubt A330 conversions will start until after the summer peak. They show the XM A333 seating configuration as 37J/228Y vs. current 42J/232Y. Seat pitch in Y seems to drop by one inch with the new layout to avoid losing more Y class seats (from 32 and 33 in., varying by row, to 31 and 32 in.)
 
gospelle
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RE: Start Date For Air Canada A330 XM Conversion?

Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:19 am

You may be right about the 3 A320's. The contrailsphotography.com site shows a plane "xm'd" as soon as it goes in the shop, not when it comes out. I don't think any non-xm a320's are flying.

Is the "employee website" you mention publicly accessable? what is the URL?
 
Viscount724
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RE: Start Date For Air Canada A330 XM Conversion?

Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:08 am



Quoting Gospelle (Reply 4):
Is the "employee website" you mention publicly accessable? what is the URL?

No, it's the AC employee intranet, only accessible by employees and retirees (I'm the latter). Requires a login and password.
 
Tod
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RE: Start Date For Air Canada A330 XM Conversion?

Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:56 pm



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
I doubt A330 conversions will start until after the summer peak.

That's what I would have thought too, but my program schedule shows first aircraft into the hanger 24June2008 and out by the end of August.

Tod
 
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RE: Start Date For Air Canada A330 XM Conversion?

Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:15 pm



Quoting Tod (Reply 6):
That's what I would have thought too, but my program schedule shows first aircraft into the hanger 24June2008 and out by the end of August.

Today it looks like the schedule will slide.

Tod

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