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by Whiteguy
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 94
Views: 13191

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Trust in the MAX is temporary at best until there is another incident, even if just a runway excursion with no fatalities. The a/c was initially designed in the 19060's and it makes no difference how advanced the wings, engines or electronics are, folks will still say it is not FBW and that will be...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 76
Views: 13380

Re: Air Canada Discontinues Service on 30 Domestic Regional Routes and Closes Eight Stations in Canada

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2020-06-30-Air-Canada-Discontinues-Service-on-30-Domestic-Regional-Routes-and-Closes-Eight-Stations-in-Canada That’s going to be a bit hit for Jazz and even worse for what flying Evas had left (I think all of EVAS’s flights are on the list?). I wonder how “indefinite...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Reverse Thrust Landings
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Re: No Reverse Thrust Landings

I’ve landed at Toronto on an AC 763 and today SLC on a 753 and both were nearly silent. I was in the back for both but still. Maybe it was just low RT? Do these airports have noise restrictions/protocols? YYZ does have the comment in their noise abatement procedures.....”consistent with safe operat...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

To which carrier will the WestJet domestic flying be contracted out to? Other than AC there aren't really that many others available. From what I can see the Northern carriers such as Air Inuit/Creebec/Calm Air/Canadian North etc. are as busy as ever right now (extra freight?). Another question-dom...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2020-06-24-WestJet-announces-organizational-changes-to-secure-its-future WestJet announced organization changes including the outsourcing of all domestic operations except at it's four largest airports (YYC, YVR, YEG & YYZ). Would the outsourcing of domestic operati...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Rouge to eventually use A321's on TATL routes
Replies: 23
Views: 5495

Re: AC Rouge to use A321's on TATL routes this summer.

Maybe I missed it, but where does it say AC Rouge will be operating A321s TATL this summer? The comments from AC CEO sound more long term to me-that is AC has no plans to move new wide bodies over to Rouge to replace the 767s and Rouge will become narrowbody only with select A321 transatlantic rout...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

So I assume the US flights are no longer resuming due to continued ban on non-essential travel with the US? Or would they be happy to resume flying again with assumed low LFs but potentially cargo which is not affected? https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/canada-u-s-border-to-remain-closed-to...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

Yeah I know, should be updated in the next week I believe. The only 787 flying for July is YYZ turns, as they’ve been doing. If any Europe flying happens it’ll probably only be LGW and CDG coming back this year. DUB and FCO won’t happen, same with BCN. The 767s are done as well. I’ll correct this.....

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

There are only a few random YYZ-MCO turns, 3 flights all of July. July schedule hasn't been published yet so I'm going off what's currently scheduled. They even still have flights to LGW/CDG/DUB/FCO and BCN for sale from July 5. I'm curious if the LAX/ATL & LGA flights will still happen later t...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

Sounds like July will be like June but with limited Transborder/International flying. Schedule will be updated this weekend I believe. Looks like some of the changes are already there. Seeing all of Europe has now been removed until August. As for Transborder, I see so far: YYC-LAX 1x daily YYC-LAS...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

July schedule hasn't been published yet so I'm going off what's currently scheduled. They even still have flights to LGW/CDG/DUB/FCO and BCN for sale from July 5. I'm curious if the LAX/ATL & LGA flights will still happen later this month with the border restrictions remaining in place. Yeah I ...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

YYC-LAS resumes June 28. Only flights to Florida I see currently are the MCO ones. There are only a few random YYZ-MCO turns, 3 flights all of July. July schedule hasn't been published yet so I'm going off what's currently scheduled. They even still have flights to LGW/CDG/DUB/FCO and BCN for sale ...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

Revised June schedule has been published: https://blog.westjet.com/westjet-updates-schedule-from-june-5-through-july-4-2020/ The article only mentions the Transborder / International routes are suspended until June 25, but only the following is currently available for reservation in the GDS from Ju...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13709

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

What will AC use to replace this type? The A321 is too small (although it's a decent 762 replacement) and the 788 and A333 are too big. 787s, A330s and MAXs.... I imagine there will be an A321LR/XLR order at some point to replace some of the 767 flying. The MAX, assuming it ever comes back, isn’t q...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13709

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

DocLightning wrote:
What will AC use to replace this type? The A321 is too small (although it's a decent 762 replacement) and the 788 and A333 are too big.


787s, A330s and MAXs....

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72004

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

Whiteguy wrote:
The original article wasn’t written by a media outlet that is owned by the third bidder for Air Transat. I wouldn’t lend any credibility to the article.



That should be “was written”.....

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72004

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

The original article wasn’t written by a media outlet that is owned by the third bidder for Air Transat. I wouldn’t lend any credibility to the article.

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13709

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

LAX772LR wrote:
SIDEBAR: whatever happened to the Gimli Glider?
Was it scrapped, or saved?


It was scrapped. I think part of it is still in the desert, not sure which airfield. MZJ maybe...

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by Whiteguy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Embraer 190 Retired
Replies: 38
Views: 6693

Re: Air Canada Embraer 190 Retired

YYZ-YMM was an E190 route. Is that going to resume on a Sky Regional E175, or go up to a BCS3? (The likely alternate is YEG.) YYZ-YMM is 1440 nmi and YMM-YEG is another 225 nmi. I think that route was being operated by one of the Buses, if operated at all. It’s not showing in the schedule for the t...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 25, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 Coming to YYZ May 27th
Replies: 17
Views: 4043

Re: AN-225 Coming to YYZ May 27th

It’s delayed for at least 48 hrs in YMX now.

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by Whiteguy
Fri May 22, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to Offer All-Premium Flights
Replies: 8
Views: 4685

Re: Air Canada to Offer All-Premium Flights

I think it’s a great idea to use them in this time of social distancing and increase some revenue...

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by Whiteguy
Thu May 21, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami
Replies: 31
Views: 8302

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

And the Leafs will win the cup this year!! Unless the restrictions on non-essential travel between the US and Canada are eased (as it stands right now, the restrictions are effective through June 21) AND the 14-day self-isolation/quarantine orders are lifted, then nobody will win the Stanley Cup th...

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by Whiteguy
Wed May 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:
Replies: 27
Views: 10956

Re: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:

Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs: https://canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com/2020/05/20/air-canada-warms-to-a321lr-after-cancelling-737-maxs/ Quelle surprise. I had guessed that AC would be interested in the A321LR. I always figured it would be a good fit for them. Especially no...

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by Whiteguy
Sat May 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11499

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

If they go on leave for 2 yrs, will they do other jobs or get paid by govt. Doubt that many have that much in savings. The 2 year leave means your gone, no longer working at AC for the 2 years. You are still employed by the company, just not coming to work. I took a voluntary leave of absence from ...

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by Whiteguy
Sat May 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11499

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

bennett123 wrote:
If they go on leave for 2 yrs, will they do other jobs or get paid by govt.

Doubt that many have that much in savings.


The 2 year leave means your gone, no longer working at AC for the 2 years.

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by Whiteguy
Fri May 15, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110681

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I see a number of poster's repetitively commenting on the loss of the 77L from JNB and being replaced by a A350 is not going to work. As a previous poster mentioned there is a paper MTOW increase on the A350 that DL could exercise if they're willing to pay Airbus, as it's not a structural issue; pr...

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by Whiteguy
Tue May 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26776

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

alexdelzotto wrote:
YOWVIEWER wrote:
Just curious...... how do the 16 pilots get back to YYZ ? Do they fly something that's been in storage back ? Thanks !


AC2337 A319 YYZ-TUS
Wed May 13


There you go, operates AC2336 back to YYZ...thanks!

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by Whiteguy
Tue May 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26776

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

YOWVIEWER wrote:
Just curious...... how do the 16 pilots get back to YYZ ? Do they fly something that's been in storage back ? Thanks !


Sometimes and aircraft ferry down to. In this case there’s a MAX scheduled back to YQG from MZJ, the crews could land transfer up to MZJ and hop on it.

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by Whiteguy
Tue May 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26776

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

YOWVIEWER wrote:
So I count a total of six E190's in the air, or just arrived, in Tucson from YYZ. And a 737Max on its way to Marana. Busy day reducing inventory with the 190's !


8 total are going today! 6 from YYZ and 2 from YRQ.

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by Whiteguy
Wed May 06, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26776

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

I’m glad the E90s are leaving, absolutely terrible aircraft from a ground handling perspective How so? From a pax perspective though is a beloved regional jet From a pax perspective absolutely. Try loading 100 bags in the “pit” that has a floor to ceiling height of only about 2.5 feet and a length ...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 04, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26776

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Took a glance at some of their 767 routes in 2021 and noticed YYC-NRT has already been swapped to a 788. Nothing has really been updated for next summer, and it doesn’t usually get done until end of the year. The 767s were planned to be gone by end of this year anyway and that’s why NRT was changed...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 04, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26776

Re: Air Canada to Cut Capacity 75% July-September

One of the issues here in Canada is that we have inter-provincial travel restrictions. All provinces require a 14 day isolation even if travelling from another province so domestic travel is likely affected to a greater degree than in the US. Not all provinces have this restriction, Quebec and most...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26776

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

chonetsao wrote:
Air Canada needs to renew their fleet very soon. Even with these 79 aircrafts gone, there are still many that are approaching or over the magic 20 years in service landmark.


What do you think they’ve been doing with A220s and MAXs??

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by Whiteguy
Sun May 03, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2411
Views: 414646

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

A pilot posted that the 757s are gone, anyone got any update on this? In their displacement bid it said the 763 is the only sub fleet forecasted to fly in the foreseeable future. So it sounds like the 75s and 764s are both done. Just curious, are the 757 or 764 separate bids at UA? Or does the 763 ...

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by Whiteguy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789
Replies: 43
Views: 11447

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Only their 777's & Q400's have been converted https://simpleflying.com/dash-8-cargo-plane/ Canadian cabin cargo conversions Through its cargo division, Air Canada has been using commercial passenger aircraft for cargo-only flights that it would otherwise have parked. Furthermore, the airline ha...

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by Whiteguy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.
Replies: 27
Views: 6677

Re: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.

In fact the Max 7 (or the whole Max family) is not operable on short runways of domestic/regional airports. Minium runway length for take-off of some 120-150 seats airframes: Boeing 737-7 MAX : 7000 ft | 2100 m Embraer E190-E2 : 4760 ft | 1450 m Airbus A319-100 : 6070 ft | 1850 m ||| The neo and ce...

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by Whiteguy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet B787-9 in ATL?
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Westjet B787-9 in ATL?

AV8AJET wrote:
Saw a Westjet B787-9 parked at Atlanta Concourse F on Sunday, it was C-GKKN. Any idea why that was in ATL?


There were actually 2 there today. Both operating cargo flights from DUB via YYZ, then back to YYC. C-GKKN and C-GUDO.

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by Whiteguy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

hollywoodcory wrote:
Never mind, I see they both flew DUB-YYZ-ATL-YYC.

Crazy ATL got to see the WS 787 before even YVR did.


Yup, sorry just saw your message.

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by Whiteguy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

hollywoodcory wrote:
WS must be starting cargo only flights as 2 789s are currently operating YYC-DUB under flight #s: WS9926 and WS9920.


They are, cargo charters to ATL and YYZ. Probably more to come, WS now has authorization to operate to South America, Asia and the Middle East.

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://blog.westjet.com/westjet-updates-domestic-flight-schedule-from-may-5-through-june-4/ 4000 Domestic flights removed between May 5-June 4. Only running 80 daily departures. Hearing just a fleet of 10 737s / 10 Q400s and 1 787 a few times a week. They appear to be revising the schedule one mon...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://blog.westjet.com/westjet-updates-domestic-flight-schedule-from-may-5-through-june-4/ 4000 Domestic flights removed between May 5-June 4. Only running 80 daily departures. Hearing just a fleet of 10 737s / 10 Q400s and 1 787 a few times a week. They appear to be revising the schedule one mon...

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by Whiteguy
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

Can anybody confirm the 1 or 2 787's in storage (Toronto?) are actually still there? The above picture was supposedly shot around Sunday 13:00 PER standard time with the aircraft heading east- so presumably it came from Africa or the Middle East. The transponder was also off. There are alos no repo...

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by Whiteguy
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://scontent.fper4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p640x640/93426699_10156900076011689_3996311075715809280_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=9gusjaghJrUAX-mOKjv&_nc_ht=scontent.fper4-1.fna&_nc_tp=6&oh=5ae9465145726618d62a34211236fbba&oe=5EC3B8A3 This photo was taken by a...

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by Whiteguy
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 108593

Re: The WestJet Thread

I recently read on a different site, that just before the Onex purchase, Westjet owned 90% of their fleet. Today, that number is now ZERO. All has been sold to leasing companies and leased back. This is very disturbing as that 90% number was achieved through care and discipline. Where did the proce...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5463

Re: Westjet Laying off 1,700 Pilots

Huh? Count the number of times The Globe and Mail has used the word furlough in conjunction with aviation firms in the last month. AC, WestJet, Spirit Aero... Doesn’t matter what term you use, it’s the same.... Possibly in Canada, but in the US it's two different meanings. I will admit they are bot...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5463

Re: Westjet Laying off 1,700 Pilots

Huh? Count the number of times The Globe and Mail has used the word furlough in conjunction with aviation firms in the last month. AC, WestJet, Spirit Aero... Doesn’t matter what term you use, it’s the same.... Not really, terms have legal significance with regards to unemployment insurance benefit...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5463

Re: Westjet Laying off 1,700 Pilots

flyby519 wrote:
How many pilots do they have total?


Just under 2300 between Westjet, Encore and Swoop

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5463

Re: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots

cirrusdragoon wrote:
at least they will still be on the wage subsidy program


As of right know the wage subsidy ends June 6th....

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5463

Re: Westjet Laying off 1,700 Pilots

Are they truly laid off or furloughed? In Canada we don’t typically use the word “furloughed”. Huh? Count the number of times The Globe and Mail has used the word furlough in conjunction with aviation firms in the last month. AC, WestJet, Spirit Aero... Doesn’t matter what term you use, it’s the sa...

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by Whiteguy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami
Replies: 31
Views: 8302

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

And the Leafs will win the cup this year!!

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