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by Whiteguy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL
Replies: 47
Views: 8448

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

Because the demand for Montreal and Calgary is very small and can be sustained with 1x daily from AC. YYZ on the other hand is a way bigger market and a bigger star alliance hub too. its home to the largest city in Canada and is pretty big for a metropolitan area (6-7 million people). YYZ can be co...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2656
Views: 342753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Why are all 737 Max models grounded and not just the Max 8. Only one 737-7 has been built yet because neither of the airlines that have ordered them actually wanted delivery this year anyway. It's currently being used for tests. We assume it will require the same modifications as the -8 if it enter...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2656
Views: 342753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Well it appears that at least one airline doesn't expect MAXs to fly anytime soon https://finance.yahoo.com/news/canadas-sunwing-keeps-boeing-737-193048366.html May 2020 is a good wait and probably needed. And AC has removed them from their Hawaii schedules for the entire winter season. Doesn’t nec...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21268

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

And both rear lavs are buried in the tail like the MAX, sucks for crew and pax....

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by Whiteguy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8748

Re: The WestJet Thread

You started this thread pretty late in the day to get much Canadian interest before it slips down the page, but I'll chip in. :) I am an AC guy so I don't follow WS too closely, but being Alberta-based, I am of course affected by everything they do! I don't have much insight, but do have a couple o...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 151
Views: 20821

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

I’m wondering, with this realignment and the planned JV with Westjet, if some routes will be taken over by Westjet/Encore in the future. Do Compass or Gojet operate any transboarder routes for DL??

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by Whiteguy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2656
Views: 342753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Currently sitting in the terminal in SEA waiting for my late flight, I was amazed to see so much ground - then, in fact, also air - movement of B38Ms! I thought the plane was grounded, but the sheer volume of Alaskan (and other) planes I saw thundering down the runway simply does not explain ferry ...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8748

Re: The WestJet Thread

In other news, 737-700 C-FIWS after 18 years of service finds itself sitting in GYR most likely to be parted out after 62 775 hours and 28852 flights. She’s lived a good life, happy retirement! She is not being parted out but going to United Airlines! Thought you knew. Did not know that. Up until a...

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by Whiteguy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8748

Re: The WestJet Thread

SXDFC wrote:
Anyone know when they will be repainting their current 737s in the new livery?


Don’t expect anything to be done while the MAXs are grounded....

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by Whiteguy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8748

Re: The WestJet Thread

You started this thread pretty late in the day to get much Canadian interest before it slips down the page, but I'll chip in. :) I am an AC guy so I don't follow WS too closely, but being Alberta-based, I am of course affected by everything they do! I don't have much insight, but do have a couple o...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2656
Views: 342753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Don't they ferry them with special pilots only and flaps out to prevent MCAS from activating? Company pilots: yes. Flaps out: There are plenty of flight tracks showing ferry flights at max altitude and speed, I posted one earlier to this thread. So, not a "death trap". After an initial gr...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?
Replies: 15
Views: 5830

Re: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?

Current status from what I can see: A320: TF-BRO - planned to Spirit as N697NK (owned by Avolon) TF-SIS - planned to Spirit as N698NK, (owned by Avolon) A20N: TF-NEO - Delivered Vistara as VT-TNN A321: TF-CAT - Planned to Air Canada Rouge. TF-DOG - Planned to Air Canada Rouge.. TF-MOM - Delivered A...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?
Replies: 19
Views: 2716

Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

LH658 wrote:
Good to know. So Drake get to haul around in a 767 at a minimum cost, or can other people with the money rent the 767?


Minimum cost of $40K per hour....

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by Whiteguy
Wed May 29, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66909

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

WS will action it’s options for 10 additional B789s and order 20+ more.....IMHO

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by Whiteguy
Fri May 24, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins
Replies: 30
Views: 6089

Re: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins

My bad. the last 737's I worked on were the 737-100 and 200 back in 1987 where as "A" system was powered by the EDPs (Engine Driven Pumps) and "B" system was powered by the EMDPs (Electric Motor Driven Pumps). You are referring to the 737-300 and newer. Now that we are talking t...

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by Whiteguy
Wed May 22, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 318
Views: 54199

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

This all suggests WS is desperate to grow in the Quebec market and will do anything, including an internal culture destroying, cost escalating deal to do so. WS has already engaged in internal culture destroying and cost escalation, hasn’t it? Onex destroying WS’ culture remains to be seen. The com...

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by Whiteguy
Tue May 21, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins
Replies: 30
Views: 6089

Re: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins

That’s exactly what stratclub said. My bad, edited.....the “A” system are turned off!! The "A" pumps are never turned off. This is because they are engine driven pumps and only produce pressure when the engines are operating. The S/O solanoid energizes to shut off "A" system hyd...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

Jayce wrote:
What happens to the 767s this winter? All it’s flying seems to be taken by the 787.


Not sure. All I can find so far is YYC-YYZ turns. I think you’ll hear some info this week or next regarding some route changes.

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

WestJet hedging their bets that the Max won’t be back in service in time for Winter 2019? The MAXs are planned on YYC-OGG as well, 3-4x a week. Also on YYC-HNL and YEG-OGG. The MAX will be flying by Aug. Can you give me a source re: MAX flying by August in Canada? Heard nothing of that. Thanks. No ...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

In a schedule update today (May 19/19), WestJet has added Boeing 787-9 service on YYC-OGG & YYZ-LGW, as well as increased its winter plans for YYC-LGW New schedules: Calgary - Kahului (From 31OCT19) WS1858 YYC 11:00 - 13:27 OGG 789 46 WS1857 OGG 22:30 - 07:27+1 YYC 789 46 Schedule is odd with p...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

Why would WS put such a premium aircraft on YYC-OGG? This is a leisure low-yield route, seems a waste of their super-premium new business cabin. WestJet hedging their bets that the Max won’t be back in service in time for Winter 2019? The MAXs are planned on YYC-OGG as well, 3-4x a week. Also on YY...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

In a schedule update today (May 19/19), WestJet has added Boeing 787-9 service on YYC-OGG & YYZ-LGW, as well as increased its winter plans for YYC-LGW New schedules: Calgary - Kahului (From 31OCT19) WS1858 YYC 11:00 - 13:27 OGG 789 46 WS1857 OGG 22:30 - 07:27+1 YYC 789 46 Schedule is odd with p...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7909

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

WS further updated its winter 787 plans: YYZ-LGW 1x daily from 23OCT19 YYC-OGG 2x weekly YYC-LGW Increased to 4x weekly. That covers 2 of the 3 frames. This schedule covers all 3 aircraft.... One aircraft daily from YYZ to LGW....the LGW-YYC flights arrive around 1530 and 1420 on Thursday and Satur...

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by Whiteguy
Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins
Replies: 30
Views: 6089

Re: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins

No, fuel pumps are pretty much silent from inside of the cabin. The sound you hear are electric hydraulic pumps and are turned on just before push back so that the aircraft has brakes. Actually the “A” system hydraulics aren’t turned off for push back... That’s exactly what stratclub said. My bad, ...

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by Whiteguy
Thu May 16, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins
Replies: 30
Views: 6089

Re: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins

stratclub wrote:
No, fuel pumps are pretty much silent from inside of the cabin. The sound you hear are electric hydraulic pumps and are turned on just before push back so that the aircraft has brakes.


Actually the “A” system hydraulics are turned off for push back...

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by Whiteguy
Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 16
Views: 5284

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

Was announced a few weeks ago. It’s a wet lease, Omni crew.

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by Whiteguy
Tue May 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q1 2019 report
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Air Canada Q1 2019 report

EBITDAR is in the report, it’s the first line.....they just dropped the R!

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by Whiteguy
Fri May 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 33
Views: 6142

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

Flew on these aircraft more then a few times to the Falkland Islands and back in the early 80s, service was abruptly halted for some reason.....;)

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7253

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Delivered March 29th WOE-KEF-YYC, hasn't flown since. Assuming it's in pre-revenue checks and training in YYC as it is a new type for them. Hm. I would have thought either Edmonton or Kelowna since the airline has presences there. They have a large presence in YYC as well, saw the aircraft sitting ...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20143

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Air Canada announced this morning that the Max will remain grounded until at least July 1st. Routes out of YHZ and YYT will be temporarily suspended. All this reported on CBC earlier today. Not quite, the schedule has been adjusted until up to July 1st without the MAX. This doesn’t mean it’s ground...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20143

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Wifi installation at AAR Windsor Bit of a cheeky move if they use this downtime to complete wifi installations across the fleet. Makes a lot of sense. Why not take advantage of the down time? Westjet is doing the same with aircraft ferried to Kelowna to have the new seating configuration installed.

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by Whiteguy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20143

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I figured that would be the case. Any idea if it’s mainline or rouge?? See the 3rd reply: YVR-HNL will consolidate into one flight and operated by 77W YVR-OGG will consolidate into one flight and operated by 789 YVR-CUN/PVR/SJD/ZIH will operated by 321 YVR-KOA looks like it will be cancelled Is thi...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 SUNWING 737Max heading to Windsor
Replies: 19
Views: 5834

Re: 3 SUNWING 737Max heading to Windsor

Interesting... Explains the max I saw with ground equip around it at yyz earlier. AC seems to be happy parking up at yyz... I counted 6 7m8 of theirs about 4pm. Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk Aircraft are being moved to most cities for AC, YYZ, YVR, YYC, YHZ....... WS is moving planes to...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716317

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

AirbusA6 wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47553787

BBC article on the Canadian ban, and yet another incorrect photo!


What’s incorrect about the photo?

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by Whiteguy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4709

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

I'm so happy that YVR-MCO is being considered by AC, it's a huge game changer with asian and australian tourists visiting Orlando these days and I'm sure they'd prefer YVR over SFO and LAX. Considering it doesn’t mean it’ll be added, AC operated to before with Rouge. WS also operated YVR-MCO but it...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4709

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

I'm surprised that WS didn't consider YYC-BOS before AC. BOS is a DL focus city so WS would benefit more from pax instead of AC on that route. A lot of goodies in their 2019 investor day presentation, which was yesterday. YVR-IAD YYC-IAD YYC-BOS I'm not complaining (in fact excited) about these. Wh...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4709

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

I want to buy VDB and YVR tech stop futures on YEG-HNL. Heavy winter winds will make me wealthy. AC operated the 738M from YYC this past season, at 80 miles less in length. And WS has operated the 738M from YYC-HNL/OGG in the past as well. The Q400 reduction is slightly surprising but eludes to wha...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery
Replies: 23
Views: 4495

Re: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery

Is the recently unveiled First Air livery the one which will be adopted? https://worldairlinenews.com/2017/10/21/first-air-unveils-a-new-look-and-logo/ Looks way too similar to Avior: 5037971,4914011 I bet they don’t care at all.. Yup, we always mix them up when the two are sitting side by side in ...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11955

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

Now official. https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019-02-27-Bem-vindo-Air-Canada-Introduces-Non-Stop-Montreal-Sao-Paulo-Brazil-Flights AC is clearly counting on O&D and Canada connections to make this flight work. Unfortunately the arrival time back in YUL is too late to connect with the Asian dep...

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by Whiteguy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6692

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

[url][/url] Not hardly a record and not that out of the ordinary: United 788 Delivered 09/22/2012 Revenue 11/5/2012 44 days American 788 Delivered 1/23/2015 Revenue 5/7/2015 104 days Apples to oranges. Canadian airlines do not have to deal with FAA operating certification of new aircraft types. No, ...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13023

Re: Video of BA 787-9 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

Don't change configuration after windshear go-around. Very true statement, but I must have missed that the flight crew actually did get a windshear warning from the onboard EGPWS. Nevertheless, the bounced landing procedure was executed by the book. You don’t need a wind shear warning from the EGPW...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?
Replies: 30
Views: 3552

Re: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?

Bingo1 wrote:
In Canada we have Summit Air as has been mentioned but we also have North Cariboo Air which flies one RJ100. I believe it's charters only though


North Cariboo operates 2 RJ100s....

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by Whiteguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 69
Views: 9257

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

I imagine that YXC, YXH, and maybe eben YQL are concerned about these developments. YQF was already cancelled, and I believe YCG was formerly served on 1900's from YYC, though I'm not sure about that one (I'm local, but not a history buff). I believe that Lethbridge and Medicine Hat were formally s...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 69
Views: 9257

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

As far as I can tell, yes. It is wholly owned by Skyservice Business Aviation, which was left after Skyservice shut down. But, that doesn't mean it can not be (partially) purchased. ;) You are correct, the B1900s out east continue to fly under an AC flight number. I honestly do not know what is goi...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC
Replies: 66
Views: 11520

Re: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC

FA9295 wrote:
Not seeing PDX-YYC yet. Assuming it'll take a while to show up in the reservation system.


Summer sked hasn’t officially been released yet.....

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by Whiteguy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15899

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

Does anyone know if they're all ETOPS equipped? I only ask as the latest one, C-FSOI still hasn't been to Heathrow despite having been delivered last June. We used to see two dedicated A319s as they were the only ones with the life rafts for long over water flights (apparently), are AC going to hav...

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6373

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

YEG-OAK?? Wow. I didn't see that one coming... I mean it could work from YEG but they need to try YYC or YVR first. But 3x weekly means mostly OD and leisure but the Bay Area should be a business route. I have to figure EIA is subsidizing the new attempt somehow and need some time to process this o...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area
Replies: 24
Views: 4335

Re: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area

There's a real strong jetstream out of SW these days...it happens often during this time of year. Thanks for the insight. Any idea why the 737 flights from Vancouver were able to make it nonstop, while the 737 flights from Seattle and Portland (both closer to Hawaii than Vancouver) had to go throug...

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by Whiteguy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35300

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

I think if anyone should be taxiing slow it’d be you guys. Wasn’t your contract going to be signed in December? Only in Canada could some fool descend from 410 at 260 knots. 290 min anywhere efficient. The contract was done in Dec, flying/taxiing fast or slow wouldn’t have changed anything. Conside...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35300

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

You mean like YYC? What a blunder there As for traffic coming into YYZ. Planes are coming from North, East, South and West. The bottleneck that would ensue if you sent all of these arrivals to downwind bedposts would be huge. Add to that departures you need to get them up and enroute as well. They’...

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