Well, the monopoly argument is not quite as solid as it seems, because most French province cities are already in a monopoly situation. For instance: AC does not fly to TLS.Jump to post
The interesting part of it is that Air Transat was founded by transfuge pilots when Quebecair was folded into Nordair, which led through CPAir and PWA to Canadian, then to the AC merger… And, the first planes of TS were old AC Tristars. So, somehow, this is like closing the loop… In addition, one o...Jump to post
Just closing the (many) direct flights from YUL to French province cities would cost the new combine quite a number of sales. I know my mom and sisters, for instance, will get out of their best schedule options to use those direct flights. Granted, if there is no choice, then there is no choice, but...Jump to post
The interesting part of it is that Air Transat was founded by transfuge pilots when Quebecair was folded into Nordair, which led through CPAir and PWA to Canadian, then to the AC merger… And, the first planes of TS were old AC Tristars. So, somehow, this is like closing the loop…Jump to post
About the factories, BBD will sell the Belfast one. The article states that BBD will no longer be making the CSeries, sorry, A220's wings.
https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entrep ... plonge.php
Keesje, two corrections, if you don't mind:
First, the place name is Mirabel, not Maribel, and
Second, the St Lawrence seaway is used by ships going beyond Montreal towards the Great Lakes (Toronto, Detroit, Chicago...); Montreal's harbour is almost always open.
Ok, back to the topic.
YUL adapted to the A380, only to receive AF's for one or two summer seasons… Already long gone.Jump to post
I know it's not US but I'd love to see VN in YUL…Jump to post
1969… Not bad for a production run… Not stellar nowadays, but much more than most historic models. Not bad? Besides the 747 and later 737, who are likely to exceed? Dc-3 asside. We're talking before any in production Airbus. A 20 year production run is considered steller in my book. Lightsaber Let'...Jump to post
1969… Not bad for a production run… Not stellar nowadays, but much more than most historic models.Jump to post
If the delay really is about building a business case, it begs the question of said business case… Once, a few dozen sales were enough, then a few hundreds. Nowadays, are we already past one thousand sales needed prior to formal launch? Business case doesn't just look at the demand for the plane it...Jump to post
… And at some point, the A220 could give Airbus some time to breathe and think, when it will be necessary (if ever…) to replace the A32x family…Jump to post
What is the N1786B written on many (all?) green aircraft? Sorry if it has already been asked and answered…Jump to post
I'm also reading: :arrow: Airbus is investing to grow production to 10-15 a month in the next few years https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-airbus-lifts-a220s-future-with-mobile-gro-455082/ And not finding any info about Airbus investments, yet am finding push back on whether or not...Jump to post
Bombardier is on the way out of the air passenger carrying business. They need all they can find to pay what they still owe to Airbus, per the CSeries acquisition agreement… My bet is that, at the first occasion, Airbus will buy out what will remain of the former CSeries to be acquired, mostly with ...Jump to post
More details at Radio-Canada (in French, again): https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1131830/c-series-bombardier-economie-a220-rentabilite It is the Airbus yearly conference with subcontractors that is happening in Montreal, for the first time. Philippe Balducchi and Guillaume Faury will be here un...Jump to post
In Le Devoir this morning (French Montreal newspaper), an article about a conference between Airbus and subcontractors, about the A220/CSeries. Philippe Balducchi and Guillaume Faury were in town yesterday. The article is behind a paywall… Here is the link, anyway: https://www.ledevoir.com/economie/...Jump to post
But why are they all called a 7xx? Why 7? I believe every Boeing passenger plane historically has a 7 somewhere in it's model number going back to the 247, 377, etc. so 7 was a requirement in naming the new jet transport. Was it a combination of luck and/or pure marketing genius to designate it the...Jump to post
I flew three EA powered and one RR. The RR plane seemed slightly less powerful on takeoff but I was taking extra note so could just be me being over sensitive. I think it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for a passenger to judge the relative “power” of different engines. Unless you happe...Jump to post
It will be interesting to watch the competition in the coming years, over French province cities, between AC with the 7M8 and TS with the A321LR. WS is not in the game, for whichever reason. But wouldn’t that be limited to NTE and LIL? The other cities are out of these type’s range, no? Just from a...Jump to post
It will be interesting to watch the competition in the coming years, over French province cities, between AC with the 7M8 and TS with the A321LR. WS is not in the game, for whichever reason. I understand that the alliance between TS and French travel agencies means that there is no French charter op...Jump to post
My first flight was in an AF 747 in the summer 1970, I was not quite two years old… And I believe I have (quaint) memories of that flight! I see myself playing with a little Volvo car (Simon Templar's!) on a tray table, and looking through the window and seeing that wing!… Through the years: 1970: Y...Jump to post
I restate my questions: -what kind of failure could happen to that LG? Is a default of extension possible? -would the extending LG be MEL? -when would the PIC be warned of such a failure? -conversely, is a default of retraction possible? If it has already been stated in the thread, please indicate m...Jump to post
EASA and FAA certify long-range capability for A321neo https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/10/easa-and-faa-certify-long-range-capability-for-a321neo-.html https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/stock-and-creative/infographic/A321LR-Infographic.jpg?wid=800&fit=...Jump to post
hkcanadaexpat wrote:Geoff1947 wrote:Is MSN 239 (CI#14) , which is in special livery , being lined up as the 200th delivery ?Geoff
If i was a betting man, MSN 172 (QR) will be #200 with MSN 206 (CX) being #199.
Just by curiosity… Are Canadian airports part of the survey?Jump to post
Devilfish wrote:qf789 wrote:The A330-800neo was spotted a couple of days ago next to the ANA A388 on the flightline.
And still without engines.....
Just heard and saw the 744 over my dwelling, again. Too dark to take a meaningful picture. I was born just a few days before the 747 came out of factory. I'll be 50 in a few days. Bit of a nostalgic moment. When I was a kid, those things were novelty; when I was a teenager, they were everywhere, whe...Jump to post