C-GOFW is listed as a A330E, not a X version. Will this be the first A330 enhanced for AC? I think the A330Es have the higher MTW and the moving map display. https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20Canada-planed-a330.htm KrisYYZ First, the "moving map", you mean on the IFE systems? That...Jump to post
Update time? New Config (32C/24W/241Y) 934 C-GFUR MSN 344 - active 942 C-GEGP MSN 1015 - highly likely to feature the new config, possibly some rework needed before re-entry into service In Refurbishment 944 C-GKUG MSN 1149 - transferred from SIN to QPG for refurb on 2nd March 947 C-GOFW MSN 1485 (...Jump to post
I hope this is true and not just a negotiation tactic towards Boeing. AC’s executives have said in the past the there is no need for fleet growth, hence no additional 787s. I wonder if the A330 NEOs would replace the B788s for the mainline, the B788s could work for Rouge as a partial B763 replacemen...Jump to post
Obesity is not an illness. I agree with you. But I was just stunned to learn that Air Canada considers obesity to be a disability -- and obese passengers can request and receive an extra seat free of charge : https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/the-best-airlines-for-plus-sized-passengers.html The tr...Jump to post
Somewhat unrelated, but why is AC’s A223 cruising at such low altitude? I’ve never seen her fly above FL280. Is this related to the climb N1 issue?
I think 2020 will be a year of rebuilding for Boeing. Their corporate image is hurting big time, they’re the new poster boy for what is wrong with today’s corporate culture. Profiteering over quality and due diligence, outsourcing on steroids and too close of a relationship with regulators that has ...Jump to post
As many have mentioned, AC likes to get every single mile possible out of their aircraft. AC owned 10 out of the 19 77Ws, and 4 out of the 6 as of 2019. I’m no expert, but to me that indicates they are less likely to withdraw or replace the type until they’re nearing the end of their operational lif...Jump to post
Does YOW have enough widebody gates? I think gate 17 or 15 one the 763 usually use.
YOW is a nice airport, but having a full 788 and A343 arrive at the same time will be a big change capacity wise for the airport. I know they’re expanding the security area
Awesome! Love seeing the Arctic aviation TRs. Great job.Jump to post
Awesome TR! Thanks for posting. It definitely made me hungry.
It’s official! https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-canada-transat-deal-1.5192056 “Shareholders will have to weigh in and regulatory agencies will have a say, as the move would consolidate Canada's airline industry in even fewer hands, against the backdrop of more upheaval in the industry. Air Canad...Jump to post
Boeing played around with the 767 design, making it bigger before airlines told them just build a new plane, the 777.
This is one of my favourite av docs that mentions the process:
I still don’t see how a single engine fighter would work for us. If northern sovereignty is a priority, and given the size of our airspace, we need something that has a fighting chance of making an airfield on a single working engine. The Super Hornet is still my pick, it’s relatively cheap, availab...Jump to post
Are there any photos of the construction currently underway or any links available that describe this work? Yes, but it's in a closed FB group, you can request to join. Someone who works there says the work has been dormant for the last few months. https://www.facebook.com/groups/434618733320212/pe...Jump to post
Hey KrisYYZ, To appeal to / impress Trump even more than just simply increasing spending, shouldn't the Hungarians have ordered some American equipment? Maybe the 'cargo aircraft' could be C-130Js or are they too big? I am not suggesting that the Hungarians SHOULD have ordered American equipment bu...Jump to post
The Hungarian military, especially the Air Force has been on a massive shopping spree in the last few months. There is no doubt that the Hungarian Military’s equipment is in dire need of replacement, but for a small country, it’s quite impressive to see almost every single type of major equipment be...Jump to post
Thank you for sharing this! The Dash 8 is definitely not built for comfort, but I've always felt safe on it. Be it flying out of YSB in -35C, or the aircraft carrier style landing at YTZ, the Dash-8 is a great aircraft.
The first A319 has arrived in Hungary. Here is a video showing the arrival and the interior...
The Hungarian Air Force is buying two former Air Berlin A319s for civil, military and humanitarian use. The A319s, D-ABGM and D-ABGS will undergo refurbishment in Austria by CorporateJet and will be delivered to the HuAF next year. The opposition parties in Hungary pointed out that these aircraft ar...Jump to post
Impressive expansion. I guess this means the A333 will be staying longer, or more TATLs will be flown with the 737Max. Are there enough international gates at YYZ? There are rumours that the infield terminal will be operational again, perhaps the non-AC tenants at T1 could be moved to the infield. K...Jump to post
Continental767 wrote:First pic in the database.
Seems like they didn't put the roundel on the engine this time like they do on the 787.
Does the A340 family have any future as a freighter? Or is it too under-powered, with the required structural modification not being economical? With oil prices low, and forecasted to stay low, it just seems like a waste to send these birds to the desert. I believe the last A340, a -600 was built in...Jump to post
Totally out of left field - didn't see that one coming! Some media are reporting LO is also increasing WAW-BUD from 4x to 6x daily along with the JFK/ORD flights. I have to say, a bit curious that resources are being sent to BUD. I thought the new 78's would be used to keep expanding longhaul from ...Jump to post
Some further details... -Flights from BUD tto NYC will start Q1/Q2 2018. -The Polish Deputy PM and the Hungarian Foreign Minster will make the official announcement on Friday, the two will arrive at BUD on LO's newest 787. Btw. It is being reported that LOT bought a domain "malot.hu" (prob...Jump to post
Very odd since LOT doesn't have a hub in Budapest. Honestly, I don't think it'll work for them. There's a reason it's called LOT Polish airlines. Many European flag carriers have tried to set up flights from outside their home country and failed. This won't be any different. Besides, LOT already of...Jump to post
Looks like BUD will finally get its highly sought-after, direct connection to New York. Budapest has been without a direct connection to NYC for years, previously MA, AA and DL flew this route, but now LO will be operating 5x flights to a unnamed airport in New York (I'm assuming JFK). There were st...Jump to post
Very nice. Good job. Looks professional, classy and elegant. It also incorporates several cues of previous AC liveries and (to me, at least) appears a tad more formal than the blueish icicle one. For some reason it immediately reminded me of AC Vickers Vanguards... It does look better & classy ...Jump to post
Unions were badly needed back in the '30's and '40's when there weren't any labour laws. In today's society, unions do nothing but increase costs. In Canada, socialism is dying. Socialist governments do nothing but suck on union teets, causing increased costs and deficits. I love Westjet! Unfortuna...Jump to post
What the heck is a "flag" carrier? It may have meant something 30 or 40 years ago but today? Isn't it a term used by nostalgia-ridden airline junkies? Does the term have any official relevance in this day and age or is it simply a marketing term implying some sort of archaic former design...Jump to post
While nothing concrete has been announced, it sounds like BUD is closer to establishing direct flights to NYC or Chicago for the 2018 summer season. The article mentions AA and DL, as well as European carriers and 5th freedom carriers, I'm assuming QR and EK both which currently serve BUD, as possib...Jump to post
The Liberal Government just announced a plan to "immediately explore" the acquisition of 18 Boeing Super Hornets, to fill the RCAF's "capability gap", but only for an interim period. Could be the first step in cancelling or downsizing the F35 deal? http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Iemand91" class="quote" target="_blank">Iemand91</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Rot371" class="quote" target="_blank">Rot371</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>Cann somebody explain how it works? Where do...Jump to post
I don't think <acronym title="Budapest - Ferenc Liszt (Ferihegy) (BUD / LHBP), Hungary">BUD</acronym> is thrilled about having this kind of set-up. But obviously, the LCCs are the ones who wanted fast boarding and a reduced cost of operations. This is probably the best solution <acronym title="Budap...Jump to post
I believe <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> has two more 77Ws on order, which seem to be coming in the <acronym title="Hokkaido International Airlines (Japan)">HD</acronym> config. Besides <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>'s 2 Class B77Ws, will <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>'...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/r2rho" class="quote" target="_blank">r2rho</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Then would eventually come the EU forcing to r...Jump to post
Will the increase in seats, and thereby passengers and bags affect the range or cargo payload of the 777s, especially the 77Ls? This change won't lead me to avoid <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>, completely, but I will definitely shop around even more now, or look at <acronym title="Air Can...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SpaceshipDC10" class="quote" target="_blank">SpaceshipDC10</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>The new once weekly <acro...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pnwtraveler" class="quote" target="_blank">pnwtraveler</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Yes the structure of gates F84 to ...Jump to post
From my amateurish understanding, the air conditioning system doesn't work without the engines. So wouldn't the aircraft depressurize? Or would the SOP dictate immediate activation of the APU to feed the packs? Would a depressurization mean intimidate diversion even if the issue was rectified in-fli...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SpaceshipDC10" class="quote" target="_blank">SpaceshipDC10</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Will it be more frequencies with...Jump to post
EK is increasing capacity to Budapest starting December 1st. The A332 service which started in October is doing well, with 80% load factors. The 364 seat B773 is a significant increase and good news for <acronym title="Budapest - Ferenc Liszt (Ferihegy) (BUD / LHBP), Hungary">BUD</acronym>. <a href=...Jump to post