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by slawko
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 Homebase
Replies: 2
Views: 2910

RE: AN-225 Homebase

You are correct, it is Kyiv - Gostomel

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by slawko
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Not Cat III Certified?
Replies: 16
Views: 18451

RE: 787 Not Cat III Certified?

CATIII Will be an operator certification as well as an aircraft certification. Usually regulators require a certain number of hours on type for crew, and in general operation for the operator before CATIII is granted.

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by slawko
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter To Order C-Series
Replies: 236
Views: 26536

RE: Porter To Order C-Series

Looks pretty Toronto-Centric to me... https://www.porterplans.com/New-Routes

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by slawko
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PD & The Runway At YTZ
Replies: 27
Views: 4797

RE: PD & The Runway At YTZ

Actually, the "stuff" being dug out of the tunnel is actually being placed in the lake at the runway end...but not to create new landfill, but to provide a shallow "safety zone" so that boats don't come too close to the runway end... Read into this what you will, but remember that everything in term...

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by slawko
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI To Finally Join The Star Alliance?
Replies: 49
Views: 9875

RE: AI To Finally Join The Star Alliance?

Not till they pass an IOSA Safety Audit...

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by slawko
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Intl Getting 777-200s
Replies: 32
Views: 15136

RE: Ukraine Intl Getting 777-200s

If they got the 777's for next to nothing then they could in fact be cheaper to operate than the 767's. Further, they are literally in the middle of the European continent (if you count Russia as European  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="...

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by slawko
Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Intl Getting 777-200s
Replies: 32
Views: 15136

RE: Ukraine Intl Getting 777-200s

AI wasn't holding out for a premium. No one wanted them because of the cost of getting them back in flying condition. The record keeping (or lack there of) especially for such new airplanes was in such a bad condition that you essentially had to go over every part. UIA has their work cut out for the...

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by slawko
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Aviation Thread #1
Replies: 9
Views: 3952

RE: Ukraine Aviation Thread #1

So is this the end of aerosvit?

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by slawko
Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Aviation Thread #1
Replies: 9
Views: 3952

RE: Ukraine Aviation Thread #1

Unless there is a lease agreement with someone, I have not seen any new orders come up on the boeing site. Nor has there been an "official" press release on UIA's website regarding the 777's so I don't think it is so firm. As I mentioned, likely all on hold if they are in fact merging <acronym title...

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by slawko
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Aviation Thread #1
Replies: 9
Views: 3952

RE: Ukraine Aviation Thread #1

I'm pretty sure UIA will wait out to see what the Aerosvit family does before deciding on 777's or 330's. If Kolomoijski's airlines tank then it will be a no-brainer and they will need to move quick to get some widebody lift. I'm curious who the cyprus company actually belongs to...first step in a p...

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by slawko
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Terminal Soon To Open At KBP
Replies: 1
Views: 3466

RE: New Terminal Soon To Open At KBP

It's KYIV now...  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Nice building, we'll see if it opens on time. L'viv's new terminal was supposed to have it's official opening today and it was "delayed" till some time in the ...

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by slawko
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About Astoria And Vistajet In Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 4781

RE: Questions About Astoria And Vistajet In Canada

They both flew to cities in between Windsor and Montreal, tried to compete with <acronym title="Acapulco - General Juan N. Alvarez International (ACA / MMAA), Mexico">ACA</acronym>/Air Ontario...vista was more leisure market, and i think Astoria was aiming for the business traffic. They both folded ...

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by slawko
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canjet To Add The 738
Replies: 10
Views: 3441

RE: Canjet To Add The 738

The two planes are coming from Tui (Hapag-Lloyd) on short term lease (winter 08) to be replaced by 4 yet to be sourced 738's in the spring. Last i heard they will also be applying for "Common Type" status for the 737-3,5,8. Which means they have to fly the -800 without most of the toys that make it ...

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by slawko
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Eastern European Aviation Thread
Replies: 132
Views: 11665

RE: The Eastern European Aviation Thread

How about taking this thread as far east as it can go...

Aerosvit just signed for brand new -800's this week

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2007/q3/070802a_nr.html

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by slawko
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet - New Fleet
Replies: 27
Views: 5602

RE: WestJet - New Fleet

No it isn't....do we need to rhyme off the names of those who have tried in the past???

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by slawko
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet - New Fleet
Replies: 27
Views: 5602

RE: WestJet - New Fleet

FLYYUL you are assuming that WS is still an LCC, I'd argue that they left their original/LCC model long ago. If they go with 67's or 87's it wont be in the context of operating as a LCC.

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by slawko
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing/Eurocypria 738 Hybrid
Replies: 1
Views: 1673

RE: Sunwing/Eurocypria 738 Hybrid

Both have the Eurocypria tail with Sunwing titles. One has a white tail the other one is grey.

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by slawko
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zoom Aquiring Harmony 757
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

RE: Zoom Aquiring Harmony 757

Dont need planes if you're not in business....

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by slawko
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airbus Operators
Replies: 12
Views: 3063

RE: Canadian Airbus Operators

Royal and Zoom also both had 320's for a year.

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by slawko
Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Announces Layoffs At Airports And Call Centres
Replies: 9
Views: 5105

RE: AC Announces Layoffs At Airports And Call Centres

Likely these are the seasonal hires who in many cases are kept on at the end of the summer, but they all sign on knowing that they are only there for the busy summer rush and any work beyond that is a bonus. The CAW of course spins it the other way around and makes it look like the company is saving...

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by slawko
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba
Replies: 23
Views: 5471

RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Canada France, and Spain must be the next largest destinations out of Cuba. You name an airline in Canada and they serve at least 3 cities in Cuba if not more.

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by slawko
Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The An-140-100 Aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

RE: The An-140-100 Aircraft

I think their biggest problem is marketing the aircraft....the Sukhoi people did the right thing by at least teaming up with a western manufacturer for sales, marketing and development. This gives them the access to greater support infrastructure for the airplane. If the politics could be removed fr...

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by slawko
Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prime Minister Loans Plane To Lebanese Canadians
Replies: 48
Views: 7082

RE: Prime Minister Loans Plane To Lebanese Canadians

Air Canada is providing the lift out of Turkey and Cyprus.

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by slawko
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The AN-2 Be Used In Canada?
Replies: 12
Views: 9191

RE: Can The AN-2 Be Used In Canada?

Their is an AN-2 based at Oshawa YOO. Not sure if they are flying it for revenue or just private, but I do think they use it for skydiving.

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by slawko
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do All Canadian Airport Codes Start With "y"?
Replies: 23
Views: 47120

RE: Why Do All Canadian Airport Codes Start With "y"?

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by slawko
Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat A310-300 Diversion Question
Replies: 9
Views: 4036

RE: Transat A310-300 Diversion Question

It wasnt an overweight landing, the 310 like a lot of the busses, can not exceed its max landing weight witha full load of fuel, thats why It doesnt dump fuel. An i dont understand why you are implying that it was an overweight landing, had it been so, the flight would have stoped in <acronym title=...

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by slawko
Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asian Carriers At YYZ
Replies: 33
Views: 4407

RE: Asian Carriers At YYZ

Terminal 2 was the first ever privately funded and operated terminal building in canada. It was not a federal project. The feds charge as much as they do because they can, just like why you get screwed every time you pay the "security" tax on your ticket. There aren't more asian carriers in <acronym...

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by slawko
Wed May 24, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels Codeshare To YYZ
Replies: 10
Views: 4032

RE: SN Brussels Codeshare To YYZ

Ok thats news to my, I undstood that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> controlled the rights on the UAE side, and thats why <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym> was using the <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (...

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by slawko
Tue May 23, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels Codeshare To YYZ
Replies: 10
Views: 4032

RE: SN Brussels Codeshare To YYZ

It has to survive the only airline from the UAE that has <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> rights through the bilateral at the moment is <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>. The code share exists...

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by slawko
Sat May 13, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Air Force Pilot Training
Replies: 14
Views: 33410

RE: Canadian Air Force Pilot Training

You have to have a university degree or do the 4 years at the RMC, and then there is no sure bet that you get into the fixed wing program, based testing they decide if you stay on the ground, get fixed wing, or chopper. At least thats how it was when I was looking into it.

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by slawko
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian North
Replies: 9
Views: 3124

RE: Canadian North

Have fun with those things in the cold!

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by slawko
Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is An E-version Of The Jeppesen Text Available?
Replies: 1
Views: 5668

RE: Is An E-version Of The Jeppesen Text Available?

Jeppesen....but they dont sell it without the paper revision service...

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by slawko
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bleedless System In The 787, Opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 5010

RE: Bleedless System In The 787, Opinions?

should put some solar panels on the wings...just watch out for clouds and night...Day VFR Only  Smile

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by slawko
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines...
Replies: 6
Views: 3269

RE: Flair Airlines...

Greatest case of union-busting that I have ever seen is what this is...Flair was started by one of the founders of Kelowna Flightcraft...with some ex-kelowna planes...and more to come...

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by slawko
Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines ; Any Info?
Replies: 2
Views: 2897

RE: Porter Airlines ; Any Info?

YUL/YOW, Business ctrs withing 500NM
Grey-ish
Q400's
They dont even have a license yet

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by slawko
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Plane To Ever Land At Ysyb - Sudbury
Replies: 5
Views: 5263

RE: Biggest Plane To Ever Land At Ysyb - Sudbury

Do You mean CYSB Sudbury, Ontario??? My guess is the 737-800...

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by slawko
Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet->Europe/Asia?
Replies: 33
Views: 4537

RE: Westjet->Europe/Asia?

I didnt say it was cheap...and nor did I say I mind that it will add to their cost  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> But the fact remains things are pointing in that direction....but like I said, from what I hear it will be <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearso...

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by slawko
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet->Europe/Asia?
Replies: 33
Views: 4537

RE: Westjet->Europe/Asia?

They dont have to order anything, they just have to lease it from ILFC or GECAS...or whoever...

No public indications, doesnt mean that there hasn't been any indication....

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by slawko
Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet->Europe/Asia?
Replies: 33
Views: 4537

RE: Westjet->Europe/Asia?

in 2008/09 when the 787's arrive. Thats wasn't a joke, Im no fan of westjet, I think everyone knows that, so I wouldnt post "wishful thinking" comments about a company that I dont have much time for. Anyway like I said 08/09 when the 87's arrive, and it will be transpacific, not much left for them i...

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by slawko
Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Jazz Gets The Boot From YTZ
Replies: 26
Views: 6020

RE: AC Jazz Gets The Boot From YTZ

Porter's plan is risky, but given their management group, not just the Deluce's but the others, not to mention that they have Don Carty on board....and the amount of money behind the project I think they will be able to hold out, at least for the short haul...

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by slawko
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 At CYEG?
Replies: 8
Views: 2554

A380 At CYEG?

How about Mega-Plastic  Smile

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by slawko
Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here's What A 757 With A 737 Nose Looks Like..
Replies: 46
Views: 20581

RE: Here's What A 757 With A 737 Nose Looks Like..

who cares what it would look like a 737 with a 57 nose would probably be a hell of a lot quieter, and have improved fuel burn.

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by slawko
Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improved Access To Toronto City Centre Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 3779

RE: Improved Access To Toronto City Centre Airport

Maybe he can ask his new friends in the federal government to help him out....oh wait...he endoresed everyone but the winning team...haha Poor Pinko SOB...

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by slawko
Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improved Access To Toronto City Centre Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 3779

RE: Improved Access To Toronto City Centre Airport

"Air Canada Jazz, to re-instate flights previously cancelled due to the lack of demand caused by inadequate access to the airport under the existing ferry service," Had nothing to do with a new airline starting up with frequencies to <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands...

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by slawko
Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the reason for this cabin service?
Replies: 10
Views: 7195

What is the reason for this cabin service?

Which flight was cheaper? They paid for that meal...the flight was in an international fare class, and the SJU flight is not...

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by slawko
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair's Old 732s?
Replies: 37
Views: 3706

RE: Bahamasair's Old 732s?

I understand that there is a new US investor financed operation getting ready to spool up. There is apperantly a deal in the works to slowly shut down Bahamasair, and transfer operations to the new company, with eventual plans for some larger longhaul flying.

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by slawko
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To The RJ Defense Coalition?
Replies: 3
Views: 6421

RE: What Happened To The RJ Defense Coalition?

They were laid off, or all bid the A320 and held it haha

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