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by jwjsamster
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 114050

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

I'm sorry if this has been answered already, but will Boeing's fix require separate certification of the MAX aircraft from the NGs? Thank you Yes, that is what they have been working on since the grounding. In my opinion, this severely damages the value of the 737, since single-aircraft airlines (S...

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by jwjsamster
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4373

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

Do we have clearance Clarence?

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by jwjsamster
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 114050

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

I'm sorry if this has been answered already, but will Boeing's fix require separate certification of the MAX aircraft from the NGs?

Thank you

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by jwjsamster
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10450

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

forced its developer out of the commercial aircraft business The CSeries program didn't do this, poor management decisions through the medium term at BBD led to a severely weakened stock price and massive borrowing costs. The Cseries burned a hole in a pocket that should have been able to refill it...

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by jwjsamster
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10450

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

It seems to me that the A220 is not that a perfect flawless aircraft as widely advertised. Loads of tech and glitches. I hope they solve this sooner rather than later... I think it has to do with all of the new tech in the A220, it is a brand new design so it's not surprising. I'm just glad that th...

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by jwjsamster
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19968

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

I highly doubt Austrians would agree to that especially now when they got their conditions accepted. Seems like national pride isn't letting them. Remember the mess that erupted when that was supposed to happen in Belgium? The LH brand isn't so nation-specific however. If anything it's still quite ...

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by jwjsamster
Sun May 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155560

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This appears to be incredibly poor airmanship, with this kind of accident occurring I'm surprised that countries aren't banning PIA from their airspace and Pakistan isn't reviewing its training practices. The only reason I could see this happening is that the crew would have pulled a breaker to turn...

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by jwjsamster
Wed May 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 34815

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

Good news, looking forward to still having an airbus option in Canada!

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by jwjsamster
Tue May 12, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair back to all Boeing, cancelling leases for Airbus A320s.
Replies: 45
Views: 10769

Re: Ryanair back to all Boeing.

That's unfortunate, I was expecting more companies to diversify away from Boeing since the MAX fiasco.

I have a feeling that this is more to do with riding out COVID-19 than Airbus vs Boeing vs other.

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by jwjsamster
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5150

Re: Air Canada/Air Transat Merger Receives Negative Report from Competition Bureau

Quebecers are also sensitive to names that are unilingual for domestic carriers. Air Transat and Air Canada both work in both official languages. It was the reason that Trans-Canada Airlines changed its name to Air Canada back in the mid-60s. "WestJet" sounds too much like a foreign carri...

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by jwjsamster
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60453

Re: Boeing in Crisis

It does really make me shake my head at the unacceptability of any rescue of Bombardier, especially after it was directly targeted by the U.S. government. Of course, the U.S. would never be so foolish as to let its biggest high-tech exporter go under. As a Canadian, it makes my blood boil and hope ...

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by jwjsamster
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 to CYUL
Replies: 18
Views: 2183

Re: Delta 757 to CYUL

Quick update, it's now parked at the Air Transat hangers at the north side of the airport.

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by jwjsamster
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 to CYUL
Replies: 18
Views: 2183

Delta 757 to CYUL

Hello forum, I noticed that Delta flight 8841 was operated on a 757, which is a lot larger equipment than we're used to coming from the states. I was wondering if there was a reason for this. I thought maybe the Bruins were playing tonight but that doesn't seem to be the case. So is this a regular o...

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by jwjsamster
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49801

Re: PC2193 runway overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

It's interesting that these kind of excursions seem to happen more to 737s than to a320s.

Maybe some 737 pilots could comment? Is there something about this plane that causes them to be more difficult to land in severe conditions?

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by jwjsamster
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns
Replies: 74
Views: 13886

Re: Huge quality problems with 787 production in North Charleston

If it was really terrible as you're saying, what is the FAA doing? They should have raided that facility a long time ago then. The FAA should have done a lot of things long time ago... So I guess by your logic anything produced in the South is crap. Does that go for all the Airbus planes made in Mo...

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by jwjsamster
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of YUL
Replies: 80
Views: 11750

Re: Future of YUL

winter wrote:
Planned full build-out of YUL:
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Is the Air Canada hanger being demolished? I don't see it anymore...

Also, where are the new de-icing pads going to be?

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by jwjsamster
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns
Replies: 74
Views: 13886

Re: Huge quality problems with 787 production in North Charleston

jwjsamster You say that the FAA would have picked this up. Is that the same FAA that signed off the MAX. That's what I'm saying, the FAA isn't known now for being a trustworthy or moving quickly when it came to grounding these aircraft. They will wait until at least 2 787 to crash in similar crashe...

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by jwjsamster
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns
Replies: 74
Views: 13886

Re: Huge quality problems with 787 production in North Charleston

You all are dismissing this as a union hit piece. Has anyone actually experienced the quality of the labor force in Charleston? It's terrible. If it was really terrible as you're saying, what is the FAA doing? They should have raided that facility a long time ago then. The FAA should have done a lo...

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by jwjsamster
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1787
Views: 176248

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

If by Chinese competition they mean the A320-sized C919 and the 787-sized CR929 I don't think the definition of Middle Of the Market changes at all. Them starting again seems to imply that this may be a 737 and nma (the smaller end of it) sort of airplane. That's why they are concerned about the C9...

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by jwjsamster
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297646

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Here: https://www.foxnews.com/world/ukrainian-airplane-shot-down-by-mistake-by-iranian-anti-aircraft-missile-pentagon-officials-believe Pentagon believes that it was a missile. Lets wait for the NTSB to report it, the pentagon isn't part of this investigation AFAIK The NTSB will never see a thing f...

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by jwjsamster
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297646

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Here: https://www.foxnews.com/world/ukrainian-airplane-shot-down-by-mistake-by-iranian-anti-aircraft-missile-pentagon-officials-believe Pentagon believes that it was a missile. Lets wait for the NTSB to report it, the pentagon isn't part of this investigation AFAIK Pentagon has a few tools that wou...

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by jwjsamster
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297646

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.foxnews.com/world/ukrainian ... ls-believe

Pentagon believes that it was a missile.


Lets wait for the NTSB to report it, the pentagon isn't part of this investigation AFAIK
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Rossiya747 wrote:
Here:
https://www.foxnews.com/world/ukrainian ... ls-believe

Pentagon believes that it was a missile.


Lets wait for the NTSB to report it, the pentagon isn't part of this investigation AFAIK

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by jwjsamster
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297646

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Varsity1 wrote:
Initial photos show shrapnel in the fuselage.

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Has the investigation already confirmed this? Or is this your opinion?

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by jwjsamster
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9070

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

I really don't understand the hatred some people have for the MD-80/90/717. They along with the 757 are the only jets left with any sort of character. A world full of bland 737's and A320's is extraordinarily boring. Anyone who champions that goal is not an aviation enthusiast. But aside from that,...

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by jwjsamster
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15909

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

Good stuff, hoping to see more Airbus products coming to the USA and Canada, will make it easier to avoid Boeing products

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by jwjsamster
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.
Replies: 73
Views: 23457

Re: A New 797 Hypothesis? Could this be possible?

I think Boeing has enough on their plate right now with the 737MAX grounding and the 777X issues, they'll cross that bridge when they get to it.

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by jwjsamster
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with the longest average flight time for departures?
Replies: 26
Views: 7884

Re: Airport with the longest average flight time for departures?

I would say somewhere isolated but with very few departures, maybe somewhere in the Canadian or Russian north?

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by jwjsamster
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 676287

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-to- ... 1569017157
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Don't know if this had already been posted but it looks like Boeing is compensating Icelandair for the MAX groundings, can we expect something similar for other MAX operators?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-to- ... 1569017157

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by jwjsamster
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH418 diversion to YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

LH418 diversion to YUL

Noticed an unfamiliar outline on approach from work and saw that lh418 diverted to yul today.

Do we know why?

Medical emergency?

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by jwjsamster
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 9516

Re: 737-8200?

Even if they get rid of the “max” designation they are still stuck with “Boeing” which is after all, the source of this mess.

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by jwjsamster
Sun May 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158177

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow

alfa164 wrote:
MoonC wrote:
Sukhoi Superjet of Aeroflot. RA-89089


That seems to be a problem-plagued aircraft type.


Ah so you know that it was the aircraft the issue already and not external factors?

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by jwjsamster
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 125648

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Do we know where it is heading? YYZ or YUL? Also is it already in AC colours?

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by jwjsamster
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 31
Views: 8769

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

Wasn't it because the 744s that they got from Canadian didn't have the same engines as the 744s in the Air Canada fleet and that the maintenance costs were too high

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by jwjsamster
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5488

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

Any pics of the new interior? I don't have any of my own. However, this article contains some MAX interior photos. https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/air-canadas-new-boeing-737-max-enters-regular-service/ You can find some WB cabin pictures in the a-net database too. The new lie flat J: https:...

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by jwjsamster
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 71
Views: 9870

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

Oh great news for my fellow Canadians, more CRJs! With the much more comfortable and fuel efficient E-275 available, we still insist on buying these turds. Thanks for your "valuable" comment! By the way (@76 seats) the CRJ900 is more fuel efficient (and has lower CASM) than what you call ...

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by jwjsamster
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 71
Views: 9870

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

Oh great news for my fellow Canadians, more CRJs!
With the much more comfortable and fuel efficient E-275 available, we still insist on buying these turds.
Hopefully they will at least improve their regional product in these "new" planes...

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by jwjsamster
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 27
Views: 4850

Re: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal

Sorry to come back to this conversation a little late. After speaking to my friend, who is Austrian, she said that the Austrian brand is still held in quite high regard within the country and that people will not be happy to see the brand disappear. I for one would also be sad to say goodbye to Aust...

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by jwjsamster
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 27
Views: 4850

Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal

Hi forum, My friend recently traveled back to Vienna for Christmas and ended up flying on Austrian 71/72 on a Boeing 767-300er. As any avgeek I decided to do some research onto the aircraft that they were flying on. I noticed that Austrian's 767 fleet is getting on in age ( with their oldest being 2...

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by jwjsamster
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 11422

Re: A350 Sharklets

I'm not too sure that I've noticed a difference in wingtips between different A350s, could someone perhaps show the two types for clarity?

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by jwjsamster
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 8329

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

I recently took a flight on a E175 with Air Canada from YUL to IAH and we blocked in at 4h 45. I think it responds to a specific market similar to the 787 city to city instead of going through a hub.

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by jwjsamster
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 52287

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

I have always wondered why faulty data on pitots have tragic consequences, really really fast, I know, Its easy to criticize from your chair at home while sipping coffee while situational awareness goes out the window due to the nature of the emergency. There is a youtube video of a female first of...

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by jwjsamster
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 52287

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

If it wasn't a mid air collision then the pitot tubes probably iced, but if they did, why the speed fluctuations? Speed didn't fluctuate like that if we take a pitot tube related incident like AF447 iirc. Isn't the FR24 speed the Ground Speed which is calculated by the aircraft's navigation system ...

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by jwjsamster
Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Sells Billy Bishop Terminal
Replies: 6
Views: 6206

Porter Sells Billy Bishop Terminal

So I saw in the Star that Porter had sold it's terminal at Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport to InterstarAGF Asset Management. <a href="http://www.thestar.com/business/2015/01/28/terminal-sale-helps-porter-airlines-balance-sheet.html" target="_blank">http://www.thestar.com/business/2015...porter-airlin...

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by jwjsamster
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Flights/Airlines To YUL
Replies: 1
Views: 2549

New Flights/Airlines To YUL

Hello Anet, I've been lingering for quite some time and this my first post so forgive me if this has been covered. I was wondering if there are any new planned routes from <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym>. What with...

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