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by YYZatcboy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders

Thank you. I guess that's the problem with the omnibus threads.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders

By suspend do the mean cancel or just put on hold for now? Source: https://www.airlive.net/china-southern-airlines-suspends-its-order-of-64-boeing-737maxs/ Speaking at a breakfast briefing in London, UK and Ireland key account manager Dean Saxby said the airline has 26 of the aircraft in its fleet. ...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the horizontal stabilizer of a Dash 8 droop?
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Re: Why does the horizontal stabilizer of a Dash 8 droop?

It probably uses control tabs, the same way an MD series aircraft could have flight controls pointing every which way due to wind. Once the airspeed builds the surface goes neutral and then the control tabs control it. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=735557 see that thread for more a...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2502
Views: 326541

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

This isn't good. Boeing knew about MCAS risk before the crashes. NEW YORK:  Even before the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes claimed 346 lives, Boeing flight tests had revealed problems similar to those encountered by pilots on the ill-fated 737 MAX flights. Company officials learned that it...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 8051

Re: The WestJet Thread

Fair. I was thinking 50% off the market rate, but yes I guess 2 for 1 also is 50%, just didn't think about it like that, was thinking about the market rate.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 8051

Re: The WestJet Thread

I will defer to all the various experts out there, all of whom have intimate, insider knowledge of everything that’s ever occurred in the business in Canada. I don’t think you’ll find too many unhappy WJ shareholders out there. It’s been a heck of a run, for some from 25 cents to over $104. Anyone ...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 8051

Re: The WestJet Thread

Did not know that. Up until a few months ago the plan was to part her out. Her return to GECAS has been delayed a couple of months as well, so I’m going off of less than perfect information. I wonder if she was returned with the airstairs that were pulled out years ago? It’s done. Grounded as of mi...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13727

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Aren't airlines governed by federal law in the USA? State and local employment laws don't apply? That's how it is in Canada anyway.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX in service at MIA? Is it possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: MAX in service at MIA? Is it possible?

The MAX winglets actually look very different to the scimitar winglets on the NG. The only thing that is the same is that one part goes up and the other down. The angles, sizes and shapes of those parts are very different. “Other than the fact they look basically the same, they look very different....

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX in service at MIA? Is it possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: MAX in service at MIA? Is it possible?

The MAX winglets actually look very different to the scimitar winglets on the NG. The only thing that is the same is that one part goes up and the other down. The angles, sizes and shapes of those parts are very different.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26072

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

I really like Boeing, but in the last 6 months they've showed themselves to be extremely petty. Actually, there were serious quality issues with the NG, just didn't get much attention. Parts from suppliers not meeting spec; then falsified, for poorly corrected and still installed. there was a whole...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385348

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Since this thread is about the MAX grounding, I think that the following piece of news has its place here. The Belgian Civil Aviation Authority has issued the following NOTAM valid till Dec 30: A2252/19 From:27 JUN 19 10:05 Till:30 DEC 19 23:59 EST Text:BOEING 737-8 MAX AND BOEING 737-9 MAX PROHIBI...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 5639

Re: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience

Great report! Things looked good overall...since they're fairly new to the Premium cabin game, I'm sure there'll be a bit of a learning curve. I'm wondering about the "plus" part on their 737 though, not an expert by any means, but wouldn't it be almost more weight conscious to simply put...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26072

Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/boeing-air-canada-jet-fuel-leak-1.5193550 Boeing staff falsified records for a 787 jet built for Air Canada which developed a fuel leak ten months into service in 2015. In a statement to CBC News, Boeing said it self-disclosed the problem to the U.S. Federal Aviation...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS/DL gets regulatory approval from CCB
Replies: 1
Views: 765

WS/DL gets regulatory approval from CCB

http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2019-06-27-WestJet-Delta-Air-Lines-obtain-clearance-from-the-Canadian-Competition-Bureau-for-transborder-joint-venture CALGARY and ATLANTA, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced that their proposed U.S. – Canada transborde...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Releases Winter Sched: New routes YWG-TPA/MCO/LAS/FLL and YXU-MCO/LAS/CUN
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: Swoop Releases Winter Sched: New routes YWG-TPA/MCO/LAS/FLL and YXU-MCO/LAS/CUN

Cubsrule wrote:
It’ll be interesting to see how the YXU route goes. London leaks like a sieve in both directions, and both YYZ and DTW have plenty of LCC/ULCC service to warm places.


That's probably the point, to capture those pax who would otherwise drive to BUF/DTW or connect via YYZ.

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 41
Views: 7932

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

330lover wrote:
YYZatcboy wrote:
330lover wrote:



Thanks, but is there a way to visualize this? Those codes don't say anything to me :)


Go to the website skyvector.com and then paste it in the "PLAN" box.

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385348

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

[ What are the airlines supposed to do? The precedent would be that every time an airliner is involved in an accident, the airline tells people when they book or board that plane? No. They would tell the passenger exactly what plane they were booking at all times, regardless if the frame had a cras...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 41
Views: 7932

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

I think certainly no Iran and probably no Pakistani airspace required for this route, but more like Russia - Kazachstan - China: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=hel-ktm I could see this work with 321XLR, considering AY has loads of experience with connection traffic from Europe to Asia already. I'm af...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385348

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

[ What are the airlines supposed to do? The precedent would be that every time an airliner is involved in an accident, the airline tells people when they book or board that plane? No. They would tell the passenger exactly what plane they were booking at all times, regardless if the frame had a cras...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 8067

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

I can see where the union is coming from actually. If the contract states something to the effect of 'any flying done by united or a company owned or controlled by united' they would have a point, since Avianca now is majority controlled and owned by united. That is likely similar to what their cont...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 26
Views: 5501

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

If you want to ride in the flight deck, become a flight dispatcher. Then it's a part of your job. I've ridden J/S to some really cool places on my fam flights. One of the best perks in the Dispatch job.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11944

Re: CRJ200/700 GPS Transponder Issue?

Seems to be all CRJs and some B739s.

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by YYZatcboy
Thu May 30, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271700

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

At the same time, there is a separate procedure for bags travelling alone. I've had my bag go missing four times and each time it has been put on another flight, or indeed, another set of flights (judging from the new bag tag), to catch up with me. When it arrives where I am, it's then couriered ou...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue May 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271700

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Loading LD3's is quick. That will not happen, it violates the positive passenger bag-match ruke. There are airlines with policies that allow for bags to fly without passengers so long as the passengers don't know that their bags aren't on the plane with them. Its very common when weight restricted ...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed May 15, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 16
Views: 5265

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

I'm surprised the AC pilot contract would allow this kind of operation. Certainly could not do this with any of the legacy airlines down in the US. Even though the Collective Agreement would allow Air Canada to not pay any 737 pilots out of seniority due to a Force Majeure clause, Air Canada has el...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed May 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat is suspending YLW services to Mexico Winter 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2387

Re: Air Transat is suspending YLW services to Mexico Winter 2019

I used to dispatch the CanJet 737s that did this flying many years ago. 189 seat 800s without SFP kits and full galleys with ovens and chillers (per the TS food and beverage policy) are SUPER heavy. We often had to go NAIFR because we could barely make it CUN-YYC, even holding YEG as an alternate. T...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716163

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

OK, lets call MCAS stall protection system and get done with this. Any issues with that term? In a different world. CDC calls for use of immunisations to protect against certain diseases. While efficiency of vaccine is rarely 100%, vaccination is still recommended as a protective measure. I have a ...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14602

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Looking at Varadero Today. these are the departures. I'm curious why flights to the same destinations often seem clustered around the same time. For example Sunwing has 2 flights leaving within 5 minutes of each other to Halifax and two at the same time to Toronto. Why not spread them apart instead...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718415

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Did any checklist or procedure suggest that they should have? It does. Issued after Lion Air crash and does not even mention flaps. Anywhere. https://www.aviationtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-23-51_emergency.pdf So either this is big omission and negligence by FAA and Boeing or there is...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4732

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Best: The princess bride (arguably better than the book.)

Worst: All of the Harry Potter movies

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14515

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

So correct me if I'm wrong because I legitimately want to understand. The picture I have in my head about the 777x certification is that: 1. The only parts that are being "grandfathered" are those that are unchanged from the 777W 2. All of the new systems are being certified like they woul...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks
Replies: 44
Views: 12971

Re: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks

Curious to learn which these 4 airlines are flying TATL with 737-8s AC, WS, FI, NK. At least before the grounding. WS also flew the 73G, and I believe there was an airline from France that also used to operate the NG TATL. NK does not fly 737's they fly A320/A321 Sorry I meant Norwegian, just screw...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks
Replies: 44
Views: 12971

Re: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks

It will be great to see the A321LR NEO in service and performing never before seen feats. This is the most significant new airplane in years, opening a new market sector (as does A220, at least for the modern era). It will be interesting to see what happens. The most significant new airplane in yea...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716163

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It'll be interesting what the FAA and other flight certification groups will do in light of the two accidents, if anything, in the near-term. One certification group has grounded the aircraft. (China, in case you didn't see it in the volume of posts.) https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/10/africa/china-boe...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest operators of the 737-8max
Replies: 17
Views: 10761

Re: Largest operators of the 737-8max

AC will be seriously affected by a MAX grounding with 24 active MAX-8s out of total NB fleet of only 116 and big news today in Canada as there were 18 Canadian killed today in the crash. Is that a commuter flight to remote regions I guess? May I have a news link to see? Thank you for your help. htt...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21092

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

... But I personally allow a book. With controlled rest we can rest for max 40 minutes and leave the other pilot in command. No additional crew is onboard nor needed. There is a whole raft of rules you'd have to adhere to with cabin crew calling every 20 minutes etc etc. In this post you admitted t...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718415

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

HAAB 100600Z 07010KT 9999 FEW025 18/09 Q1029
HAAB 100500Z 06008KT 9999 FEW025 16/10 Q1029
HAAB 100400Z 06008KT 9999 FEW025 13/11 Q1028

The last six hours worth of reported weather. No TAF accessable on the NOAA website.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718415

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Condolences to all involved, including the CSA, ramp staff, controllers, dispatchers, and everyone in the back end who touched this flight.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21092

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

A very well written and interesting article, that has next to nothing to do with the OPs quote, other than that it is what is supposed to draw you into the article. He goes on to explain how pilots talk and get to know each other, the challenges faced by the regional industry, the beauty of flying a...

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387280

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It does look like the descent angle is reduced... One thing worth noting is how open the NTSB is with the investigation, as opposed to the Indonesian investigators in the Lion Air crash who recovered the CVR and are keeping everything a secret. The Indonesians are operating as required by ICAO. Onl...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 7802

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

The 738 I recall has a bigger wing compared to the 737, it can fly further providing that better margin going to Hawaii. No choices for a diversion closer than the O or D going there. The A220 wouldn't have an advantage for Hawaii flights, other markets it looks like an excellent plane. This is inc...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 7802

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

The 738 I recall has a bigger wing compared to the 737, it can fly further providing that better margin going to Hawaii. No choices for a diversion closer than the O or D going there. The A220 wouldn't have an advantage for Hawaii flights, other markets it looks like an excellent plane. This is inc...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media tour of finished WJ 787
Replies: 17
Views: 5655

Re: Media tour of finished WJ 787

At least AC offers its standardized, critically acclaimed international business class product on routes that actually make sense, such as YYC-LHR and YYZ-HND, not YYC-CDG/DUB/LGW. We'll let the market speak about the value of it (cough cough, look at AC's stock over the past 6m vs. WS in the same ...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More and more wing clipping incidents?
Replies: 70
Views: 4926

Re: More and more wing clipping incidents?

Yes, planes are getting bigger, and thus more wing clipping incidents. Yes, but it's not as if they are growing after they are built. Ramps, taxiways, runways are sized accordingly to allow for safe maneuvering. If collision occurs, it means someone failed to comply with procedures, no? I'm sure th...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6691

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

Interesting, delivered on 17th January and scheduled into service on the 20th of February. That makes 34 days of being a hangar queen and a fancy airport ornament. Definitely something wrong with that picture and probably a record of sorts for entry into service.There can be absolutely no compariso...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6691

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

Interesting, delivered on 17th January and scheduled into service on the 20th of February. That makes 34 days of being a hangar queen and a fancy airport ornament. Definitely something wrong with that picture and probably a record of sorts for entry into service.There can be absolutely no compariso...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6691

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

It is doing practice turns and training and certification work. It is flying tomorrow to YYC for more training etc in YYC. First revenue flight is Feb 20. The executives have publicly stated that they want EIS to go smoothly and have no unexpected surprises. They have learned the lesson from the 767...

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