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by AC_B777
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12704

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

The relevant taxiway is about as long as the closed 4R/22L, but taxiways are lighted green while runways are lighted white. The problem here was between the neck and the top of the head. Taxiway lights are blue. The centerline line lights are green, but the edge lights are blue. Either way, they st...

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by AC_B777
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First retro livery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2825

Re: First retro livery?

The Air Canada retro TCA A319 was done around 1998. That was one of my earliest memories of a retro livery.

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by AC_B777
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124952

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Maybe this is a silly question, but none the less: I'm curious, given the recent environment (small load factors), wouldn't it make more sense to fly narrow body aircraft to Europe with a "technical fuel stop" in Iceland? I'm wondering why you would think they would have to do a tech stop...

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by AC_B777
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124952

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/air-ca ... -1.5984543
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Looks like a financial package is on the way for AC. Not sure about other airlines.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/air-ca ... -1.5984543

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by AC_B777
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124952

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Precisely , they the airlines have only self serving interests. Those marvelling over Air Canada’s inability to do the right thing during this spiralling crisis are forgetting that the flag carrier, which was built with public money, has long had a malfunctioning moral compass. https://www.theglobe...

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by AC_B777
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 87745

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

I was part of an AC employee group that had the privilege to tour the Airbus facility at Dorval in Oct 2019 and got to see the entire assembly process of the 220, and it is a fabulous machine. During the presentation, one of the on site managers said that CFM was very close to a fix with the engine...

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by AC_B777
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 87745

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

Not surprised about the MAX cancellations but am surprised about the A220 cancellations. I suspected AC would eventually cancel all outstanding MAX-8s in favour of additional 220s to suit lower demand on domestic routes moving forward. You don't see this as a means to get the government to maybe th...

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by AC_B777
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Tries to Jump Counter, Attack Employee After Being Told She Can't Board Flight Barefoot
Replies: 74
Views: 13573

Re: AA Passenger Tries to Jump Counter, Attack Employee After Being Told She Can't Board Flight Barefoot

Why can't you fly barefoot? Why would you want to fly barefoot?!?! Seriously! Walking around an airport and an aircraft where thousands of other people have walked with God knows what on the bottom of their shoes! Not to mention going into the lavs barefoot!! Ugh...An airplane is not some sandy bea...

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by AC_B777
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?

We had wind and light rain here in YYT last night, but it certainly wasn't outside crosswind limits. The wind was from a SSW direction 38km/h gusting to 59, which favored runway 29 with about a 20 degree crosswind, again, nothing major, certainly nothing a properly trained Canadian pilot couldn't h...

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by AC_B777
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?

METARs for that time show a different story. 66 degree crosswind for Rwy 29 and gusts to 31-32kts with rain. I hope you realize that different operators may have different limits for the same aircraft type let alone different types like in your anecdote. Should this crew have busted the recommended ...

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by AC_B777
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?

We had wind and light rain here in YYT last night, but it certainly wasn't outside crosswind limits. The wind was from a SSW direction 38km/h gusting to 59, which favored runway 29 with about a 20 degree crosswind, again, nothing major, certainly nothing a properly trained Canadian pilot couldn't ha...

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by AC_B777
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?
Replies: 18
Views: 3406

Re: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?

I can't speak for other routes, but here in YYT, we have seen between 2 & 3 B763F turn flights a day. A big increase over the typical one flight per day.

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by AC_B777
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 87745

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

The St. John's Airport Authority has given AC approval to park up to 16 a/c here in YYT. I haven't heard officially what a/c will be stored here or if there will be any at all. I was talking to one of our Aircraft techs yesterday and he told me there could be some A330's parked here, but it hadn't b...

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by AC_B777
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 3512

Re: Dash cam

I've somehow been drawn to car crash videos on YouTube and there are many instances where the dash cam would actually exonerate a driver in a collision (many examples of insurance fraud, like backing into you and saying YOU crashed into them, or entering an intersection when the light is green to f...

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by AC_B777
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-32
Replies: 17
Views: 3847

Re: Boeing C-32

The only operator of the C-32 is the US Air Force (which operates 8 of them). So the UK can’t replace them with A332’s because they don’t even operate them. The US Air Force is looking for a replacement though, but this will definitely be a American built plane. The UK does not operate any C-32. No...

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by AC_B777
Thu May 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11225

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I hope AC keeps the A321NEO order and tops them up! I can see some kind of deal with Airbus to dump the A310's and the A332's for more 321N's.

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by AC_B777
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 8310

Re: 9-11 shutdown

Does anybody have a link to the pics of the planes parked on the runways? Here is a link to my FB page with pics of the 27 a/c that diverted to YYT on 9/11. All of these pictures were taken by me on Sept 12. I was on my days off on 9/11 and was watching the news of the attacks as they unfolded as w...

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by AC_B777
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the Christmas spirit
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Air Canada and the Christmas spirit

Very nice thing for AC to do! Very proud that they did this. The boys mother and I have been friends for close to 25 years.

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by AC_B777
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: United 747 Scrap Picture Photoshopped
Replies: 10
Views: 4753

Re: United 747 Scrap Picture Photoshopped

I would suggest looking a little closer at the two pictures. Why don't we do a quick comparison before we suggest that the photog photoshopped his picture? If you look at N171UA, you will see the L1 door section has been completely cut out as with the other a/c (N182UA??), the L1 door is very much i...

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by AC_B777
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 6741

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

YYT is a small airport with 24hr operations. AC has multiple flights that arrive after midnight including flights from YYZ that up until this winter schedule arrived at 0200 and 0330 respectively. WS also has a couple of flights that arrive around or just after midnight. The first departure is an AC...

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by AC_B777
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 129271

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

This is an excerpt from our internal employee news site from Oct 18: "To support our fleet plan and sustain our international growth, we decided to acquire four Airbus A330 aircraft, previously operating at TAP Portugal, to replace aircraft that we’re retiring: mainline Boeing 767s. The combina...

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by AC_B777
Fri May 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada - Replacement(s) for A319/320s?
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Air Canada - Why no A319/320s in new livery?

There is an A320 in the new livery. FIN239, one of the later build A320's was painted a few weeks back and is in service. I doubt we will see any A319's painted as most of these are going to be transferred over to Rouge or retired. There are other aviation sites that have pics of the new livery A320.

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by AC_B777
Thu May 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 10526

Re: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX

I've worked the ramp with AC for almost 20 years, and I have differing opinions on containerized vs non containerized a/c. The containerized A320/321 are great planes, and, as VonRichtofen stated above, the turn times are less because of it. However, those A32X containerized a/c are only great when ...

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by AC_B777
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 24321

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

[/quote]IIRC, wasn't YYT-LHR seasonal anyway? I don't ever recall seeing AC A319s at LHR during the winter.[/quote] [/quote]As Dominion pointed out the A319 doesn't operate during the winter, the 763 that operates YHZ-LHR stops in YYT 2x week then continues on to LHR in the winter.[/quote] AC has op...

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by AC_B777
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 24321

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

[/quote]The 319s on YYT-LHR ended last October. AC over the winter was pit stopping AC860/861 on the 763 2x week at YYT.[/quote] The A319's are back on this route as of last week. The MAX is slated to start the end of April, however, talking to some pilots, they have stated that the YYT-LHR MAX star...

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by AC_B777
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wingstrike at RDU
Replies: 11
Views: 2975

Re: Wingstrike at RDU

Interesting video of a recent crosswind landing at RDU resulting in a wing tip strike. Should the pilot have gone around? http://wncn.com/2018/03/02/caught-on-video-jet-makes-rough-landing-at-rdu-during-high-winds/ I've watched this video numerous times now, and I don't see any wingtip strike. The ...

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by AC_B777
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 7190

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

Nonetheless the remaining (8) get retired (2) in 2017, (5) in 2018 and (1) in 2019. It will be 2 in 2018, 3 in 2019 and the last 3 in 2020. FIN 683/C-FCAF was retired in 2017. Unfortunately, the info regarding FIN 683, C-FCAF is incorrect. FIN 683 was here in YYT last week flying AC860 YYT-LHR. And...

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by AC_B777
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA tag my bags to AC ?
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Will BA tag my bags to AC ?

Yes, BA will tag your bags to your AC flight. AC has an interline agreement with BA and many other airlines that allows one airline to carry another's passengers and baggage. Your bags will be tagged all the way through to YVR, but whether or not you will have to claim them in LHR is something you'l...

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by AC_B777
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A321 Livery Mistake?
Replies: 18
Views: 9270

Re: Air Canada A321 Livery Mistake?

Hmm, I've worked FIN459 a few times since repaint, and I've never noticed this. I'm not a huge fan of the new livery, however, it is slowly growing on me, but one of the thing's I think would have made it look better would have been to swoop the mask down over the nose a little more...something like...

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by AC_B777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4775

Re: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?

YHZ-YYT-YHZ has recently seen service by both the 763 and Q400. AC860 flies YHZ-YYT with the 763 and WS Encore does the same route arriving YYT shortly before AC.
Also, AC flies YYT-YHZ with 763 a/c while Porter leaves for the same route approx 20mins later.

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by AC_B777
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8988

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

Air Canada flies multiple daily flights between YYZ-YUL using WB a/c such as the 77W, 77L, 333 and 763. In the past, they also flew the L1011, 741/742/744 and A340. These are known as RapidAir flights and are great for commuters/business people flying between YYZ and YUL. Once the aircraft is in eit...

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by AC_B777
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman
Replies: 34
Views: 6825

Re: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman

Yes they have made tons of money, after decades of government bail outs. Remember the $922 million bailout not so long ago? Also just because you're making tons of money does that mean that you should treat your customers like crap? Divorced from reality much? YOWza Go on why don’t you educate me i...

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by AC_B777
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anti-icing or de-icing vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Anti-icing or de-icing vehicles

"Elephant" is just model or brand name de-icing truck made by Vestergaard. There are many other kinds of de-icing vehicles as well. At AC where I work, we have de-icing trucks made by Global Ground Support. There are other manufacturers like Tempest, Scania, JBT Aerotech, ETC. As for the t...

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by AC_B777
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman
Replies: 34
Views: 6825

Re: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman

Old video by a whiny YouTube "celebrity." Since this gem was uploaded AC has made literally billions of dollars in profit. Next. YOWza Yes they have made tons of money, after decades of government bail outs. Remember the $922 million bailout not so long ago? Also just because you're makin...

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by AC_B777
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 13789

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

We have heard many rumors at work from various sources including many AC pilots that as we receive the bulk of the MAX fleet and once the airport terminal expansion is completed, that YYT will be a base for MAX operations. We have heard of possible destinations including LIS, BCN/MAD, DUB, routes to...

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by AC_B777
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site FAQ-Updated
Replies: 61
Views: 79033

Re: New Site FAQ-Updated

Hi, a few have encountered this but it's been a while since I last heard of any issues. Does the image meet the size requirements? Email me the image and I'll upload it from our admin tools. Johnkrist(at)airliners.net Thanks, I was going to send you a pm, but I can't see where to attach the photo's...

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by AC_B777
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site FAQ-Updated
Replies: 61
Views: 79033

Re: New Site FAQ-Updated

I'm trying to update my profile picture. I searched the forum and found how to do it and initially, all worked well until I clicked the "Save" button, When I clicked on it, I got a white screen with the message, " Oops! An Error Occurred The server returned a "500 Internal Server...

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by AC_B777
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic A319 going ’767-300
Replies: 26
Views: 9782

Re: Transatlantic A319 going ’767-300

We found this out last week at work, and I for one, think it makes sense. The pax loads on both AC and WS have been less than stellar in the last year. Partially because the Newfoundland economy has tanked, partially because of terrorism concerns in Europe and partially because the market is flooded...

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by AC_B777
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 92581

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I know that C-FRTG (FIN 849), a B789 is painted in the new scheme. Not sure about FIN 848. There is a video on YouTube of a CRJ 705 arriving at YUL with the new colors, and while I'm still not a huge fan of them, I will say they look OK on the CRJ...but not great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu...

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by AC_B777
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 92581

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I know that C-FRTG (FIN 849), a B789 is painted in the new scheme. Not sure about FIN 848. There is a video on YouTube of a CRJ 705 arriving at YUL with the new colors, and while I'm still not a huge fan of them, I will say they look OK on the CRJ...but not great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuO...

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by AC_B777
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 45
Views: 9801

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

The problem with the 737 MAX isn't the pax capacity or range, it's the cargo capacity. It can't compete with the 763 or 788 with what they can carry downstairs. YHZ sends tons of fresh seafood, produce and other products overseas via LHR every year, currently on the 763. If the MAX ever replaces the...

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by AC_B777
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max winds recorded?
Replies: 9
Views: 2710

Re: Max winds recorded?

I work at YYT, and I can never remember winds ever being this bad. Winds were worse than any hurricane that I can remember in recent history. According to reports, these were the worst wind conditions experienced in 40 years. There were panels blowing off the terminal building and we even heard that...

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by AC_B777
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 3932

Re: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf

You might want to re-read the previous post. Do you also complain that Dole bananas cost the same as Del Monte bananas at your local supermarket? Where do you see in my post that I was complaining? I just stated an obvious fact. 15+ years ago when WS was expanding in Canada, AC added several routes...

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by AC_B777
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 3932

Re: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf

Oh how the tables have turned! It was only a few years ago that WS was complaining and whining about AC and their unfair, anti competition practices and how they were trying to hurt WS! Not that they were unfounded in their claims as many of us remember, but funny how the shoe is on the other foot n...

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by AC_B777
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 92581

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Very disappointing! Not at all what I expected. The black tail is back, and just for that it gets the thumbs up from me :D A bit more color on the back of the fuselage would be nice, though. Also I agree that the maple leaf logo below the windows looks a bit odd. There never was a black tail with AC...

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by AC_B777
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 73735

Re: Air Canada new livery?

I have refrained from commenting on this thread since it was first started because I mainly considered it to be rumor. I personally haven't heard anything at work with regards to a new livery. Today, however, I was reading the AC employee internal newspaper, Horizons, and there was an article about ...

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by AC_B777
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 332075

Re: Will Amazon Prime Air be able to deliver all the Christmas gifts on time?

Isn't that Santa's job?? lol :duck:

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by AC_B777
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines 757 impounded in YYT
Replies: 20
Views: 7916

Re: National Airlines 757 impounded in YYT

readytotaxi wrote:
Any resolve, or does the airport still "own" the aircraft?

Nope, a/c still sitting here

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by AC_B777
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines 757 impounded in YYT
Replies: 20
Views: 7916

National Airlines 757 impounded in YYT

Yesterday, National Airlines scheduled flight NCR341 (B752 Reg N176CA) arrived in YYT from SFB. Shortly after, the St. John's International Airport Authority parked a truck behind the port side main landing gear, effectively blocking the a/c from leaving. We heard a few announcements being made tell...

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