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by 1900Driver
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44375

Re: WN looking at A220

The thing is, I find it very difficult to believe that "fiduciary duties" dictate reviewing proposals for the A220. The business judgement rule gives very wide latitude to directors. I think it is more about keeping abreast of the market and constantly reviewing assumptions to see if they...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44375

Re: WN looking at A220

You’re all too quick to judge. The A220-300 size advantage & superior casm over the E2 is a far better fit as a 700 replacement. My bet is on the 220-300a in southwest colours. The MAX 7 is the 700 replacement. Southwest is looking at the A220 so they can understand the economics of the plane t...

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by 1900Driver
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44375

Re: WN looking at A220

You’re all too quick to judge. The A220-300 size advantage & superior casm over the E2 is a far better fit as a 700 replacement. My bet is on the 220-300a in southwest colours.

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by 1900Driver
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Seasonal Daily YHZ-DUB...and DON'T Announce the Dropping of YYT-DUB
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Re: WestJet Announce Seasonal Daily YHZ-DUB...and DON'T Announce the Dropping of YYT-DUB

YYT’s biggest asset was their geography in terms of attracting transatlantic flights. As narrowbodies begin stretching their range, unfortunately the need for YYT dwindles. And it doesn’t help that Newfoundland’s economy is in the hole and tourism has dropped super low. There probably isn’t enough ...

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by 1900Driver
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7934

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

AC's domestic market share is around 45%. Westjet's is around 25%. As a comparison, the Lufthansa group's domestic market share in Germany is 87%. Comparing the domestic markets of Canada and Germany is probably the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Lufthansa's main competitor on domestic routes i...

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by 1900Driver
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7934

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

Frankly, anything else would be a major embarrassment considering Air Canada is basically operating a monopoly the way the government protects the air routes. This guy ...... Back in this neat space called reality, WS are deferring MAX8s bc they can't deploy them profitably. US3 are slashing USA<>C...

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by 1900Driver
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 9085

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

The 319’s economics, even in all Y config, aren’t even remotely close to newer 737-800’s when it is all said and done. Fuel burn, maintenance cost, daily utilization, seat capacity, amongst other things, conspire against that airframe, even with a zero capital cost. It don’t work... You really thin...

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by 1900Driver
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 9085

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

The 319’s economics, even in all Y config, aren’t even remotely close to newer 737-800’s when it is all said and done. Fuel burn, maintenance cost, daily utilization, seat capacity, amongst other things, conspire against that airframe, even with a zero capital cost. It don’t work... You really thin...

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by 1900Driver
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 9263

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

Checking US DoT data in 2017 loads on YUL-FLL were as follows: Rouge: 85.8% Sunwing: 82.2% Transat: 83.3% WestJet: 82.5% WestJet's overall trans border loads averaged 84.8% in 2017, compared to 84.5% at Rouge, 79.1% at Transat and 74.9% at Sunwing. You can imagine just how poor the yields are on YU...

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by 1900Driver
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 9263

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

I don't recall seeing an announcement of this rather significant strategic cancellation, but Air Canada has quietly withdrawn from Gatwick. Routings from Canada to Gatwick are mostly via DUB and are not remotely price competitive with even their LHR n/s service. It would appear Air Canada was unabl...

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by 1900Driver
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7383

Re: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM

Where’s jumbo in this discussion? Everything was all ok & safe according to him.

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by 1900Driver
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 55
Views: 8879

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

LAX772LR wrote:
Wow, and they were the ones I thought would be the most immune to government pressure to buy these. Interesting.


Or consider that they may have been given a sweetheart deal. I’m sure HNA wouldn’t object to buying these airplanes for a song.

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by 1900Driver
Sun May 27, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6211

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

Doesn’t Air Transat serve ADZ from YUL in the winter?

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by 1900Driver
Tue May 22, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 297
Views: 81391

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

Any suggestions as to where they will be deployed?

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by 1900Driver
Tue May 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19427

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

While the 787 is fantastic for them, it isn't the perfect solution. It's cost of acquisition in today's market makes things like the A333 much more competitive, and significantly lower risk. They will eventually have to replace the A330s and likely continue to add a few widebodies per year for grow...

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by 1900Driver
Sat May 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33080

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Why doesn’t EK focus on hiring local Emeraties, rather than depending on foreign pilots and scouring the planet for flying talent? How difficult would it be for EK to set up a massive local training center capable of training hundreds of pilots on an annual basis? Not nearly enough! Locals are bein...

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by 1900Driver
Sat May 12, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 53
Views: 6050

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

And there you have it, Westjet has grown to be a full airline folks ... it now has to deal with big boy issues. I was surprised to hear that they were looking to hire WS pilots to fly for SWOOP, by offering them leaves of absence. Shoddy practices that would not make their existing They never were ...

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by 1900Driver
Fri May 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 53
Views: 6050

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

And there you have it, Westjet has grown to be a full airline folks ... it now has to deal with big boy issues. I was surprised to hear that they were looking to hire WS pilots to fly for SWOOP, by offering them leaves of absence. Shoddy practices that would not make their existing employees happy....

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by 1900Driver
Sat May 05, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17300

Re: WestJet and the 787

From what I have heard, the focus will be Toronto, and initial routes will be to Asia (countries were India, China and Japan). I’m sure Vancouver will see some action, but to what extent I do not have the answer. Also, where are you seeing ANZ going to 10x weekly, max I see is daily during peak sea...

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by 1900Driver
Sat May 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17300

Re: WestJet and the 787

From what I have heard, the focus will be Toronto, and initial routes will be to Asia (countries were India, China and Japan). I’m sure Vancouver will see some action, but to what extent I do not have the answer. Interesting, I’ve heard 3/4 YYZ and 1/4 YVR, at least initially. From their investor d...

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by 1900Driver
Thu May 03, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17300

Re: WestJet and the 787

But that is not actually the case. New CEO Ed Sims, whose background includes running Air New Zealand’s long-haul operations, views WestJet’s coming long-haul offering as more akin to Air New Zealand’s—and Air Canada’s—long-haul offering than Norwegian’s. With Ed Sims now in the mix at WestJet - th...

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by 1900Driver
Wed May 02, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major growth planned at YUL
Replies: 21
Views: 2819

Re: Major growth planned at YUL

Kind of a useless thread without a pic. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/908/41808523582_0ed6d52976_c.jpg Don’t like the horseshoe/ leg design. Not efficient & vulnerable to delay pushing back! Couldn’t they just create an infield terminal like Zurich where 10-28 is? I have a hard time seeming ho...

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by 1900Driver
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Getting Close to Going on Strike
Replies: 31
Views: 4685

Re: WestJet Pilots Getting Close to Going on Strike

I've always had trouble coming to terms with unionized pilots, some of whom earn in excess of 200k per year. They want to be the "manager" of their aircraft but benefit from union tactics at the same time. If pilots aren't prototypical "management" who is? I hope they give up an...

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by 1900Driver
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could there be a YVR-VIE nonstop flight?
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

Re: Could there be a YVR-VIE nonstop flight?

briguychau wrote:
Until AC starts YYZ-VIE, I don't see YVR-VIE even having the possibility of happening.


Would have to be settled under the frame work of A++. They woud probably need to give up YYZ to AC & codeshare with them in order to do YVR.

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by 1900Driver
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 13786

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

I think what people are referring to is when factoring acquisition cost, 330NEO maybe be more cost effective. 787 will still have an edge on variable costs. Probably the case over the Atlantic but doubtful for long haul routes. https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/08/airbus-boeing-square-off-a330neo-787-a...

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by 1900Driver
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 297
Views: 81391

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

Thenoflyzone wrote:
These 4 A333s were built in 2009. The highest MTOW option available that year was 233t. So better than AC's 230t birds, but a far cry from the 242t frames rolling out of Toulouse today.


The extra 3ts should be beneficial for YUL-TLV.

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by 1900Driver
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 22556

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Also, I really don't see much more Rouge long haul expansion, just reviewing AC's numbers last year, J class ridership was up over 7 percent, with revenues from J increasing even more. They just appointed a new manager of airport experience, opened a brand new exclusive J lounge at YYZ that sits ab...

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by 1900Driver
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 5562

Re: YVR Thread

teriyaki wrote:
Nor should anyone want to be on that product for that amount of time. Flew Rouge 763 long-haul to Japan, vowed never again. Would pay the difference for a proper carrier across the pacific.


I believe KIX is going to mainline soon? Can anyone confirm?

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by 1900Driver
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45645

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

This is Airbus order to lose. They can offer the best package deal - from the A (CS)-100 up to the A321... Actually, Embraer should have been the front runner. Even at similar pricings, chosing Embrear would allow crew trg savings and a favorable conversion of the 20 undelivered E190s. Embraer can'...

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by 1900Driver
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45645

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

Jomar777 wrote: Stick to facts - the E-Series sold much more than the C-Series can actually dream in selling right now. Yes, the E2 has less orders but the whole E Program is a different fact. 767333ER: His sentence made perfect sense. I completely understood what he was saying. You’re manipulating...

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by 1900Driver
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 45645

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

Jomar777 wrote: Stick to facts - the E-Series sold much more than the C-Series can actually dream in selling right now. Yes, the E2 has less orders but the whole E Program is a different fact. 767333ER: His sentence made perfect sense. I completely understood what he was saying. You’re manipulating...

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by 1900Driver
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe
Replies: 33
Views: 5112

Re: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe

Was Ryanair there to visit?

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by 1900Driver
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 22556

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

I was really hoping Rouge would have been a failed experiment but unfortunately, it looks like Rouge is here to stay. If I may ask, why is that? What is wrong with Rouge? The main issue is the uncomfortable seats. Reduced seat pitch is expected on a low cost carrier but why does the seat itself hav...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman approves purchase of three Q400 from Bombardier
Replies: 14
Views: 2485

Re: Biman approves purchase of three Q400 from Bombardier

I don't know why BBD doesn't move the Q-400 production to the old CRJ facility at Trudeau (YUL). It's a huge building and looks more or less dead every time I take off on the runway beside it. They build Challengers there now. Not quite at the same clip as CRJs back in the heyday, but still more th...

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by 1900Driver
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Looking to Scrape Up USD 1.2 Billion in a Hurry to Support Bonds
Replies: 43
Views: 6387

Re: Etihad is seeking to prevent a technical default of bonds

par13del wrote:
...were they that negligent investing in other nations airlines or just hood winked into thinking that such investments would buy them good will?


Arrogant and foolish they were!

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by 1900Driver
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43109

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Keep telling urself that. Spare yourself Yuri. The very existence of Embraer is nothing but a subsidy. Embraer didin’t get so far ahead based on it’s technologically expertise. It was a state owned company for 30 years, so yeah, if you wanna embare urself and call that subisidy, go ahead. No embarr...

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by 1900Driver
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43109

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

And all the while Boeing manages to loose an almost guaranteed multi billion dollar super hornet deal! Flabbergasted!

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by 1900Driver
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43109

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Wow! Absolutely fantastic news. My faith in fair competition based on products and performance is greatly restored when reading this. Subsidy, selling the planes for a fraction of the price, selling ur soul because of incompetence. Are you really serious about the fair competition or ur just anti-B...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge fleet question/update
Replies: 18
Views: 3761

Re: Air Canada Rouge fleet question/update

The addition of the ex-Niki A321 is interesting as the speculation recently was that all the A321's might be moving back to mainline. Things change frequently in the industry and it may be a case of AC preparing to use Rouge domestically to battle it out with new players in the soon to be ULCC mark...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US shortage of pilots: what are the authorities doing?
Replies: 23
Views: 2470

Re: US shortage of pilots: what are the authorities doing?

The title is very misleading. Why the authorities? Rather.....What is the industry going to do about it?

Time to pay up or risk having planes grounded.

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by 1900Driver
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3364

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

agreed. Delta has limited space at SEA and I just can't see YYZ being a big need for them. SEA-YYZ has to fly almost right over MSP and DTW is only slightly out o the way. Definitely think places like DFW, IAH, more western cities(i.e. ABQ, OAK, BUR etc) and maybe even places like PHL/TPA would be ...

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by 1900Driver
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 45
Views: 5759

Re: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land

ExMilitaryEng wrote:

BBD has said repeatedly it's losing $ with every Q400 sold. Something has to give.

.


Source?

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by 1900Driver
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 11499

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” At this point, SFO is just as guilty of not doing anything to prevent this problem, even if the pilots are the ones who messed up. This is third time we've had a runway related miss at SFO in less th...

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by 1900Driver
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC vs AF on YUL-CDG
Replies: 18
Views: 4238

Re: AC vs AF on YUL-CDG

alan3 wrote:
Given the heavy demand, why did AF drop the A380 on the route? In summer wouldn't they be able to sustain it?


380 is too premium waited for YUL.

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by 1900Driver
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC vs AF on YUL-CDG
Replies: 18
Views: 4238

Re: AC vs AF on YUL-CDG

LAXdude1023 wrote:
If I recall correctly YUL-CDG is about 700 PDEW. Plenty of pieces of that pie for AC and AF.


What are the figures for YUL-ORY summer time?

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by 1900Driver
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian goverment asks Air Canada to reduce noise on A320 passenger jets
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

Re: Canadian goverment asks Air Canada to reduce noise on A320 passenger jets

ikolkyo wrote:
Like I said above, AC may only do it on the Rouge fleet and the A321s. Newer A320s are already fitted with this vortex generator.


RV 321s are equipped with vortex generators below fuel vents to prevent the whistling sound. Balance of mainline & RV fleet may have to be modified.

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by 1900Driver
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102080

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Good. This means full production of CSeries in Mobile. Boeing will only lose in the long run. I believe that you may be wrong, because tariffs apply to partially assembled aircraft coming in to the US. As the fuselage and other parts are partially assembled parts of the plane that are manufactured ...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue $750 Million stock buyback
Replies: 19
Views: 2745

Re: JetBlue $750 Million stock buyback

Stock buy backs usually don't help the average small investor. I've been burned far too many times with buy backs. Yes, your remaining shares are supposedly worth more but if you're a dividend hound (I realize most airlines don't pay a div, LUV being an obvious exception), then the buy back actuall...

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