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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 73
Views: 13058

Re: 737-8200?

I don't understand why Boeing continue to pump out MAX's that can't fly and end up gathering dust in some corner of an airport or parking lot, instead of just admitting defeat for now, stopping building the MAX or at least slowing production way, way down (talking 1 or 2 a month) and just focussing...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 73
Views: 13058

Re: 737-8200?

https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 02560?s=09


Aren't those Max 8 seating 200?
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jensona6 wrote:
No April fool joke around here, but it seems like RyanAir themselves decided to rebrand the B737 MAX 200 as B737-8200. Weird indeed?

Source: https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 02560?s=09


Aren't those Max 8 seating 200?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Higher Love by Kygo & Whitney Houston
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Higher Love by Kygo & Whitney Houston

N14AZ wrote:
I had not read the title of that video properly so I was absolutely gobsmacked at 4:35 minutes.


I can imagine that.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video
Replies: 36
Views: 4065

Re: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video

Someone with more airliner knowledge than me- why did they remove the cap over the nose once it was parked? Or was it covered? I wonder if that’s not a different aircraft. The one taxiing in had an orange radome, the last shot being one with a black radome. I believe you are right. Beyond the nose ...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 80459

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

Still curious what AC's plan is for the 330 fleet. So now they'll have 19 333s in their mainline fleet and will add another 4 from TS. It remains to be seen whether the 4 from TS will be kept and for how long. And if so, will they be used as today or dedicated to something, like domestic transcon?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 80459

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

From an internal source, AC has acquired a further 6 A330-300s, to bring the total fleet to 19 aircraft. I don't have any further information, as far as I gather, this is a very recent development, so very much subject to change. No word on delivery timeline, though I would not be surprised to see ...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Higher Love by Kygo & Whitney Houston
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Higher Love by Kygo & Whitney Houston

In the link below is an article about it and two videos of the song, both the current version and an earlier one already with Whitney Houston. Earlier today I've heard the song for the very first time and was completely taken off guard. It was so unexpected to hear her with something "new"...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 21
Views: 4751

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

noviorbis77 wrote:
My favourite Airbus (in terms of looks).


Indeed, along the A330.

Just for the record:

- A310 first flight: 03 Apr 1982

- A310 first service: 10 Apr 1983

- A310-300 first flight: 08 July 1985

- A310-300 first service: Dec 1985

- First Air Transat A310: C-GFAT Dec 2000

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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 64
Views: 9343

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

YYZ

May & YTD


Domestic: 1,561,909 +3.3% // 6,671,312 +0.9%

Transborder: 1,521,084 +5.1% // 7,623,181 +5.1%

International: 1,162,615 +2.8% // 5,718,203 +4.0%

Total Passengers: 4,245,608 +3.8% // 20,012,696 +3.4%

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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4234

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Once again as with many other airlines, OAK gets dumped in favor of SFO.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 21
Views: 4751

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-05jul19/
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Here's another update, with a scheduled last flight moved forward to April 26/27, 2020 on the YQB-CDG-YQB route.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-05jul19/

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 80459

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

matt wrote:
It is a rather tight schedule with not much down time for the A330s.


Yes it is. Isn't one allocated to YUL-LAX to cover for the fleet reshuffle following the Max grounding?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double

A cool story about daring to go against the current trend of showing off and using it absurdly. Joe Nicchi has had enough of self-proclaimed influencers wanting free cones for publicity. Now he’s the one going viral “There’s something so redeeming about outing influencers,” he said, adding that many...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 64
Views: 9343

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

Y V R May & YTD Domestic: 1,071,882 +1,2% // 4,879,899 +2,1% Transborder: 507,733 -1,1% // 2,555,995 +2,5% Asia Pacific: 377,055 +7,8% // 1,864,374 +6% Europe: 174,420 +3,1% // 503,101 +1,3% Total Int'l: 1,114,570 +2,4% // 5,411,299 +3,4% Total all sectors: 2,186,452 +1,8% // 10,291,198 +2,8%

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by SpaceshipDC10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees
Replies: 25
Views: 2401

Re: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees

When AIFs help fund indoor forests, waterfalls, sculptures and fish tanks that’s when it bothers me. They are all unnecessary. Give us functional, clean, efficient terminals without the unnecessary luxury items and keep the AIF fee reduced. I see your point, however it is known that such "luxu...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees
Replies: 25
Views: 2401

Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees

"AIFs are among the fees that get folded into airfares and combine to help make Canadian airfares substantially more than counterparts in the U.S., he explained. The result of that disparity is that many B.C. travellers drive across the U.S. border to Bellingham in order to fly out of that air...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37571

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/SWR5201/211f96be
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DALCE wrote:
HB-JBI is delivered and currently en route YMX-YUL.


Rather YMX-ZRH: https://www.flightradar24.com/SWR5201/211f96be

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by SpaceshipDC10
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Isavia forecast less passengers at KEF during 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Isavia forecast less passengers at KEF during 2019

May

580.701 -30,4%

YTD

2.685.486 -17,9%

Although summer months are not yet accounted for, so far the YTD decrease is already twice as high as what Isavia was expecting for the whole year in January.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8051

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

How about DC-10s? I know none were ever delivered w/ RR either, but was it ever an option? I'm inclined to think not, but one never knows. . . It never was an option, however, during the '80s, it was considered with the DC-10-30R for BA, I believe. Airbus choose the CF6-50 engine on its A300 for co...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights are being kept on taxiways at YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Re: Flights are being kept on taxiways at YUL

foxalphazulu wrote:
This is standard operating procedures for YUL. I remember seeing european wide bodies stacked on the taxiway summer afternoons waiting for the storm to pass.


Ok, but here there are several AC flights on the ground with all sorts of size and origins along with TS and WS.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights are being kept on taxiways at YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Flights are being kept on taxiways at YUL

https://www.flightradar24.com/45.47,-73.75/14
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Since I'm not around, is it due to the violent thunderstorm announced in the region?

https://www.flightradar24.com/45.47,-73.75/14

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8051

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Any thoughts on where the youngest of the fleet might go after? To be used for flights, I'd say Western Global. For parts, any of the current operators. I think that some of LH's MD-11's that have been retired have already been parted-out in places like Victorville. However, the ones of the dozen s...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Boeing story regarding an Air Canada B787
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Another Boeing story regarding an Air Canada B787

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1425839
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YULACYYZ wrote:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/boeing-air-canada-jet-fuel-leak-1.5193550


Indeed, see here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1425839

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 25995

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Am I wrong in thinking this is actually not all that uncommon? Not saying it's ok, just that it happens more often than it makes its way to a.net. I don't know whether it's common or not, but that being published now with the Max' catastrophes and ensuing scrutiny is not good for Boeing. Didn't the...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ signs MOU with MH to expand codesharing, among other areas of co-operation
Replies: 18
Views: 4827

Re: SQ signs MOU with MH

Interesting. How long before we get a MSA group holding if not a MSA airline again? Never is probably too soon. The 2 countries are just too different politically, socially, and economically. It's a code-share agreement. Leave it to a.net to blow things out of proportion. I know and I'm not holding...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR
Replies: 24
Views: 6653

Re: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR

TS are taking delivery of their second A21N today.

Airbus A321 -271NXLR 8876 C-GOIF Air Transat delivery 28jun19 XFW-YUL

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 19
Views: 5398

French Bee has become an A350 only airline

With the transfer of their lone A333 to sister company Air Caraïbes, BF is now relying on their 3 A359s. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/French-bee Here's the A333 in hybrid livery. Is it just a summer sub or a longer term thing, I don't know. However it seems TX has another A333 (F-GOTO) stor...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamilton (YHM) gets federal funds for its Airfield Rehabilitation and Modernization Project
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Hamilton (YHM) gets federal funds for its Airfield Rehabilitation and Modernization Project

Transport Canada will contribute $18.54 million of the $38.89 million cost of the Project. Money will serve to improve both runways as well as taxiways to improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of airport operations. http://flyhamilton.ca/news/national-trade-corridor-funding-announced-for-ha...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49775

Re: Air Canada to Buy Air Transat – Confirmed

Its the contrary that would have surprised me. The plan is to maintain the two companies as separate entities, maintaining the two different brands, head offices and key functions in Montreal, the companies said in a release. But for how long? Transat CEO Jean-Marc Eustache said the deal represents ...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ signs MOU with MH to expand codesharing, among other areas of co-operation
Replies: 18
Views: 4827

Re: SQ signs MOU with MH

Interesting. How long before we get a MSA group holding if not a MSA airline again?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 80459

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

C-GFAF seems to have some problems. Its recent flights have been late, including when it flew back from BRU to YUL last Friday. It only left Montreal today on its next mission with flight 797 to LAX but had to return less than two hours in the air.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 58800

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -sep-2019/
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The QR A332s are staying longer: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -sep-2019/

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 35
Views: 11200

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

The 747s that were seen in Eastern's livery were in fact leased from Pan Am. And one 747-238B fully painted but never delivered from QANTAS... N371EA/VH-EBD Although it's true, it has nothing to do with what I was saying as a reply to another post. That was at a different time, not when all U.S. ai...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 35
Views: 11200

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

The last sentence says it all..it would be interesting to know the stories of the sales meetings with the airlines in the late 60's after PA placed the first order. No one wanted to be "Left Behind" 1 so how much was that leveraged in garnering the orders from TWA, AA, UA, DL & EA? Pr...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 35
Views: 11200

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Ah thanks ... never realized Royal Jordanian had such a large fleet of the Whisperliner!


Well, the three sa-called whitetail didn't stay very long between 3 and 4 years. Two moved to become CS-TEF & TEG and the last became VR-CZZ in 1990.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2468

Re: Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights

The schedules of the day only showed two daily turns from YYZ. 791/792 YYZ-LAX-YYZ and 105/148 YYZ-YVR-YYZ. (Ironic as 105/148 was the rotation of the innaugural flight of the L1011 at AC in March 1973!) And it was probably the last, close to 23 years later. Regarding the 767s, they basically repla...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 35
Views: 11200

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

KlimaBXsst wrote:
If my recollections are correct,

the white tail 500’s came back to the Midwest with “TWA Lite... ATA.”


No, those were five others previously delivered to RJ and one former LTU.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2468

Re: Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights

Dominion301 wrote:
When the 3 L10s were brought out of retirement, they were used pretty much exclusively on YUL-YYZ-LAX and YUL-YYZ-YVR. This was before YUL had LAX nonstops.


Was it twice a day to YVR?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 35
Views: 11200

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

I wonder if the history of TWA might have been different had they ordered the-500 while still in production. It wouldn't have completely replaced the 747 (range issues) but would have been a much better fit for TWA's long haul network. One gripe I remember hearing from TWA exec's as early as the la...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 80459

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

I think it was on time to update the title, welcome in the AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread. Good idea. I was considering something similar yesterday but with a new thread. It’s scheduled on AC797/798 for the next two days. YUL-LAX-YUL. My apologies for getting back on topic. In the...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10069

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

Anybody that ever flew on an L-1011 knows that sound. The buzz only happened at takeoff but the growl happened anytime during flight when power was increased. Those early big fan RB-211s were great to listen too. You could be a half mile away on the airport and hear that growl and know an L-1011 wa...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2468

Re: Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights

The three L1011s were resurrected from the desert to cover for delays in the deliveries of the A340s. This required shuffling of wide-body aircraft. Before the L1011s flew YYZ-LAX in the mid 1990s, the route was being flown by 767s, 747 Combis and A320s. The L1011s were based in YYZ and flew one da...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 35
Views: 11200

Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

"The final five aircraft to come off the assembly line, L-1011-500s, were without buyers and stored at the Palmdale plant. During an internal employee presentation, TWA President Ed Meyer told how Lockheed’s chairman Dan Haughton had called him to propose the airplanes for TWA at bargain rates...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 80459

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

boeing767300 wrote:
It’s scheduled on AC797/798 for the next two days. YUL-LAX-YUL. My apologies for getting back on topic.


Okay, so no intercontinental flights for the first few days. Thus AC now has ten A333s in the fleet with a tight summer schedule, thanks to MAX...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2468

Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights



At the time, AC brought back from storage three of its Tristars. Most of the photos available here depict them at LAX and some at YVR. Were these the only routes they were flown on?

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by SpaceshipDC10
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 80459

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

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
C-GEGC will soon enter service as it's currently flying QPG-HND.


It's now a couple hundreds miles northwest of YUL and according to F24 it could already enter service tonight with a flight to ALG. That remains to be seen.

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant introduces new city is.....
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: Allegiant introduces new city is.....

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See here for more: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1425053

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)
Replies: 30
Views: 4354

Re: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)

The Western DC10's with the "Bud Light" paint schemes looked good as well. Don't have photo to post. They indeed looked good but it's too bad they weren't as polished as American's or Condor's. But on the matter of livery, i prefer Western's with broad red line with dark blue contrast tha...

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by SpaceshipDC10
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 80459

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

C-GEGC will soon enter service as it's currently flying QPG-HND.

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