Search found 228 matches

by edmountain
Thu May 30, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 56946

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entrep ... it-non.php
-->

La Presse is reporting this morning that the largest Air Transat shareholder--representing about 20% of the shares--is opposed to this deal. Article in French.

https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entrep ... it-non.php

Jump to post
by edmountain
Tue May 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 56946

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Transat starts Faro in Jan 2020 weekly from Toronto. As it stands, Transat's n/s flight to Faro can be fed by either Air Canada or WestJet from the rest of Canada, thereby resulting in competitive fares for those wishing to fly from any number of cities in Canada. Without doubt, that routing will b...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Mon May 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19952

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

This is shocking and not good news. I can't imagine how the folks at Westjet are feeling right now. That is an airline with a high level of loyalty from crew IMHO. And I see diversity of service leaving the Canadian skies as a result of this. Why on earth was this approved? I think this is not grea...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sat May 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7335

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Do all joint ventures create something from nothing the way this one is being forecast to?

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?
Replies: 17
Views: 2961

Re: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?

Connecting through Oceania I think would be longer than connecting through YVR. Both places have long lengths but YVR goes in the middle of the straight route of south american to asia on the globe unlike Oceania. That's why I feel YVR is more positioned as a better hub to connect South America pax...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24034

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

https://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/weve-just-grown-too-big-too-fast-ceo-ed-sims-taps-the-brakes-at-westjet "Sims said he firmly believes the Calgary market is under-served internationally." The success of their strategy hinges upon the accuracy of this belief. Based on AC a...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Can somebody explain how Qantas is supposed to launch all these new routes while at the same time replacing 9 747s with only 6 787s? QF have ordered 14 in total, so an easy replacement. QF15/16 has already swapped to the 789, while QF have added an extra 3-4x weekly BNE-LAX-BNE as QF55/56 depending...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Can somebody explain how Qantas is supposed to launch all these new routes while at the same time replacing 9 747s with only 6 787s?

Jump to post
by edmountain
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK celebrating 100M pax milestone today on Dec 28th
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: PEK celebrating 100M pax milestone today on Dec 28th

Exponential growth: meet finite planet.

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71501

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

United lays a big fat Schadenfreude on all the people who got duped by the PR guy's wording.

Jump to post
by edmountain
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 94
Views: 24860

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

The following hypothetical system designs would also be subject to similar procedural failures. As a result they can be remedied without any major changes to the equipment. A vehicle's cruise control no longer receives valid speed information. The system responds by opening the throttle wide open b...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 94
Views: 24860

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

The following hypothetical system designs would also be subject to similar procedural failures. As a result they can be remedied without any major changes to the equipment. A vehicle's cruise control no longer receives valid speed information. The system responds by opening the throttle wide open b...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 94
Views: 24860

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

... This accident should have been prevented and without any major changes to pilot flying techniques or aircraft. This is a procedural failure at its root. Equipment breaks all the time. A faulty pitot or aoa should jot be the root cause ever to an aircraft crashing. The following hypothetical sys...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596851

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I'm curious why the system would be allowed to cause "uncommanded horizontal stabilizer trim movement" when the data are known (or suspected) by the system to be erroneous. Would it not be safer to have the system reject the data, not cause uncommanded trim movements, and raise an alert t...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596851

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/83EC7F95F3E5BFBD8625833E0070A070?OpenDocument BTW, I find it "interesting" that the AD only covers 737-8 and -9. Not the -800 series. Would that suggest inherent differences between these families in terms of flight cont...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7988

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

Don't think I've ever agreed with aviationaware on anything but he's not wrong here. The Government's own review of the Canadian Transportation Act echoes his views: "Since 2006, Canada’s balanced approach to determining the national interest seems to have emphasized Air Canada’s well-being as...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 41754

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

https://fr24.com/QFA185/1cde8337
-->

QF185 BNE-ZQN diverted to CHC after executing what looks like a missed approach. Anyone know what's going on?

https://fr24.com/QFA185/1cde8337

Jump to post
by edmountain
Tue May 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17345

Re: WestJet and the 787

WestJet plunges the most in two years as costs of Swoop and overseas expansion mount Quote: WestJet Airlines Ltd. dropped the most in more than two years after it said increased spending to create a new low-cost unit and expand overseas will vastly exceed revenue growth. Costs for each seat flown a...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sun May 06, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 223
Views: 34950

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

Dominion301 wrote:
Skywatcher wrote:
Why does YYC have so many more passengers than YEG? They have similar populations and income levels.


YYC has two hubs whereas YEG has two focus cities.

That just leads to the question why does YYC have two hubs whereas YEG has zero?

Jump to post
by edmountain
Fri May 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 6043

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

Speaking of Canada, is it a bit strange that Montreal have Trans Pacific flight but Edmonton have none? Not particularly. Montreal serves as the primary airport for the entire province of Quebec (and some points east and west of it) and has a potential catchment area of 8-9 million people. Calgary ...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Fri May 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 6043

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

It is rather strange that ORD has 5x daily flights to Tokyo but YYZ only has a single daily flight. Both cities are around the same size and distance and both are the dominant players in their region. The cities are similar sizes. The metro areas are not-Chicago’s is almost twice as big. Then add i...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4897

Re: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

On my last Westjet flight, everything was a song and dance or a joke The safety demonstration was a song, the boarding announcements were jokes, everything was fun and games But in the back of my mind, I wondered how these “jokers” would act in an emergency So, when I read it took them 10 minutes t...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4897

Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

From the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-westjet-heart-attack-aed-1.4573035 The flight crew were told to get an AED (automated external defibrillator) and the crew was seen searching overhead bins. It was around 10 minutes before the AED was located. Absolutely no idea whether the...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11670

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

ATC recording for this incident is on YouTube. https://youtu.be/6VuuaJwS0vU Collision occurs at about 2:19 of the recording. At 2:36 WestJet states "Their APU's on fire. We're on fire." At 2:48 WestJet calls mayday and states they're evacuating. I'm speculating here but this would seem to ...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15937

Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

https://globalnews.ca/news/3953290/porter-airlines-video-boston-toronto/ Frustrated by disorganization, some passengers pulled out their phones and began video recording Porter staff delivering information. It was then they were confronted with an unusual demand. “At that point, the personnel came f...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11670

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

Give me a break. In your simulator, scripted exercises. I would presume these FAs didn’t have a clue as to what’s going on. How many times do you do your drills with 168 people jumping around? You judge in a vacuum, (without even knowing any facts either) and in this industry it’s dynamic as hell. ...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11670

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

What is everyone's considered opinion regarding the WestJet cabin crew's handling of the evacuation? Based on the (limited) information available from those short videos as well as the quotes in the articles it seems like a fair amount of chaos with an ineffectual effort from the cabin crew to take...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11670

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

What is everyone's considered opinion regarding the WestJet cabin crew's handling of the evacuation? Based on the (limited) information available from those short videos as well as the quotes in the articles it seems like a fair amount of chaos with an ineffectual effort from the cabin crew to take...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11670

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

What is everyone's considered opinion regarding the WestJet cabin crew's handling of the evacuation? Based on the (limited) information available from those short videos as well as the quotes in the articles it seems like a fair amount of chaos with an ineffectual effort from the cabin crew to take ...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will YYC ever see pax 747 service?
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Will YYC ever see pax 747 service?

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/model/Boeing%20747-217B
Image
-->

Passenger 747s have already been a regular sight in Calgary, you just need to go back far enough.

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/model/Boeing%20747-217B
Image

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 6304

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

I vote no as well. Can't there be at least one remote corner of Earth not ruined by people?

Jump to post
by edmountain
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 8944

Re: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

British Airways (BA) has apologised to passengers who were caught up in the ordeal which began on Tuesday last week. The flight time from London to Athens is less than four hours, but this journey lasted eight times longer. A faulty cockpit warning light caused the first flight, due to depart at 1....

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 13738

Re: New enhanced security for US bound passengers take effect.

From the article:

All electronic devices larger than a smartphone will have to be removed from protective casing and fully charged for potential inspection.


Yet no such similar requirements for domestic flights within the US. So this enhances security how?

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 9011

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

As for the customer preference of JFK vs. EWR, I think we can all agree that New Jersey simply doesn't have the cachet that New York does. Even if New Jersey's rather unsavory reputation isn't holding EWR back, JFK still tends to offer much nicer amenities/experience than EWR does... Yet another pe...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 8576

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

JAX is VERY lucky they have a dedicated NFL owner that has kept the Jag's in town. It is the smallest NFL market. As far as air service MIA, MCO, FLL & TPA are all significantly larger for obvious reasons. Green Bay is the smallest NFL market, but an obvious anomaly with a history. You must cou...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6832

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I don't know what it is about Manila that inspires the most absurd rumours and speculation. A couple of years ago there was a crazy rumor about MNL-YEG. "It's a certainty!" they said. Well guess what happened? Nothing. Better to temper your aspirations, hope that YWG-LGW can at least susta...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 64
Views: 10508

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

HSBC is on the verge of collapse if they don't cut costs and change strategies. So you might not see those much longer. Hyperbole much? HSBC is nowhere near collapse, it's profitable to the tune of US$7.1 billion (yes, billion with a B) in 2016. Now that's a big drop in profit from 2015 and there a...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149
Replies: 229
Views: 21138

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149

XAM2175 wrote:
Why do we still need to split threads into parts?

I agree, seems like a waste.

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lost 737s of Bali
Replies: 11
Views: 5908

Lost 737s of Bali

I discovered this YouTube video of two abandoned 737s in Bali. https://youtu.be/XC9tFPBNUr8 I guess these dudes weren't the first to discover them. There's some information about them here and here: http://www.abandonedabandoned.com/2-aba ... s-in-bali/ https://indonesia.tripcanvas.co/bali/ab ... la...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Brand Revamp?
Replies: 27
Views: 8358

Re: EK Brand Revamp?

stlgph wrote:
read it again...

Thank you for making this the uncivil aviation forum.

Jump to post
by edmountain
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nanshan Group To Buy VA Stake From ANZ
Replies: 25
Views: 2839

Nanshan Group To Buy VA Stake From ANZ

<a href="http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/aviation/chinas-nanshan-group-to-buy-virgin-australia-stake-from-air-new-zealand-20160609-gpfw5q.html" target="_blank">http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/busi...r-new-zealand-20160609-gpfw5q.html</a> Quote: "Chinese conglomerate Nanshan Group is poised ...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed May 18, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension
Replies: 49
Views: 10159

RE: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SpaceshipDC10" class="quote" target="_blank">SpaceshipDC10</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>How much of that figure is dir...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Mon May 16, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension
Replies: 49
Views: 10159

RE: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension

YUL is just fine with more than 9.6 million total international passengers (overseas plus transborder) in 2015. By way of comparison that's more than <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> (7.8 million) and <acronym title="Washington -...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Thu May 12, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension
Replies: 49
Views: 10159

RE: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MarcoPoloWorld" class="quote" target="_blank">MarcoPoloWorld</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>It just amazes me how low trav...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Thu May 05, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?
Replies: 64
Views: 15219

RE: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?

View from webcams at the airport now completed obscured by smoke. <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=194767&filename=1462408384nVNy9E.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/194767/middle/1...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed May 04, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?
Replies: 64
Views: 15219

RE: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rampbro" class="quote" target="_blank">rampbro</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>According to the CBC, the fire is now thre...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed May 04, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?
Replies: 64
Views: 15219

RE: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Acey" class="quote" target="_blank">Acey</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>With the current and anticipated direction of the ...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed May 04, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?
Replies: 64
Views: 15219

RE: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?

Webcam at the airport still operating. View to the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> shows big plumes of smoke. This photo was taken at 0140Z: <a href="http://www.metcam.navcanada.ca/dawc_images/wxcam/CYMM/CYMM_NW-full-e.jpeg?tstamp=1647852" target="_blank">http://www.metcam.nav...

Jump to post
by edmountain
Wed May 04, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?
Replies: 64
Views: 15219

YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?

Massive wildfire threatening the whole city of Fort McMurray. Most of the city is being evacuated. Several flights in and out have been cancelled. <acronym title="Fort McMurray (YMM / CYMM), Canada - Alberta">YMM</acronym> still open but seems to be cut off from the rest of the city as just-arrived ...

Jump to post