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Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41496

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Not F1, but F1 related inasmuch as the driver involved was Romain Grosjean. Looks like he did a Max Verstappen Monza special (on a backmarker no less!) at the infamous Laguna Seca Corkscrew. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaZyUQWUsec Worth adding that there's no blue flags in Indy, and Romain was ...

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Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Airlines (Canada) Announce Eastern Canada Expansion
Replies: 15
Views: 4195

Re: PAL Airlines (Canada) Announce Eastern Canada Expansion

On the note of PAL's expansion, anyone know why their 3rd Dash 8-400 is still on an N reg? N406QX, former Horizon bird

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Fri May 21, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14384

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Same story as most people here.
Had the first Pfizer dose in the end of April, second one was Wednesday May 19th. Sore arm after both, less sore the second time around.

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Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 being retired
Replies: 54
Views: 11658

Re: CRJ-200 being retired

I doubt any will be converted. I was shocked how little a used Challenger 600 goes for: https://www.libertyjet.com/private_jets_for_sale/Bombardier/Challenger%20600 Less than a million usd. Challenger 604? $2.5M to $4.3M The 650 will cost more, but there are plenty for sale (8). These are worth a b...

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Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chicken Wars
Replies: 39
Views: 1942

Re: Chicken Wars

Honorable Mention for grilled: Nando's - Piri Piri Chicken is awesome. Large following in UK, Southern Africa, Australia, Middle East, SE Asia, and a slow-but-growing presence in the US and Canada (only in the Chicago, DC/Baltimore, and Toronto metro areas). Wasn't expecting to see Nando's on here,...

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Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?
Replies: 63
Views: 7039

Re: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?

Here in Canada, we probably have about 1/3 of the entire world’s > 19 seater combi fleet, consisting of: 732s 733s 734s DH1s DH3s DH7 ATRs (invented in Canada by First Air) HS7s (can be configured for as few as 4 pax) 5T just announced a few weeks ago they’ve bought a couple of 737NGs. Not sure if ...

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Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Re: Lavatories / Galleys in smaller freight aircraft?

Heck, even our big (relative to your post) C-130's/L-382's don't have toilets. There is a urinal and a steel porta-potty thing. But in reality you either wait until you land (but most places that require a C-130 don't exactly have good bathrooms), or you and your refuse bag take a walk of shame to ...

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Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?
Replies: 63
Views: 7039

Re: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?

Here in Canada, we probably have about 1/3 of the entire world’s > 19 seater combi fleet, consisting of: 732s 733s 734s DH1s DH3s DH7 ATRs (invented in Canada by First Air) HS7s (can be configured for as few as 4 pax) 5T just announced a few weeks ago they’ve bought a couple of 737NGs. Not sure if ...

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Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next COVID-victim: Montenegro Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 6299

Re: Updated: Next COVID-victim: Montenegro Airlines

[quote="Blerg" And that's where Western idealism comes crashing down like a wave on rocks. Why would the new, extremely pro-Serbian government in Montenegro go for a deal with Slovenia? Makes no sense. Why would Slovenia be interested in a deal with Montenegro? [/quote] Is that not the pro...

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Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next COVID-victim: Montenegro Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 6299

Re: Updated: Next COVID-victim: Montenegro Airlines

They are likely to regret this. Have you seen the debt YM has? EX YU Aviation is quite the resource. I have been following that cluster of airlines (Croatia, Air Serbia, Adria, Montenegro) for the last three years. The comment section on that website is absolute gold. It is easier to restructure an...

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Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18390

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

I flew two turns yesterday out of JFK. The turbulence was not “severe.” It was barely sporty on the approach. And pilots generally aren’t “puking on the deck.” Spoken like a non-pilot. I’ve never “puked on the deck.” That was a bunch of crazy talk. Spend a week taking calls in scheduling during sto...

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Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 4590: Could It Have Landed?
Replies: 59
Views: 15759

Re: Concorde 4590 : Could It Have Been Landed ?

Just watch "John Hutchinson on Air France Flight 4590" on YouTube. It was a long chain of events. 1. AF forgot to put a spacer on the left mains. It was later discovered sitting on a shelf during the investigation. 2. The captain over-filled the fuel tanks past the limit. Not supposed to ...

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Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 35639

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

The perception of prop vs jet makes it hard for HA to go for either the ATR or the Q400. Are there any competitors to Hawaiian Airlines on intra-island services? What types do they fly? If Hawaiian goes all turboprop on shorter flights and have a monopoly on them, customers will just have to accept...

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Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 35639

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

The remaining 717 operators seem to have a few options open to them, other than Hawaiian which has such a uniquely extreme operation that it’s difficult to make educated predictions about what they might do as none of the options seem like a good fit. It means that “What will Hawaiian replace the 7...

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Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?
Replies: 59
Views: 7392

Re: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?

Name one US based on-demand cargo company flying an ATR. I'll wait. Because you can't, because it doesn't exist. The only operators of the ATR in the US are either FedEx feed, or passenger (silver airways). Are you not changing the goal posts now? Went from how many on the market, to how many US ba...

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Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?
Replies: 59
Views: 7392

Re: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?

How many ATR's do you see in the on demand cargo market, hint, none. That's categorically wrong. There are actually a lot, but they do a great job of flying below the radar. The CRJ (and the others I posted), excel at non-containerized freight that is loaded and strapped into place. So does the ATR...

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Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 11409

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

You would think they would have definitely figured this out after PSA 1771. . they all knew that, they also knew that statistically weaponizing hijacked aircraft was irrelevant. There have been quite a few hijackings after all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_hijackings I really don'...

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34959

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Tariffs would lower the trade deficit not increase it. the US already has a trade deficit with practically every country so tariffs would spur US produced alternatives. Didn't work with the last round of tariffs, and it pushed plenty of export manufacturing out of the US .... Best regards Thomas Th...

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Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My prediction for the presidential debates
Replies: 270
Views: 22337

Re: My prediction for the presidential debates

You seem to think that's a losing strategy. It wasn't in 2016 and it won't be in 2020. because all those people saying "That is just Trump campaigning, once he is in office he will be a different person and apply his business experience to the office" are too stupid to realize that wasn´t...

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Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

Re: Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs

I was born in YZF and my first 6 years was spent in Norman Wells, N.W.T. My dad worked for PWA/Canadian and we would use PW/CP444 almost every other week to go to YZF or YEG. Why, however, have the Northern carriers chosen a place like YUL over YYZ to feed their Northern network? Is it cost? Popula...

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Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7535

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

I would be somewhat wary of 2 commercial pilots in a medium or large airline flying a large proportion of their flights. Knowing there is an unforgiving second pair of eyes watching you keeps a pilot on their toes. Husband and wife flying together will (almost) always support each other in public, ...

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Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's permanent payroll tax cuts will deplete SS funds by 2023
Replies: 43
Views: 2373

Re: Trump's permanent payroll tax cuts will deplete SS funds by 2023

Buffett is another one of those hypocrite virtue signalers. He knows he will never pay his "minimum tax" rate for top earners as he will simply shift part of his "wage earnings" into some sort of offshore trust fund or let him be paid in options/stocks, etc. That's...the whole p...

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Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's permanent payroll tax cuts will deplete SS funds by 2023
Replies: 43
Views: 2373

Re: Trump's permanent payroll tax cuts will deplete SS funds by 2023

the rich don't care, they have money in the bank they don't need social security, I am so sick of stupid lower and middleclass not sticking up for themselves. We all pay a lot in taxes, but not the rich. I will never understand it, just like i will never understand why there are Queens and Kings, h...

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Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 295
Views: 34080

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

According interview by German TV with team: Hülkenberg had reported "strong vibration in left back wheel". They have feared, he will not finish and changed the wheels a third time. OK, I hadn't seen that specific quote, but a more generic one that could have been interpreted very much as ...

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Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 12115

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

The Governor of OR shroud have called out a small number of National Guard troops to patrol downtown Portland back in May to end the destruction of private and public property. If the Governor did that, the anarchistic activities would have ended weeks ago and President Trump, would have not be sen...

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Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 22423

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

Maybe John Travolta will buy this Qantas aircraft too, to add to his personal historic fleet. John Travolta donated his 707 to HARS (aviation museum south of Sydney) last year. It is still being made airworthy prior to being flown back to Australia. Wow...didn't know this as I'd not heard/read anyt...

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4736

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

As should everyone's first amendment rights. Like the right to kneel for an anthem. Just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean you get to invalidate people's rights. However, the current Republican administration has pepper sprayed, beaten, and stepped on those rights. But because its' "...

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4736

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

The family is the only institution you can't get into and won't ever get involved. Erm, IIRC it's been the conservatives who are the one's involving themselves in family. Attempting to regulate who can and can't marry, who can and can't have kids, because it just might contradict those good old Chr...

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4736

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

extender wrote:
Keep the politics out of sports, simple enough.

Sure, get rid of all the anthem/flag/military BS beforehand and let us just watch sports. Sounds perfect to me

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4736

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

My first amendment rights predates government. The government should protect my first amendment rights, not infringe them by telling me how I should raise my kids. All of this are natural and God given rights, not government rights. The government is there to protect me and my family based on the 1...

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Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 84059

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

This is a weird move. They have a good leisure brand called Eurowings, they did a lot to make it a bit like the old Air Berlin (route wise) and now that's being thrown away? I always thought LH Group's strategy was - LH + LX premium - OS + SN semi-premium - EW + WK lower cost/leisure I wonder if cu...

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Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 50773

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again. The actual saying is "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times shame on both of us"...

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Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 commutes Stone sentence
Replies: 69
Views: 2568

Re: 45 commutes Stone sentence

Any a-political person who cares about criminal justice reform would be opposed to locking up a senior citizen for several years because they lied to a cop. Fortunately justice was done to rectify the disproportionate sentence. Aka "Hey I know I'm in the wrong and I have no good argument so he...

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Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 44
Views: 7634

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

Well, we know where OWG will be flying. https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/a-2020-130 The applicant has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for a licence to operate a scheduled international service, large aircraft, in accordance with the Arrangement between the Government of C...

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Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 295
Views: 34080

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

F1 was an incredible sport untouched by politics and one cry baby, sore loser, ruins the whole sport. Mate, don't let the door hit you on the way out! I don't for a moment believe that any F1 would be so thin skinned that a 30 second presentation would be enough to stop them watching, but if it did...

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Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3
Replies: 32
Views: 3790

Re: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3

What's the viability of Eastern Europe for the US3? I see only AA doing PHL-PRG/BUD and UA's EWR-PRG/ATH and DL's JFK-ATH. What about WAW? Or is the market so small that only LOT can cater towards it (Poland joined the US VISA Waiver Program recently). (Note: I'm excluding ATH from this discussion ...

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Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 44
Views: 7634

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

158 seat 737-400’s operating as an LCC/ULCC in Canada. There is no possible scenario, at any fuel price, that makes this a viable business plan. Even Flair figured that out. The biggest difference I see, not just with Flair and Westjet (with a bunch of clapped out -200s), is that Nolinor is already...

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 18417

Re: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Nolinor does indeed have a glass cockpit fitted to the -200C, pretty neat but I'm sure the cost was astronomical and you still have the issues of old airframes and thirsty engines. Cool to see as I quite liked the JT8Ds, but I'm surprised it happened. At the airline I worked on the 737-200C for the...

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged
Replies: 41
Views: 8551

Re: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged

Mercedes Stephenson over at Global News tweeted out that it will cost $11 million to fix the damage, and the aircraft will be out of service till January 2021: Hmmn...wouldn't that be enough downpayment for a green A221CJ ? (conceptual design is of an A223 )..... :scratchchin: https://www.businessj...

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Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 18417

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

I have often wondered if a VFW-614-style engine mount could be adapted to the "Classic" series 737's, using the highest thrust rating CF34's (over 20,000 lbf)? Obviously another STC, but that would possible solve the issue of high bypass/low clearance... A fleet of HondaJets for Canadian ...

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Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 18417

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

The Indian Airlines Airbus A320's with the bogie landing gear. That wouldn’t do anything to help on gravel/dirt. The future of places like YCB and YCO will be DH8s and ATRs. However, 5T’s two remaining 732s still have a lot of life left in them. 5T now rarely use the 732s to anywhere beyond those t...

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Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 88034

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Speaking of AC 767's, does anyone else remember the experimental livery they painted on at least 1 762? I remember being in YYZ in July 1993 and seeing a 762 in the double stripe livery, except instead of a red/burgundy combo, the entire livery was burgundy. In those pre-internet days, I was confus...

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Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 88034

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

My favourite aircraft by far. Flown on -200 within Canada and -300 many times to Hawaii and London. Preferred mainline 767’s. I was disappointed with the Rouged 767s. I never had the misfortune of flying a Rouge 763, but I've got a number of segments on the mainline birds, mainly back and forth bet...

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Sun May 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 40
Views: 5202

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

DelSolAaron wrote:
I heard a rumour they had hangars with hundreds of Tutor jets to use but maybe someone with more knowledge can answer more specifically.


Don't know about hundreds, but it's pretty well known they kept some in reserve for activation as Snowbird aircraft. No idea on exact numbers

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Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 10785

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

What is going to replace the dash on these routes?? Nothing for at least the next 15 years. Why not use brand new ATR42/72s? Canadian North, Air Saint Pierre, Northstar Air and First Air use them in Canada, without a problem. One minor detail - Canadian North and First Air are the same company now,...

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Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 84059

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Lufthansa to decommission all A340-600s https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/04/16/lufthansa-to-decommission-all-a340-600s = Barely two weeks ago we reported that Lufthansa was retiring many aircraft from its fleet, including seven A340-600s. Now the carrier says that it has decid...

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 88034

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

The facts are, AC's loads are very poor across all three cabins and across the entire network. I personally wouldn't be surprised to a further reduction in the flying program announced next week. Some of the routes are simply unviable as per the latest schedule. I see a contraction to just a few tr...

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Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 20191

Re: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident

Taken from a reddit thread on the subject, for what it's worth

The rain shorted the fire suppression system for the new hangar, possibly incorrect installation. No single persons fault. B777 was parked inside during this time, potential dual engine change.

Source: Myself, Delta TechOps LAX 250 AMT

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Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 169476

Re: The WestJet Thread

It won’t be WS probably as there are a lot more connections in YYC for passengers. I think Link is full in the west and they are looking for CPA in east. If I were to guess about an East Link partner, I could see PAL getting picked. It seems like Air Georgian is a no-go. Every other option seems li...

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