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by Speedalive
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 72
Views: 6547

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

Well I’ll agree to disagree about Tecnam products (partly because one of the ones I flew was involved with a fatal crash that lead to their grounding and withdrawal from service). I have heard too many horror stories from others as well about their lack of quality... it’s not like air operators hav...

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by Speedalive
Sun May 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1770
Views: 350720

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Check this out, I've been checking for a while but they are finally up. Boeing makes 3D computer models of each airline livery on each plane that their customers have and that they still sell. They finally updated the United livery, so you can now see what it looks like on the 777, 787, 737, and 73...

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by Speedalive
Sun May 26, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 101
Views: 20893

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

I hope these guys pull off a miracle and get going successfully. There planes look so slick.

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by Speedalive
Sat May 18, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 260
Views: 37876

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

yulexpansion wrote:
Can you link a source?

I cannot. Got it from here http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=132053&p=1078748#p1078748

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by Speedalive
Sat May 18, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 260
Views: 37876

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

From avcanada... If the wording in Calin's message means anything Air Transat could remain its own brand/operation for the foreseeable future at least and no merge short term. 1. By connecting Transat to our own network 2. ....adding Transat services to our network would create new North American ma...

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by Speedalive
Fri May 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 260
Views: 37876

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

beechnut wrote:
The Air Transat A330s would move to the LCC side with the current mainline A333s kept at mainline [Beech

A person on another forum stated that Calin had already said that the TS 330's would be incorporated into mainline. Can't find a quote to support his/her statement though.

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by Speedalive
Thu May 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 260
Views: 37876

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

At 345 seats, it's a 22% capacity increase over the 282 seat Rouge 763. Seems perfect for some high volume destinations like BCN/ATH/VCE but slightly too large for others. That's what I was thinking. There is only 16 of them though so maybe it would be a 332/763 mix for the time being until a bette...

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by Speedalive
Thu May 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 260
Views: 37876

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

Wonder if the A332's are better suited for mainline or replacing 763's at Rouge. At 345 seats, it's a 22% capacity increase over the 282 seat Rouge 763. Seems perfect for some high volume destinations like BCN/ATH/VCE but slightly too large for others. That's what I was thinking. There is only 16 o...

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by Speedalive
Thu May 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 260
Views: 37876

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

Wonder if the A332's are better suited for mainline or replacing 763's at Rouge.

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by Speedalive
Fri May 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR
Replies: 23
Views: 6237

Re: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR

That is one pretty airplane

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by Speedalive
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 124
Views: 20996

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

Reduction in LHR just b/c of BHX? If BHX demand is THAT big, CX would fly there already. Plus the demand to/from London is huge (large enough that CX fly an additional flight to LGW). Hell would freeze over before CX give up valuable slots at LHR in favour of adding a BHX flight. Meant to write LON...

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by Speedalive
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 124
Views: 20996

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

I wonder if CX would be interested in a small order of the QF Project Sunrise aircraft to launch longer routes (eg: MIA, MEX, or deeper into South America) if there actually is a market, but not a large enough one to fill a 779. With the regional replacement, it could go either A or B. The derated 3...

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by Speedalive
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International WX briefing
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

International WX briefing

What website(s) do international long haul pilots use for weather briefings? Is there a single source website for briefing flights to anywhere around the world similar to this: https://flightplanning.navcanada.ca/ or this: https://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/ ? Ie: do you have to google WAFC london...

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by Speedalive
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 164035

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

In the original plan, there were two parallel runways and 8 parallel taxiways, or something to that effect in the first phase. It seems that they have built two pairs of parallel runways, those in each pair very near each other, and less taxiways in the current implementation. What is the logic beh...

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by Speedalive
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Other CAA's Allow IFR Flights w/ No IFR ALTN?
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Do Other CAA's Allow IFR Flights w/ No IFR ALTN?

Thank you! I appreciate it :)

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by Speedalive
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Other CAA's Allow IFR Flights w/ No IFR ALTN?
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Do Other CAA's Allow IFR Flights w/ No IFR ALTN?

Do other civil aviation authorities have an ops spec similar to ops spec 083 here in Canada where it's possible to file an IFR flight plan with no alternate (or drop the alternate for fuel reasons if it's VMC at the destination)?

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by Speedalive
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific A330's
Replies: 5
Views: 2263

Re: Cathay Pacific A330's

zeke wrote:
342 HLD/F/H Trent 772-60
342E LAC/D/E/F/G/H/J - Trent 772-60
343 HLM/N/O/P/Q/R/S/T/U/V/W Trent 772B-60
343E LAK/L/M/N/O/P/Q/R/X/Z, LBA/B/C/J Trent 772B-60

Thanks Zeke! So there's no 343X then? Also, what about LBA/B/C/J? I'm guessing 343E given the delivery dates?

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by Speedalive
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific A330's
Replies: 5
Views: 2263

Cathay Pacific A330's

Hey guys I'm sorry to rehash an old topic, but I was wondering if anyone had an accurate count of CX's A330 fleet in terms of which ones are -342's, 343's, and 343/E/X's. I can't seem to find any agreement between different websites. According to airfleets.net, the totals are as follows: Cathay Paci...

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by Speedalive
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7781

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

Not sure if GLA fits the bill for a high density 767 though. Works well enough for Rouge. Sure, but if they have a choice between GLA which is probably served enough as is with 3x Rouge/week, and a hot Mediterranean destination in Italy, Greece, Southern France, where Canadians flock like crazy to,...

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by Speedalive
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7781

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

[photoid][/photoid] ...rotate it with FCO/ATH/EDI/etc.. GLA might be more likely. WestJet already has presence at GLA and Alberta has many historical connections with the west of Scotland and therefore lots of VFR traffic. The last non stop service ended a few years ago after Air Transat dropped the...

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by Speedalive
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!
Replies: 10
Views: 8202

Re: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!

Great report! Really enjoyed it! As Francoflier said, never be afraid to bring something up like that. Pretty cool gesture from the Captain to give you the champagne!

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7781

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

If you wan to time a daily YVR-GRU-YVR to connect with a daily YVR-NRT-YVR, you would need at least 3 frames to operate both routes. The plane would need to sit in GRU for 12 hours (or so) in order for the return flight to connect with YVR-NRT. That doesn't make much financial sense, at least not w...

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by Speedalive
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7781

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

If WS actually gets NRT/HND or PEK slots, they'd be far better off sending their very expensive 787 on a route that can support it ... like YVR or YYZ. And that is a huge if. The waiting list for prime TYO slots is decades long and AC was turned down by the Chinese for PEK slots a few years ago to ...

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by Speedalive
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7781

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

You aren't alone in questioning their initial routes. The best answer I can come up with is that they are hedging their bets and proving to their home base market that they aren't going to effectively leave them out to dry like AC, who isn't exactly well regarded in Alberta. They have proven their ...

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by Speedalive
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7781

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

I highly doubt they're going to launch a South American destination next for the 87. I think the first thing that will be accomplished is to cover all the LGW flying with dreamliners and then we'll see them start more European destinations from YYZ/YVR (eg: CDG, AMS, FRA). I personally feel that if ...

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay purchasing HK Express
Replies: 89
Views: 10950

Re: Will Cathay Pacific acquire Hong Kong Airlines?

Cathay is in active discussions about an acquisition involving HKE... http://www3.hkexnews.hk/listedco/listconews/sehk/2019/0305/LTN20190305087.pdf

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by Speedalive
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7781

Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

Does anybody happen to know where Westjet is planning on deploying the 787's once the seasonal YYC-DUB/CDG routes come to an end? Added transcon capacity to YYZ or upgauged Caribbean/Hawaii flying? What about the 67's? I'm guessing more Hawaii?

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by Speedalive
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10372

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

FlapsOne wrote:
You used UVF as an example. That being St Lucia. Renowned for its luxury resorts. Lagos is barely longer than a Red Sea which I do a there and back on, usually on day five. Never felt the need to nap.

Man if only every pilot was as gifted as you are... :roll:

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by Speedalive
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12139

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

Flair :lol: :?

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by Speedalive
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132322

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Slug71 wrote:
Image

Looks so classy! I wish they went with this.

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by Speedalive
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your tips for losing weight easily?
Replies: 40
Views: 2332

Re: What are your tips for losing weight easily?

Weight loss is 80% diet, 20% exercise. Track your calories and make sure you're burning more than you're eating, eat less carbs but more protein/veggies/more fiber, eat less processed food (this can get expensive though so within your means), and as others have said, exercise whenever an opportunity...

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by Speedalive
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787
Replies: 15
Views: 3458

Re: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787

airnorth wrote:
Does anyone have info on the seats and IFE system?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJaNoqYagcw

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by Speedalive
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153901

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

https://kjarninn.overcastcdn.com/docume ... esound.pdf

Sending away the whole family lol
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[email protected] wrote:
Four A321s - TF-MOM, -DAD, -KID, -SON - are on finance leases, the others - including 320s and 330s - are all on dry leases. Source: slide 15 of https://kjarninn.overcastcdn.com/docume ... esound.pdf

Sending away the whole family lol

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by Speedalive
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 105
Views: 24643

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

I wish we could see some 321's with winglets at mainline. It would look amazing, but looks don't factor into business decision making sadly.. I tend to agree with whywhyzee. They're no doubt waiting to see what's happening with the 797 and developments at Airbus before they go ahead and replace the ...

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by Speedalive
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13007

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

I think this looks really sharp. I'm a bit worried that we won't see it for long though, especially given their first route announcements. To me, it shows that they aren't confident in their ability to compete with AC, but I truly hope I'm wrong. I wish them lots of success and I hope to get the cha...

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by Speedalive
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 787 service begins Feb 20 with YYZ-YYC
Replies: 12
Views: 4533

Re: WestJet 787 service begins Feb 20 with YYZ-YYC

Does anyone know the delivery date of the first 787? Looking forward to seeing it!

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by Speedalive
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest T-Tail Fleets
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

Re: Biggest T-Tail Fleets

Jazz is definitely up there. Their entire 116 aircraft fleet is entirely made up of T-tails.

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by Speedalive
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8272

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Spectacular indeed! Thanks for sharing. If AC ever feels the need to do another one of these videos, I hope they go to these guys with the TBM!

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by Speedalive
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 388
Views: 64764

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Since TS has clearly expressed interest for it, here's, more or less, where they could send it from YUL. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4700nm%40YUL I wonder if this would be the plane that would allow them to dabble in the South American market (eg: Brazil). It’s probably a little less risk going wi...

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by Speedalive
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 13812

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

Looking forward to seeing the pics!

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by Speedalive
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12063

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Considering that there is a (looming) shortage of pilots, one sensible (albeit long term) solution imo, is to make the profession more attractive to women: recruit more, make women in the profession more visible, etc. Where have you been? This is exactly what's happening. At least in North America....

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by Speedalive
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Five Star Journey Through Japan: Qatar Airways and Japan Airlines First Class
Replies: 8
Views: 10911

Re: A Five Star Journey Through Japan: Qatar Airways and Japan Airlines First Class

Nice report! I must say, the lounge in Doha looks sterile and depressing. Maybe it was just the time of day, or it's just me. The JAL First Class lounge looks much warmer and inviting by comparison.

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by Speedalive
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner pilots report being hit with laser
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Airliner pilots report being hit with laser

[photoid][/photoid]

flyguy84 wrote:
This is common. Not sure why it’s news and certainly doesn’t deserve a thread.

This is not something that should be common.

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by Speedalive
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First electric-hybrid aircraft to use LHR will escape landing fees
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

First electric-hybrid aircraft to use LHR will escape landing fees

As the title states. Interesting development for sure. I think it's great that there's a push for this technology. Hopefully there will be a similar push to eliminate coal and other polluting methods of creating electricity. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/electric-plane-heathro...

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by Speedalive
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13730

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

The new route announcement is super exciting. I wish I could be on one of the inaugurals. It'll be nice to see some more use of the new ITB at YYC too as it can look pretty dead at times. I just hope the CAA will continue to work on the mess that is international connections. The link vehicle is pre...

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by Speedalive
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH
Replies: 82
Views: 12003

Re: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH

Could we see AC taking advantage of the extra slots and moving their YVR/YUL flights to HND to coincide with their YYZ flight, or does NRT work well for them?

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by Speedalive
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 3973

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

Like a few others, I have couple. The first one is Air Canada. I have a soft spot for them since most memorable flights have all been on AC. The first flights I can remember ever being on as a child was AC on a DC-9 (YYZ-YQB-YYZ). I distinctly remember being in awe when we pulled up next to an AC A3...

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by Speedalive
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13823

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

From the abstract.. Findings 1. None of the following were factors in this incident: (1) flight crew qualifications, which were in accordance with Canadian and US regulations; (2) flight crew medical conditions;(3) airplane mechanical conditions; and (4) airport lighting, which met US regulations. 2...

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by Speedalive
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17950

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

What a fine looking aircraft! Looking forward to seeing how it wear's AC's paint..

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by Speedalive
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 10885

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

I don't fly for Qantas (but fly 787's for another airline), but I doubt very much that they would need to manually load the FMC with the flight plan. Most modern airlines download the flight plan via ACARS, saving an awful lot of time and reduces the risk for human error at this late stage in the p...

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