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by Speedalive
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 192
Views: 34569

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

Any updates on Porter's E195 ops?

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by Speedalive
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1080
Views: 154815

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

jimbo737 wrote:
Keen observers will note that Flair's trans border loads in the first 4 months of 2019 (46.6%) was HIGHER than their loads in the first four months of 2022, (42.9%).

How does that compare to other Canadian airline LF's? Omicron was in its peak around Q1 of 2022...

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by Speedalive
Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1395
Views: 210216

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

People that go through Mount Royal will be just like everyone else and go wherever they feel like it’s the best fit. IE Wages, schedule, commuting policy, benefits, career progression, etc. If the government had any real interest in helping in a pilot shortage they should look at the airlines and m...

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by Speedalive
Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1245
Views: 263131

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Any insight on why AC1062/1063 YVR-AUS-YVR was dropped after 2 Oct? Family was booked on it for the holidays to visit family up in YVR and we are obviously annoyed at having to do a connection; it was so nice to be able to fly n/s back home to AUS last July. I asked in the AUS thread and two theori...

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by Speedalive
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Aerospace unveils new ES-30 design, ditches ES-19
Replies: 40
Views: 5342

Re: Heart Aerospace unveils new ES-30 design, ditches ES-19

Interesting video from Heart Aerospace. Hints of a 50 seater stretch as well.

https://youtu.be/s2zLsM-1T4E

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by Speedalive
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 192
Views: 34569

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

Any rumours on a route network, launch date for the Jets? not sure about dates but i suspect that YOW-YHZ and YUL-YHZ will be the initial markets to get crews up to speed and then probably YVR and Florida markets after that. With only a YYZ crew base, I find it highly unlikely that they wouldn't to...

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by Speedalive
Sun Aug 21, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 146
Views: 38720

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Not sure what you mean but everyone who has been laid off at the start of Covid who is elibigle to return (Residency holders) has already been recalled. That is not true, all of the the 100+SOs that were let have go have not been brought back, many of which were checked to line. They have actually ...

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by Speedalive
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1245
Views: 263131

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

https://twitter.com/aircanada/status/1560597832574402561?s=21&t=Jrn-UHmONGou-hUvFdpG8Q
AC finally has a 767F painted in the new livery. It is a thing of beauty.

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by Speedalive
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 146
Views: 38720

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

We have lost so many crew through resignations that CX will struggle to get back to how things were, although the fleet has shrunk too, so that 'helps'. To my knowledge, they haven’t recalled anyone who started in late 2019/early 2020 aside from a few HKID holder cadets so they don’t seem to be in ...

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by Speedalive
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 146
Views: 38720

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Interesting article on their cargo challenges thus far. "The freighter division will be ready for the annual peak-season surge this fall, and partial restoration of passenger capacity to a quarter of pre-pandemic levels will bring overall cargo capacity to 65% by year’s end, various executives ...

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by Speedalive
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 192
Views: 34569

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

I presume YVR will be one of the first destinations with the 195. They're hiring a YVR Base Engineer: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3209315475 Makes sense. With 3 aircraft to start, they could launch 3 daily YYZ, 1-2 daily each to YOW and YUL (wouldn't even have to worry about WS for the latte...

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by Speedalive
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 192
Views: 34569

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

I presume YVR will be one of the first destinations with the 195. They're hiring a YVR Base Engineer: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3209315475

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by Speedalive
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1245
Views: 263131

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

fly2yyz wrote:
Well if the yields are there AC could add a 77W to the route if needs be. This is a route that is covered under the A++ JV with UA no?

Yes. It very much depends on A++ cooperation.

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by Speedalive
Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 146
Views: 38720

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Looks like CX is recruiting SO's and FO's again. Is this a sign that HK is going to open their borders again soon?

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by Speedalive
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 34689

Re: Condor launch new livery

I love it! I wouldn't say it's an elegant livery, but it's incredibly unique and striking.

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1245
Views: 263131

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

“ Air Canada CEO sounds optimistic note, despite rocky outlook for aviation industry”.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-air-canada-michael-rousseau-speech/
The article is behind a paywall, but I like the optimism of the title…

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada to add 26 A321neo
Replies: 185
Views: 22979

Re: Air Canada acquiring 26 A321XLR's

Rouge’s operation is not lower CASM anymore. The pilots are on the same narrow body contract as AC pilots since the onset of the pandemic, and the new 220s and 737MAXs destroyed any advantages the densified Airbuses had. AC’s new narrow-body aircraft are quite dense, yet have a decent J class cabin...

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada to add 26 A321neo
Replies: 185
Views: 22979

Re: Air Canada acquiring 26 A321XLR's

The article says that these XLR's will "be used both for incremental growth of Air Canada's fleet and to replace older, less-efficient aircraft expected to exit the fleet." Does this mean it's just an outright replacement (and overall expansion) of the 321 fleet? Some are saying it's a di...

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada to add 26 A321neo
Replies: 185
Views: 22979

Re: Air Canada acquiring 26 A321XLR's

The article says that these XLR's will "be used both for incremental growth of Air Canada's fleet and to replace older, less-efficient aircraft expected to exit the fleet." Does this mean it's just an outright replacement (and overall expansion) of the 321 fleet? Some are saying it's a dir...

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by Speedalive
Mon Mar 14, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1245
Views: 263131

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

What is a more fuel efficient fleet though? They have the Max', A220s, A330s, 777s, 787s. How could they possibly get any more efficient? Not being condescending towards the comment, I just don't see the logic there I was speaking towards the previous comments that mentioned a theoretical shortage ...

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by Speedalive
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 128
Views: 22147

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

You entirely missed my point. Read again… Since the Westjet group is absorbing Sunwing Vacations and the associated vacation packages that comes with that, the overall experience of flying Swoop vs Sunwing to your packaged vacation destination will become identical aside from the colour of the plan...

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by Speedalive
Thu Mar 03, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 128
Views: 22147

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

I get the sense that once it's all ironed out and finalized, the Sunwing brand will be exclusively the vacation brand, WestJet vacations isn't exactly a mainstay, so they can take advantage of the significantly.better recognition and reach of their newly acquired counterpart to build up a single, l...

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by Speedalive
Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 128
Views: 22147

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

I get the sense that once it's all ironed out and finalized, the Sunwing brand will be exclusively the vacation brand, WestJet vacations isn't exactly a mainstay, so they can take advantage of the significantly.better recognition and reach of their newly acquired counterpart to build up a single, l...

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by Speedalive
Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1245
Views: 263131

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Probablem with the LR is the very limited TATL range, it can make it from YYZ/YUL to GB/France but that's about it. XLR opens up way more possibilities. Was told from my source a few hours ago that the original plan was a mix of LR and XLR, so they may start with LR. As far as Im aware the XLR hasn...

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by Speedalive
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1395
Views: 210216

Re: Swoop Airlines expands

I wonder if we'll ever see a ULCC on YYC/YEG-YZF. I don't think there's a lot of northern routes where that model would work out, but I feel like YZF could on a seasonal basis. There's definitely a fair amount of tourism up there and the route sees quite a bit of competition already but with fares ...

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by Speedalive
Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1395
Views: 210216

Re: Swoop Airlines expands

I wonder if we'll ever see a ULCC on YYC/YEG-YZF. I don't think there's a lot of northern routes where that model would work out, but I feel like YZF could on a seasonal basis. There's definitely a fair amount of tourism up there and the route sees quite a bit of competition already but with fares a...

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by Speedalive
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 173
Views: 34207

Re: Icelandair new livery

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKN5BC5XMAMiBx2?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 Three of the five new tail colors in the latest artist rendition. Honestly, I really like it since Icelandair never gave the Max the full proper color scheme. Below is TF-ICE arriving in KEF. Photos from Icelandair https://pb...

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by Speedalive
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 220
Views: 38176

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Can’t see them not making a play for YUL early on. Canada’s second largest city, four major universities, very travel-oriented population, and relatively less affluent than other major Canadian cities… quite a lot of price sensitivity there. WS website is available in French and Spanish. Flair’s we...

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by Speedalive
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 220
Views: 38176

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Can’t see them not making a play for YUL early on. Canada’s second largest city, four major universities, very travel-oriented population, and relatively less affluent than other major Canadian cities… quite a lot of price sensitivity there. I agree with your reasoning for YUL. Not sure if anybody ...

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by Speedalive
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 220
Views: 38176

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

It appears that Lynx is about to annouce something big with their recent Facebook posts. Maybe some first clues as to what their start-up route network might look like?
https://www.facebook.com/LynxAir

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by Speedalive
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat/Westjet sign transatlantic codeshare deal
Replies: 33
Views: 6844

Re: Air Transat/Westjet sign transatlantic codeshare deal

This is a very interesting arrangement and I never saw it coming. I definitely agree with an earlier post that this is not likely a precursor to a WS/Onex takeover, at least in the short term. If that were the case, they would attempt to choke TS and offer the lowest bid as a lifeline. It might be t...

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by Speedalive
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 11098

Re: Fedex route map?

Flightradar24 is useful for this.. ;) https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/fx-fdx/routes

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by Speedalive
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 204155

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Neat! Air Canada is launching YOW from YTZ. Wonder what took so long? Is this just because Porter isn't able to use all of the slots that they used to have which opened this opportunity? https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-to-launch-daily-service-between-toronto-island-and-ottawa-beginn...

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by Speedalive
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 642
Views: 119888

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/296685/westjet-ceo-eyes-transatlantic-rebound-as-canada-reopens/ An interesting article. Canada's WestJet sees promise in the transatlantic market as the carrier takes what it is characterizing as a prudent approach to rebuilding its European netwo...

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by Speedalive
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 38154

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

Try as I might, I don’t see what Porter is bringing to YYZ, YUL, YOW, YHZ that the competition is missing. Beer/wine won’t cut it. The Canadian aviation landscape is littered with airlines that gave “a little more” and were not successful. Porter's value proposition isn't really about free beer and...

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by Speedalive
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Planning/Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Airport Planning/Design

What career(s) would you get into to design airports? Would that be architecture, civil engineering or something else? I feel like it would be a neat job to look at a map of an airport and try and figure out where the ideal placement would be for a new runway or terminal expansion and consult with a...

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by Speedalive
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cargo Announces First Routes
Replies: 21
Views: 5821

Re: Air Canada Cargo Announces First Routes

Any idea what the livery will look like?

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by Speedalive
Mon May 31, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 93948

Re: Cathay Pacific to be re branded Cathay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZRcQfecTDo So in a space of 1 year, we have lost both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to simply have an airline called "Cathay" You posted the same video link that I posted two posts up. The more that I think about it though, the video really doesn’t say ...

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by Speedalive
Sat May 29, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 93948

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

There's rumours about Cathay Pacific being rebranded to just "Cathay". Couldn't find any news article reporting on it, but found a link to this video on another website. Seems like a huge waste of money with their current situation...
https://youtu.be/WZRcQfecTDo

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by Speedalive
Wed May 26, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 38154

Re: Porter orders 30 Embraer 195 E2 (?) - Article

Could this be Porter's way of pressuring the government to revisit the previous talks to expand the island airport? They would be ordering a brazilian aircraft which could have instead been a Canadian built plane that would have helped contribute to our economy. Porter has always found a way to get ...

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by Speedalive
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chrono Aviation To Add ex-Air Transat 738 to Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 3113

Re: Chrono Aviation To Add ex-Air Transat 738 to Fleet

I wonder if we’ll see some ex-transat 738’s at 5T. We’ve already picked up two ex-WS 737’s with a third on it’s way later this year. The -800 seems like a decent replacement for our all pax -400’s. Are you guys going to convert those ex-WS 73Gs into combis? No they’ll remain in the all pax config. ...

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by Speedalive
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chrono Aviation To Add ex-Air Transat 738 to Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 3113

Re: Chrono Aviation To Add ex-Air Transat 738 to Fleet

I wonder if we’ll see some ex-transat 738’s at 5T. We’ve already picked up two ex-WS 737’s with a third on it’s way later this year. The -800 seems like a decent replacement for our all pax -400’s.

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by Speedalive
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 455856

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Some update for Cargojet 777s, although still unclear where these are coming from or new. "Two Boeing 777 freighters will be arriving in 2023 with Cargojet having the option to add two more B777s in 2024. The first two of these freighters will be deployed for long haul Asian routes and Emergin...

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by Speedalive
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 455856

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Some update for Cargojet 777s, although still unclear where these are coming from or new. "Two Boeing 777 freighters will be arriving in 2023 with Cargojet having the option to add two more B777s in 2024. The first two of these freighters will be deployed for long haul Asian routes and Emergin...

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by Speedalive
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner
Replies: 63
Views: 7182

Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

This is the first I've heard of this aircraft. I think it's a neat concept and I really like the resemblance to the classic Dash-7. What are your thoughts on the feasibility of this aircraft and it's potential success in the market? Interesting to note that there's a few companies who've already sig...

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by Speedalive
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139944

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

What's taking CX so long to announce redundancies? Every other major carrier around the world has been quick to react and shrink to the optimal level, but over in HK, it's like CX is paralyzed and not sure what to do. Do they know something the others don't, or are they banking on a quicker recover...

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by Speedalive
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139944

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

What's taking CX so long to announce redundancies? Every other major carrier around the world has been quick to react and shrink to the optimal level, but over in HK, it's like CX is paralyzed and not sure what to do. Do they know something the others don't, or are they banking on a quicker recovery?

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by Speedalive
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 13049

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

NASA Chief: Uncrewed Aircraft 'Safer' https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2020-07-27/nasa-chief-uncrewed-aircraft-safer?utm_hsid=45278629&utm_campaign=AIN%20Alerts&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92182624&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-81JXGiBqJn_VokEEBpNIbCpuS-DekciTaXuBWU02h6XtoW331wKD...

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by Speedalive
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139944

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Cathay Pacific Airways shareholders – including main shareholders Swire Pacific, Air China and Qatar Airways – have approved a plan to raise HK$39 billion (US$5bn) in a government-backed rescue package that includes the sale of shares and a rights issue. Cathay will sell HK$19.5bn of preference sha...

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