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by jmt18325
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 34602

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Some routes are just too small to be served by major airlines. That's reality.

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by jmt18325
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 34602

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Well this thread was ruined. I think with Air Canada, like many things, people see what they want to see. What you can't argue with (well, some do, but they're objectively wrong) is Air Canada's overall success pre covid. The airline has completely turned itself around.

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by jmt18325
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 823
Views: 136955

Re: The WestJet Thread

WS isn’t letting a good crisis go to waste it seems. This kind of stuff can easily be brushed under the covid rug. That's not why they're doing that. Like everyone else, they're trying to survive. Without knowing the inside scoop, you can't make those assumptions. We're being taken care of far bett...

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by jmt18325
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged
Replies: 21
Views: 3744

Re: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged

The Polaris is used when a large passenger capacity is needed. It will have to be replaced by something equally large later this decade.

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by jmt18325
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to begin YVR-SNA
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: AC to begin YVR-SNA

drdisque wrote:
rlwynn wrote:
Would a CRJ have problems getting out of SNA?


A Jazz CRJ-705 could do it no problem.


Slight correction - they're all CR9s now.

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by jmt18325
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 210
Views: 73006

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

IMO Typhoon was the best option other than the F-35, and with that out this is Lockheed's to lose. The only way the Super Hornet has a chance is in "advanced super hornet" guise with the conformal tanks, stealth pod and upgraded engines. I don't see that happening. That is what they're of...

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by jmt18325
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 823
Views: 136955

Re: The WestJet Thread

No business would move revenue generating assets (newer 737-800’s), from the profitable side of the business (WS), to an allegedly unprofitable side of the business (Swoop). That is even more the case when the profitable side of the business can’t replace those assets with new airframes, (Max). Try...

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 130
Views: 29546

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/a ... MDA_q4.pdf

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According to the document released today, Air Canada will increase the number of A330s to 17 this year:

https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/a ... MDA_q4.pdf

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by jmt18325
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 32297

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

https://www.waa.ca/media/news/article/7 ... ising-note

The official totals haven't yet been posted to the chart.
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Winnipeg traffic was flat at approx 4.5M people:

https://www.waa.ca/media/news/article/7 ... ising-note

The official totals haven't yet been posted to the chart.

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by jmt18325
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester
Replies: 66
Views: 10935

Re: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester

Oh yeah, with no free catering, no seat assignement, no luggage, tight seating... Really???? Intl on the 787 , you will notice that Economy does in fact offer a complimentary dining experience onboard. As with all north american carriers , transborder and domestic flying on the 737 entails you buy ...

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by jmt18325
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 7990

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

Meanwhile, AC Rouge operated that route with an 81.7% l/f in the same period. AC operated with a system BELF of 84.7% in the quarter, with a fully allocated system cost of 16.43 cents generated over a 1,665 mile asl, (meaning the costs were even higher for the 1,384 mile YUL-FLL sector). You have n...

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by jmt18325
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 21840

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Air Canada is also ending nonstop flights to EZE that they started this year. It will go back to being a direct one stop in SCL.

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by jmt18325
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 12324

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

I just noticed that Air Canada mainline is taking over operations of a number of Rouge routes , including almost all Rouge service from YVR. These are low yield holiday destinations.Is there something going on with the Rouge model? AC mainline is taking over HNL, OGG, KIX as well as KOA, LIH, CUN, ...

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by jmt18325
Fri May 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 225
Views: 37216

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

http://www.waa.ca/media/news/article/77 ... -unaudited

No actual numbers yet. Manual calculations put it at 1,041,399 (1,011,656) + 2.94%
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YWG was up 2.94% in the first quarter according to the WAA:

http://www.waa.ca/media/news/article/77 ... -unaudited

No actual numbers yet. Manual calculations put it at 1,041,399 (1,011,656) + 2.94%

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by jmt18325
Thu May 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 10361

Re: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX

I’m betting AC is waiting to see how all this fleshes out before committing. Plus in case nobody noticed, they are loosing money in spite of record revenues. That's not really accurate. The company made money for several years in a row. They lost money in Q1 which seems to be normal for them other ...

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by jmt18325
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 48593

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

LAX772LR wrote:
rnav2dlrey wrote:
UA will never buy the A330.

While I'm aware of what you're trying to say... technically, that's false:
UA is currently the owner of several A330s in fact.

AC however, is the operator.


Air Canada in their latest results said they now own all of their A330s.

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by jmt18325
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 47023

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

They're not scheduled to get any 300s.

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by jmt18325
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6917

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

The Rouge widebody fleet is maxed out with 25 aircraft in the fleet. Only the narrowbody fleet can grow with the new pilot agreement, and growth there requires growth at mainline. Unless the growth is for Regional Replacement Aircraft. There is no limit to the aircraft for that program, and no grow...

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by jmt18325
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6917

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

The Rouge widebody fleet is maxed out with 25 aircraft in the fleet. Only the narrowbody fleet can grow with the new pilot agreement, and growth there requires growth at mainline.

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by jmt18325
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?
Replies: 18
Views: 4195

Re: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?

I never really get these kinds questions. Because there's profitable demand.

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by jmt18325
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10772

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableau ... 5a-eng.htm
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The census figures are actually less accurate than the Statscan population estimates because of under-counting and various other factors:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableau ... 5a-eng.htm

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by jmt18325
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10772

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Font is horrible, livery is poorly thought-through and cheap looking. Lots of market confusion over this airline, launched as New Leaf with lots of press and hype and quietly changed to Flair ( it's parent ) after just a few months, doesn't instil a lot of confidence IMO, especially in a market whe...

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by jmt18325
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257508

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

airnorth wrote:
I like that they painted the window frames black, on AC #2 it look sharper, and cleaner than on AC #1


It does look better - just FYI, they've done the same to the first one as well.

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by jmt18325
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 14646

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

AC have been looking at SIN, I think it could work 3x weekly with the 789. There is a fair amount of Singapore bound passengers out of YVR currently forced to connect through Hong Kong or Tokyo etc.. SQ served YVR as 1 stop through ICN until 2009 but have been interested in returning if they are gi...

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by jmt18325
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 61
Views: 20500

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

I believe the agreement limits each route to one airline per country... AC already flies YYZ-DXB... i may be wrong though. No limit on the route, just the 3 slots max per airline between the countries. EK and EY both operate 3 flights each. The bilateral allows for 6 flights per week on each side. ...

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by jmt18325
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 106586

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

LockheedBBD wrote:
yyztpa wrote:
I thought this is in addition to the 220?


It is in addition to the 220% tariff, for a total of 300% on the CSeries.


It might as well be infinity billion percent.

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by jmt18325
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Canada receive its 737 MAX on time?
Replies: 27
Views: 9920

Re: Will Air Canada receive its 737 MAX on time?

Again, tighter pitch will probably not mean less legroom. The new seats will be thinner and contoured, like those on the Rouge 767.

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by jmt18325
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 13368

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

The A319s are scheduled to begin leaving the mainline fleet next year, as per the latest fleet plan. Given the new pilot agreement, it's likely some will go to Rouge. There will be 18 Max 8s added in the next year and a bit, and only 8 A319s removed. https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/aircanada/p...

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by jmt18325
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 13368

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

They're out of fleet at this point (these new announcements max out the use of all 25 767s). They're going to need a bigger Rouge wide body fleet to do more, and I don't see that being allowed in the updated pilot agreement (it specifically mentions narrow body flying). The Casablanca service is mo...

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by jmt18325
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 13368

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

The partnership seems OK. LOT is shut out of the JV that AC has with UA and LH group. However, AC and LO have decent codeshares on either end. This summer AC will have a daily 767 on YYZ-WAW. LO will fly 9x weekly WAW-YYZ on the 787-8 (probable upgauge to one of the -9's coming online in the spring...

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by jmt18325
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 13368

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

The partnership seems OK. LOT is shut out of the JV that AC has with UA and LH group. However, AC and LO have decent codeshares on either end. This summer AC will have a daily 767 on YYZ-WAW. LO will fly 9x weekly WAW-YYZ on the 787-8 (probable upgauge to one of the -9's coming online in the spring...

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by jmt18325
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 13368

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

Wow, Rouge is on fire in central/eastern Europe! We've got YYZ-WAW, PRG, BUD and now ZAG and OTP. Plus YUL-OTP. Very cool. Waiting for: YUL to WAW, PRG, BUD YYZ to WAW, PRG, BUD year-round ...and of course YYZ-KRK 8-) How *is* Air Canada's partnership with LOT Polish? Would they (Air Canada) go int...

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by jmt18325
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 106586

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Finally, all governments make comprises/approach problems with international relations in mind. Triggering a trade war with your number 1 trading partner (and the only one with which the US runs a trade surplus) is a compelling constraint that most leaders would apply. Can you please link where the...

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by jmt18325
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX cabin/seat map revealed
Replies: 12
Views: 8572

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX cabin/seat map revealed

Pitch does not equal legroom. Thin seats can have more legroom with a smaller pitch.

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by jmt18325
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 22189

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

lol - that was dumb of me. Didn't even look at the photo.

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by jmt18325
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 22189

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

It's on the inside of the engine, in the same place....

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by jmt18325
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 22189

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

The roundels are on the inside of the winglets.

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by jmt18325
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 66
Views: 15661

Re: United not looking at C Series

With major corporations they always deny everything up until the point that it is a done deal. I wouldn't put much thought into whatever an exec says in the public domain outside of investor events and official documents. Exactly! Air Canada even published a business case against the CSeries less t...

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by jmt18325
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 5075

Re: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge

Rouge already flies to Glasgow.

Westjet with the new thinner seats is fine. With the older seats it's terrible.

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by jmt18325
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada's Newleaf assets bought by Flair
Replies: 51
Views: 7972

Re: Canada's Newleaf assets bought by Flair

Preclearance during Can-US connections is more of a hassle than anything.

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by jmt18325
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 14646

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

i love AC and have had great service with them over the last 45 years, but ROUGE scares me. The service is fine but the quality of the aircraft interiors, the uncomfortable seating and the seat pitch make it torture to fly them on any routes over 5 hours. Tel Aviv, Athens? Forget it if you are a bi...

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by jmt18325
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 14646

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

leghorn wrote:
I'd love to see Air Canada flying some Canadian airframes i.e. CS300 to Ireland all year around. If the plane is actually as economic as claimed it might even be economically feasible.


That may very well happen. At present, we're 2 years away from the CS300, and a month away from the Max.

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by jmt18325
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to increase S18 frequecies to some Canadian cities
Replies: 13
Views: 3525

Re: Icelandair to increase S18 frequecies to some Canadian cities

Apparently, the Edmonton flight will go from 12 months a year, to 10.

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by jmt18325
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 11745

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

From what I read on another forum, all of the changes are now loaded. As a result of the second daily LHR flight, the thrice weekly flight to LGW is gone.

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by jmt18325
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 11745

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

I'll be shocked if that truly does end up being the case given the huge international expansion AC have undertaken since the 787 came online. They need 4 frames alone (in summer) just to operate YOW/YHZ-LHR, YOW-FRA and YHZ/YOW-YYZ. Yes in winter YHZ-LHR might get MAXed, but it'll always need a wid...

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by jmt18325
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 11745

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

After that, you retire older planes if you have to - pretty simple stuff. The reality is, Air Canada has never made more money.

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by jmt18325
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 11745

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

jimbo737 wrote:
Like Norwegian, they have to put all that iron somewhere. .


Because they're making money at it. Air Canada will have only 5 767s left at mainline within 16 months.

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by jmt18325
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 255729

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

If it was the engines that is the holdup, then one would expect that the Bombardier facility would be loaded with engine-less CS100's and 300's stored awaiting engines. From what I understand, there are only 3 or 4 engine-less CS100's sitting around, and those were among the first production units....

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