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by dmanonice
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?
Replies: 57
Views: 10405

Re: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?

The only one i know of was November 1971 an Iberia 747 was operating MAD-JFK and was diverted to Yarmouth Nova Scotia, Canada (YQI) due to a bomb threat. They didn't find anything onboard but it took 3 Air Canada DC-9-30s to get the passengers to New York. The plane left a day or so later with just ...

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by dmanonice
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out
Replies: 101
Views: 15244

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

How do you tell the difference between a 220 and 320? They look similar. It's all in the details, shape of the nose, shape of the flight deck windows, shape of the cabin windows, shape of the doors, once you see the details it's dead easy to tell them apart. Plus once you get them on the ramp side ...

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by dmanonice
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread

How many 737s still have the old interior? I flew on C-GXWJ (737-600) a few days ago and it still had the old in-seat monitors and a Euro-style premium cabin. 11 B737-700’s 12 B737-600’s 1 B737-800 As a proportion of each fleet type, that's almost all of the 700 and 800's. None of the 600's appear ...

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by dmanonice
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2443

Re: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?

Anybody know what's going on with Westjet 328? It seems to have flown from YYZ all the way to YYT, but instead of landing there it's on its way back to YYZ. Seems they flew a few 360's at low altitude off the coast at YYT and then headed back. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WJA328 Wind, rain a...

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by dmanonice
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: Swoop Announces Toronto Expansion

For the time being in the more price sensitive market, I would imagine so, but I expect WS to be back on the routes once the market improves, especially MCO/TPA/LAS for the DL connections, at least that is what I infer from the internal (WS) e-mails on the subject.

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by dmanonice
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How common is self-transfer?
Replies: 44
Views: 2627

Re: How common is self-transfer?

I do it quite frequently on Staff tickets (standby) but I come across it once every couple of weeks working at the airport where someone has an "offline connection". It has become more common with COVID as some destinations just aren't reachable anymore on one ticket. My Examples (recent) ...

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by dmanonice
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4375

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

So digging into the site I listed above it looks like it may only have been F-BTSC (which eventually was the airframe that crashed at Paris) may have been the only one to wear that livery. She was used for route proving and then was leased to AF until their machines arrived, presumably in the Concor...

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by dmanonice
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4375

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

Based on this linkhttps://www.heritageconcorde.com/concorde-livery it would appear that they did until the late 70s

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by dmanonice
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting Baggage Tugs
Replies: 16
Views: 3567

Re: Spotting Baggage Tugs

I'd think those tugs were built to survive if not an a-bomb at least 2 other apocalypses. There is a kinda of elegant but brutally utilitarian engineering to them. I do wonder how long before we see the diesel and mo-gas models replaced by electric variants. Our airport bag rooms have been zero emi...

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by dmanonice
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting Baggage Tugs
Replies: 16
Views: 3567

Re: Spotting Baggage Tugs

As for baggage tugs, the primary makers at my airport are TUG and Harlan models for gas and TUG and Charlatte for electric. For pushbacks we have FMC/JBT Aero, TUG, TLD and quite a few oldies that have no brand markings on them but they are old and loud.

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by dmanonice
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10563

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

the bigger question is ...What is Doug Parker doing flying on WN ....and not on AA!!!!???? Afraid to fly on his own airline? Just like all other CEOs gotta be where you gotta be, when you gotta be, sometimes flights on our own metal don't fit the schedule so you fly with the other guy plus it's nic...

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by dmanonice
Sun May 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal
Replies: 74
Views: 13719

Re: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal

PD BOS-YTZ JUN 6>0.4[6]
PD EWR-YTZ JUN 12>0.8[12]
PD IAD-YTZ JUN 3>0.3[4]
PD MDW-YTZ JUN 5>0.3[5]


Porter has suspended all ops until June 29th so I am guessing this has the last 3 days of June frequency at the moment.

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by dmanonice
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread

There is 1 daily 787 flying YYC-YYZ-YYC, as mentioned the 5 787 frames are being rotated through to operate every few days.

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by dmanonice
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW
Replies: 30
Views: 5558

Re: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW

Obviously cross-utilization could cut jobs in some stations, but in others it may save or even create. For example in stations where DL has a vendor doing BW, with the reductions in flights it may make some sense to drop the vendor in favor of having a something setup like the 4-hour rule stations....

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by dmanonice
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 38764

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Capetown, Tokyo, Vancouver, Toronto or Chicago are the obvious ones that spring to mind. Could just be more routes from MAN though. Chicago has been tried several times, it's controlled by AA & UA with huge frequencies in the market. Not going to happen. Toronto might work if Virgin could make ...

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by dmanonice
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread

Summer Schedule officially out and looks like all increases are at YYC, including the new daily Link service to Dawson Creek, BC. http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2020-02-07-WestJet-announces-90-new-and-expanded-travel-opportunities-from-Calgary-this-summer That looks like it’s mostly encore, no? Dawso...

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by dmanonice
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 to CYUL
Replies: 18
Views: 2183

Re: Delta 757 to CYUL

DL 757s in Canada with the 8XXX series flight numbers at this time of the year are NHL charters (NBA is possible at YYZ). You will see them all season long at YUL/YOW/YYZ/YWG/YYC/YEG & YVR ok ... still learning at my age ,, never knew this That's all good, I only know this as I have been workin...

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by dmanonice
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 to CYUL
Replies: 18
Views: 2183

Re: Delta 757 to CYUL

DL 757s in Canada with the 8XXX series flight numbers at this time of the year are NHL charters either positioning or live (NBA is possible at YYZ). You will see them all season long at YUL/YOW/YYZ/YWG/YYC/YEG & YVR

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by dmanonice
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 235
Views: 360614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Delivered 737MAX breakdown (partially complete) WESTJET 737MAX8 – C-FCTK, C-FHCM, C-FNAX, C-FNWD, C-FRAX, C-FRYV, C-GAMQ, C-GCAM, C-GGDDE, C-GEHF, C-GRAX, C-GXAX, C-GZSG C-FTCK Tail 312 New Colours - YVR C-FHCM Tail 315 New Colours - YLW C-FNAX Tail 302 Old Colours - YLW C-FNWD Tail 308 New Colours...

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by dmanonice
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the Commonwealth create a Common Aviation Area like the ECAA in Europe?
Replies: 40
Views: 3682

Re: Should the Commonwealth create a Common Aviation Area like the ECAA in Europe?

While an interesting idea I think that it would be too spread out to be of any true competition value. Specifically for Canada a North American Common Travel Zone would enable many more opportunities than a commonwealth travel zone, efficiencies would also be found in air traffic management that wou...

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by dmanonice
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12430

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

Air St. Pierre operates out of YUL, and has interline agreements with AF to transport passengers to St. Pierre and Miquelon. Other than 1/weekly summer seasonal service by ASL with the 737-700 this is the only permanent link to France for the territory. While it is not a primary driver of traffic it...

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by dmanonice
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19856

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

WestJet's are in YVR, YEG, YYC and YYZ. I believe that YEG and YYC recently swapped frames for ongoing maintenance and engine runs.

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-737-200 stored at Ottawa airport (YOW)
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

Re: B-737-200 stored at Ottawa airport (YOW)

I think the training one might actually be NDF. I have a picture from when i got to go up in the de-icing truck and actually spray the training aircraft and it still had it's registration C-GNDF and green animal tail. The First Air titles were removed at the time but outline was still visible. THey ...

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by dmanonice
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 6164

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Canadian North and First Air had 737-200 Combi with stairs integrated into the door at L2 as seen in this picture, don't think they had them at L1 on the combi can't remember now.... but some of thier -300s do for sure!



Here is the door closed, not a standard 737 door

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by dmanonice
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH418 diversion to YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Re: LH418 diversion to YUL

[url][/url] If that G7 7552 is indeed N504GJ, then it would make perfect sense as N504GJ just came back from Montréal with the CRJ-550 interior completed. It will now perform some testings. Looks like it was a 1 in 1 out G7 7554 YULSTL operated on the 7th on N504GJ G7 7552 STLYUL operates on the 7th...

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH418 diversion to YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Re: LH418 diversion to YUL

There was a Gojet CRJ7 from St.Louis as well. I only say that because there's no scheduled STL-YUL service so it must have been a diversion I believe. G7 7552 does not show as a diversion, positioning segment perhaps or maybe a charter? The last time the flight number was used was 01Aug Tuscon - St...

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH418 diversion to YUL
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Re: LH418 diversion to YUL

Diverted due to weather in IAD, along with an Etihad 787-9. Both are now back on their way to IAD.

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by dmanonice
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 7527

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

LH 418 FRA-IAD to YUL B748
EY 131 AUH- IAD to YUL B789

WS 1680 YYC-JFK to YYZ B73W

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by dmanonice
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 6164

Re: Airliners with air stairs

They add quite a bit of weight and it's one more system that can cause a MX delay or cancel. There are few with integral stairs flying. Most airports lacking jetway use mobile stair/ramps. Don’t think that’s accurate, there’s quite a few airlines that take up that option, they can be very useful Ry...

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by dmanonice
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights are being kept on taxiways at YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

Re: Flights are being kept on taxiways at YUL

Interjet from CUN to YUL is currently on the ground in YOW, expected to fuel and return to YUL. If its the same system that went through YOW a few hours ago it should last about an hour!

I see AF, LH and AM diverted to YYZ

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by dmanonice
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 6779

Re: Flight Numbers

WestJet Even numbers East and South, Odd West and North except WS 1 YYCLGW WS 2 LGWYYC, WS3 YYZLGW and WS4 LGWYYZ 1-99 Canada - Europe (Can also be domestic if continuing service to Europe) 100-899 Domestic 1000-1999 Canada - US 2000-2999 Caribbean/Mexico 3000-3099 WestJet Link (Operated by Pacific ...

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by dmanonice
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 18500

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Eastern in the USA operates four similar B763 frames that are Qantas-configured (J30Y214), but do they have an EU foreign carrier permit? And are those already accounted for? At least 2 Eastern 767s are currently flying for Sunwing (WG) to help them cover thier routes, not sure for how much longer ...

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by dmanonice
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 18500

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Shame they just missed out on the two B767 BA retired just recently. Eastern in the USA operates four similar B763 frames that are Qantas-configured (J30Y214), but do they have an EU foreign carrier permit? And are those already accounted for? At least 2 Eastern 767s are currently flying for Sunwin...

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by dmanonice
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?
Replies: 17
Views: 3342

Re: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?

https://www.instagram.com/p/noJFHCwqIJ/


Southwest winglet installed on a WestJet aircraft by Delta Tech Ops!
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hOMSaR wrote:


Southwest winglet installed on a WestJet aircraft by Delta Tech Ops!

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by dmanonice
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7585

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Delivered March 29th WOE-KEF-YYC, hasn't flown since. Assuming it's in pre-revenue checks and training in YYC as it is a new type for them.

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by dmanonice
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?
Replies: 17
Views: 3342

Re: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?

Guessing it was a spare winglet installed due to damage to the one that matched the paint scheme. WN may not have rotated the spares inventory through the paint cycle yet to update the colours.

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by dmanonice
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3354

Re: RAT Incidents

Other than Air Canada flight 143 incident, has there been any other commercial airline incidents where the Ram Air Turbine played a pivotal role or, regardless of the outcome, was either automatically deployed or pilot initiated? Can someone very briefly explain what a Ram Air Turbine is? Its a win...

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by dmanonice
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3354

Re: RAT Incidents

Cactus 1549? Forgive me my knowledge of the A320 family is lmited do they even have a RAT? I have only ever known of RAT being equipped on widebodies. They absolutely do. It's located on the belly under the wing root on the #1 side. Thanks for that! I have spent the last 13 years handling 737s (whi...

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by dmanonice
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3354

Re: RAT Incidents

paullam wrote:
Cactus 1549?


Forgive me my knowledge of the A320 family is lmited do they even have a RAT? I have only ever known of RAT being equipped on widebodies.

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by dmanonice
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6926

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

It was sent to YYZ for acquisition checks and hangar work because the YYC hangar is not yet ready for service. They also took the time to train the YYZ ground crews (ramp and CSAs) and conducted simulated turnarounds including catering the aircraft. It will now repeat the process in YYC and then wil...

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by dmanonice
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will David Neeleman create another mediocre airline with Moxy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

Re: Will Is David Neeleman gonna create another mediocre airline with Moxy?

WestJet - This is an interesting one because it started fairly successfully. Canada really had no LCCs besides Rouge before WestJet and it definitely filled a gap. Not to long ago Delta formed a JV with them and I think in general Delta is a good partner even though they may be overly influencing. ...

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by dmanonice
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cause of returns/diversions
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Cause of returns/diversions

I would agree that medical diversions by far are more frequent than intox/unruly passenger related diversions.

This is based on my observations of 12 years as an airport worker so no solid data sets unfortunately.

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by dmanonice
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Air Algérie 767 being ferried to YUL 1/18.
Replies: 44
Views: 10443

Re: Former Air Algérie 767 being ferried to YUL 1/18.

Parts donor for AC/Rouge?

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by dmanonice
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?

The term "Flag of convince" comes to mind. A large number of VIP aircraft are registered offshore for various reasons, usual to avoid some kind of fees/taxes. There are also airliners that are registered in a different country than they operate. Off the top of my head Aeroflot and S7 have ...

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by dmanonice
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13670

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

What’s with the flag up front? Looks tacky. Seems to me that they are doing everything in their power to just let people know what country they’re actually from. Seems to be a real marketing concern for them. Other than that not bad. The Proudly with Canadian flag is on the planes in the old livery...

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by dmanonice
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13670

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

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Beautiful plane. I was surprised to see the registration as C-GUDH. Thought that with this being the first 787-9 frame for WS that it would have ended in 'A.'


WestJet uses tail numbers to identify aircraft as opposed to using sequential registrations. This aircraft tail number is 901.

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by dmanonice
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 3234

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

aerokiwi wrote:
dmanonice wrote:
aerokiwi wrote:

I assume this was driven by the 787 order - when's the first due?


According to the conference call from the Q3 results today late January

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by dmanonice
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 3234

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

Yes an improvement but a bit of a mess, the tail is confusing and the logo unrecognizable although more colourful and pops a bit more. The new logotype is weaker than the previous. Totally agree, though I'm ok with the font. The former tail design was pretty generic but the new one is a totally inc...

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by dmanonice
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 3234

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

I actually quite like the new livery. Even though the windows cut into the billboard logo, and the tail doesn't show the logo alone anymore as it spills onto the fuselage, the livery as a whole looks sharp and modern and is a massive improvement over the supremely uninspired old scheme. Even taken ...

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by dmanonice
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 3234

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

Right now only newly delivered aircraft are painted in new colours, the rest of the fleet will get the new colours as their paint is due, when exactly that is I am not sure.

Currently there are 2 aircraft both Max 8's in new colours

Tail 308 C-FNWD
Tail 309 C-GZSG

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