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by Topguncanada
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at YVR & SEA
Replies: 27
Views: 5054

Re: LH at YVR & SEA

Vancouver is also very limited on the number and size of vessels that can enter the harbour and there are no plans to build a new ship facility out side the burrard inlet. Vancouver is indeed limited and has been losing lots of cruise business to Seattle. There are however fairly concrete plans whi...

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by Topguncanada
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR spotters today for AC533
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: YVR spotters today for AC533

Thank you

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by Topguncanada
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR spotters today for AC533
Replies: 2
Views: 808

YVR spotters today for AC533

Are there any spotters planning on taking photos today at YVR? Hoping to get a few photos of AC533 arriving tonight from BOS as it's the Captains last flight. Thanks.

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by Topguncanada
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 24137

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

The 737 crews that are ETOPS qualified (At least initially) are YUL based. The second ETOPS base will be YVR.

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by Topguncanada
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 22293

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Significant AC network/schedule announcement coming in the next few days.

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by Topguncanada
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 22293

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Pacific Coastal is starting sked service in April...thats as major as it has ever been. It will likely do very well.

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by Topguncanada
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 7040

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

Only a portion of the 737Max order being received is planned to be ETOPS equipped. It appears the first 17 will all be ETOPS certified.

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by Topguncanada
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 7040

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

Showing one (1) 767-300 remaining in the mainline fleet as of Dec 31st 2019.

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by Topguncanada
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 22293

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

I think Pacific CoastalWestJet Link is (like most Canadian carriers) having a hard time recruiting (and keeping) sufficient pilots...

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by Topguncanada
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 12033

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

The WestJet reply to the emergency doesn't really surprise me...If their damn cabin crew spent less time on their stand-up comedy routine and more on the responsible aspects of the job, perhaps you wouldn't have had such chaos. Say what you want about Air Canada, but I've never questioned the compe...

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by Topguncanada
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF75 SYD-YVR Landing in Seattle
Replies: 17
Views: 3575

Re: QF75 SYD-YVR Landing in Seattle

...and a few days ago an Emirates 777 bound for SEA and an ANA 789 bound for SEA diverted into YVR for a while due to fog in the emerald city. We are trading fog days lately.

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by Topguncanada
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF
Replies: 51
Views: 10187

Re: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF

Last time around SMF-YVR carried a fair bit of cruise ship traffic.

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by Topguncanada
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight
Replies: 53
Views: 14846

Re: Air Canada 737max Inaugural flight

In addition to the WIFI; The first few Fins require installation of the HUDs. Somebody had originally made the decision to order the 37s minus the HUDs :o. A subsequent decision was made to indeed outfit the whole fleet with dual HUDs however it was too late for the first few Fins coming off the Boe...

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by Topguncanada
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of Air Canada cargo flights operated by Cargojet?
Replies: 16
Views: 3882

Re: The end of Air Canada cargo flights operated by Cargojet?

This was a trial run which required the approval of the Air Canada pilots association. (For scope reasons) Though Air Canada would have liked to continue and perhaps even expand the agreement with CargoJet, the pilot group as a whole apparently did not support the agreement in its current or propose...

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by Topguncanada
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: will Air Transat ever go back to HNL ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

Re: will Air Transat ever go back to HNL ?

I know I flew a TS 330 OGG-YVR circa 2001ish. I don’t recall the exact year however.

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by Topguncanada
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 13463

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

KIX and NGO will be back in 2018 for Rouge. Expect an announcement regarding the third Asian Rouge YVR destination soon...

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by Topguncanada
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot Laptops
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: Pilot Laptops

All Air Canada pilots have Apple IPAD EFBs issued hence we all have one. My unscientific and unofficial observation on additional devices my colleagues carry is pretty much 50/50. The only program most pilots seem to need a personal device for is Netflix by sounds of it for their layover lol!

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by Topguncanada
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Canada receive its 737 MAX on time?
Replies: 27
Views: 9974

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

It's being rolled out in late September. There is already a significant employee event planned. I think it's going to be an unofficial race between AC and WS as to who flys it first in Canada.

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by Topguncanada
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: YVR Spotter August 26th
Replies: 0
Views: 830

YVR Spotter August 26th

Was there a spotter taking photos at YVR Saturday August 26th @ 1517 ish that photographed AC113 A321 in new colours landing on 26R? If so please let me know as I may be interested in a photo of that particular flight. The weather was very nice and I imagine it was a good back drop day for photograp...

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by Topguncanada
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Future In Canada?
Replies: 23
Views: 4316

Re: Airbus Future In Canada?

Just an educated guess...but I suspect that upon the pilot groups ratification of the current contract "reopener" AC will soon thereafter announce the order of additional frames. Included in this order I suspect additional 321s will be coming to Rouge.

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by Topguncanada
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds daily YUL-NRT
Replies: 63
Views: 17169

Re: Air Canada adds daily YUL-NRT

On today's flight 17 YUL-PVG today there were 16 connections originating in US cities for what it's worth. Today's load factor was over 95%.

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by Topguncanada
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update thread
Replies: 120
Views: 29730

Re: Air Canada new livery update

YHZ-LHR will become a 737Max route..so no more 767 there starting in 2018.

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by Topguncanada
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 105918

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

There sure is a lot of speculation and interesting theories on this thread thus far. I think it would be best for everyone to be patient and wait for the investigation to be concluded and the report to be released. Though we have no idea whether or not the crew was fatigued; I can say for certain t...

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by Topguncanada
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will AC withdraw their 763s?
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

Re: When will AC withdraw their 763s?

Based on the latest fleet plan which projects an outlook to December 31st of 2018 it appears as though Air Canada will continue to operate at least 5 mainline 767-300 until at least that time. This of course does not include the Rouge 67s.

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by Topguncanada
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4908

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

India is performing well for AC it seems. The seasonal YVR-DEL is starting earlier and is being increased from 3x to 5x this winter season.

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by Topguncanada
Tue May 02, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash
Replies: 90
Views: 11318

Re: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

I find this odd... every airline I've ever flown for has always required two people in the flight deck at all times, so if one of the flight crew needs a rest break or to stretch their legs then another crew member must enter the flight and stay until the flight crew member returns, and this was th...

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by Topguncanada
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash
Replies: 90
Views: 11318

Re: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

The flight attendant in the flight deck rule was a political knee jerk reaction to appease and calm the flying publics fears after a shocking tragedy. This policy resulted in the secure flight deck door being opened almost twice as much as previously. Why didnt anybody have any concerns about a suic...

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by Topguncanada
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge 1831 YVR-HNL diversion to Oregon 22Apr
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Air Canada Rouge 1831 YVR-HNL diversion to Oregon 22Apr

1831 Diverted into PDX due possible smoke in the aft galley area. Aircraft is safely on the ground.

1831 YVR-HNL on the 23rd is scheduled to operate as scheduled with a different aircraft.

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by Topguncanada
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5921

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

Yes the 319 is capable of the sector, but it is not ideal. It's 300NM longer than YVR-MEX and I know we have load restrictions on 996/997. In the interim it could be done...but the MAX and C series will definitely offer better CASM and full load capability.

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by Topguncanada
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5921

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

I believe AC is waiting to do YVR-MIA until it has either the MAX or C series. This leg is a bit of a stretch for the 319.

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by Topguncanada
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4643

Re: MEX getting Rouged

The mainline 319s with the 70 Tonne max TO weight are having issues on a regular basis accommodating all the pax and cargo. There have been occurrences where we have had to bump revenue PAX and leave with a few empty seats in order to carry sufficient fuel for the flight. The Rouge 319s are certifie...

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by Topguncanada
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4643

Re: MEX getting Rouged

It is permanent. However keep in mind that everything is subject to change!

I think long term AC would prefer the 737Max on the route however at the moment AC wants the extra 16 seats on those flights vs. only 120 on the mainline 319s.

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by Topguncanada
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-YVR load factor question
Replies: 20
Views: 3499

Re: NYC-YVR load factor question

For AC the decision to upgauge YVR-EWR from an A319/320 to a 787-8/9 has been a phenomenal success in terms of pax carried. Flt#548/549 load factors are extremely high. Averaging around 90%. I cannot speak to yield or profitability however the J cabin tends to be full.

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by Topguncanada
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 73272

Re: Air Canada new livery?

The plane dude: "there is currently no A320 being painted in Dallas. only 3 aircraft were selected and were all painted in same facility."

Yes you are correct I made an error as KGUS is no where near Dallas.

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by Topguncanada
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 73272

Re: Air Canada new livery?

We won't have to wait much longer....

Flt#7177/7th KGUS-CYVR Fin 458
Flt#7176/7th KGUS-CYUL Fin 460
Flt#7169/7th KGUS-CYYZ Fin 801

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by Topguncanada
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF
Replies: 48
Views: 6966

Re: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF

Connecting in YYZ is extremely hassle free nowadays especially given it's one terminal in the case of AC. Though you do briefly have to show your passport to a CBSA officer it is by no means the full treatment customs experience passengers generally receive when arriving in Canada. https://www.toron...

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by Topguncanada
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF
Replies: 48
Views: 6966

Re: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF

Just like Iceland Air and WOW utilize their KEF hub, so does AC use their YYZ hub. The O/D between Canada and Iceland may indeed be small...however AC is likely counting on significant USA feed from their network to make this route viable. If this route takes a dent out of the aforementioned competi...

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by Topguncanada
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 73272

Re: Air Canada new livery?

Some 320s (incl. 319/321) will in all likelihood still be at Air Canada for at least another 5 years. I imagine the ones being painted are planned to be kept the longest. Given that there are three simultaneous employee events it stands to reason that there will be three a/c painted and flown in to ...

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by Topguncanada
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 73272

Re: Air Canada new livery?

There's an A320 currently being painted in Dallas. Scheduled to be flown up to YVR in time for the February 9th employee unveiling.

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by Topguncanada
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 16371

Re: YVR Thread

Volaris and Interjet are rumoured as well...

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by Topguncanada
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 73272

Re: Air Canada new livery?

Looks as though the unveiling date will be the 9th of February. Simultaneous employee events in YVR, YYZ, YUL on that day.

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by Topguncanada
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737MAX
Replies: 80
Views: 22055

Re: Air Canada 737MAX

Air Canada 737-8 MAX will have 169 seats total. 16J/153Y

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by Topguncanada
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Severely impaired" Captain arrested in Calgary
Replies: 49
Views: 9207

Re: "Severely impaired" Captain arrested in Calgary

The issue of a pilot being impaired is indeed a major story. If one dissects the story further however one should ask the question of why would a Canadian Airline flying between Canada and Mexico/Caribbean crew a large percentage of its' aircraft with foreign licensed pilots? https://thinkpol.ca/201...

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by Topguncanada
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AC fly over the Pacific on DEL-YVR?
Replies: 25
Views: 7100

Re: Why doesn't AC flies over Pacific on DEL-YVR?

The answer is cost.

ACs flight planning system (like most major airlines) generates the most cost efficient (time wise and cost wise) route taking into accounr weather as well as ATC Nav charges etc.

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by Topguncanada
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC832/AC833 Dec 2/Dec 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: AC832/AC833 Dec 2/Dec 3

AC832 diverted to FRA due to fog.

AC833 had to stop in YYT due to crew duty issues. (Pilots)

They were likely already on the way to the airport before it was know 833 would be delayed hence their duty day had begun.

Crew change YYT.

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by Topguncanada
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC832/AC833 Dec 2/Dec 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: AC832/AC833 Dec 2/Dec 3

AC832 diverted to FRA due to fog.

AC833 had to stop in YYT due to crew duty issues. (Pilots)

They were likely already on the way to the airport before it was know 833 would be delayed hence their duty day had begun.

Crew change YYT.

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by Topguncanada
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Vote Down Agreement
Replies: 10
Views: 2433

Re: WestJet Pilots Vote Down Agreement

I think they are still behind comparable Air Canada wages and working conditions. The lack of advancement in recent years has not helped the over all mood. An 80% No vote suggests to me that the arrival of unionization (ALPA) at WestJet is now imminent.

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by Topguncanada
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Continue YVR Expansion with YVR-LGW & YVR-FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 5363

Re: AC Continue YVR Expansion with YVR-LGW & YVR-FRA

Expect an additional wide body order (firming of options) by this coming spring 2017 at the latest. AC is not done yet with its wide body growth international growth.

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