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by cumulushumilis
Wed May 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 40
Views: 4856

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

I wonder if one outcome of this is that the Snowbirds finally get a support aircraft to transport the tech's & equipment instead of carrying them in the Tutor's? Knowing what knee jerkers the politicians are I say the more likely scenario is they try & shut the team down. During the air sho...

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by cumulushumilis
Mon May 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 40
Views: 4856

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

I heard a rumour they had hangars with hundreds of Tutor jets to use but maybe someone with more knowledge can answer more specifically. I know I'm replying late on this point given how things have quickly and tragically shifted, but nonetheless, that's neither efficient nor even possible given how...

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by cumulushumilis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1171
Views: 39302

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

https://youtu.be/LUZtW1XXV2s Video Link to the announcement WestJet today announced that 6,900 WestJetters will be leaving the organization, with 90 per cent of those leaving voluntarily. The airline had approximately 14,000 employees before this announcement. “Today, 6,900 WestJetters are receivin...

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by cumulushumilis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 898
Views: 149583

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://youtu.be/LUZtW1XXV2s Video Link to the announcement WestJet today announced that 6,900 WestJetters will be leaving the organization, with 90 per cent of those leaving voluntarily. The airline had approximately 14,000 employees before this announcement. “Today, 6,900 WestJetters are receivin...

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by cumulushumilis
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 100
Views: 13764

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

Twin Otter is still for sale for one reason only - STOL performance that is crazy. ...plus its gravel, ice and off-airstrip capabilities, plus tundra tires, plus floats, plus.... Canadian made aircraft are tough! Second that! It happens to be the only aircraft capable of flying to the South Pole an...

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by cumulushumilis
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RCAF Snowbird Ejection in Atlanta, GA
Replies: 15
Views: 10885

Re: RCAF Snowbird Ejection in Atlanta, GA

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3lNEu9h5fs/?igshid=ma3krm9vq8k0

Link to The Snowbirds Instagram page updating the status of the pilot. Good to see The #5 Jet Captain Domon-Grenier back in circulation and in good spirits. Not sure how I would feel after being blasted out of a Tutor.

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by cumulushumilis
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Sell Seats on Swoop Sun Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

Re: Sunwing to Sell Seats on Swoop Sun Routes

Very similar to Transat buying seats on WS before the days of WestJet Vacations.

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by cumulushumilis
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 898
Views: 149583

Re: The WestJet Thread

I am thinking the 763 fleet departure will happen in the fall 2020 time period. WS will fly them hard over the summer months when they need the capacity overseas, and take them out of the network, after the season. They will only have six wide bodies in service next summer if they dump the 763s in M...

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by cumulushumilis
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 50
Views: 10178

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

Love the MD-90 and the rest of the DC-9 family. Built like tanks, flew solid, and in terms of longevity nothing beats the airframe. I have no doubt that we would have a modern version with a new wing if the program would have not been swallowed by Boeing and MD put a little more thought in updating ...

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by cumulushumilis
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 13740

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

As usual because it’s Airliners.net, everyone is overthinking this problem. There already exists an elegant low cost engineered solution that has been through comprehensive testing. Although it’s pilots so they might struggle with this. I have attached the link. https://images.app.goo.gl/w3RHb9MKuPB...

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by cumulushumilis
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 898
Views: 149583

Re: The WestJet Thread

Today at 15:06Z, WestJet’s first 737 NG, A/C 001 C-FIWS, touched down in Goodyear Arizona. This will be the last flight for this aircraft, as it is scheduled to be parted out. The first flight was from YYC to YEG on May 26th, 2001. Since that first flight, the aircraft has had: • 28,852 flights • 6...

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by cumulushumilis
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 898
Views: 149583

Re: The WestJet Thread

Today at 15:06Z, WestJet’s first 737 NG, A/C 001 C-FIWS, touched down in Goodyear Arizona. This will be the last flight for this aircraft, as it is scheduled to be parted out. The first flight was from YYC to YEG on May 26th, 2001. Since that first flight, the aircraft has had: • 28,852 flights • 6...

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by cumulushumilis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 898
Views: 149583

Re: The WestJet Thread

In other news, 737-700 C-FIWS after 18 years of service finds itself sitting in GYR most likely to be parted out after 62 775 hours and 28852 flights. She’s lived a good life, happy retirement! She is not being parted out but going to United Airlines! Thought you knew. Did not know that. Up until a...

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by cumulushumilis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 898
Views: 149583

Re: The WestJet Thread

In other news, 737-700 C-FIWS after 18 years of service finds itself sitting in GYR most likely to be parted out after 62 775 hours and 28852 flights. She’s lived a good life, happy retirement!

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by cumulushumilis
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees
Replies: 25
Views: 2716

Re: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees

We shifted from a nationalized system (with high costs) to local control with even higher costs. To deal with rising AIF fees and debt levels, airport authorities are diversifying their revenue away from aviation and moving towards things like manufacturing, logistics entertainment and outlet shoppi...

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by cumulushumilis
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 51973

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

With all due respect, posting a video, announcing who your pretzel provider will be, the list goes on is not clear and tangible evidence of a real airline. Get some airplanes, sell seats and operate some flights. This soap opera has been going on for years. If they approach operations the same way t...

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by cumulushumilis
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 15610

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Hmm.. reminds me of something.. Wait..


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by cumulushumilis
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 46596

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Curious to see if they consolidate, parts production and manufacturing out of YYC and YYJ. Longview Aviation Capital has invested heavily in production at both these cities. It’s only logical to leverage existing assets related to the CL-215 rebuilds and Twin Otter Series 400 production. Not sure if...

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by cumulushumilis
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 31367

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Hey Dublin, YYC here.. Howdy from Western Canada. I think we sent you guys a 787 last Saturday. WS6? Anybody happen to notice it? It being an inaugural and all, I thought you folks out there would be all over it.. But nobody has mentioned it. You guys are more excited by an A321. I know we are all e...

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by cumulushumilis
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 46596

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

No APU for example. The APU is an optional extra on the Q400; the basic no-frills version doesn't even have it. The fact that virtually all - if not all - operators chose to have it fitted says that it is not dead weight. The Q400 APU is a maintenance nightmare if it’s operated in winter climates (...

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by cumulushumilis
Sat May 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 418
Views: 6110

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Its a natural fit. Watch Rouge grow now. Rouge was the best thing AC could’ve come up with. They literally killed their competition. Whoever did that at AC deserves a raise. Huh? This response in itself demonstrates why WS is in the position it is in today. They got complacent, and believed they we...

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by cumulushumilis
Thu May 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 418
Views: 6110

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 cumulushumilis
Mon May 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 21551

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

It’s simple, WS shares are severely undervalued. WestJet’s growth plans are long term, the market thinks in quarters, short term.. You cannot execute on a long term plan in a short term market. The cost discipline, and plan is sound. Going private means your not at the whim of a market who sneezes a...

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by cumulushumilis
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fully Automated Jetbridge
Replies: 41
Views: 6731

Re: Fully Automated Jetbridge

A little bit of history around the OTW Over The Wing bridges. The first "modern" North American Prototype Over The Wing Thing was installed at YYC bridge D40 in 2002 which consisted of a radial drive forward bridge with a cantilevered back end. The bridge had a bad habit of either punching...

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by cumulushumilis
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787
Replies: 15
Views: 3702

Re: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787

Lpbri wrote:
A lot of people for an acceptance team.


Not your average acceptance team, more like an entry into service team.

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by cumulushumilis
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24714

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Link seems like a weird side distraction. I'm legitimately curious why management thought this was an avenue worth pursuing. I'll wait and see on that one - many large airlines are backing away from tiny markets as the energy put into chasing crumbs is more than the benefit. Considering the complet...

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by cumulushumilis
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24714

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Nope never has performed heavy maintenance. For C checks or higher it uses third parties like KF Aerospace and Premier Aviation which is ironically out of Trois-Rivières.

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by cumulushumilis
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24714

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

That’s the trouble with YUL. It’s highly seasonal unless your the dominant carrier. It is a fortress. For the others there is money to be made, just not year round. All of Canada is highly seasonal. Period. Same thing for yields. Canada in general isn't high yielding. The vast majority of foreign c...

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by cumulushumilis
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24714

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

That’s the trouble with YUL. It’s highly seasonal unless your the dominant carrier. It is a fortress. For the others there is money to be made, just not year round. All of Canada is highly seasonal. Period. Same thing for yields. Canada in general isn't high yielding. The vast majority of foreign c...

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by cumulushumilis
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24714

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Obviously a small sample O/D flights but NYC-YUL fares are as ridiculously high in dollars as the delays are in minutes. I have often seen NYC-SIN fares lower/equal to NYC-YUL. The only difference is that from NYC: SIN is 8000+ miles and YUL is 400 miles. I would guess that NYC - YUL is one one of ...

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by cumulushumilis
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24714

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

The O and D markets in the Montreal region are horrendously low yield except for the lucrative premium traveler. You have big players that can swap out metal in an instant such as in the triangle all the way from a Q400 to a 777. A contraction in those markets makes sense for a smaller carrier. Obv...

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by cumulushumilis
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24714

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

There are many that believe the growth will come from a solid yet expansive domestic network. Truthfully the Canadian market is most likely tapped out except for the low end where Flair, Swoop and a few others exist. With the exit of Greyhound from the Canadian landscape that opens a lot of opportun...

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by cumulushumilis
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is baggage handling technologically still fairly outdated?
Replies: 32
Views: 3308

Re: Why is baggage handling technologically still fairly outdated?

In my opinion it is the costly integration between airport baggage systems and airline systems and the complex infrastructure in between. In order for it all to work seamlessly in the world of codeshare, JVs and hubs common standards have to be adopted on the information sharing front. We are starti...

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qf789 wrote:
First 789 for WestJet has rolled out of final assembly

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https://twitter.com/propandkerosene/sta ... 5072234497


Where are the powerplants?

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by cumulushumilis
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good news out of CLD - CP Air is expanding
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

Re: Good news out of CLD - CP Air is expanding

YYZYYT wrote:
CP Air?

That's not "CP Air", now this is "CP Air":



I was briefly very excited...


I agree, there was and there will only be one CP Air. With one of the coolest paint schemes of the seventies!

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by cumulushumilis
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good news out of CLD - CP Air is expanding
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

Re: Good news out of CLD - CP Air is expanding

YYZYYT wrote:
CP Air?

That's not "CP Air", now this is "CP Air":



I was briefly very excited...


I agree, there was and there will only be one CP Air. With one of the coolest paint schemes of the seventies!

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by cumulushumilis
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17779

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

I would not be surprised we the consolidation of turboprop production in Western Canada over the coming years. Between YYC and YYJ there is considerable expertise with DH products. None the less Viking’s investment in the Q400 is a good thing for Canadian Aerospace, maybe not for Eastern/Western Can...

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by cumulushumilis
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 19051

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

One only has to look at the multiple CADORS reports of missed approaches due to wind, tail strikes, wing strikes to understand that this is a challenging place to fly in and out of. Mostly weather related.

[urlhttps://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/cadors-screaq/q.aspx?lang=eng][/url]

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by cumulushumilis
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 8028

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

Delta tried this a few years ago and it did not work, This might. Delta was trying to bring seasonal skiers from Atlanta up, this is bring Calgarians to a warm destination. Yep.. Difference is WS has greater market penetration and point of sale Canada which is worth more than point of sale US. WS h...

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by cumulushumilis
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 8028

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

I'm sorry but I just don't see how YYC-ATL will work? Who will want to go from ATL -YYC then onto DUB, CDG or LGW? It just doesn't make sense. Also: If a passenger were to go from YYC-ATL then onto Europe on Delta that would take away from Westjets new Dreamliner flights.. That's not the intent of ...

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by cumulushumilis
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617686

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

What I know about the MAX is that, it is capable of recording a crazy amount of data through the ONS and the Enhanced digital flight data acquisition unit (DFDAU), depending on what airborne data links are used the data is almost available real time. I wonder what if any air to ground data links wer...

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by cumulushumilis
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 14461

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

WS are way over their skis w/ these 789s. Flying expensive, tourist-filled jets to CDG/LGW is not a recipe for success IMO. I agree! They are going to need to really build the business traffic on these routes to make them profitable. I can't see any business traffic on YYC-DUB though. I'm still exp...

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by cumulushumilis
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 14461

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Seeing as these routes are summer seasonal, what are the plans for them after October next year I wonder? YYC-LGW is not seasonal, and I don't see anything yet confirming the others are not seasonal. Wouldn't be surprised if one operates YYZ-LGW next winter. This seems to indicate all 3 are seasona...

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by cumulushumilis
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 18268

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

The JV with WS is starting to ramp up as well. In two weeks time we’ll know the plans for 787-9 and I wouldn’t be surprised if the first destination is HKG from either YYC, YYZ or YVR.

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by cumulushumilis
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 11908

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

It appears that the business community too, is curious about westjet's direction .... https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/09/01/as-air-canada-soars-westjet-takes-a-predictable-nosedive.html And WestJet's direct response to the article: https://blog.westjet.com/wardair-was-wonderful-but-its-2018-m...

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by cumulushumilis
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 174
Views: 23456

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

I think aircraft having the size and lift needed are powered by turbofans these days. Optimized for high speed / 40k ft operations, 100.000 flight hours. Not what is needed for typical MPA's. Still they can do it. So operators use it, manufacturers promote it. But there is no alternative or real ne...

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by cumulushumilis
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Oops! Russian tech accidentally drilled hole in Soyuz capsule!
Replies: 16
Views: 2954

Re: Oops! Russian tech accidentally drilled hole in Soyuz capsule!

Duct tape fixes everything. Actually that's pretty impressive for it to hold up that long.

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by cumulushumilis
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 174
Views: 23456

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

It would be interesting to see CN-235, ATR- MPA and Q400MPA comparison. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BxXCVzJI1Pc/maxresdefault.jpg CN-295 https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/34989_1497543304.jpg ATR-72 MPA https://asianmilitaryreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/7.jpg BBD Q400 Swordfish I guess the CN235/...

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by cumulushumilis
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 11908

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

WS has not lost its way, but it has been widely acknowledged, that they are facing some cost pressure and challenges due to the rapid growth, and added complexity to the business. Since 2016 there has been the introduction of the 767, the start of Swoop, 737 Max introduction, Plus introduction, West...

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