Interesting news. With Airbus' penchant for incremental range increases (LR, XLR), it's not terribly surprising that they would eek out new official range options for the A220, especially when the aircraft is performing above its initial specs. Couple PIPs, and a modest auxiliary tank and you've got...Jump to post
RJ masquerading as a mainline aircraft. Three-abreast on one side with tiny armrests and very narrow seats. Way too uncomfortable for YUL-SEA. I've flown on this aircraft (Swiss A223) and it's noticably more roomy and comfortable in Y than the standard B737/A320 fare. The seats are noticeably wider...Jump to post
Sounds like we have ourselves a race for the title of first scheduled fully electric airline service. Harbour Air from Vancouver threw down the gauntlet earlier this year: https://www.harbourair.com/harbour-air- ... c-airline/Jump to post
I may be in the minority on this, but with the upcoming MTOW increase and demand for additional seats without additional range, I could see a minor stretch of the A223 creating an A224 with a max capacity of 176 or 186 pax (two or four additional rows, respectively). This wouldn't necessarily cannib...Jump to post
Delta ordered another 5 A220-100's https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/delta-air-lines-books-order-for-additional-five-airbus-a220-aircraft.html While not a surprise to see DL order more A220s, it is rather surprising that it's for more A221s. Maybe more 221s will get built th...Jump to post
Bombardier Q400s are fairly ubiquitous in Canada, so many of us have taken plenty of flights on them. In my opinion, bearing in mind that I've not taken an ATR turboprop, the Q400 is comparable to Bombardier CRJs regional jets. The Embraer EJets are a step up from the Q400, with quieter operation, b...Jump to post
Air Canada announces they will keep their Boeing 737-8 Max fleets grounded until at least July "Air Canada is now updating its April and May schedule to further optimize its fleet and re-accommodate customers. Because the timeline for the return to service of the 737 Max is unknown, for planni...Jump to post
Canada grounds the Max 8 & 9 Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8, bans jet from airspace following fatal crash Canada is grounding all its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and banning the jet from its airspace following the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board, including 18 Canadian...Jump to post
It says “for the most part they will beef up their strong domestic presence” Does this mean they could be looking outside the US market too? Maybe B797 order? bo)am That's my hope. Take a B797 with folding wingtips that can fit a standard narrow body gate and really build capacity at places like DA...Jump to post
Future U.S. airline signs commitment for 60 A220-300 aircraft https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/07/future-u-s--airline-signs-commitment-for-60-a220-300-aircraft.html That's great news and further validation of the A220 as an ideal aircraft for high profile, high demand areas of...Jump to post
Bombardier just cannot deliver. Whether its planes or trains. Train orders to New York City, Toronto, and elsewhere are over 2 years late. CSeries production is well behind. They were supposed to deliver 40 this year or 3-4 a month. They are not even close to meeting this CSeries delivery target. I...Jump to post
r2rho wrote:Can anybody post a link to this master plan and/or a relevant presentation? Otherwise it's more difficult to follow the discussion.
No background on the 737... aka the most widely used commercial plane? The A320 is a great plane - but excluding the 737’s role in aviation history is disappointing. Not only did they leave out the most widely used plane in history in the 737, they also did not mention the 757, 777, or 787. Especia...Jump to post
YVR 2018 / (2017) % Domestic: 2,751,306 (2,572,328) +7% Transborder: 1,485,535 (1,360,902) +9,2% Asia Pacific: 1,058,739 (932,507) +13,5% Europe: 232,668 (225,331) +3,3% Total: 5,857,718 (5,351,795) +9,5% Already half a million more passengers and summer isn't behind us yet, at that pace (+9,5%) , ...Jump to post
Surprising that YVR has only half the pax traffic as SEA, which in turn is mighty close to SFO, given how much better connected YVR/SFO are to Asia due to the very strong VFR ties of both cities, HKG can't even get a daily to SEA but has 4-5 flights per day to the other locations, maybe a SEA hub d...Jump to post
YVR February Stats (2017 in parentheses) Domestic 861,586 (805,671) +6.9% International: 967,618 (842,809) +14.8% Total: 1,829,204 (1,648,480) +11% YVR February Year to Date Stats (2017 in parentheses) Domestic 1,762,750 (1,648,243) 6.9% International: 2,004,244 (1,791,284) 11.9% Total 3,766,994 (3,...Jump to post
In the longer term, I hope that Norwegian will serve YVR. It would be great to have a year-round low cost option for Europe. I got lucky with a sale on Condor last year with a one-way (returned on points) $200 all in fare to Frankfurt. It was a wholly new experience to fly internationally so cheap. ...Jump to post
YVR - 24.1M in 2017.Jump to post
I appreciate that this thread now exists. Thank you.
Excited to see the launch of Swoop and a major new variable in the Canadian domestic market. Westjet is in the midst of a fascinating evolution and I'm looking forward to the introduction of the 787 in the coming years.
Air Cargo industry question: are most freighters directly owned by their operators (Cargolux, UPS, etc.), or is the leasing model common, as it is for passenger aircraft? Great news about this order! Excited to see the 747 hold on, and hopefully ride another wave of freighter demand as 744Fs and P2F...Jump to post
Good news. Glad to hear that this matter has been put to rest. The C-Series is an excellent airplane and Boeing does not produce a product in its class. Boeing drove Bombardier to Airbus and the years ahead will now play out far differently than if Boeing had just let Bombardier and the C-Series lan...Jump to post
That's a great order. Good for Boeing.Jump to post
rj777 wrote:What is up with that fly in the pics?
I can see WestJet continuing to build capacity to tertiary markets and using its secondary airports served by Encore and limited mainline service as "rural hubs".
Good for Bombardier on the Q400s; nice to see a sale for service in a region for which the aircraft is well suited.
Good news, too, on the Egyptair CSeries LOI.
I could see increased AC YYZ frequency and mainline service with CSeries aircraft when they are received in a few years. The route is currently served by AC's Regional(s) as Air Canada Express with CRJs.Jump to post
Does anyone know if there is a technical reason the cockpit window frame is not painted? I agree, with it unpainted it does lose some of the intent of the "mask". They have painted the cockpit window frame black since the first few pictures of the aircraft were taken! Boeing paint shop I ...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Apparently it was ferried last night BFI-YLW as AC7169, and is still there.
Siddar wrote:So all that investment by China in highspeed rail was waste?
I have my doubts on this report.
I know that the Bombardier Rail division is majorly behind schedule in supplying new street cars to the public transit authority in Toronto, so their name is mud in the centre-of-the-universe right now (a Canadian in-joke of Toronto vs. the rest of Canada!). Outside of Toronto, at least here in Van...Jump to post
Didn't love how close the open bins in the rows behind and ahead were to my face as I entered my row. It felt too close for comfort and the corners too sharp to be benign.
Other than that, I loved my flight on a Swiss CS300 between Geneva and London this summer.
As others have noted, a major redesign is highly unlikely. What is likely is MAX'ing the 767, with new engines (GENx), minor aero and weight-saving improvements (updated winglet/blended wing), and the Sky Interior product. That's about it. The P2F aftermarket for the 767 is strong and new-build 767F...Jump to post
Nah you’re dreaming in technicolor... BBD will go down with the ship when it comes to the CSeries. If they do sell anything it’ll be the CRJ or Q series possibly but that’s a big if at this point. I wouldn’t even rule them out selling a corporate jet line. Bombardier discussed a sale of CSeries to ...Jump to post
Put it this way, BBD’s biggest division is it’s trains right? If the US subsidized a more efficient but otherwise uneconomical train engine and dumped it in Canada how would they respond? Well, if no Canadian company made a competing product then there's really no damage done to said domestic manuf...Jump to post
Here's my two cents: The Province of Quebec will orchestrate a Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) buy out of DL's CSeries order, effectively cancelling it and making the DOC preliminary ruling moot. CDPQ will then transfer the order to its Einn Volant Aircraft Leasing (EVAL) plaform, a JV...Jump to post
Unbelievable. I'm honestly speechless and scared for what this type of arrogant economic nationalism, protectionism, and crony capitalism will mean for the relationship between our two countries. For 35 US states, Canada is the largest trading partner, and nationally, only China surpasses Canada in ...Jump to post
With airlines wanting to ensure they have fleet and manufacturer options, this could be a Pyrrhic victory for Boeing, should the Commerce Department site with it and impose punitive "anti-dumping" levies. It's also likely that BBD would proceed with a Chapter 11 NAFTA claim should the Comm...Jump to post
While I understand that there's similarity between the new Air Canada's livery and Delta's, they are certainly not identical. Delta uses a navy blue and Air Canada black. It's that simple. They're similar, and likely easily mistaken to the naked eye, but they're not the same. I also don't understand...Jump to post
Speedalive wrote:What is the limit of the Rouge fleet now?
As their A 333 TF-LUV was stucked up at MIA (because of an incident with a van who clashed with the left engine) WOW Air instead yesterday send first time their new A 321neo TF-SKY nonstop on that route: 5.896 km, flighttime. 8:06 h (!!) in a narrowbody! I guess this aircraft will also open their n...Jump to post
Great news from AC for YVR and it's long-haul connectivity. As others have mentioned, the promise of the 787 has truly been realized by Air Canada and YVR must be one of the cities/airports most directly benefiting from deployment of the aircraft on long-thin route proving. I'm not convinced that al...Jump to post
Delivery of the first CS300 to SWISS to occur tomorrow: May 26th. 26th or 27th ? Is it being delivered to ZRH or GVA ? The Swiss CS300 will depart to Geneva tomorrow (27th). Very neat. I'm booked on a Swiss CS300 GVA-LHR in July; would it be fair to expect that I will probably be flying on that air...Jump to post
I think BBD will do okay. The C-series is an example of superb engineering and production, but poor product and sales planning. They were too shy to aim for the 150 seater market. Bombardier is technically capable of making a 150 seat aircraft, a fantastic one. But, they have to be WILLING to SELL ...Jump to post
Echoing some similar comments, I think that BBD will soldier on and ride out the false start and delays of the C-Series launch, particularly when the cloud of Pratt's GTF engines A320NEO entry into service issues recede and its manufacturing delays are wrestled to the ground. It's my impression that...Jump to post
Bradd Jaffy of NBC news is quoting on Twitter a statement from the Chicago Police Department saying that the injuries experienced by the forcibly removed passenger were the result of him "falling".
https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/8 ... 56/photo/1