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by Leslieville
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 23965

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

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...

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by Leslieville
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21885

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

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...

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by Leslieville
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First full electric airline service
Replies: 24
Views: 3448

Re: First full electric airline service

https://www.harbourair.com/harbour-air- ... c-airline/
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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/

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by Leslieville
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 99588

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

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...

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by Leslieville
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 125679

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

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...

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by Leslieville
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 49
Views: 6643

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

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...

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by Leslieville
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720296

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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...

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by Leslieville
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720296

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

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...

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by Leslieville
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21258

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

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...

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by Leslieville
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103082

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

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...

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by Leslieville
Thu May 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 173763

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

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...

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by Leslieville
Tue May 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 3615

Re: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan

https://www.yvr2037.ca/
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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.


https://www.yvr2037.ca/

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by Leslieville
Mon May 07, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6277

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

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...

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by Leslieville
Fri May 04, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 223
Views: 35066

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

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%) , ...

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by Leslieville
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC connectivity for North America's gateways to Asia-Pacific of the West Coast featuring LAX, SEA, SFO, YVR
Replies: 27
Views: 3491

Re: TPAC connectivity for North America's gateways to Asia-Pacific of the West Coast featuring LAX, SEA, SFO, YVR

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...

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by Leslieville
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 223
Views: 35066

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

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,...

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by Leslieville
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43264

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Glad to hear that the matter is resolved. BBD can put this behind them and focus on ramping up production and delivery rates.

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by Leslieville
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 14321

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

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. ...

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by Leslieville
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airport 2017 Year-End Passenger Stats
Replies: 67
Views: 7695

Re: Canadian Airport 2017 Year-End Passenger Stats

YVR - 24.1M in 2017.

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by Leslieville
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20526

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

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.

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by Leslieville
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 26001

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

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...

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by Leslieville
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43264

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

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...

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by Leslieville
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2061
Views: 245106

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Beautiful CRS-13 landing at LZ-1 today. What a time to be alive.

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by Leslieville
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209705

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

rj777 wrote:
What is up with that fly in the pics?


It's their watermark. They create original content of a high enough quality that someone is going to eventually claim it as their own or it is going to be confused for official Airbus design studies. The watermark protects them in that scenario.

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by Leslieville
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal
Replies: 23
Views: 5376

Re: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal

Interesting news.

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".

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by Leslieville
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 255011

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

The red Air Canada roundel on the black tail really pops.

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by Leslieville
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders pt2
Replies: 13
Views: 5908

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders pt2

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.

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by Leslieville
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion
Replies: 40
Views: 5815

Re: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion

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.

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by Leslieville
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22331

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

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 ...

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by Leslieville
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22331

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/c-ftjv


Interesteing. I would have driven right past it this morning. 'Wish I had seen it.
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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Apparently it was ferried last night BFI-YLW as AC7169, and is still there.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/c-ftjv


Interesteing. I would have driven right past it this morning. 'Wish I had seen it.

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by Leslieville
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA: China becomes worlds largest market in next 5 years
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: IATA: China becomes worlds largest market in next 5 years

Siddar wrote:
So all that investment by China in highspeed rail was waste?

I have my doubts on this report.


I think that they are complimentary, and absolutely necessary at Lunar New Year.

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by Leslieville
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 14288

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

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...

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by Leslieville
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372377

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

^ Agreed. The Avianca livery really suits the Dreamliner.

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by Leslieville
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bombardier CSeries - likes & dislikes
Replies: 17
Views: 2306

Re: Bombardier CSeries - likes & dislikes

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.

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by Leslieville
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 167312

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

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...

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by Leslieville
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 22189

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

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 ...

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by Leslieville
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102762

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

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...

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by Leslieville
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 36499

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

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...

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by Leslieville
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102762

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

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 ...

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by Leslieville
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 104749

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

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...

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by Leslieville
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 255011

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Thanks for the photos of the new WestJet 737Max8s. WestJet's livery suits the plane well, which makes sense because they're a single type operator, and I like how they've brought livery elements from the tail to the split scimitar winglets.

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by Leslieville
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 21760

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

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...

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by Leslieville
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 4978

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

Speedalive wrote:
What is the limit of the Rouge fleet now?


Rouge is currently limited to 50 aircraft, with 49 being in current service.

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by Leslieville
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?
Replies: 34
Views: 8326

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?

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...

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by Leslieville
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 11464

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

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...

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by Leslieville
Fri May 26, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251960

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

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...

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by Leslieville
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 53
Views: 9622

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

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 ...

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by Leslieville
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 53
Views: 9622

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

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...

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by Leslieville
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131180

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/8 ... 56/photo/1
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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

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