What's the source of the CO2? ... For this specific project, they will collect all the CO2 directly from a smoke stack / chimney (produced by a nearby chemical plant called "Parachem"). Pretty cool if this business case works as intended. I'm assuming this clever approach was made financi...Jump to post
... This airframes should be grounded in the same way the 737MAX were grounded before, the potential of a loss of life is too big and the risk completely avoidable. Hahaha, I guess you work for Embraer! This problem concerns only the high thrust version of the engines (30% of the fleet??). Those sp...Jump to post
At least a non-stop YUL - YGR / Iles-de-la-Madeleine will be maintained during the summer. I really hated when I got stuck on those Dash 8-100 two or stops (Quebec - Mont Joli and what not) flights. I hope Pascan will serve the route in the winter (free parking in St-Hubert/YHU!!!) with their "...Jump to post
Dominion301 wrote:I think the end result with Bombardier would have been similar.
Ottawa specificly agreed for the Citadis - as they wanted to save money. And Alstom told them it would meet all the specs... SNC was indeed late in the tunnelling of the western approach (Ottawa University side), but it ended up not impacting the overall schedule as Alstom was even more late - big t...Jump to post
The Lear 75 competes in a market that has too many players. "Affordable" prices run the game. Lear/Wichita makes more from revenues from other activities (as opposed to building aircrafts...).Jump to post
It has a (maybe) 600 unit backlog, but as many unheard posters have already said, IT LOSES MONEY... ...There is virtually no chance Airbus will be able to squeeze costs making production more scalable, or out of the subs with fanciful Powerpoint slides and now, especially now cash flow is important...Jump to post
FWIW, I remember taking a YUL (ERJ-45) - EWR (757) - Cologne return flight back then.
Only paid like CAD$380 total (economy) and also earned a bundle of Onepass promo points.
Nean1 is right, why spend any dimes to make a lighter scope compliant E2 when the current E175 keeps selling.
W/o any competition for many years, I would even bet that the price actually went up.
All routes shown above are well within the A220 and 190/195E2 ranges. (Tahiti - Nadi is 3503 km).
We know the A220 will eventually be ETOP certified, but how about the E2?
FiscAutTecGarte wrote:You meant the CRJ-1000 right? It indeed sticked to the 8 variant. Jump to post...Even the ERJ1000 sticks with a variant of the 8 instead of going to the 10...
Have AC done the cargo conversion on the 333s? I saw an article about the firm that converted the 77Ws and it said they were also doing 333s, but it wasn't clear if it was AC's birds or someone else's. Beech A La Presse article indicated that four Air Canada A333 are to be also converted by Avianor.Jump to post
Because the Chinese government is addicted to corporate espionage Embraer will also get the "benefit" of competing with their own technology and maybe even a complete knock-off of their aircraft when the Chinese tire of the JV. If China is the only hope for Embraer, they are better off sh...Jump to post
And more sales for the A220/CSeries and possibly for Mitsubishi...
Who would have believed that just two years ago.
AC has long figured out that Canadian consumers aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed, and it markets fares in Canada accordingly. Haha, I would not go as far as this - but yes we pay a lot more to fly than in the US. First, NAVCanada must recover 100% of its expenses. Same logic for Canadian airpo...Jump to post
I was indeed comparing AC and UA (which is somewhat the OP subject). I'm not really flying often outside Star Alliance carriers - so I'll let someone else comment on ATL / DTW efficiencies. About pricings, I also noticed that I usually get cheaper prices via united.com (versus via aircanada.ca, taki...Jump to post
While indeed the Global/Nexus process helps, there's still a good gap. (And that doesn't help non US/Canadian passagers that can't have GE/Nexus). Air Canada should also further increase its market share once it deploys A223/CS3s on trans-border routes. (It will be the right fit eqpt on many routes ...Jump to post
AC is (was) indeed slowly increasing its share (versus UA) of the Europe - North America market - but not because of "cheaper" fares.
Anyone has experienced connecting an international flight in a US hub versus a Canadian hub?
...AC undercutting the other two in USA to other countries via Canada. I do routinely see super cheap fares on connects via YYZ. FWIW, I also see a lot of much cheaper UA fares from Canada to other countries. It seems airlines like to dump excess unsold seats on some connecting routings - particula...Jump to post
Is there (or really, will there remain) any suitable Q400/ATR72 operator to outsource the thin and short routes? Excellent question. A need would sure exists. Particularly since many shorter 320/737 or RJs routes are indeed getting "thinner" big time - some unprofitable for even a PC-12...Jump to post
Revelation wrote: "Why keep expensive aircraft with big payments in a time of crisis, why not fall back to older paid for aircraft till you have a feel for the recovery." ---------------------------------‐--------------- -->> Once those expensive aircrafts (A220s) are on property, you are ...Jump to post
beechnut wrote:The Federal Government apparently contracted with both AC and CargoJet to bring N95 masks from China.
Q400 and Twin-Otter production is temporary suspended. After sales support maintained. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/longview-aviation-capital-corp-announces-temporary-suspension-of-production-of-dash-8-400-and-series-400-twin-otter-aircraft-880511236.html?fbclid=IwAR3BUvtA7qdBgAUTALbnko2sG8...Jump to post
Interesting / intriging comments to say the least.
However, YUL's finances seemed to have been well managed all along. Past capital projects (since the last 25 years or so) have all been pretty much completed on time, on budget and at competitive pricings (if we compare to YYZ by exemple).
Just a side note; the resale value of used Q400s will take a huge hit soon. Flybe is collapsing as we speak.
What a sad news. Easyjet and Ryanair will most probably expand capacity in short order.
I would also add that the learning curve req'd was pretty steep nevertheless as the A220's FAL "philosophy" is different than the ones at Airbus. Some additional skill sets were also required. So a very impressive accomplishment indeed. Kudos to Mobile!!!Jump to post
Does it mean those are easier to assemble in Mobile than Mirabel? You can't really compare the amount of A220's work required in Mobile versus Mirabel. Many A220's components are pre-assembled/riveted in Mirabel and then shipped to Mobile for final assembly. (Somewhat the same logic for the A320 wh...Jump to post
Any news on where the production is going to move after Downsview closes? Another plant at YYZ? The advantage for Viking Air is that it has deep (Thomson family) pockets backing it. They're among the ten richest families in the world. Great then!! Because moving the Q400 out of Downsview will cost ...Jump to post
That money is stricly slated for the ramp up and decrease unit costs. No A225 in the short time. If/when it occurs, it would/will be designed/engineered and certified in Mirabel - the main A220 facility. Radio Canada interview with Airbus CEO while in Mirabel a few hours ago. (in french) https://you...Jump to post
BBD only owned 67.5% of BBD Transport. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec owned the remaining 32.5% (Quebecers made a killing profit here). So including some liabilities that translated into a net $4.2B to $4.5B to BBD. So that leaves about a net debt of US$5B? I was reading the business jet div...Jump to post
Just a side note here; now comfirmed that Alstom intends to acquire BBD's rail business - which would be valued at US$8.2B in this transaction. That should considerably lower BBD's debt, and secure the future of its business jet division as a result. Excellent news! http://www.globenewswire.com/news...Jump to post
VV wrote:And how do you call people who are just saying random stuff and are never right?
A "good clock"?
VV wrote:Jump to postWill it be another dollar?
I really DO NOT understand you stuff with "broken clocks". Would you please elaborate? Une interprétation "possible" est qu'une horloge "figée" / en panne (à 10h10 par exemple) donnera toujours l'heure juste deux fois par jour... (à 10h10 le matin, et à 10h10 le soir p...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:This is along with Bombardier selling its rail division to Alstom. What will be left?
Also from the same article: David: (about an hypothetical 8hrs trip costs) ...but if you have an A321XLR you’d probably have have it at $50,000 to $60,000. And then [the A220-300] is under $30,000. That article is very interresting. He plans to use the low capital costs 195E1 mostly on less than 2hr...Jump to post
I wouldn't say "over decades", but let's say it started off when Laurent Beaudoin left as CEO. And despite all the above, they still made an excellent run with the CRJs, the Globals, the Challengers (3xx and 6xx) and what not. They locally invested tremendously in R&D, and designed fan...Jump to post
Desjardins was mentionning a 7% margin - despite the recent G7500 production delays. Then you add the economy of scale that Textron (by example) would obtain. As BBD's costs of borrowing are currently way north of 7%, its assets can be more profitable under a different owner, like Textron. If BBD su...Jump to post
...At most, this is gonna raise $2B... Benoit Poirier, analyst from Desjardins, expects the business aircraft division to fetch between US$6.1B and US$6.9B . He also said that BBD first priority will be to buy back the Caisse de Depot et de Placement $2B position in BBD Transport (me: which is cost...Jump to post