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by Canuck600
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 60
Views: 10512

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

Wonder if it can be adapted to other uses like a small freighter, medevac aircraft, different set ups for military use?

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by Canuck600
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 6339

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

How much time would it buy if cargo operations & operations geared more to private jet operations were given a incentive to leave YYZ?

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by Canuck600
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4037

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Quick question on the reliability of air stairs. Are they one of those things that works better when they are used a lot vs sporadic use? Not the greatest comparison but I know with wheelchair lifts they tend to work better if they are used daily or multiple times a day. The ones that are used less ...

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by Canuck600
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 2467

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

If I remember correctly from reading Joe Sutters book the SP was sort of a loss leader so to speak, they created it to help out certain customers & while it didn't sell in big numbers he claims that producing it led to the companies that bought it buying other Boeing products. I believe the same...

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by Canuck600
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2607
Views: 337133

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A couple of things regarding the 737MAX from Air Canada's Q2 earning update Most impacted market due to grounding is Hawaii https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/1156183746707677186?s=20 Current 737MAX pilots are sitting idle as carrier does not operate 737NG, not hiring new pilots atm https://twitt...

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by Canuck600
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2607
Views: 337133

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Do most airlines have a system in place so pilots can report abnormalities that occurred during a flight? Not talking about writing it up as a maintenance issue but something where the chief pilot is informed and info on the occurrence can be distributed to other pilots at the airline?

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by Canuck600
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 6633

Re: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico

They would have done it in the pre weather radar days. Does anybody know what the rate of weather related crashes vs. other causes were in those pre weather radar days?

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by Canuck600
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2607
Views: 337133

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Would it be correct to assume that the carriers most likely to cancel would be the ones with smaller orders because A) the ones with the smaller orders likely don't have their long term fleet plans wrapped around going with the Max. B) Finding a replacement for a 5 frame order is easier then a 30 fr...

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by Canuck600
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 45
Views: 8776

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Pilots bid the aircraft, Delta doesn't assign them to it.

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by Canuck600
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13790

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

I don't know what the rules are in the states as far as transferring money from one division of a company to another. Could Boeing Corporation use money from say Boeing Defense to minimize the loses at Boeing Commercial Aircraft?

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by Canuck600
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Backlogs & production rates.
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Backlogs & production rates.

Thanks PSU.DTW.SCE. It didn't make sense to build 40 planes a month when you're facility is capable of building 50 for example, now I know why.

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by Canuck600
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Backlogs & production rates.
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Backlogs & production rates.

Ok I was just wondering because if there were companies wanting aircraft sooner then they could likely get them if production was running at full capacity. I know assembly line wasn't the best term but I'm not feeling well & it's the best term I can come up with.

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by Canuck600
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Backlogs & production rates.
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Backlogs & production rates.

Always surprised by air framers have huge production backlogs but not running their assembly lines at maximum capacity. What are the reasons for this?

Would have thought it would be better to get the aircraft out as fast as possible?

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by Canuck600
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 121700

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

See the points that Keeje made. The information is good it's just way it's laid out in a big jumble.

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by Canuck600
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 121700

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Mario I hope you also made note of how hard it is to read

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by Canuck600
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19081

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

Program heads/department heads in Seattle need to go to as they are they are the most hands on directly involved with what's going on. The heads in Chicago set the direction but they don't have much to do with day to day operations. The whole culture at Boeing seems to be broken And that starts fro...

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by Canuck600
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19081

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

Program heads/department heads in Seattle need to go to as they are they are the most hands on directly involved with what's going on. The heads in Chicago set the direction but they don't have much to do with day to day operations.

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by Canuck600
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 121700

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

OMG. Please stop this madness about CS300 at LCY. It is not going to happen. How about saving comments like this and leaving space of ones useful to the discussion in hand - if Bombardier/Airbus have mentioned certification, and well versed posters see it as a possibility allow it to be discussed. ...

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by Canuck600
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mr. Airbus passes away
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Mr. Airbus passes away

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Thought I had passed this earlier but can't find the post now https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... us-459277/

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by Canuck600
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17657

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

I'm kind of curious as to how they are defining refurbishing, are they planning on a complete interior gutting, ripping out galleys, bathrooms & going down to bare metal? Wonder how much money could be saved by leaving the washrooms & galleys in place & just changing seats/upholstery &am...

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by Canuck600
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385496

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Does anybody else think that getting rid of the Max branding too soon might cause a negative backlash? -Boeing is trying to hide something again? Just a thought running through my mind

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by Canuck600
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 121700

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

How do these surges affect production & the supply chain? I would think that running at a regular steady pace is the most efficient.

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by Canuck600
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6730

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

aviationaware wrote:
smi0006 wrote:

Now hopefully one day we’ll see them end the absurd need for female staff to wear make up and high heals!


Most women enjoy wearing make-up. I'd wager to say the type that wants to become a flight attendant most certainly do.


What "type" of woman is that?

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by Canuck600
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage vs Mobility Aids
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Luggage vs Mobility Aids

Fair enough. Will be interesting to see what the results are next quarter.

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by Canuck600
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage vs Mobility Aids
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Luggage vs Mobility Aids

A titanium one might. They might be awkward to deal with but that's no excuse to destroy it while loading it. There are people with mobility issues that are afraid to fly because of this issue.

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by Canuck600
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage vs Mobility Aids
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Luggage vs Mobility Aids

I'll give you that point on power chairs & scooters, but manual chairs are pretty solid. I've seen some really badly bent chairs though. Nicks & scratches I can see but when you start bending aluminum frames that takes some pretty heavy duty forces.

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by Canuck600
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage vs Mobility Aids
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Luggage vs Mobility Aids

https://wheelchairtravel.org/airlines-d ... 2SsvuqZ07w
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Seems that the airlines will take better care of a suitcase then a mobility aid. https://wheelchairtravel.org/airlines-d ... 2SsvuqZ07w

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by Canuck600
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37712

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

Isn't the real value in the support network the parts side as opposed to the maintenance side?

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by Canuck600
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13680

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Those that are making the Comet comments are being sarcastic right? The Comet wasn't a De Haviland of Canada product.

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by Canuck600
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13680

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Skywatcher wrote:
The current Q-400 site in Toronto has been sold to real estate developers. It is unclear where production will move or even if it will continue at all beyond the current backlog.


According to the article they have use of the Downsview property until 2023.

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by Canuck600
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13680

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Golfradio Longview Aviation Capital is the parent company of Viking so I doubt there was acquisition in the truest sense of the word, more like a transfer between divisions. In reality I think a lot of functions will be carried out by Viking. Hopefully there will be some Twin Otter & Q sales in ...

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by Canuck600
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 2830

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

A thought on the running water comment by Longhauler, running water is well known to cause a urge to urinate.

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by Canuck600
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 6827

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

The whole mega thread thing is a turn off to. Why couldn't the Max grounding thread be allowed to have sub topics like: What is MCAS, Boeing's reaction to the crashes, Regulators treatment of MCAS, Regulators response to grounding & ungrounding. Progress on updating MCAS & getting the ground...

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by Canuck600
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14523

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

For all of you calling for pilots to be made inspectors this type of inspection needs a more technical background, people with engineering backgrounds would be a lot better.

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by Canuck600
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13920

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

Maybe those seats that don't show are blocked for employees or VIP's?

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by Canuck600
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19354

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Delta should terminate the Ops person who authorized this so the other ops people won't pull that stunt again. If the ops person is just reprimanded they'll know they can still get away with stuff with only a minor slap on the wrist.

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by Canuck600
Wed May 29, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66902

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Any chance that Viking Air might get some Twin Otter sales in Paris? AFAIK the purchase of the Q Series from Bombardier hasn't closed yet? So any Q sales would go to Bombardier.

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by Canuck600
Sun May 26, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Re: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFB_Winnipeg
http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/17-wing/index.page
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFB_Winnipeg
http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/17-wing/index.page

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by Canuck600
Fri May 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6701

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

Although it's probably pretty minor in the scheme of things, I wonder how much Boeing is paying in overtime to all the engineers involved in getting this all sorted out, not to mention contractors & consultants they may have brought in.

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by Canuck600
Tue May 21, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Re: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003

Re the number of runways don't forget that they are shared with Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg which is the home of 17 Wing, 1 Canadian Air Division & the Canadian NORAD headquarters along with various training schools.

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by Canuck600
Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19491

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

I don't think the location of the various headquarters has any bearing at all on which soft drink a airline chooses. It's all about who they can get the best deal from.

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by Canuck600
Thu May 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 316
Views: 53712

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

If it goes through I wonder how it will affect the employees of the two companies? I

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by Canuck600
Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 316
Views: 53712

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

I know the title has been updated, but all the posts thus far have been treating it like it's a done deal.

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by Canuck600
Thu May 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 316
Views: 53712

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

The CBC article has been updated it's NOT a done deal, they are still negotiating.

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by Canuck600
Sat May 11, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 8078

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

It's likely there is some engine damage on the side that has the bent prop?

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by Canuck600
Fri May 03, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4417

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

How often do aircraft get repainted as part of normal maintenance?

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