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by Canuck600
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 31764

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

I don't know the corporate structure of Western Global, but if it's a division, another company or one of many companies under a holding, might they be running it at a loss as some sort tax shelter? Something they can use to write off profits on? I know it's a really out-there theory but who knows? ...

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by Canuck600
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners or military
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: What has happened to AIRLINERS.net?

The Military forum has been here for at least 10 years

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by Canuck600
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 64
Views: 8964

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

But this would be classified as an incident, I think & not an accident?

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by Canuck600
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deicing Incident at YLW
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Deicing Incident at YLW

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... ng-vehicle
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Happened at 7:00 PST tonight to a already delayed flight https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... ng-vehicle

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by Canuck600
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1792

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

I'm talking about people on this forum that the key to aviation safety is getting rid of the pilot & let computers do everything.

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by Canuck600
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1792

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Sorry, I didn't do a very good job defining the question. Right now, in the cockpit & the ground, we have a system where everything is cross-checked with redundancy in the system. However it seem like more & more people think or see computers/automation as being the way to solve all problems...

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by Canuck600
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1792

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Where I'm going with this is that it seems more or more people want technology to be the solver of all problems with nothing to countercheck the technology.

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by Canuck600
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1792

Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

This might not be the best place for this topic, but it has technical aspects to it. I've noticed that a fair number of people on these forums seem to have a perception that technology/automation is the solver of all problems. I've noticed this mainly in the automation of cockpits, but I've also see...

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by Canuck600
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Authority Requests That Boutique “Withdraw” From Jackson, Tn. Due to Poor Service.
Replies: 75
Views: 11039

Re: Airport Authority Requests That Boutique “Withdraw” From Jackson, Tn. Due to Poor Service.

[quote= "Jshank83"][quote= "BangersAndMash"]On the the strength of those bids, I'd say it's Southern's to loose. Air Choice One got tossed 6 months ago. I doubt they're making a comeback. Their lack of interline partners is a major downside. Cape Air's offering is disappointing. ...

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by Canuck600
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 8441

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

I wouldn't want to be dealing with biohazards unless I was properly protected, gloves, disinfectant & so on.

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by Canuck600
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Shanghai (PVG) cleaning procedures: DL287 Returns To SEA After Traveling Halfway To PVG
Replies: 29
Views: 8388

Re: DL287 Returns To SEA After Traveling Halfway To PVG

Hopefully, the airlines of the world quickly conclude that it's not worth serving China, hitting them where it hurts in the pocketbook.

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by Canuck600
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209880

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Off on a tangent, if it comes out that whatever reason/justification that regulator used to ground the aircraft is invalid would ICAO or any other organisation be able to sanction the regulator? I'm also wondering if there is any way of finding out if there was any pressure on the Qatari regulator t...

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by Canuck600
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MDD 1990s = Boeing 2020s?
Replies: 218
Views: 22353

Re: MDD 1990s = Boeing 2020s?

BCA also needs to swallow their pride & bring back those engineering & production systems people they got rid of because they were "too expensive" People who could get stuff done & have lots of tribal knowledge of how things need to be done correctly. They were really penny wis...

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by Canuck600
Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73570

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

News Flash!!! Nothing was hidden from the FAA. The FAA knows this. Boeing handed over all documents, the FAA did not. The FAA has also refused to make certain employees açaí me for questioning, and those that were some refused to talk. It is all in the a congressional report It is the FAA that need...

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by Canuck600
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins
Replies: 19
Views: 3330

Re: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins

Would having freight on the lower deck only generate enough revenue to make it profitable?

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by Canuck600
Sun Dec 12, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 12907

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

If the suspect was placed in handcuffs, why did they need to divert and inconvenience everybody? Surely there was no further danger once the offender was restrained. The suspect can still kick, bite & spit, though. A narrow, confined space is not a great place for an altercation. The best is to...

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by Canuck600
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73570

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

I couldn't edit the above, but I realise documents disappearing is less likely but documents "disappearing" is within the realm of possibilities.

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by Canuck600
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73570

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

News Flash!!! Nothing was hidden from the FAA. The FAA knows this. Boeing handed over all documents, the FAA did not. The FAA has also refused to make certain employees açaí me for questioning, and those that were some refused to talk. It is all in the a congressional report It is the FAA that need...

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by Canuck600
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 4995

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

But the shareholders won't care they what they can while the getting is good.

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by Canuck600
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft adding to portfolio
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Kelowna Flightcraft adding to portfolio

Or they could be operating on behalf of somebody like they did with Greyhound Air.

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by Canuck600
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 4995

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

Boeing Commercial Aircraft being in a duopoly has no real reason to change. Airbus can't produce all the worlds airlines. For lack of a better term, you could put the place on autopilot & still sell planes & make them. Change costs money, so I don't expect them to really change except in the...

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by Canuck600
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 438830

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Along with the other facilities mentioned in the last few posts, it's an amazing amount of conversion capacity. Enormous. Excellent point. Interesting, too, that Boeing is adding KF, which AEI is already using for their 738 conversion. Well, I say AEI is "using" them, but I'm not sure the...

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by Canuck600
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8792

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

The real solution to this issue is to require double-vaccination to fly commercially. Except that there still isn't a vaccine available for children aged 6 months to 4 years. The FAA requires children 2 years and older to wear a mask, while the EU doesn't require a mask til age 6 years. There's a b...

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by Canuck600
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 149
Views: 19404

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

I hope Pivot has better operations people & a better operations budget than they had in the Georgian days. From what I read it was operational issues that caused them to lose the Air Canada flying

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by Canuck600
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 3076

Re: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?

Pats commonality is another issue as well; nobody really wants to stock parts for a small # of engines that are totally different than the majority of the other engines in the fleet. Purchasing smaller quantities of parts means the cost part is higher then if you wre purchasing in larger volumes.

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by Canuck600
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N874AA seized and scrapped
Replies: 39
Views: 15224

Re: N874AA

The Facebook page sounds like it's leaving out part of the story or being dishonest. In the comments they don't outright say they paid their bills on the aircraft... instead it's written as a hypothetical, as if to avoid the question. They also didn't mention that the bid for scrapping was posted 8...

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by Canuck600
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 15563

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

I know I'm further derailing things, but this seems to be the best place to ask since service out of Seattle has just been announced. How has Turkish been doing out of YVR?

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by Canuck600
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What exactly is a "short final"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

Re: What exactly is a "short final"?

I don't know if it's a correct use but I've heard helicopters use it as they make their final turn as they approach their destination. That's in British Columbia Canada btw.

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by Canuck600
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2895

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

pbody wrote:
Canuck600 wrote:
All mobility equipment should be the same size? WTF. You do know that people are not all the same size!


no one suggested that


Jomar certainly did.

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by Canuck600
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2895

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

All mobility equipment should be the same size? WTF. You do know that people are not all the same size!

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by Canuck600
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Are the part sales & ancillary services (training) parts of the A220 cash positive? I would tend to think that the training part might not be as I believe that a certain amount of training for mechanics is provided for free as part of the aircraft sales package.

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by Canuck600
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 7788

Re: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore

Noshow how much do you think those "minor modifications" will cost after the design work, modification & certification are all done?

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by Canuck600
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched
Replies: 21
Views: 4343

Re: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched

I'll bet if you asked the majority of pilots who've had to work their way up to the airlines they'll say the best years of their flying lives was when they were flying bush planes or other small aircraft.

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by Canuck600
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 438830

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Touch work=hands on?

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by Canuck600
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 438830

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Hopefully this is the right place to ask this question about cargo conversions. KFaerospace has agreements with AEI & Pemco to act as freighter conversion centers, does anybody know if KF is doing any conversions in Kelowna or Hamilton?

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by Canuck600
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If an airliner is too heavy for takeoff due to conditions, how is it lightened? Remove pax? cargo?
Replies: 17
Views: 2547

Re: If an airliner is too heavy for takeoff due to conditions, how is it lightened? Remove pax? cargo?

In the air tanker firefighting world, I know they will defuel before removing retardant from the aircraft, at least here in British Columbia, Canada.

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by Canuck600
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 438830

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

There has to be issues with these units that make them the last units remaining to go into service? What's the remaining times left or damage history on them? Was bored tonight so I did some digging, there are only 7 unactivated (stored for longer than a year and WFU) 744Fs in the world: Ex Grandsta...

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by Canuck600
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform
Replies: 25
Views: 3949

Re: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform

The pants for the sneaker uniform look like really really really cheap scrub pants.

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by Canuck600
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 28222

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

You can have a impressive background on type, but only takes one stupid decision or lapse of concentration to end up a smoking hole in the ground

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by Canuck600
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines extends operations restart date
Replies: 52
Views: 11808

Re: Porter Airlines extends operations restart date

It wasn't all remote areas that they had to restart services to, I certainly wouldn't call Penticton, BC a remote area.

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by Canuck600
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 103886

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

How much of the initial loss that they have when selling the aircraft initially could be made up by after sale stuff like parts & training?

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by Canuck600
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 16646

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

SEPilot is the only one here thinking with a business persons mind. If you have something that sells well, you milk it for all it's worth until it stops selling and making money Fans keep forgetting that the only thing that matters is are airlines making money using the aircraft & is Boeing maki...

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by Canuck600
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350
Replies: 301
Views: 39379

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

We'll never know but it sure would interesting to find out which customers costs A & B the most to deal with. Have to wonder if those huge orders are worth it when they come with warranty claims that have to be investigated, delayed payments & negative publicity. If you're giving them a huge...

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by Canuck600
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 108567

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Why are people calling for the splitting off of the defence business? Boeing Defence & Boeing Commercial Aircraft are divisions of the Boeing Corporation. I think people think for some reason that Boeing Corporation & Boeing Commerical Aircraft are the same thing, they aren't

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by Canuck600
Mon May 31, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 16130

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Hivue civil regulations don't usually apply to military operations in a lot of cases.

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by Canuck600
Mon May 31, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 16130

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Correct me if i"m wrong but isn't the USA one of the few countries that allows single pilot IFR?

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by Canuck600
Thu May 20, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 36108

Re: Porter orders 30 Embraer 195 E2 (?) - Article

There may not be as many Flybe Dash 8's on the market as everybody thinks, 11 of them have gone to Conair Aviation in British Columbia to be converted to airtankers. Is anybody keeping track of the sales of the ex Flybe fleet?

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by Canuck600
Sun May 16, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and implement tax
Replies: 113
Views: 11063

Re: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and LCC flights

If they raise fuel taxes in Germany all the airlines have to do is start fueling outside of Germany when they can, the government will see their fuel tax revenue drop.

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