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by CFM565A1
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 77
Views: 8821

Re: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

I chalk that up to just being a competitor... I do wonder what took the legacy carriers this long to offer this. It was clear that it was a point of popularity with WN and it’s loyal customers...

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by CFM565A1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26509

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

That's BS... I hope these "ex-pilots" show the company the mistake they made quickly when they act as FA's!

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by CFM565A1
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA
Replies: 40
Views: 6097

Re: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA

:smile: The history buff in me loves this and also misses this great airline!

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by CFM565A1
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10440

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

[*]

md11sdf wrote:
Have you armchair pilots forgotten what a nightmare the first couple of years were for the Boeing 787? Once the (truly serious) bugs were worked out, it became a best seller...


True and same for the Ejets

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by CFM565A1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 2840

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

Ok, so a really dumb follow up question: Is a visual approach truly 'visual' in the sense the pilot sees the airport and runway and simply flies there, or is there a system of electronic navigation 'landmarks' (for lack of a better term) that are used to navigate to the runway? Thanks in advance. A...

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by CFM565A1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 2840

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

I live within view of KSRQ and I've noticed something with the addition of several airlines in the last year. Far more than other airlines, Allegiant arrivals seem to fly a very short, curving approach to runway 32. Without supporting data, I would say nearly all the other airlines routinely fly a ...

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by CFM565A1
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34500

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

I am no fan of corporate welfare but the Commercial Aviation sector has been hit far harder than any other sector of the economy -- the Government of Canada reaps what it sews. It has spread billions of dollars around the economy but has chosen to not do any sector-specific package for the airline ...

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by CFM565A1
Sat May 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155505

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Also the amount of smoke, (and presumably flames) does not seem consistent with zero fuel. There's a lot of burnable stuff in the houses and streets, and fuel starvation does not require zero fuel (there's always a small unusable fuel volume). All it takes is a car or two set on fire - tyres create...

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by CFM565A1
Sun May 10, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 9059

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

Viking is planning on making a shortened Dash 8-400 (approx. 50 seater). Those planes are in our Air Canada/Jazz CPA, slated to come in 2025. Obviously that could change now considering current events. Where do you get your information? It is nowhere to be found on google. Supposedly this article (...

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by CFM565A1
Sun May 10, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 9059

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

These home made birds are getting older. This is what the topic is all about, what will replace them in 15 years from now? Air Canada mentioned crj on some routes but not all routes are big enough for the crj according to contris in this topic. Viking is planning on making a shortened Dash 8-400 (a...

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by CFM565A1
Sat May 09, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 9059

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

is sure the solution for long term fuel gozzling dash 8's I take it you’re a huge ATR fan? I think it’s safe to say that most Canadian avgeeks are big on the Canadian built birds. I have to hand it to First Air though; they invented the ATR combi. These home made birds are getting older. This is wh...

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by CFM565A1
Wed May 06, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 9059

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

Now thats a fuel guzzling adventure for AC . That crj instead of dash8 taking over some routes. 1000Lbs per hr on the DH3 in cruise, CRJ is greater. Yes much greater. Its a jet vs a turboprop. Yup, just correcting your numbers. My fuel flow gauges on the 300 usually would read about 490ish PPH per ...

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by CFM565A1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34500

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Impressive stuff!

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by CFM565A1
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6365

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

About as idiotic as the circular runways

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by CFM565A1
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 9059

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

embraer175e2 wrote:
9252fly wrote:
My understanding is that the DH3 fuel burn per hour is about 500lbs vs the CRJ 200 at 1000lbs per hour, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Now thats a fuel guzzling adventure for AC .
That crj instead of dash8 taking over some routes.


1000Lbs per hr on the DH3 in cruise, CRJ is greater.

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by CFM565A1
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 9059

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

The Dash8-300s will outlive the CRJ-200s. When the Dash8s are retired, Jazz will likely be only CRJ-900s and Q400s. It makes sense that routes that are currently on the Dash 8 will be replaced with the Q400. The handful of airports that cannot receive the Q400 will likely be removed from the AC/QK ...

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by CFM565A1
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 9059

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

Why not use brand new ATR42/72s? Canadian North, Air Saint Pierre, Northstar Air and First Air use them in Canada, without a problem. is sure the solution for long term fuel gozzling dash 8's I take it you’re a huge ATR fan? I think it’s safe to say that most Canadian avgeeks are big on the Canadia...

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by CFM565A1
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34500

Re: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

I could definitely see the Calgary to Castlegar route being the next to fall. I'm sure WS would be quick jump in if that happens. WestJet isn’t allowed into YCG without amendments to the participation act between AC and the Federal Govt. With more pressing issues I doubt there’s even time to consid...

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by CFM565A1
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34500

Re: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

Refresh my memory why the Qs can’t serve YCG? I mean CP and PW used to fly in there with 37s.....not sure why a Q can’t do it Speeds in icing conditions aren’t slow enough for what the approach demands on the Q400. A 737-200 actually could have a Ref Speed much slower than a Q400 & the stable a...

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by CFM565A1
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34500

Re: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

I could definitely see the Calgary to Castlegar route being the next to fall. I'm sure WS would be quick jump in if that happens. WestJet isn’t allowed into YCG without amendments to the participation act between AC and the Federal Govt. With more pressing issues I doubt there’s even time to consid...

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by CFM565A1
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34500

Re: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

[twoid] no[/twoid] They have been using the few remaining DH1s in the fleet to operate these flights - my guess is this corresponds with exit of those last DH1s from the Jazz fleet. That would make sense - per Air Canada's 2019 year-end update , all six Dash 8-100s are to exit the fleet this year. C...

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by CFM565A1
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34500

Re: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

I could definitely see the Calgary to Castlegar route being the next to fall. I'm sure WS would be quick jump in if that happens. WestJet isn’t allowed into YCG without amendments to the participation act between AC and the Federal Govt. With more pressing issues I doubt there’s even time to consid...

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by CFM565A1
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34500

Re: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

Unfortunately Castlegar is rumoured to be next on the chopping block... don’t know the validity of this or how much is removed from the flying.

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by CFM565A1
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11361

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

giblets wrote:
Are these all coming out now as it is a year since the grounding, so presumably a 1 year clause in the contract somewhere about grounding allowing them to cancel?


That could be very much the case...

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by CFM565A1
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11361

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

Before anyone tries to link the 11 Max 9s with this virus, it has very little to do with that. The Max 9 was never going to see the AC fleet.

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by CFM565A1
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 130
Views: 29524

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

ramprat320 wrote:
Sadly the Airbus order rumour has been quashed from the top :(


Just like the C Series one was right before it happened. I clearly remember Calin even publishing a video tribute to the Embraer 190s right before.

I say wait and see...

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by CFM565A1
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7753

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

I think it’s both, actually. Operationally they were a mess but there was generally enough slack in the fleet, staff, etc. that they could operate the flights reasonably well. I’ll reiterate though what I said in another comment. I can’t count the number of times as a YYZ pilot that I had to “rescu...

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by CFM565A1
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7753

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Indeed. I live in a former GGN city, used the service a fair amount, and didn’t really have serious problems; reliability seemed similar to the WS/Encore platoon with whom they competed to Toronto. Fair enough but I just merged with 140 pilots who’d say otherwise ;) I think it’s both, actually. Ope...

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by CFM565A1
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7753

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

They only have a few 1900s at this point with no staff to run the company for another CPA. One of the reasons why AC cut ties with GGN is that they felt the 19 seater without an FA couldn’t compete against PASCO on the GGN routes. That may have been true out west, but out of YYZ, I just think it wa...

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by CFM565A1
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future plans of Porter, JAZZ and Westjet Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Re: Future plans of Porter, JAZZ and Westjet Encore

Jazz has a committed 25 new planes that are TBD and to be delivered mid-late 2020s. It has been discussed that Viking is in the works for a shorter Dash 8-400 (a new 300). That’ll be what the new planes will most likely be. Until then the -300s have a lot of life left in them.

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by CFM565A1
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz 8851 Nose Gear Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Jazz 8851 Nose Gear Issues

The CBC Facebook post shows it sitting on the tarmac near the terminal, so presumably it was able to land and the gear must have come down as it would have had to taxi to that location. Tried to copy a link but clearly I’m not smart enough! Alternate extension procedures were followed and it probab...

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by CFM565A1
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Rouge a321
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: Air Canada Rouge a321

[twoid][/twoid] Hi, So i'm looking at trying out AC Rouge on on of their A321s in economy. Has anyone done it before? The seats look decent but i'm 5'9 and heard some awful things about the leg room. Its gonna be about a 5 hour flight. Cheers Paying the extra for an exit row might be worth it. Lots ...

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by CFM565A1
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7753

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Switching to become an independent carrier is a huge undertaking. It means building the infrastructure that the airline never had, with limited time and capital. To my memory, only one commuter carrier has made a real attempt to do this and that's ACA, after being dumped by United. It became Indepe...

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by CFM565A1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7753

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Switching to become an independent carrier is a huge undertaking. It means building the infrastructure that the airline never had, with limited time and capital. To my memory, only one commuter carrier has made a real attempt to do this and that's ACA, after being dumped by United. It became Indepe...

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by CFM565A1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7753

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Read up on the short and painful existence of Independence Air (formerly known as Atlantic Coast Airlines). They were a regional carrier for United, but UA dropped their contract. ACA had no choice but to turn around and reinvent themselves as an independent carrier, trying to carve out little nich...

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by CFM565A1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 100
Views: 13578

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

also regarding your mention of cost of AVGAS vs. JET-A. I believe the Tecnam P2012 is supposed to run on Mogas, which is one of the purported benefits. Although that may have changed as the design has become more finalized. Another blunder imo. Our Tecnams were used for training and required Mogas,...

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by CFM565A1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7753

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Why did Air Canada move away from Air Georgian? Not known at this point ... assuming they just wanted to consolidate their regional feeders. US carriers have done the same for years. From reading posts on AvCanada it seems like Georgian had a lot of staffing & management issues. They were const...

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by CFM565A1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7753

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

I would think that they just have to pull the shutters at this point. Other than the management who seem destined to try to go down with this sinking ship, most of the employees have found work elsewhere contrary to reports. The pilots for example got a glorious (unfair) deal of retaining their seni...

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by CFM565A1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7753

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

dr1980 wrote:
Does anyone have a sense of why Georgian got pushed out of Atlantic Canada B1900 ops in favour of EVAS?


Who knows, but based on what I’ve seen EVAS try and pull, Georgian would be my preference of the two. :o

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by CFM565A1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11930

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

I'll get my hopes up. I have to. Too historically important to keep as spares. They have (most) of JXZ they can pull parts from... JXZ is of no use for the main issue that the -301s are notorious for, the landing gears which are not in production any more while the -311 style ones that JXZ uses are...

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by CFM565A1
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748844

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

With the massive amounts of aircraft parking still available in the desert, and the massive disruptions caused by a production halt - I think there's something else going on behind the production stop. It's not lack of parking, even though that's an issue.. parking is an easier puzzle to solve than...

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by CFM565A1
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748844

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

It’s also good to note that a 737 pilot does NOT need to know about MCAS, it’s irrelevant because it does not change anything. It doesn’t have a hidden kill switch, or a hidden procedure. A 737 pilot has never needed to know why or what was pushing his aircraft down, the only thing they need to kno...

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by CFM565A1
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11930

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Is C-GKTA one of the four planned DH3 retirements by the end of 2020? If anyone has donated to the ‘save the Fokker’, feel free to brag about it. I wouldn’t get my hopes up to ever get a -301 Dash donated... Chorus plans to keep the retirees as spare parts since the 301 parts are very hard to come ...

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by CFM565A1
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748844

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Air Canada flew theirs to the desert within what I would call "normal" conditions. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/c-ftjv#221ffb73 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/c-gehy There are plenty of other examples So good, operators can fly the 737-8/9 MAX without any passe...

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by CFM565A1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13557

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

Very exciting day for all of us in the AC family... I personally have been counting down the days with much anticipation since the original LOI was signed between BBD and AC.

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by CFM565A1
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11930

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

To help you out, here is the correct link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/saving-cftav-fokker-f281000-sn11106 Yours looks like it goes to the management page instead of the page the public can see. Whats a snowball's chance in hell? This chance is less than that. Thanks Remingtonbox... I've been burnin...

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by CFM565A1
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Q400 skids off the runway at Juba
Replies: 12
Views: 3695

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Q400 skids off the runway at Juba

Should be fixable if the company wants... damage looks similar to the Jazz one in YEG.

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by CFM565A1
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21711

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Every single plane in my signature has had numerous fume events in its respective history including the 787. Regards to the 787 it’s electrical fumes which are equally as bad. What worries me is that regardless of manufacturer, there’s nothing being done to rectify it. The planes I fly smell skunk l...

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by CFM565A1
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13666

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

1337Delta764 wrote:
This thread is pure libel and I hope Boeing's lawyers are watching to get this thread deleted.


Fool's comment of the day right here! :roll:

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by CFM565A1
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 125578

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

Pottok wrote:
Hello,

Do anybody know the C/N of Air Canada Airbus A330 comming from Singapore Airlines ?



This link should help https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/CCARCS-RIACC/ADet.aspx?id=533614&rfr=AImp.aspx?rnum=1&xsc=6&psc=1&xso=desc

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