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by codyul
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada isn't ruling out taking a stake in Canadian airlines: Leblanc
Replies: 30
Views: 3763

Re: Canada isn't ruling out taking a stake in Canadian airlines: Leblanc

How do they take a stake in WestJet when they are now privately owned ?
Bring on the $$$ haha

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by codyul
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada’s CEO Calin Rovinescu to Retire Feb 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 4935

Re: Air Canada’s CEO Calin Rovinescu to Retire Feb 2021

777luver wrote:
YYZORD wrote:
Does this mean that AC will stop being a protectionist airline?


Never!

:lol:

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by codyul
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada’s CEO Calin Rovinescu to Retire Feb 2021
Replies: 50
Views: 4935

Re: Air Canada’s CEO Calin Rovinescu to Retire Feb 2021

This is brutally sad for this AC employee. He is a trusted and proven leader.

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by codyul
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5050

Re: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies

100% this will happen. Business travel is dead for the foreseeable future. Understood that it's a smart business move. My point is mainline groups will NOT be happy. So not everyone will be happy. Why would they not be happy? That's flying that gets assigned to Rouge/Transat that they no longer hav...

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by codyul
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5050

Re: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies

Just not sure about everyone being happy if rouge and Transat join together and end up being larger than they were alone. Mainline employees would again feel the squeeze. 100% this will happen. Business travel is dead for the foreseeable future. Understood that it's a smart business move. My point ...

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by codyul
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5050

Re: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies

Just not sure about everyone being happy if rouge and Transat join together and end up being larger than they were alone. Mainline employees would again feel the squeeze.

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by codyul
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5050

Re: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies

With regard to the Air Canada / Canadian Airlines acquisition, one has to look at the intent; namely, what did Air Canada want? At the time, the Minister of Transport, David Collinette stated publicly (but really aimed at Air Canada) that if Canadian Airlines shut down, Air Canada would not “automa...

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by codyul
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5050

Re: Updated: Air Canada/Air Transat Revised Transaction Concluded

at least it provides some relief to some stressed transat employees. I would say a measure of relief, but a whole ballgame begins, pitting AC employees versus Transat employees. For example, no AC flight attendant will want to stay on furlough while any Transat employees get recalled. Not to mentio...

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by codyul
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada NS21 International service changes

Sounds like that’s the plan right now, unless the absorb Air Transat but even that’s a huge question mark if it’s going to happen or not, could just let it go bankrupt and collect those planes for cheap and use them as rouge part 2 just a guess Definitely! No way the deal gets done at 18$/share tha...

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by codyul
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada NS21 International service changes

Sounds like that’s the plan right now, unless the absorb Air Transat but even that’s a huge question mark if it’s going to happen or not, could just let it go bankrupt and collect those planes for cheap and use them as rouge part 2 just a guess Definitely! No way the deal gets done at 18$/share tha...

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by codyul
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada NS21 International service changes

Here's hoping all overseas becomes mainline flying. Rouge makes sense for Carribean and secondary domestic flying.

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by codyul
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:50 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

^^Dang that was well said Beech^^

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by codyul
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

Re: Why hasn't Boeing stopped production of the original 777?

I don't understand your post. The 777X is a progression, especially when you consider that the X will be built on the existing 777 assembly lines. Boeing wants those assembly lines greased and running smooth up until the production really gets started on the X. I guess that is reason enough to offer...

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by codyul
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada Schedules Rouge Replacement Flights For 2021

What about Rouge flights to the Caribbean? In my case I'm interesting to see what AC will do with their CUR flights? A388 The only thing we have to keep in mind is that Rouge likely won't reappear until AC returns to 55% of normal flying. If they did they would have to spend force cabin crew to tra...

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by codyul
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada Schedules Rouge Replacement Flights For 2021

Wow! So did mainline and Rouge operate each others B767s and A319s? As stated the pilot group is not seperate. But it was a seperate eqipment bid whether Rouge 767 or mainline 767, and same for 319..etc. So pilots who were at Rouge would have the chance to slot back in at mainline depending on thei...

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by codyul
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:17 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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CB168bUD-Cl ... t9xm78jdgo


Edit: Maybe I should add it entered service today.

8-) looking dang good. I'm missing my 330s
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MaxiAir wrote:
Some very nice pictures of the reconfigured frame:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CB168bUD-Cl ... t9xm78jdgo


Edit: Maybe I should add it entered service today.

8-) looking dang good. I'm missing my 330s

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by codyul
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22249

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

AC has revised its summer flight operations. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291771/air-canada-ns20-international-operations-as-of-10jun20/ Interesting to see some Rouge flights scheduled in the Fall. That would tell me that planning is assuming about 60% return of capacity becaus...

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by codyul
Fri May 22, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:

Did AC know about A321LR at the time? It seems like given that the geographical location of YUL and Y?YZ, LR and XLR would be great for AC in this low demand environment for international travel. And if they get XLR now, it would make sense to also get A321NEO since they already have A321CEO. The A...

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by codyul
Sat May 16, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36863

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

I highly doubt they were given less than a months notice. I believe it’s closer to a furlough with rights to come back according to seniority. I still haven't received any official notice but the writing is on the wall at my seniority. And it's less than a month away for June 7th... I think they we...

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by codyul
Fri May 15, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3855

Re: air canada / airtransat

I would have thought so, up until Covid. I think the deal is either not going to be completed or Fed and provincial governments will broker a deal involving little cash.

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by codyul
Tue May 12, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

But Rouge is not eliminated?! I am trying to figure out what the play is by saying that all 319s and 767s will be retired, but not doing it immediately, or at least in very very short order. How I wish I was in the corporate meetings where the real talk happens haha. When Rouge will do the 're-star...

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by codyul
Tue May 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

YOWVIEWER wrote:
So I count a total of six E190's in the air, or just arrived, in Tucson from YYZ. And a 737Max on its way to Marana. Busy day reducing inventory with the 190's !


Sorta glad that I flew in it in March. Bye bye Birdie.

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by codyul
Tue May 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

But Rouge is not eliminated?!
I am trying to figure out what the play is by saying that all 319s and 767s will be retired, but not doing it immediately, or at least in very very short order.
How I wish I was in the corporate meetings where the real talk happens haha.

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by codyul
Tue May 05, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

People who recognize me on this forum, know that I wish the MAX were dropped and an order for 321neo and additional 223s were added. But ^^that's^^ the vibe I got from Calin's comments. The whole MAX fiasco will depend on RTS. If it happens they will most likely complete the 50 aircraft order. But ...

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by codyul
Tue May 05, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

People who recognize me on this forum, know that I wish the MAX were dropped and an order for 321neo and additional 223s were added. But ^^that's^^ the vibe I got from Calin's comments.

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by codyul
Tue May 05, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Today on a web conference for employees, Calin spoke about the MAX. He said that at this point, what last year was a curse, has turned into a blessing, speaking of their grounding. But specifically to the question as to why AC are still keeping it in its plans for recovery, he mentioned how the 24 i...

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by codyul
Mon May 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Air Canada actually has 16 A319s, with 3 of those configured for Air Canada Jetz. I doubt all of Rouge’s A319s would be retired, given that it brings the total to 82 aircraft. You also have to consider that Air Canada has to to retire a few A320s that will be pushing 30 years of service in the next...

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by codyul
Mon May 04, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8190

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

ramprat320 wrote:
Sadly it won’t be anytime soon enough.

AC has confirmed the retirement of 79 aircraft. All E190s, All 319s and All 767s are done.

Yup I saw the leaked video now :/

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by codyul
Mon May 04, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8190

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

ramprat320 wrote:
Sadly it won’t be anytime soon enough.

AC has confirmed the retirement of 79 aircraft. All E190s, All 319s and All 767s are done.

Hey bud, I didn't see any internal doc saying that yet? Get me the missing link.

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by codyul
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 9858

Re: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX

I think the GOL cancellation is evidence that two things are going to happen: 1. Some airlines will use the COVID downturn and the MAX grounding to get out from under a junk airplane. I don't think the GOL order is evidence of that. If they had cancelled *all* outstanding MAX orders and replaced th...

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by codyul
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21405

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

At least it was sunny for the very last one... https://youtu.be/b26y1Ug_4hY Nice personal touch from the controller That was me. Thanks. Sad to see the A310s go. The captain called up at the tower early in the morning to let us know it was the last flight out of YUL. I didn’t speak with him on the ...

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by codyul
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5050

Re: Air Canada/Air Transat Merger Receives Negative Report from Competition Bureau

Also possible. Another possibility is negotiating an extension to the deadline on the deal if both parties agree, but I suspect Transat won't survive long if it has to ground itself for more than a few weeks. The next month will be very interesting. Beech Moi aussi je pense que dans un mois, peut ê...

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by codyul
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5050

Re: Air Canada/Air Transat Merger Receives Negative Report from Competition Bureau

Again totally agree. Legault will be negotiating at what expense to sell Transat to AC. He will not let that darling company (not to mention his own personal baby) go completely bust with no solution. Also possible. Another possibility is negotiating an extension to the deadline on the deal if both...

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by codyul
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5050

Re: Air Canada/Air Transat Merger Receives Negative Report from Competition Bureau

[url][/url] You can't really look at the TransAt deal without considering the politics. The Quebec Government does not want unemployed people. TranAt is a bit of a Quebec darling. They are likely in talks with AC to salvage this thing, but since AC is a private company, it's going to cost the provin...

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by codyul
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5050

Re: Air Canada/Air Transat Merger Receives Negative Report from Competition Bureau

Given the situation today, it would make more sense for Air Canada to simply walk away. They're going to be in no fit state to merge Air Transat into Rouge to combine a larger leisure carrier. They're going to be taking an axe to both Rouge and mainline for the medium term, this Northern summer is ...

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by codyul
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 34499

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

Sorry I meant between Transat and Rouge... Definitely think it's possible! But I feel much will change for this Transat deal. Rov will slyly claim that with world events as they are, that Transat is not with 710mill and he will express cold feet. Likely Legault will ask for a deal to get done as Tr...

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by codyul
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:50 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

Indeed, the MAX 9 had already been deferred indefinitely. This just confirms it and presumably, after 1 year of grounding they likely could do it without penalty. The bigger question is what happens next? The AC CFO is on record saying that the interim lift arrangements since the grounding can’t la...

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by codyul
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:45 am
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

Air Canada now shows the new A330 configuration on their website, as Layout 3 https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/fly/onboard/fleet.html I wonder why Air Canada has to reduce the number of washrooms in economy? Not only is it unpleasant waiting for a washroom but the poor passengers sitting by...

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by codyul
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:00 am
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

Never thought of that^^
I'm going to be at AC HQ, I'll try to visit fleet planning and see if they bite at any bait I put out there.

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by codyul
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:10 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

Wow that would be nice for Airbus, and for AC PAXs too to boot! Am a fan of the 330, would love to see the Neo with AC. Might the 330neos be for Air Transat? The have 9 abreast Y in their 330ceos, so it would be logical for them to follow on with the presently-favoured LCC widebody. Hope not, they'...

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by codyul
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:38 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

I’ve been guessing for a while that they’d never take up the 9’s. And with 321LRs coming in with the Transat merger, LRs and XLRs don’t shock me. I’m happy about if it’s true. I’d love to see a mix of more A223s (and 500s???) and 321 NEO/LR/XLR and the MAX sold off altogether. Assuming the MAX ever...

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by codyul
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:47 am
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

chrisa330 wrote:
codyul wrote:
Spy shots


So secret they don't even appear in the thread.

Lol I put them as attachments to both my posts but they didn't show. I have no idea why

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by codyul
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:15 am
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

Found these online. Looking good.

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by codyul
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.
Replies: 56
Views: 13498

Re: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.

Only a doctor or similarly qualified medical professional can pronounce a death. If the crew was unfortunate enough not to have a doctor onboard then, as was previously mentioned, they would be required to perform CPR on the deceased until landing at an airport for medical professionals to take over...

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by codyul
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:49 am
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

First new config'd bird should be flying rev flights soon.

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by codyul
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64953

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

As an off the wall... Air Canada would fit numerically... 13x 333 at mainline 25x 763 at Rouge For a total 38... If we discount the 5 remaining mainline 763s (which were supposed to be gone already but not due to MAX8) and it is a nice fit for 40, 25 for Rouge, 15 for Mainline. TS takeover would be...

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