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by sixtyseven
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6909

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Do these jets fall under ETOPS requirements? And can you do single pilot ETOPS? To the best of my knowledge, ETOPS only applies to 121 ops. The rule doesn't apply to private jets. ETOPS applies to 135 as well. The sovereign is the smallest "realistic" Hawaii airplane. Some weird stuff mig...

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by sixtyseven
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6909

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Do these jets fall under ETOPS requirements? And can you do single pilot ETOPS?

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by sixtyseven
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13870

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Sad to see the old girl go. My initial line check was on 604 and flew it for almost 15 years. Great handling, capable airplane. Not a flashy jet but imo the most underrated airliner ever built. Did a lot for the airline and brought new markets within reach and it did so incredibly well. Remember bei...

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by sixtyseven
Tue May 12, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26926

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

AC B767 will be retired but not completely gone yet, may see it from time to time in the air. The B787 is the best in my opinion. Care to explain that? Removing rouge from the fleet was a complicated but smart move by the company. Amongst other reasons removing it eliminated pay protections for pil...

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by sixtyseven
Sun May 10, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26926

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

Rouge will come back. December timeframe with 5 321s. That’s the plan for now subject to change. The FOPS management team will stick around so as to fulfill the requirements to hold an OC

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by sixtyseven
Sun May 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet out of aviation
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: Warren Buffet out of aviation

Aither wrote:
So he invested in airlines all operating from the same country... ?
And people think he is a sage...


Well I’d say he’s done ok. But go ahead give us all a lesson on what an idiot he is we’re all ears.

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by sixtyseven
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789
Replies: 43
Views: 11833

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

@Zeke, it seems legit. ~127T DOW with seats installed is what our birds weigh... Thanks Again with the descent, approach, taxiing, landing fees, ground handling fees, another climb out, another cycle on the airframe, extra pilot time. Its gotta be cheaper going non stop. I did a few flight plans fo...

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by sixtyseven
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789
Replies: 43
Views: 11833

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

Actually another on its way right now AC7217 C-FRTU 04/27 Stopped for a coffee and fuel at LAX. I don't get the point of doing YYZ-SYD direct - it's cargo it doesn't care. Why not do this with a tech stop and cut a massive chunk of the fuel bill? Burning 5t of fuel for every 1t of cargo. Where do y...

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by sixtyseven
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122268

Re: The WestJet Thread

I recently read on a different site, that just before the Onex purchase, Westjet owned 90% of their fleet. Today, that number is now ZERO. All has been sold to leasing companies and leased back. This is very disturbing as that 90% number was achieved through care and discipline. Where did the proce...

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by sixtyseven
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5483

Re: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots

I would say this announcement serves several purposes. One it is genuine and it’s a major announcement that gets the attention of the government, union, the pilots themselves. Also upper management won’t want to waste a good crisis and they will try to get what they can out of the pilot group and al...

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by sixtyseven
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5483

Re: Westjet Laying off 1,700 Pilots

dinot wrote:
Public does not know the full story of WJ employees. Options are far more open and not as decisive as OP makes them sound. You mention pilots, but forget the remaining almost 5000 other employees that have been affected far sooner than pilots...


The topic was about pilots specifically.

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by sixtyseven
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5483

Re: Westjet Laying off 1,700 Pilots

They will have 569 remaining. Furloughed will be recalled. Hopefully very quickly.

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by sixtyseven
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5483

Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots

Sad day for the profession Westjet laying off 1,700 pilots.

700 as of May 1.

A further 1,000 June 1.

Terrible situation, best of luck to them all.

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by sixtyseven
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami
Replies: 36
Views: 9997

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

jimbo737 wrote:
So, they’d be US based, named Canada Jetlines, and be permitted to operate transborder, but not operate Canada domestic because of cabotage regulations ?

That’s an even dumber plan than their last one.


LOL

Probably you’re best post ever. That was genuinely funny.

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by sixtyseven
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33959

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

415, 219, 339 on the way to KMLB I imagine the EMJ is the crew shuttle.

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by sixtyseven
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Mainline back to Bogota
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: Air Canada Mainline back to Bogota

No mainline flight attendant could be laid off before a rouge one. Mainline and Rouge flight attendants are on the same seniority list although they work separately. There is nothing in the contract to stipulate that no mainline flight attendant can be laid off before a Rouge one. There are several...

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by sixtyseven
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Mainline back to Bogota
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: Air Canada Mainline back to Bogota

Rouge is not dead. Rouge is grounded because of flight attendant contracts. No mainline flight attendant could be laid off before a rouge one. When the company came up with a number of fas they needed to get to their hands were tied. They were forced to basically axe all rouge flight attendants. The...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33959

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

More airplanes headed to KRFD for storage as well.

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by sixtyseven
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122268

Re: The WestJet Thread

Thanks. I had heard about the reduced pay/blocking- I thought they were doing a block sharing to avoid layoffs short to mid term. I was wondering how they’d do that with them possibly parking that many airframes. Reduced blocks can only take you so far. Thanks for the info. Good luck to all. Yeah, ...

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by sixtyseven
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122268

Re: The WestJet Thread

Thanks. I had heard about the reduced pay/blocking- I thought they were doing a block sharing to avoid layoffs short to mid term. I was wondering how they’d do that with them possibly parking that many airframes. Reduced blocks can only take you so far.

Thanks for the info. Good luck to all.

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by sixtyseven
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122268

Re: The WestJet Thread

Any truth to the rumour that 50 737s are being placed into long term storage? Long term meaning for all intents and purposes, retired?

Heard the same for the 767. Removed as a position for pilots to bid on.

If this is the case how will they avoid pilot layoffs?

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by sixtyseven
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33959

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

If you are talking about planes being parked due to this crises I would predict the following. All EMJ, mainline 767, unconfigured 330. And all 777. Once the repatriation is (mostly)complete they would likely continue a domestic operation. Skeleton transborder, Caribbean, and all but cease European ...

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by sixtyseven
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 51471

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

When will they start operating? It could be possible for them to lease their planes to AC and start operations when the MAX issues are resolved. Could be a nice payday for them. If AC needed the lift so desperately, you think they’d just go to Jetlines or the leasing company that owns these jets di...

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by sixtyseven
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 51471

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

You think AC is going to do anything to help a new entrant? These guys are floundering at best, let them drown. You throw them any money whatsoever it could be likened to a lifeline. If the investment community isn’t backing them, why would a competitor provide them anything? These guys are your typ...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 43
Views: 9550

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

Not sure if GLA fits the bill for a high density 767 though. Works well enough for Rouge. High density. Cheap airplane. Would not have worked with a mainline 767 where one third of the footprint of the airplane is taken up with lie flat pods. Unless you can fill that 1/3 with high paying fares you’...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21044

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Realize all the crews will have lost currency by then. Every crew will wind up back in the simulator to undoubtedly go thru the retraining, and of course to get takeoffs and landings done so as to be “current” before hitting the line. From what I hear the MCAS system was only hooked up to one of the...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch
Replies: 11
Views: 3225

Re: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch

Swoop doesn’t operate Max aircraft. YEG-OAK was a head scratcher from the get go. Someone was staring at dots on a map a little too long. Perhaps from YXX, but not YEG. Swoop added YLW-LAS for the summer months on a Thursday / Sunday rotation. Understood. Was wondering if swoop lift was being used ...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch
Replies: 11
Views: 3225

Re: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch

Wonder if any of this is MAX related? Need the lift elsewhere, poor pre bookings.

Is it permanent or temporary?

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by sixtyseven
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21044

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Going to be interesting times. I’m hearing it’ll be a couple months. Worst case scenario. 4 months before they’re flying again.

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by sixtyseven
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43537

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

wjcandee wrote:
AMC has to feel just great that Atlas was training the pilot on a live segment with troops on board. Thrilled, I'm sure. Wouldn't a cargo 767 flight have been a better training platform? no wind. 25 mile visibility. Bent plane.


And how do line pilots get their OE done at airlines using that logic?

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by sixtyseven
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21044

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I would think the Hawaiian flying for AC to the islands will present far greater challenges. Passengers can be rerouted easier thru ACs present networks in the UK. No Rouge base in YVR... As of now they have consolidated several flights into fewer WB. Once in Hawaii it is easy to reach the final de...

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by sixtyseven
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21044

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I would think the Hawaiian flying for AC to the islands will present far greater challenges. Passengers can be rerouted easier thru ACs present networks in the UK. No Rouge base in YVR...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding
Replies: 36
Views: 11864

Re: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding

AC brought L1011s out of long term storage in the 90s. When they parked the 762, later models were parked in ROS where they were kept in a state which would expedite return to service. 8 tons of fuel in each tank for fuel seals, aircraft was moved every two weeks. Engines dry motored as well. The pe...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet ending all CRJ ops. Will furlough the whole CRJ/former ASA flight attendant group
Replies: 28
Views: 10440

Re: Expressjet ending all CRJ ops. Will furlough the whole CRJ/former ASA flight attendant group

Pilots have nothing to lose. They're integrated. Thankfully, the CRJ/ASA pilots stand with the CRJ/ASA FAs. What good do the pilots do “standing” with the flight attendants? The pilots are under contract no? Saying “we stand with you” is just words. Maybe if there were scabs involved they could do ...

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by sixtyseven
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4902

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

Interestingly they're still keeping quiet on the upcoming Rouge 763 fleet replacement. C-FXCA will be 32 years old come 2022 when AC forecasts still no retirements. I presume they are actively negotiating with the Unions but nonetheless, this is a today problem. Reason they’re not talking about 767...

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by sixtyseven
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA pilot fired for faking ATP for over 20 years
Replies: 50
Views: 10222

Re: SAA pilot fired for faking ATP for over 20 years

SAA suing their employees might be the only way the outfit can turn a profit.

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by sixtyseven
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 31
Views: 8725

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

It was too big And look at them now. They operate five 77W's with more seats than the 744 and every AC 777 including the 77L has more seats than the 744 combis. Even the 789's do. Perhaps but it would still be too much metal today, don’t need four engines for a six hour hop to LHR/FRA/CDG, the Asia...

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by sixtyseven
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 31
Views: 8725

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

Add to that they were Pratt powered. At time I think only other operator using Pratt’s was Singapore.

They were the biggest white elephants in the sky. The fact they were delivered straight to the desert for storage was a bit ominous.

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by sixtyseven
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4902

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

Interestingly they're still keeping quiet on the upcoming Rouge 763 fleet replacement. C-FXCA will be 32 years old come 2022 when AC forecasts still no retirements. I presume they are actively negotiating with the Unions but nonetheless, this is a today problem. Reason they’re not talking about 767...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 13133

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

DylanHarvey wrote:
How is the 763 gonna handle UIO’s altitude?


The same way it handles Bogotá which is about 500 feet higher.

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by sixtyseven
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC95 EZE-YYZ returns to EZE, flight cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: AC95 EZE-YYZ returns to EZE, flight cancelled

Flight tracker police on the job!

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by sixtyseven
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding

Highly doubt rouge will.

No real point for jet.

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by sixtyseven
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6893

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

Interesting, delivered on 17th January and scheduled into service on the 20th of February. That makes 34 days of being a hangar queen and a fancy airport ornament. Definitely something wrong with that picture and probably a record of sorts for entry into service.There can be absolutely no compariso...

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by sixtyseven
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10301

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

Nice green. Go see if you can make any of it.

Not the first time a troubled carrier switched paint jobs before going under. Hope for them it’s more than lipstick on a pig.

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 61124

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Personally I think AC is about to enter a very modest stage. Tinkering here and there but I don’t see a bunch of orders at all. They have set the airline up for a potential economic downturn and are more concerned with weathering that storm and perhaps keeping what they have going strong vice growi...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 61124

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

I don't disagree with you here. No doubt Mr Smith was the driving force and visionary for the expansion. CR is a numbers guy and more fiscally conservative from what I can see. Not a bad thing, but I do believe that they will need to place an order for at least a few WB aircraft. They cannot operat...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 61124

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

I would say the former is very likely. Used A333s are readily available and will continue to be in 2019 in light of WOW dumping theirs, and other carriers like SQ actively retiring them. The timing is excellent to pick up used widebodies right now, which is coincidentally exactly what AC needs. Cou...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 61124

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Anyone else thinking that they'll be getting more 330ceos off the used market? Or could they be waiting for ye2018 financials to announce taking Dreamliner options. I would say the former is very likely. Used A333s are readily available and will continue to be in 2019 in light of WOW dumping theirs...

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by sixtyseven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Categories US Major Airports
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Re: ILS Categories US Major Airports

Obviously not. Lots of overhead, infrastructure, and upkeep. Why bother when the weather is benign all the time. I live in Canada and the sheer number of airports in the US with CAT II/III ILS is enough to make us drool. There was a point not too long ago you could count the number of CAT III approa...

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