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by YYZatcboy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 144
Views: 32152

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

Don't forget the A380 deposits. They already have money sitting at AIB. Now that AIB seems to want to shut down the A380 line, perhaps they might go to QF with a good deal on A350s, for the same reasons speculated in the A380 thread. Of course, that could also translate into an A32xNEO order for eit...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35286

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

It must have been a real blow to AA to lose WS as a partner, especially given how strong AA were in Canada from the signing of the Canada-US Open Skies agreement until the CP takeover by AC. Don't forget that it was AA that terminated the codeshare agreement. They could have kept going until closer...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 8665

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

bx737 wrote:
I have heard rumours WestJet crew did YYT-DUB-YYT without staying in DUB, it is about four hours each way, which pushes crew to near their maximum legal hours

Nope. Unless it was a one off IIROP that is not how the crew is scheduled.

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ratchets up pressure on Canada over Huawei VP Arrest
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: China ratchets up pressure on Canada over Huawei VP Arrest

Or any country ruled by law. Which law? And written by whom? An officer of Chinese company was engaged in trade transactions allowed by Chinese law - who has problems with that? Yes, such transactions may be prohibited by U.S. to the U.S. citizens, but this is solely U.S. business and U.S. problems...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Christmas song
Replies: 32
Views: 1511

Re: Worst Christmas song

Joy to the world. Since you know... its actually about the apocalypse.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38620

Re: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR

Would BUR be a candidate for an RNP onto 15? Might solve some of the IMC weather issues.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8980

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

Waterbomber wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Waterbomber,



You clearly haven't thought about the security aspect. Companies won't discuss business in commercial spaces. Bill Gates would probably be mobbed at the airport.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR
Replies: 35
Views: 6019

Re: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR

My query is about separation. Given that the DHC8 is smaller and slower, does the separation increase. The Q400 can fly jet speeds on approach if they land flaps 15. It can also provide potential efficiencies going slower by needing less distance on final and thus you can turn them in sooner than a...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ engineers vote to strike Dec. 21
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Air NZ engineers vote to strike Dec. 21

Regardless of your opinion of industrial action, or the current conditions - it’s a bit it mean spirited to do it at Christmas - seems drastic without escalation. I don’t think they are going to win much public support for this. I think they will have misjudged the mood of the traveling public. The...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico return to Calgary
Replies: 15
Views: 2674

Re: AeroMexico return to Calgary

And the fact that WS is not operating a second flight on the same route. I should clarify that by slot times I mean that the night slots appear to work better than a daytime flight.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico return to Calgary
Replies: 15
Views: 2674

Re: AeroMexico return to Calgary

Both Westjet and Aeromexico have flownYYC-MEX in recent years and ended the service. Westjet only a few months ago. What is different this time? Slot times and no daytime flight. AMX left YYC shortly after WS started the daytime flight. The daytime flight didn't work out, so WS killed it. AMX is re...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC or QF 787 YYZ-BNE possibility
Replies: 10
Views: 2058

Re: AC or QF 787 YYZ-BNE possibility

QF wants to make BNE a big QF hub as it's the only city where they can add direct service to more eastern US/Canadian cities. The chances of QF opening YYZ are virtually zero. It’s a very long way to go for a minimal local market and no partner hub. . Totally agree this is off the wall unlikely, bu...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 95
Views: 24838

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

Knee-jerk action. If my next 10+ flights were on a max 8, I wouldn't think twice about getting on board. There should be more investigation into pilot response before the FAA comes a conclusion like this so soon. Now if my next 10+ flights on the max 8 were with lion air, I WOULD think twice about ...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who makes airline’s fleet decisions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2852

Re: Who makes airline’s fleet decisions?

The Board of Directors, with advice from Flight Ops, Airports, Tech Ops, Legal, Procurement, Marketing/Scheduling, and various other departments. Most airlines will have a team that goes over RFPs and possible new aircraft, running test plans etc to generate the data. Ultimately the BOD decides.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The End of the Line in Hokkaido Part 1: QF33 SYD - KIX
Replies: 9
Views: 6228

Re: The End of the Line in Hokkaido Part 1: QF33 SYD - KIX

Yes! My favorite time of the year is when you do your Japan trip (Trip report wise anyway :P.) I cant wait for the trains! If you can't share them here I hope you will give us a link to your blog for the train parts, I actually enjoy them more than the flying reports. I finally made it to Japan and ...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13833

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

YYC-NZ is a big rumour right now.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13963

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

I think Bob was misquoted. I watched that whole presentation, and the only time I heard them discuss software engineers was in regards to developing a solution (IMO that already exists with runway awareness software) cheaply for GA pilots. I'd have to watch it again to be sure, but I don't recall it...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & TS transborder partnership?
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: AA & TS transborder partnership?

TS isn't really an airline. they are a tour and vacation package company that has a flying department. TS does little to no domestic flying that doesn't connect to vacation destinations. AA would gain nothing, and TS would also not really gain anything from an agreement and US expansion.

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 59041

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Is this the first TATL 7M8 route to France? Yes first and only right now. Realistically they could possibly use 7M8s to try to launch YUL - NTE, TLS, LIL, BSL, SXB or YOW/YQB-CDG. Though LIL/BSL could possibly be too close to BRU/ZRH. On AC, yes. Overall, no. WS operated to CDG with a 7M8 from YHZ ...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13963

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Airport contractors are paid by notam in some situations ... Do tell more! I heard it from a US Dispatcher, particularly at regional airports with a small airport authority. They pay per service, so the contractor gets paid if they have to clean the runway, put out a notam, replace a light. etc. I ...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13963

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

The other big thing that we need to finally address here is the fact that NOTAMS are not useful to ANYONE in the industry. There are 20-40 pages of useless notams per flight, with actual useful information buried. Airport contractors are paid by notam in some situations and thus are incentivized to ...

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 11456

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

Some of the major holes in their N.A. network for business travellers are ORD/MDW, IAD/DCA, IAH, DFW, SEA, ATL and others. Y. I agree with most of your analysis. However WJA currently flies twice daily to IAH. DFW and ORD were tied to the AA Code Share agreement. I expect you will see major changes...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 69
Views: 3027

Re: The correct Canadian city

Calgary. Have lived in Toronto, Halifax, Victoria, and Quebec City, and would never leave Calgary. Hour to the mountains, Hour to dark skies (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada member), flights everywhere. Its fantastic.

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 82
Views: 9087

Re: Mariner has passed away

Very sorry to hear about his loss.

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 73
Views: 17720

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

I was working with amfAR at the time. There were many scientists and doctors on that flight doing AIDS vaccine research were giving a yearly seminar on progress in Geneva. They all perished and set back AIDS research years. So tragic I’m so many ways. I was in a top scientist’s home for the eulogy....

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309779

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Any word on if parts have started to arrive for the first WJA plane? Delivery expected early January. Parts wont start arriving until late October/early November https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPkCSJI5Pd-15rsJ1a0SFCRaT-iqgo/edit#gid=19 Thank you. Its remarkable how quickly the...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309779

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Any word on if parts have started to arrive for the first WJA plane? Delivery expected early January.

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 11456

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

I don't understand why so many AC employees seem to think Clive has somehow gone, when he is still chairman of the board and has an office at WJ HQ.

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17453

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

In the last 2 weeks I have taken 10 Delta/Skywest/GoJet branded flights. Every single flight on taxi to the gate ‘To better serve our next guests feel more comfortable we kindly ask you open your air vents and close your window shades’ or something to that wording. That’s on every flight, not one d...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11978

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Ok being realistic, LGA screws JFK and EWR out of part of their airspace (particularly JFK.) Would having RNP 0.1 approaches (almost as good as ILS minimums) and departures at LGA and JFK help mitigate the issue? You can have very short finals to LGA while still getting good volume, and with RF curv...

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances of Tehran-Toronto?
Replies: 21
Views: 3566

Re: What are the chances of Tehran-Toronto?

Which wide variety of airlines serve YYZ that dont serve JFK??? Off the top of my head, I can think of Cubana, Azores, Ethiopian, Pakistan, and Jet Airways. Here’s three biggies off the top of my head that serve YYZ, but not JFK (2/3 used to): Air Canada, WestJet and everyone’s favourite :stirthepo...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 6067

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

The third destination could also be a tag on. PER/MEL/SCL? Industry seems to be moving away from tag ons except QR who use it to access rights eg DOH-SYD-CBR. Does LA show an appetite for tag ons else where beyond AKL? Maybe move SYD to non-Stop and do SCL-AKL-BNE? I can't really tell from their ma...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 6067

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

The third destination could also be a tag on. PER/MEL/SCL?

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 11021

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

I wouldn't look at too many new routes for AC/WS. Both have recently said that they are going to be taking capacity out of the market. I would look for route cuts and optimization. Perhaps some flying shifted around. I don't know AC that well but for WS the only things I would be looking for are a c...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 749

3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet-dispatchers-union-1.4776246 WestJet Dispatchers are joining CALDA, who also represent AC, Transat, Sunwing, Jazz and First Air Dispatchers. Flight dispatchers at WestJet are the latest group of employees at the airline seeking to join a union. The Canadian Air...

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 14387

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Is the Q400 poised to make a comeback? Q400s have failed the U.S. market test. Stick a fork in it. Needless to say, the USA is not the be all and end all of the rest of the world. I think that there might still be a hope for the Q globally. It seems to do well in Australia compared to the EMB/CRJ f...

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats
Replies: 72
Views: 15887

Re: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats

I think people would be shocked what ticket prices would be if they got everything they wanted. You're making it seem like the prices would double or triple which simply isn't true. All an airline would have to do is reduce the row count by ~10% which would increase the average seat pitch by about ...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!
Replies: 27
Views: 5784

Re: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!

Would they also capture some danish traffic if the fares are good? Almost no one in Denmark would ever choose to fly via Gothenburg unless you really really want to sit of a ferry to over three hours before and after . There are no flights of any significance either. Geographically close but for a ...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!
Replies: 27
Views: 5784

Re: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!

Would they also capture some danish traffic if the fares are good?

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 62
Views: 6914

Re: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

Isn't T3 at YYZ is at maximum capacity? I've noticed Westjet hasn't added new destinations from YYZ for awhile now when compared to Air Canada and other Canadian airports. If this is so, then how will they add new routes out of YYZ soon unless there are more gates at T3? Seems like Sunwing and Tran...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 62
Views: 6914

Re: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

I would be shocked if it replaced the YYC Service. If anything I would say the YYC service could see the Dreamliner. No one from Alberta would want to backtrack to go to NYC through YVR, but from YYC you can get connections throughout BC and the prairies. (Flight times to LGA through YYZ can be a bi...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 62
Views: 6914

Re: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

My own predictions for new destinations are somewhat more modest.

Jet:
YYC- ATL/MSP
YYZ - ATL

Prop
YYC - SEA/SLC
YVR - SEA/SLC
YQR/YXE/YQT/YWG - MSP
YYZ - MSP/DTW(maybe)
YOW/YUL - ATL

But these are all totally guesses.

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, WestJet to form JV
Replies: 53
Views: 8084

Re: Delta, WestJet to form JV

From internal reports passed along to me, both sides have agreed to the JV, it is only pending government approval. Talks have now begun between WS and AF/KLM for some form of relationship. WS appears headed for an eventual Skyteam hookup. Whats the benefit of joining Skyteam? This deal gives Westj...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Split Scimitars missing dorsal winglet
Replies: 18
Views: 1813

Re: 737 Split Scimitars missing dorsal winglet

It is not very common. Lots of people even sitting right next to the aircraft don't notice the Ventral Strake (what it's actually called) even when it is there. Most assuredly most of the missing ones you are "seeing" are tricks of the light and them blending in with the sky. They aren't v...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: are 737-200 still safe to travel in
Replies: 35
Views: 7086

Re: are 737-200 still safe to travel in

Nolinor are a very well respected airline here in Canada. You are more likely to be eaten by a polar bear than have an accident with them. I would put myself and my family on their flights with no second thoughts.

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 33
Views: 6058

Re: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification

Would there be any good examples that someone can think of where the A220 could utilize ETOPS 180? They could utilize it on routes from smaller city airports, such as LCY, on TATL routes to bigger cites/airports like JFK. The vast majority of TATL routes are flyable with ETOPS 120, those that aren'...

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 74392

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Is there a way instead of putting fuel in the Hstab to put it in the VStab? Presumably more volume could be put there than in the H stab. And I guess if you are running the ducting and valves, may as well put it in the Hstab and V Stab. Is there a technical reason not to put fuel in the Vstab?

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5737

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

flyfresno wrote:
Doesn’t ANC have a once weekly flight to somewhere in Russia? I must admit, I’m surprised there isn’t at least seasonal East Asia service given the multiple European flights in the summer...


IIRC there are plenty of charters, but nothing scheduled. JAL and ANA 777s last year from what I recall.

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 9304

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

“I was forced to fly Rouge” “Never again!” In my case I was because it was a military contract and it included an overseas deployment. If I booked myself on a different airline for the YYC-YHZ segment I would have lost the rest of the PNR including the international flights. So yes I was forced to ...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 9304

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

I was forced to fly a rouge A319 from YYC-YHZ for a military contract and my knees were inside the person in front of me. I ended up standing in the back galley for the whole 5 hour flight.

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