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by Speedalive
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 3250

Air Transat Livery

Does anybody know why TS didn't paint their planes like they are depicted on their own website ( https://www.airtransat.com/en-CA/Travel-information/Our-fleet ). The larger titles look so much better! I really dig the tail on what they have right now, but the titles, as they are, look off to me. htt...

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by Speedalive
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)
Replies: 19
Views: 6092

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)

Did you catch a glimpse of C-GHPD (ex-Air Canada B763) by chance? Flew that bird from YYC-PUJ in 2011. Apparently it's stored there as well.

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by Speedalive
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business
Replies: 12
Views: 2903

Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Air Tahiti Nui has made a move into the helicopter business to fill a void left when another operator closed down. A fleet of Airbus AS350 B2 single-engine and H135 twin-engine choppers now bears the Tahiti Nui livery after the airline formed a joint venture with French-Swiss helicopter company HBG...

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by Speedalive
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25887

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

I could see it being MIA. There's a lot of demand for it, it's a huge Oneworld hub with many connections onward to South America, and the 359 could probably do it without an issue. The eastbound flight would be a polar flight which means the flight wouldn't encounter strong headwinds and on the west...

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by Speedalive
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: China Airlines A350 Premium Economy SYD-TPE June 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 15676

Re: China Airlines A350 Premium Economy SYD-TPE June 2018

Fantastic report! This report has won me over. I'll have to fly with CI soon :D

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by Speedalive
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 6351

Re: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1

Great Trip Report! I do something once a year kinda similar but the other way around. I fly from KWHP to 65S and back. I love that place. The LA area can get very busy with planes but thankfully everyone knows what they're doing, and SOCAL and LA Center are usually great with giving flight followin...

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by Speedalive
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767s
Replies: 34
Views: 6852

Re: Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767s

klkla wrote:
If they're going to hang on to the 767's for another 7 years or so the 797 could potentially be a good replacement.

I'm assuming that they're waiting for Boeing to launch the 797 before making their decision on the right replacement.

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by Speedalive
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767s
Replies: 34
Views: 6852

Re: Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767s

^oops forgot that the 338 is basically dead..

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by Speedalive
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767s
Replies: 34
Views: 6852

Re: Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767s

[...]and there is no cap to how many A321s they can add, vs widebodies which are limited contractually to 25. Replace every 2 767s with 3 A321s and now you have a flexible fleet, and are saving a ton of fuel. I thought I read somewhere that said the narrowbodies are no longer capped, but they have ...

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by Speedalive
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 6351

Re: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1

You said yourself you were out of glide range over the water. Ask someone about old and/or bold pilots Yeah I misunderstood and thought you were saying my report was too long or something. You’re right. We debriefed this with our CFI . We were following the shore for the most part, but about 3-4 mi...

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by Speedalive
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 6351

Re: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1

atsiang wrote:
Wow, this is very nice trip report! Not something you see regularly. Pictures are amazing and even wish you had even more pictures of your journey from Canada to LA.

Thank you! I’m happy you enjoyed it! There will be a lot more pictures to come in part 2 :)

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by Speedalive
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 6351

Re: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1

Gr8Circle wrote:
Very nice TR....great pics....thanks :)

Thanks man! Glad you liked it :)

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by Speedalive
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 10104

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

On the topic of in flight radiation, I read this interesting excerpt from the book “Canadian Aviation Weather” by Doug Morris: ”There is a popular fallacy which insists that flights over the polar routes receive more radiation. But a recent ACPA (Air Canada Pilot Association) study showed that Boein...

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by Speedalive
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 6351

Re: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1

seven3seven wrote:
Would have been a much shorter report if you'd put it in San Francisco bay

Sorry?

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by Speedalive
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 6351

Re: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1

Not sure why I can't edit anymore, but at KSQL we took off and landed on rwy 30, not 21 :lol: :lol:

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by Speedalive
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 6351

San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1

Hello everyone, This is my first time writing a trip report so bear with me! On June 2nd two classmates and I made the trip down to John Wayne Airport (KSNA) all the way from Calgary-Springbank Airport (CYBW) in a Cessna 172 (S model). As part of the curriculum in our Aviation Program, we have to do...

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by Speedalive
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 180815

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

The airport looks beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing it with my own eyes some day! I think it definitely has the potential to give Dubai a run for its money as a major connecting hub, but I think security concerns could pose a threat to that though. In western media, Turkey isn't exactly portr...

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by Speedalive
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 9395

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

I like the update. I don't know if it's just the lighting, but the teal looks slightly darker than in the render which looks a lot nicer. Sort of reminds me of all the coniferous trees in the Rockies. It looks more Canadian than AC's new livery lol (I still love it though).

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by Speedalive
Wed May 16, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A320/321 operations starting March 10th, 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 6873

Re: Air Transat A320/321 operations starting March 10th, 2018

I wonder if AT will be changing their livery to have bolder titles. The side profiles on their website show the planes with bigger and bolder titles, which looks much nicer imo.. It's probably just made by somebody without an eye for detail though, sadly... https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/906/41433801...

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by Speedalive
Wed May 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A320/321 operations starting March 10th, 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 6873

Re: Air Transat A320/321 operations starting March 10th, 2018

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:


Seen returning from AMA.

Looks really sharp!

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by Speedalive
Fri May 11, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 15017

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

Surprised you haven’t had bumpy flights on DL. They’re always running into some light chop these days...

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by Speedalive
Thu May 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17728

Re: WestJet and the 787

Qantas is hardly the first carrier to use "Spirit of ..." . Whilst this is true, I think it's more just the way that it's presented on the fuselage that's causing people to be bothered by it, myself included. It looks identical. I agree that the the average person won't bat an eye though.

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by Speedalive
Thu May 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17728

Re: WestJet and the 787

The livery is sort of growing on me, but I don't think I'll ever be able to ignore the straight up rip off of Qantas with "The Spirit of"... They could've easily stuck with "proudly Canadian" as previously mentioned. The Westjet titles are in an awkward position too. I think it w...

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by Speedalive
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo
Replies: 27
Views: 4467

Re: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo

Will Aegean ever explore the possibility of flying long haul or are they pretty happy with their current network?

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by Speedalive
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 21627

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

What’s the story with Porter? Are they growing or going? Seems like they’ve just faded since their jet plans fell through. Porter came to my flight school to do a little presentation about who they are and why they're a good place to work, etc.. One of the presenters said that once they get US pre-...

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by Speedalive
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 21627

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Significant AC network/schedule announcement coming in the next few days. I think it involves more transatlantic MAX routes, namely YHZ-FRA. I heard it was a lot of changes in YVR. Moving a lot of Rouge routes back to mainline. My guess would be YVR-Hawaii going to the MAX I've heard that as of Nov...

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by Speedalive
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 21627

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

What’s the story with Porter? Are they growing or going? Seems like they’ve just faded since their jet plans fell through. Porter came to my flight school to do a little presentation about who they are and why they're a good place to work, etc.. One of the presenters said that once they get US pre-...

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by Speedalive
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 17680

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

They could probably stretch the meaning of West in "Westjet" to incorporate the western world rather than Western Canada ;)

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IrishAyes wrote:
Acey wrote:
IrishAyes wrote:
ooof. this would be a decently long flight....6800 NM for YVR-GRU, 6900 for YVR-GIG

Wrong.
GIG-YVR is 6,048 nm and GRU-YVR is 5,960 nm.


Not per GC map.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=yvr-gru/gig

Check again.. you had it set to statute miles ;)

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by Speedalive
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 44216

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Well that’s unexpected. Does Bombardier regret the sale of the CSeries to Airbus now given that there won’t be any tarifs or was it still the right move?

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by Speedalive
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 48
Views: 10942

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

No, ARAPA- Accomodation and Remtal Assistace Policy is the expat housing policy. The money is rental assistance paid to the landlord. If you rent for HKD10,000, your landlord receives HKD$10,000, the pilot receives no cash, just a place to live. The company keeps any savings. No one employed after ...

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by Speedalive
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 48
Views: 10942

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

No pilot has been employed on expat terms since 2008, the new contracts for second officers includes a cash Hong Kong allowance. Do your homework before coming, including the expected career progression. North American carriers you can still expect to get healthy retirements/pension fund. I'm confu...

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by Speedalive
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 48
Views: 10942

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

So much hostility towards pilots on here. I don’t get it. They signed a contract just like anybody else would in any other profession and now the very terms they signed upon are being threatened. Can you blame somebody for building a life around an income that was contractually agreed upon when they...

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by Speedalive
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 48
Views: 10942

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

I’m watching this situation with great interest. My career goal has been to become a CX pilot since I decided to become a pilot, but if the proposed cuts to the housing allowance or whatever it’s actually called (ARAPA I think?), I think I might be better off just staying in Canada and trying for th...

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by Speedalive
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 23986

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

If they’re going to get rid of hats, at least give them something cool like leather jackets à la Westjet I’ve always liked the jackets! I’m not too sad about the hats, WestJet’s current uniforms look good without a hat, especially the fun airplane tie! Apparently they discontinued the jackets recen...

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by Speedalive
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 27
Views: 5270

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

Sure, though I've no idea what the point of such a statement actually is, considering that the airport isn't at the mercy of AC or anything. There is no point to be found so don’t try looking. Half way through my original post my focus shifted to AC cause I can’t keep myself on topic to save my lif...

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by Speedalive
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 27
Views: 5270

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

I don't think there will be service to YVR from YHZ in the near future. It wouldn't make sense operationally. They already have YVR seasonal service, and there hasn't been any indication that it won't return next season..... I had to check that one. I didn't realize Westjet did it now.. interesting...

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by Speedalive
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 23986

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

If they’re going to get rid of hats, at least give them something cool like leather jackets à la Westjet

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by Speedalive
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 23986

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Count me in as not being a fan of this trend. It's an iconic part of the uniform in my opinion.

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by Speedalive
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 27
Views: 5270

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

I doubt YHZ will see much more transatlantic expansion other than maybe YHZ-FRA with the 7M8 along with a down-gauge on the LHR route. I wouldn't mind being proven wrong though! Considering that YHZ doesn't even have service to many of the largest cities in its own continent (and even its own home c...

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by Speedalive
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4668

Re: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?

eamondzhang wrote:
And although not strictly following what OP asks (as the competing flights are not from the same airport, but rather same city pair), YTO (Toronto) - YOW also sees DH84 and 763 competing.

Michael

YTO-YUL as well. Q400’s up to A330’s, 787’s, and occasionally 777’s!

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by Speedalive
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257168

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Looks like the first AC 737 MAX has been fully painted 8-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpthuy/24084378158/
Image

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by Speedalive
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 190090

Re: Airbus envisions harmonising CSeries with A320

I’m curious about what Airbus could do to being the two models closer to each other. I can’t say I’m qualified enough to make an educated guess, but I get the impression that the two planes are really quite different. Would harmonizing the two models involve drastic design changes like, for example...

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by Speedalive
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 190090

Airbus envisions harmonising CSeries with A320

I’m curious about what Airbus could do to being the two models closer to each other. I can’t say I’m qualified enough to make an educated guess, but I get the impression that the two planes are really quite different. Would harmonizing the two models involve drastic design changes like, for example,...

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by Speedalive
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 20536

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

VH-ZNA will then depart PAE at 12pm local time as QF7879 and arrive in HNL at 1450 local time. QF7879 will then depart HNL on Wednesday at 2345 local time and will arrive in SYD at 710 on Friday morning (20th October). The plane can do PER-LHR but can’t do direct to Australia from PAE on a delivery...

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by Speedalive
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 5049

Re: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge

I wonder what's left for expansion North American wise with the 319 fleet. I'm guessing we'll see a lot more domestic routes being taken over by rouge. Will rouge be used to launch some transatlantic services like Westjet to Glasgow or will that be all mainline MAX's? I thought for sure that we'd se...

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by Speedalive
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 5049

Re: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge

Leslieville wrote:
Speedalive wrote:
What is the limit of the Rouge fleet now?


Rouge is currently limited to 50 aircraft, with 49 being in current service.

I meant as in with the new agreement. Somebody answered at the same time I posted though.

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by Speedalive
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 5049

Re: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge

What is the limit of the Rouge fleet now?

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by Speedalive
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?
Replies: 30
Views: 6835

Re: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?

CYTZ definitely has some of the shortest ones.. Image

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