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by Dominion301
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24565

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

UPDATE: As of July 19, 2020 it looks like the update day has changed to a different day, probably Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. It appears this is a permanent change, rather than temporary, but we will see. So we will all be patient... Thanks for the update enilria. :) That reminds me of that 60s ...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6620

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

A332 C-GTSN has been used between YUL and YQB lately probably for pilots training while C-GPTS has been ferried YMX-YUL on July 9th. It's shown up at YOW too along with at least 1 A321. I just ran some quick numbers for the first few days of Transats operations resuming to figure out some load fact...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26330

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Wouldn't pilots need to go through some kind of training first for FA duties? I guess it's much easier to get rid of FAs instead of pilots. Yeah, probably a few hours or days for basic FA duties, compared to the time it takes to go from nothing to 757 airline pilot... A few hours to become an F/A, ...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 9075

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

rampbro wrote:
Reminds me of the "vodka burner" video.....


That’s a classic that I watch every few months. Anyone know what year that was from and what Aussie airport was it at?

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 9075

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

Captain says “we paid for the full runway, so we use the full runway”. Nevertheless just more than a wee bit dangerous.

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 86
Views: 10708

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

May 2020: Edmonton YEG 27,463 Kelowna YLW 6,805 Ottawa YOW 8,921 The western airports, especially YEG (only a few thousand behind YUL), have certainly outperformed the eastern airports, not that it amounts to much. You can also really see how YOW was the 2nd most slashed major airport (= > 4M ppa) ...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 86
Views: 10708

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

May 2020: Edmonton YEG 27,463 Kelowna YLW 6,805 Ottawa YOW 8,921 The western airports, especially YEG (only a few thousand behind YUL), have certainly outperformed the eastern airports, not that it amounts to much. You can also really see how YOW was the 2nd most slashed major airport (= > 4M ppa) ...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATSG’s PEMCO Receives FAA Approval for its Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi Conversion Program
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Re: ATSG’s PEMCO Receives FAA Approval for its Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi Conversion Program

Add a gravel kit on top of it, and it sounds like a decent replacement for the 737-200Cs still flying the Canadian backcountry. Not sure if a gravel kit for the 737-700 is something that's actually feasible, though. It’ll be at least 10 before Canadian North will be in the market for a 733/734 repl...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24565

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

I'm pretty sure AA didn't plan on operating PHX-YEG this winter, even before COVID. At least YEG still has AS. All YOW has is UA. I really don't understand why US-based carriers are leaving Canada in droves. YOW only has AA..YEG only AS...and there was talk early this year or late last on the Toron...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24565

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

Northwest / Delta has actually served Winnipeg for 89 years. Flights there began in Feb 1931, initially on a Winnipeg-Pembina-Grand Forks-Fargo-Minneapolis route. Northwest even served Winnipeg with DC-10s in the 1970s. Northwest began service to Edmonton in 1946, as a stop on their newly awarded A...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24565

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

Flown Delta to Edmonton many times. That will be a big hole in the network if permanent. YEG joins YOW and YXE into the “suspended indefinitely” category. I wonder how long before YHZ, YQB and YEG follow suit. I wonder if the latter survives with 70 years of DL/NW history in Winnipeg? Northwest / D...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24565

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

DLASFlyer wrote:
Flown Delta to Edmonton many times. That will be a big hole in the network if permanent.


YEG joins YOW and YXE into the “suspended indefinitely” category. I wonder how long before YHZ, YQB and YEG follow suit. I wonder if the latter survives with 70 years of DL/NW history in Winnipeg?

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by Dominion301
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2821

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

In case anyone is wondering the process uses renewable electricity (I suppose solar or hydro) to break water into O2 and H2 then combine the H2 with CO2 to make hydrocarbons. There is a lot of hydro power in Canada. Not sure about year round solar in the Great White North. Is there much geothermal ...

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by Dominion301
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35612

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Sorry if this was asked up thread, but does anyone here think that WN will go all-in at LGB?

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami
Replies: 38
Views: 10667

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

To be fair, Jetlines was pumping out arbitrary airport agreements with every airport authority imaginable. Everything from Vancouver to St.Hubert to Dominican Republic. This is the company that, at the start back in 2014, envisioned flying an A319 from Fort. St. John to Abbotsford, haha. You have t...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami
Replies: 38
Views: 10667

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

Now that Global Crossing has acquired the CAD$2 million that Jetlines had in the bank, they have now reached an agreement with ACY to operate a ‘northern base’ from there and might possibly build a maintenance hangar. According to an email I received from them a few minutes ago (PR will probably be ...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Pascan say they're ready to step up in Quebec with AC's cutbacks (link in French): https://www.versants.com/pascan-pret-a-remplacer-air-canada-region/ It says they have 6 SF3s on the way with 6 options. It even says they're looking at eventually adding 70 to 100 seaters. :shock: If they want to stay...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 34
Views: 5553

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

158 seat 737-400’s operating as an LCC/ULCC in Canada. There is no possible scenario, at any fuel price, that makes this a viable business plan. Even Flair figured that out. We’ve seen this movie before and we all know how it ends. Nolinor has one huge advantage in Quebec that WS never will: the Qu...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

It would be very exciting to see Porter expand their presence in the region, perhaps targeting some of those maritime routes. There could be a few opportunities to fill in gaps left by AC at both YHZ/YOW. YFC and YQM could be extended to YHZ from their existing YOW flights. YXU could be added from ...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

At least a non-stop YUL - YGR / Iles-de-la-Madeleine will be maintained during the summer. I really hated when I got stuck on those Dash 8-100 two or stops (Quebec - Mont Joli and what not) flights. I hope Pascan will serve the route in the winter (free parking in St-Hubert/YHU!!!) with their "...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 32162

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

Here's a late addition to 2019's pax stats: YYB - North Bay https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/transportation/air-canada-drops-north-bay-toronto-service-2531724 According to McDonald, 77,450 passengers moved through Jack Garland in 2019, a 4.7 per cent increase over the previous y...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Getting back on topic: I don't think this has been discussed yet, AC are also converting YGR / Iles-de-la-Madeleine service from a year-round station into a summer seasonal-only station. The seasonal YUL-YGR route remains while the year-round YQB-YGP-YGR route is dropped. With all of these cuts, I d...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Blue Sky is still TC policy. A basic search of their website would reveal that: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/policy/air-bluesky-menu-2989.htm Lots of new or expanded agreements since then. What gaping hole is there with Canada’s bilaterals? Maybe Australia...but keep in mind it takes two to tango. What...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Your blaming of TC is laughable. Guess you haven’t heard of the Blue Sky policy of the past 15 years. How is Open Skies with the entire EU, “1970s thinking”? Even the UAE that everyone likes to cite, has seen an expanded bilateral. “Blue Skies”? Rings a bell. Is that the 2006 policy that was (very ...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Yet nobody blinks when WS shows up in YQX and cancels after the summer or PD to YYT or WS to YXY for summers only. AC have managed to shoot themselves in the foot enough times to deserve the bad pr, but they are just a company trying to make a profit like any other. WS served YYG with a government ...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 34
Views: 5553

Re: Nolinor Aviation launching new division

The tweet says #realairline. Have Nolinor applied yet to the CTA for a scheduled service licence?

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by Dominion301
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GlobalX (Canada jetlines) settle with BREEZE
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Re: GlobalX (Canada jetlines) settle with BREEZE

The Global X takeover of Jetlines must have been nothing more than the acquisition of what little cash Jetlines must have had in the bank.

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

A quick summary of the route cuts; 13 intra Atlantic Canada 1 Atlantic Canada to YUL 8 intra Quebec 3 intra Ontario 1 Ontario to YUL 2 intra Prairies 2 Prairies to YOW Eastern Canada got whacked this time. This is just another step in the long term trend of the hollowing out of non large urban cent...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

These eliminations indicate which the least profitable routes were I suppose. It'll open up some space for smaller carriers to step in but I would expect no airfare reductions in the affected markets unfortunately. Of all the stations cut Kingston (around 125k population) surprises me the most-I wo...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Discontinues Service on 30 Domestic Regional Routes and Closes Eight Stations in Canada

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2020-06-30-Air-Canada-Discontinues-Service-on-30-Domestic-Regional-Routes-and-Closes-Eight-Stations-in-Canada That’s going to be a bit hit for Jazz and even worse for what flying Evas had left (I think all of EVAS’s flights are on the list?). I wonder how “indefinite...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

For YYB, I wonder if Porter takes a second look with AC now outta the way? Maybe 9 seaters with FlyGTA for the downtown biz pax crowd? YYB still has a tiny bit of air service with Bearskin. YYB’s problem, unlike all the other Northern Ontario cities is it’s too close to Toronto...especially YYZ give...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14119

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Air Canada is indefinitely suspending service on 30 domestic routes and closing eight stations: Bathurst (New Brunswick) Wabush (Newfoundland and Labrador) Gaspé (Quebec) Baie Comeau (Quebec) Mont Joli (Quebec) Val d’Or (Quebec) Kingston (Ontario) North Bay (Ontario) Of the eight stations Air Canad...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23830

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Great time to bail, especially on the MAX. They probably can dump those with no penalty. Not getting many MAXes might help with Norwegian's survival. How many cancelled MAXes is that now cumulatively? Must be at least 300.

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 721
Views: 123172

Re: The WestJet Thread

cirrusdragoon wrote:
I was just naming examples of past and present. Yes


In that case, we need to throw Wardair into the mix. :spin:

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17679

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Yes, OLD. Most of the remaining 732s are 80s builds with only a handful of active 70s builds and anything from the 60s is long since retired. Yes, That's Old, what they need is an aircraft built at least after 2000s. So they could use that aircraft through to 2040. Since when is 'old' in aircraft t...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 721
Views: 123172

Re: The WestJet Thread

Correction, Air Transat is Canada’s leisure airline. Westjet is considered Canada’s second national airline, its main business is derived from primarily domestic air service as that is where they are currently well focused according to their route map. However prior to covid 19 , Westjet was primin...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 721
Views: 123172

Re: The WestJet Thread

Here's a bit of inside scoop: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/unifor-condemns-westjet-outsourcing-scheme-882148461.html. Unifor has now weighed in. Looks like a lot of ground staff were on the verge of unionizing: "It is disgraceful and downright un-Canadian that WestJet would punish the ...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 12291

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

I don’t think many Europeans are clamouring to visit the USA these days as it is. Correct. And Americans aren’t really keen on visiting Europe, so feeling is mutual. And it is nothing personal guys. People are staying closer to home. Makes sense given what is going on Yup exactly, nothing personal....

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 12291

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

What “retaliation”? Theres a virus to deal with. Countries are dealing with it. Spare us the arm waving. Before you start being a jerk and attacking a poster, perhaps check out the facts. The US retaliated against China for frequencies and is now targeting India (both for actions in response to the...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17679

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

ewt340 wrote:
ryanov wrote:
ewt340 wrote:
Cause using MD80 is a bit redundant isn't it? It's as old as B737-200.


No it isn't. the 732 first flew in 1967. First flight of the MD-80 was in 79.


Yes, OLD.


Most of the remaining 732s are 80s builds with only a handful of active 70s builds and anything from the 60s is long since retired.

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 12291

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

So after pulling out of YOW, AA have now followed-up with removing seasonal YHZ and YQB. We shall see if they’re back in 2021. I imagine AC will be back at BDL. They’ve been there for decades, but it’s always been on 50 seaters or smaller. In the meantime, the few pax there are can go to BOS or LGA....

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by Dominion301
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17679

Re: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Why? Cargo operators have plenty of planes older than that. The availability of parts will probably be the main factor in accelerating or postponing the withdrawal of services from these planes. The MD-80 series in terms of frame age and availability of spare parts will not be much different than t...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155166

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Horrible quality, but photos have emerged of the aircraft's engines scraping the runway: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbHozXAU0AAgvtX?format=jpg&name=small What were these idiot pilots doing in a cockpit?!? And of an A320 no less!! (Source: https://twitter.com/historyofpia1) I wonder why these i...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4733

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

That lady, is me. The Jet was not on the runway. It was stationary, sitting on a spot to the right of the runway, much closer to the chain link fence and pathway. Tail end facing the fence, pathway and road. Waiting for permission I suppose to taxi onto the runway, for takeoff. It was not in a spot...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5332

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

I think the end result with Bombardier would have been similar. FWIW, while BBD's Toronto tramways were indeed late, but at least they now run perfectly and riders like them. Alstom on the other end was also late in Ottawa, but its whole Citadis system is still a mess. That’s true for Toronto. I wa...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3661

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

Spot on. No left aileron into the x-wind. The inexperienced pilot did put right aileron in to “help” get back on the runway......wrong. For the non pilots here, this is a pure pilot runway excursion. Not using proper crosswind techniques caused this...nothing else...no, they don’t need to be fired ...

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by Dominion301
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5332

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

Ottawa specificly agreed for the Citadis - as they wanted to save money. And Alstom told them it would meet all the specs... SNC was indeed late in the tunnelling of the western approach (Ottawa University side), but it ended up not impacting the overall schedule as Alstom was even more late - big ...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5332

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

The rail business has been sold to Alstom subject to regulatory clearance. It's been having issues with build quality for a while and are on the hook for a lot of penalties (ie New Subway stock pulled from service earlier this month, UK train orders currently running over a year behind schedule, bo...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17679

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

I have often wondered if a VFW-614-style engine mount could be adapted to the "Classic" series 737's, using the highest thrust rating CF34's (over 20,000 lbf)? Obviously another STC, but that would possible solve the issue of high bypass/low clearance... A fleet of HondaJets for Canadian ...

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by Dominion301
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 86
Views: 10708

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

YOW MAY May pax stats are out. Traffic was up 28.1% over April...which doesn't equate to much! Sector / May-19 / May-20 / % Change Dom: 366,206 / 8,386 / -97.7% TB: 55,761 / 535 / -99.0% - With DL and AA pulling out of YOW indefinitely, this too will be zero in July. :( Int'l: 18,499 / 0 / -100.0% ...

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