T4thH, could you post sources even if in French? A few people could read itJump to post
Thanks, Revelation, for the reminder of the deal. In effect, BBD is paying AIB up to 700M$ for AIB to "buy out" the CSeries. BBD is fire selling many things (training, CRJ, Q400, wire harnesses) to pay for that "sale". It takes time for AIB to steer the production clear, because ...Jump to post
And a thought for Air Inter (IT)…Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:Aircellist wrote:I count more than 50 tails on that bottom picture (Thanks, Royal, by the way!). What would be the approximative value of such an inventory?
The list price * 55-60%?
I count more than 50 tails on that bottom picture (Thanks, Royal, by the way!). What would be the approximative value of such an inventory?Jump to post
As a passenger, I remember smoking and non smoking, and also travelling in an AC 747 in june 1987 YMX-CDG. As there were no window seats left in the non smoking section I took the last one in the smoking section, with overhead vent opened to the max through all the flight!Jump to post
TAT MRS-TLS in summer 1989 Interesting. IIRC, TAT operated the Bac 1-11 for a very short time only. I didn’t even find pictures. Can anyone help? Was „your“ Bac 1-11 in full colours? Or just some titles on a white fuselage? Alas, I don't precisely remember… It may have been white. At that time, I d...Jump to post
It is possible that the fifth door is standard, but plugged if not needed - notice how one of the white frames has air stairs at all four Type A doors, but not one at the Type C. As frigatebird noted, plugging the door means no windows for passengers in that row, but maybe it's an acceptable trade-...Jump to post
So many cringeworthy remarks in this thread… I'll only say this: OK, AC can plead to be a victim of that absurd-and-unfair-law-to-which-Westjet-is-not-submitted, but then, ever wondered why AC, even with their sometimes ludicrously high fares, still holds the fort in YUL and all of Quebec, in fact, ...Jump to post
Building to be the biggest without seeing indications that the real fight will be against falling into irrelevancy… That reeks of Mirabel take 2 indeed.Jump to post
My apologies to all who have commented on my post several weeks ago. I had a modest health issue and have not been on the forum for several weeks (and some other internet forums either). I am not fully recovered and only have limited time. But, will start to review things. It is unlikely I will res...Jump to post
Interesting development indeed, if and when confirmed. It also means that YUL would not remain the almost only A330 powerhouse, like it is now.Jump to post
Well, so the telephone was invented in the USA? Tell that to Alexander Graham Bell… And if it is the measure of the quality of the editorial, well… It just reminds me that time, in the early years of A.net, when a piece directly from Boeing's PR was reproduced here, which said that Boeing had invent...Jump to post
I have never been a fan of Air Transat. It screams "1990 holiday flight". Maybe they should change the name to Air Quebec and focus on YUL. Something like Ryanair and Lauda (Austria/Germany). Although I know that would be hard because of politics, it would be interesting they keep two dif...Jump to post
So, CRJ is lucrative and Bombardier cannot make money out of it. Mitsubishi will make money with the program. Something does not sound very right. No; the real deal is that BBD is on the hook for the CSeries. BBD is in fact paying for AIB to take the CSeries over, look carefully at the original agr...Jump to post
Let's see whether Mitsubishi's complain vanishes with that.Jump to post
First big step is stabilizing the Q400 production, need a good bit of orders like now. Does production stay in Mirabel or move out west. Viking Air has done decent supporting the previous DHC models, but it has been tough. It appears they have a plan, hope it is profitable. Production has never bee...Jump to post
acentauri wrote:mchei wrote:speedbird52 wrote:Small correction: It is LH426. On a side note it's cool that Philly is getting another 747 service
Yep! There’s a pic somewhere showing the LH and Speedbird 747s next to each other......
Cool to see many languages used in both videos, but… Boeing had a few people speak French in their video. Airbus, no one, including Brégier… Maybe because Boeing is an American company and that French is not an official language in the US??? Whereas Airbus is a European company and that French is o...Jump to post
Cool to see many languages used in both videos, but… Boeing had a few people speak French in their video. Airbus, no one, including Brégier…Jump to post
Operating from 4 hubs in a country of less than 35m people may seem absurd, but operating from 4 hubs in a country that covers 6 time zones is far less absurd, I believe. The only hubs that could "reasonably" be closed are YUL and YYC, but closing either one or both may well cost way more ...Jump to post
In short, the biggest shareholder says that the proposed price per share would be like paying for TS' cash without giving any value to the activities. They also believe TS could be made much more profitable.Jump to post
Talking about the differences between BBD and Airbus… I know or used to know people working in the aviation part of BBD… I've lost sight of some and I know some no longer works for BBD. Their stories had strikingly similar parts, even though they were told years apart. In short, my understanding is ...Jump to post
Well, the monopoly argument is not quite as solid as it seems, because most French province cities are already in a monopoly situation. For instance: AC does not fly to TLS.Jump to post
The interesting part of it is that Air Transat was founded by transfuge pilots when Quebecair was folded into Nordair, which led through CPAir and PWA to Canadian, then to the AC merger… And, the first planes of TS were old AC Tristars. So, somehow, this is like closing the loop… In addition, one o...Jump to post
Just closing the (many) direct flights from YUL to French province cities would cost the new combine quite a number of sales. I know my mom and sisters, for instance, will get out of their best schedule options to use those direct flights. Granted, if there is no choice, then there is no choice, but...Jump to post
The interesting part of it is that Air Transat was founded by transfuge pilots when Quebecair was folded into Nordair, which led through CPAir and PWA to Canadian, then to the AC merger… And, the first planes of TS were old AC Tristars. So, somehow, this is like closing the loop…Jump to post
About the factories, BBD will sell the Belfast one. The article states that BBD will no longer be making the CSeries, sorry, A220's wings.
https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entrep ... plonge.php
Keesje, two corrections, if you don't mind:
First, the place name is Mirabel, not Maribel, and
Second, the St Lawrence seaway is used by ships going beyond Montreal towards the Great Lakes (Toronto, Detroit, Chicago...); Montreal's harbour is almost always open.
Ok, back to the topic.
YUL adapted to the A380, only to receive AF's for one or two summer seasons… Already long gone.Jump to post
I know it's not US but I'd love to see VN in YUL…Jump to post
1969… Not bad for a production run… Not stellar nowadays, but much more than most historic models. Not bad? Besides the 747 and later 737, who are likely to exceed? Dc-3 asside. We're talking before any in production Airbus. A 20 year production run is considered steller in my book. Lightsaber Let'...Jump to post
1969… Not bad for a production run… Not stellar nowadays, but much more than most historic models.Jump to post
If the delay really is about building a business case, it begs the question of said business case… Once, a few dozen sales were enough, then a few hundreds. Nowadays, are we already past one thousand sales needed prior to formal launch? Business case doesn't just look at the demand for the plane it...Jump to post
… And at some point, the A220 could give Airbus some time to breathe and think, when it will be necessary (if ever…) to replace the A32x family…Jump to post
What is the N1786B written on many (all?) green aircraft? Sorry if it has already been asked and answered…Jump to post
I'm also reading: :arrow: Airbus is investing to grow production to 10-15 a month in the next few years https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-airbus-lifts-a220s-future-with-mobile-gro-455082/ And not finding any info about Airbus investments, yet am finding push back on whether or not...Jump to post
Bombardier is on the way out of the air passenger carrying business. They need all they can find to pay what they still owe to Airbus, per the CSeries acquisition agreement… My bet is that, at the first occasion, Airbus will buy out what will remain of the former CSeries to be acquired, mostly with ...Jump to post