It's departed LGG, flew west then south since entering France's airspace. .
MONTREAL YUL February 2020 Total: 1,529,526 +6.8% - Domestic: 490,533 +3.3% - International: 686,126 +10% - TB: 352,867 +5.7% March 2020 Total: 921,162 -46.2% - Domestic: 295,333 -46.2% - International: 418,677 -43.1% - TB: 207,152 -51.5% Q1 Total: 4,045,300 -13.5% - Domestic: 1,276,753 -15.7% - In...Jump to post
So, if the B767 is gone this year that will mark 37 years of operations on the 767 at AC. I am thinking off-the-top of my head, has there been any type at AC operated for that length of time The closest I can come to is the DC-9 with 36 years Jan 1966 - Jan 2002. The series 10 from 1966 and the ser...Jump to post
Dominion301 wrote:My guess is TS will become the new Rouge and Rouge will be gone for good.
jeffrey0032j wrote:Guess Amazon and/or CAM will be interested in some of Rouge's 767s. More choice for them with AA and AC offloading their 767s.
bmibaby737 wrote:That's a huge effect on Air Canada Rouge!
Dutchy wrote:So which a/c are going to go.
accelerating the retirement of 79 older aircraft from its fleet – Boeing 767, Airbus 319 and Embraer 190 aircraft
"Operating revenue fell to $3.72 billion compared with $4.43 billion in the year ago quarter." "Air Canada is also accelerating the retirement of 79 older aircraft in a move that it says will simplify the airline's fleet, reduce costs structure and lower its carbon footprint." ht...Jump to post
Ok, that very clear, thanks. Btw, is it the rotating fan that is producing the so characteristic sound of the CF6-50? Are you thinking about the initial start sequence with the whine? It's all present from CF6-6s all the way up to -80E1s (+LM2500) from the videos I heard. No, it's the high-pitched ...Jump to post
The noise "growl" you hear at about the 50 sec mark is the harmonics of the flame front when the fuel is introduced. You can see the condensation from the air starter up until the turbine becomes self sufficient to accelerate rotational speed up to idle and the starter is dropped out. Ok,...Jump to post
It's about at mid-lendth of the video, when the engine is spining ever faster. What produces that growl? I've often wondered when t was more common to hear it.
Here's KD3265 PVG-ANC-YMX caught by a local spotter. Then the MD-11(F) flew to Louisiana. https://youtu.be/7AHC7EHT8H0Jump to post
[quote="Polot"]In reality though it was just Spanish taxpayers subsiding the South American airlines because IB really had no idea what they were doing (IB itself was hardly well run at the time and themselves had to be bailed out in the mid-90s) and by the time IB had better management AR...Jump to post
An Air Canada vice president suggests that by the time winter holidays roll around again, Canadians will be able to board his company's planes and fly almost anywhere in the world. But Tim Strauss said he knows that one of the biggest tasks involved in bringing air travel back to life after pandemi...Jump to post
Hi. Was looking through some old pictures from the late 90s at Madrid and noticed that the livery on the Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas 747 wore a very similar livery, lines along fuselage and white tail with logo. A question then arose on why this was, if it was just a coincident for the similar...Jump to post
One can say Southern really needed it.
Since April 24th it has flown as follow:
The article also implies (like most other airports) they have closed a lot of the terminal. As evidence of this, it cites how all pax are using the single security screening lane that is normally reserved for airport staff and aircrews located away from the pax screening. Airports that temporarily ...Jump to post
Are you sure they launched the original 747-400F ? It was built in 1995 and at the time AF still had some pretty recent 747-200F. According to this article, Boeing "had" Air France in mind but they never actually ordered 747-400F until the ERF. https://cargofacts.com/video/30-years-of-car...Jump to post
In keeping with the wipeout in traffic theme, YQB are reporting in this Radio-Canada (in French) article, that a 'good day' sees 30 departing pax. The average lately has been 10-20/day. That translates in a drop of around 99%. Is it still worth to keep it open for so few passengers? It's not like t...Jump to post
For one thing, buying cargo planes isn't like buying a car. You don't buy them then realize you can't fit your stuff in it. Pallet contour is a major aspect of cargo. I just don't see how AF would have bought 777F, then been surprised that 747F sized pallets didn't fit. And then somehow the next st...Jump to post
I might be wrong but I seem to remember something about troubles regarding the containers used on the 747Fs that couldn't fit in the 777Fs. Air France found they could not directly interline main deck pallets between the 747-400 and 777 freighter fleets because they were configuring their 747 palle...Jump to post
Although it would have been nice to see a 747-147 in the Chieftan livery, Western's 1970 annual report has the swizzle stick logo on it, so the 747s would almost certainly have been delivered in the swizzle stick scheme. I guess so. First delivery was expected for October 1970. Don't know for the o...Jump to post
Does anyone remember why it was not a success for them and where these airframes went ? I might be wrong but I seem to remember something about troubles regarding the containers used on the 747Fs that couldn't fit in the 777Fs. They had at least five on order but only three delivered. As mentioned,...Jump to post
I'd love to see a picture of that! https://www.airliners.net/search?aircraftBasicType=2415&airline=13469&sortBy=dateAccepted&sortOrder=desc&perPage=36&display=detail Those are CF6s, not GE90s... LOL! I didn't read further than GE without noticing the mistake, twice. Gosh :banghe...Jump to post
longhauler wrote:But don’t forget, WD’s configuration was only 196 passengers in a two class layout. Then 188 when the J sleeper seats were installed.
BlueberryWheats wrote:amc737 wrote:Of the 5 British Caledonian 747s, I believe 4 were GE90 powered
I'd love to see a picture of that!
Flyingsottsman wrote:Did BCAL have to merge with BA, could they have still been around today if they didn't?
But, internally, a longer range version was always required, of either type. The base need was LGW-YVR. Of course, with such base need the A312 couldn't fit in their requirement. Were the -304s capable to handle it without restrictions? When the 747-200s were sold, it was at a profit. Just like abo...Jump to post
Six of the eight DC-10-30s were bought new from McDonnell Douglas and the other two were probably set up the same way after purchase. They were operating some long routes (e.g. LAX but also Southern Africa) where a 747 might have been overkill. Plus the BCal 747s were a rag-tag of secondhand acquis...Jump to post
The Wardair A310 order is possibly involved in the Karlheinz Schreiber / "Airbus Affair" which involved Air Canada's A320 order. Wardair had ordered and canceled the A310 once already, then put options in on 767-200ERs, before dropping those and ordering 12 A310-300s. https://www.thecanad...Jump to post
C- FTOB an ex AIr Canada machine also had a short stint with Wardair It came in when the first -200B left, and remained until the end. The 3 DC10s were also to leave the fleet in 1989 They left between May '88 and April '89s. The replacement fleet would be 3 A300s primarily for trunk domestic I alw...Jump to post
Interesting details here. I knew WD was about to transition to scheduled services with smaller aircraft, but I didn't consider the two -211Bs were sold for that matter. C- FDJC remained in Canada and moved to Nationair on collapse (Did you know this frame has an unusual distinction in changing its B...Jump to post
The picture below triguered the question. 5985933 Back in 1986/87, Wardair removed from their fleet the two 742s they had received brand new less than ten years earlier. They were both newer and GE-powered compared to the -100s, which could count as fleet simplification since they had then DC-10s an...Jump to post
I can't see this covered elsewhere, but apologies if I've missed it. Over the last couple of months I've noticed a very large increase in the number of flights shown on FR24 with erroneous route details. A particularly frequent one appears to be for flights crossing the Atlantic being described as ...Jump to post
Vancouver Y V R February 2020 & YTD Domestic : 900,229 +2,2% / 1,837,145 +0,8% International - Transborder : 462,686 -3,8% / 942,762 -3,4% - Asia Pacific : 259,172 -23,7% / 658,988 -11,5% - Europe : 74,675 +8,1% / 155,103 +7,8% - Misc. 121,182 +17,9% / 245,481 +15,5% Total Int'l: 917,715 -7,5% ...Jump to post
TW870 wrote:Why did Western cancel the 747 order? Was it late enough that the '73 recession hit?
WA707atMSP wrote:IIn the late 1960s, Western ordered several 747s, which were cancelled before delivery. Imagine how good the indian head scheme would have looked on a 747?
A330 -343 1103 F-HROK Corsair International in full cs at PVG 20apr20, VQ-reg prior delivery ex VQ-BEL
It's currently descending to HKG.Jump to post
When they revised their color scheme to the flying W swizzle stick, a much brighter white was used. Indeed, it shows when you have the two liveries side by side. Crème is a better description. Yes, tha's better. Funny how Western has kept a minimalist tail design over the decades. No big logo, be i...Jump to post
airtran737 wrote:It was going to be sold to TK, but word has it that Southern is putting it back in service and it supposedly flew LEJ-HKG today.
Recalling from memory, but Pan Am paid a high price for National, as there was a bidding war with Texas International to control National and Frank Lorenzo walked away with a quick profit on the deal after Pan Am paid the higher per share price. True, PA paid way too much for National, but how much...Jump to post
I really wonder how Braniff’s history would have looked like if they hadn’t overly expanded. Maybe they were still flying today or maybe they would have succumbed to the brutal strength of American Airlines eventually anyway? We will never know. I doubt they would still be around by now when you se...Jump to post
Immigration issues in light of various travel bans. Much easier if the crew doesn't get off the aircraft. Most folks flying stuff out of mainland China want to do the same thing: change crew (meaning stage outbound crew) somewhere other than in mainland China. National Cargo did a FEMA Air Bridge f...Jump to post