Some fantastic responses here. Very interesting! I'd forgotten about Airtours. Follow-up question -- anyone know why British Caledonian didn't buy Tristars, given they were powered by British-built Rolls-Royce engines? I'm going to go with range, but still surprising. I have BCal chairman Sir Adam ...Jump to post
(*) This (second) incarnation of N10DC has always been a mystery to me. :scratchchin: It remained with Douglas (McD) for SEVEN YEARS, but there is only one photo on the database, or indeed anywhere (?) Where did they hide it for those years?? And why? Note this is line no.2 (c/n 46501), not the &qu...Jump to post
In 1976, British Caledonian chose the DC-10 above the other airplanes, placing a order for 10 DC-10 Series 30 airplanes — with General Electric CF6–50C engines and intercontinental range capability of 10,000 km — and three DC-10 Series 10 airplanes — with lower thrust General Electric CF6–6 engines...Jump to post
I've got British Caledonian, British Airways, Laker Airways, Excalibur , Novair, and the sole Monarch one that's now in Manchester.! Excalibur never got the chance to get their own DC-10s as in 1996 while they were planning to take delivery of two -30s and were leasing a Skyjet -30 in the meantime,...Jump to post
It's flying PGF-LIL and while west of LYS it turned left to do at least one loop around LYS at high altitude.
Should Air Transat now look at flying old Canada 3000 routes to Australia/NZ/South Pacific ? How did it work for C3? Can't see TS trying it. IIRC Canada 3000 flew their A332s to Australia twice a week. Think they had 340 all economy seats & flew via Hawaii (HNL ?) Correct, and before the A330s,...Jump to post
So not all those layoffs will be at the airline. The news article doesn't make that clear, and conflates Air Transat the airline and Transat the Group. In fact it's the title that misleads, perhaps because the airline part has a greater impact on people's memories. Transat AT Inc. expects to perman...Jump to post
The layoffs would reduce Transat’s workforce by about 40 per cent and likely come after the end of the federal wage subsidy — scheduled to expire Dec. 19 — “if the situation does not improve rapidly,” CEO Jean-Marc Eustache said "Improve rapidly." Not sure what he has in mind with that, I...Jump to post
Not just one but two
A321 -271NXLR 9278 C-GOIJ Air Transat delivery 17jul20 XFW-YUL
Jump to postA321 -271NXLR 9492 C-GOIO Air Transat delivery 18jul20 XFW-YUL
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.Jump to post
Much of the debt is due to the airport's expansion some years ago, making it the second highest debt-ladden Canadian airport, and although YYZ has more than twice that amount, it also handles normally more passengers which translates into a debt-load per passenger $75 below YYC. However, everything ...Jump to post
then it was apparently returned to Air France with a new registration F-GIUG, and remained there for only around five months before being shipped out to Sky Lease as N903AR. It's that last bit that's the issue - I can't seem to find any photos of it as F-GIUG. Did it ever actually get those marks, ...Jump to post
Air Transat is looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its airplanes by using jet fuel made from kerosene in a process that captures carbon dioxide produced by large industrial emitters. (...) The kerosene is then converted to synthetic jet fuel which is estimated to have an 80 per cent low...Jump to post
Hey Guys, So I had a conversation with my mom recently who flew FRA-JNB on LH and SAA quite often back in the 80s. She told me that they always had one stop. While sometimes they stopped in Nairobi, she also remembers to refuel on an island but can't recall where this was. Did they also stopped wit...Jump to post
FlyingElvii wrote:Polot wrote:What is the meaning/significance of ‘OWG’?
"Off We Go"?
So after retiring definitely their last 747s a couple of weeks ago, another Airbus has now been delivered.
Jump to postA330 -343 1103 F-HROK Corsair International delivery 07jul20 PVG-LDE, VQ-reg, for interim storage ex VQ-BEL
I'm not sure whether it's specific at these Pandemic times, but I notice that since a while their CVG-GDL-QRO-GDL-CVG flights (982/981) are operated by AeroUnion and their A306s.Jump to post
Perhaps was it already mentionned but European airlines then also flew to the Far East by heading west through ANC, like ZRH-ANC-NRTJump to post
By the end of the year they plan to have 10 -600s converted to freighter, however no large cargo door will be installed. Its founder is also "confident that demand for cargo flights will continue to outpace supply even as passenger flights resume." Stoddart says that with the seats removed...Jump to post
Absolutely gutted about the old [and tech-prone] 747s leaving the fleet, but hey, they were on borrowed time really.... On the other hand very happy to see them slowly resuming service. They are a pretty good company I find, and I enjoyed my flight with them some time ago. The 747s fate was decided...Jump to post
C-GOFW is listed as a A330E, not a X version. Will this be the first A330 enhanced for AC? I think the A330Es have the higher MTW and the moving map display. https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20Canada-planed-a330.htm KrisYYZ First, the "moving map", you mean on the IFE systems? That...Jump to post
junyou wrote:C-GEGP FIN#942 has been ferried back to Vancouver. Presumably aircraft has completed cabin reconfiguration works.
Very interesting, including that Ireland service with an A300... Could it do it nonstop? Just barely. AA flew JFK/BOS - London right after 9/11 briefly with A300's and I remember them having issues Westbound of course. If AA had issues Westbound, PA would have had to stop somewhere on the east coas...Jump to post
oldannyboy wrote:but but but...
Ishrion wrote:Now reiterated by Lufthansa’s CEO - all MD-11s will be retired by the end of this year:
https://mobile.twitter.com/SpaethFlies/ ... 6583531524
Look about halfway down:
From the June 1985 issue of Pan Am Clipper: - A310-200s entered service June 1st, Berlin-Frankfurt - Four initial A310-200s were leased aircraft - Pan Am-Airbus Industrie contract for 12 A310-300 and 16 A320 signed May 30th (1985). - Is mentioned that the contract represented a keystone in the futu...Jump to post
AECM wrote:That bird is CS-TQP, A332
It looks like to be a GE-powered -300, and was filmed June 18th by a local spotter.
It's their fourth and is already at YUL after arriving from XFW about an hour ago. Three more are expected, of which two are manufactured and painted. They'll be useful to fill the A310 space or operate on flights that won't warrant an A330 yet. A321 -271NXLR 9419 C-GOIK Air Transat delivery 01jul20...Jump to post
This comes after the airlines resumed service to French overseas territories during the last fortnight. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/292142/corsair-junejuly-2020-service-resumptions-as-of-29jun20/ However, JFK service that was scheduled to start in June has been postponed April ...Jump to post
I also flew on a Sun Country DC-10 that was brutal I believe it was 3-4-3. I remember how odd it was to see that configuration on a DC-10 because on my many previous DC-10 flights I never seen that tight a seating. That was the configuration usually used by charter airlines, up to 380 seats in Y. S...Jump to post
Wildlander wrote:From (fading) memory, Delta only really wanted the PA Transatlantic route network and needed the A310s to operate it until such time as they could organise or grow their own fleet.
MaxiAir wrote:Some very nice pictures of the reconfigured frame:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CB168bUD-Cl ... t9xm78jdgo
Edit: Maybe I should add it entered service today.
On a side note: why was Delta not interested in the A300 fleet? Too close to the 767-300A? Would have complemented the A310 fleet well. Maybe the leases were too expensive? On one hand, what would it have added for DL to have another type to its fleet (just 13), on the other, perhaps was it determi...Jump to post
I think both the -200s and -300s flew TATL ultimately. You're right that JFK-HAM, BRU, OSL (FBU) saw them, and the A310 also operated DTW-LHR, JFK-ZRH, and JFK-MXP (and FCO at times). There were I think 15 A313s and 16 A312s if I remember correctly. Not sure about the cabin interiors being configur...Jump to post
As I was browing through CP's DC-10s pictures I saw these two and couldn't actually remember how it was used. I know it's related to the Millenial bug, but where did it flew as such during these two days? Were there actually passengers on board partying?
"EU suspends probe into Air Canada-Transat deal pending more information"
https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/eu-susp ... -1.4991932
Two B 757-300 of Condor are on the way to Bangor currently....could it be a stopover on the way to, say, Marana or Victorville? Who knows more? https://www.flightradar24.com/CFG4656/24b9cba8 https://www.flightradar24.com/CFG4674/24b9c0e3 Indeed, they were heading to MZJ. Boeing 757 -3CQ 32241 960 D...Jump to post
Rouge 767s at MCI : C-FIYA / C-FMXC / C-GHLK / C-GHLU / C-GSCA / C-FMWP / C-FMWU / C-GBZR / C-GDUZ / C-GHPE / at MZJ : C-FMWQ / C-GHLV / C-GHPN / C-FMWV / C-FMWY / C-FXCA / C-GEOQ / C-GEOU / C-GHLQ / at SNN : C-GHLT / C-FIYE / C-FJZK / C-FMLV / C-FMLZ / at VQQ : C-GHLA at MCI : C-FIYA / C-FMWP / C-...Jump to post
Could they do YYZ-GLA/MAN/DUB with a full load or just ex-YHZ routes ? Range-wise, the A321 could do it from YYZ, however are they ETOPS and are there any other reasons that could prevent it from flying nonstop? If so, are the pros of routing through YHZ instead of say YYT or KEF? Are you sure? Wes...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:Could they do YYZ-GLA/MAN/DUB with a full load or just ex-YHZ routes ?
One of the worst aircraft ever was their MD11 configured with 409Y. The complaints we got on that one, oh my they were bad. Seat pitch was like 27" or 26" I think. Correct me if anyone knows better. Pitch was at 30, 31 & 32 depending on where in the cabin. The MD-11 could seat as many...Jump to post
The carrier was last year in a dispute over the ACE name with Alaska Central Express. https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/freighter-operator/ace-belgium-freighters-to-change-name-to-challenge-airlines/ Hopefully they'll have some proper eurowhite livery then... ;) 5784495,5926295 https://www.plan...Jump to post
Vancouver Y V R April 2020 & YTD Domestic : 42,738 -95,7% / 2,444,245 -35,9% International - Transborder : 5,933 -98,9% / 1,191,965 -41,8% - Asia Pacific : 16,824 -95,4% / 846,635 -43,1% - Europe : 2,182 -97,8% / 209,717 -36,2% - Misc. 1,053 -99% / 318,354 -26,4% Total Int'l: 25,992 -97,6% / 2,...Jump to post