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Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:16 pm

I saw in the news that Sunwing was positioning a few grounded 737MAX aircraft at YQG, and passing by today I was surprised to see several more of the type parked on the tarmac, belonging to both WG and AC. I counted 6 AC birds and 5 Sunwing ones. Anyone have any idea why the airlines have chosen Windsor to hold these aircraft?

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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:20 pm

Parked at the AAR hangar. Probably a combination of inexpensive ramp space and MRO capacity.
 
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:48 pm

wrongwayup wrote:
Parked at the AAR hangar. Probably a combination of inexpensive ramp space and MRO capacity.


Probably. They expect these planes to be grounded for a few weeks at least.
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:55 pm

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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:35 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Probably. They expect these planes to be grounded for a few weeks at least.


AC just announced they are grounding their MAX's until at least July 1.

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019-03 ... X-Aircraft

Because the timeline for the return to service of the 737 MAX is unknown, for planning purposes and to provide customers certainty for booking and travel, Air Canada intends to remove 737 MAX flying from its schedule until at least July 1, 2019.
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:39 pm

AC has made provisions for the MAX to be grounded by the pertinent authorities until July 1, would be a far more accurate way of saying that.
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:48 pm

Thenoflyzone wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Probably. They expect these planes to be grounded for a few weeks at least.


AC just announced they are grounding their MAX's until at least July 1.

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019-03 ... X-Aircraft

Because the timeline for the return to service of the 737 MAX is unknown, for planning purposes and to provide customers certainty for booking and travel, Air Canada intends to remove 737 MAX flying from its schedule until at least July 1, 2019.

No they announced they took the max off the schedule until 1jul. Can quickly go back on.
 
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:52 pm

Windsor is usually the warmest place in Canada so it could be the least impacted by cold weather .
 
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:57 pm

Vladex wrote:
Windsor is usually the warmest place in Canada so it could be the least impacted by cold weather .


Absolutely not this time of year, Victoria and Vancouver are far warmer during the late winter and early spring months, 20C at YVR today!

Drove past YVR Friday, counted 4 AC MAX 8's parked by the south AC hanger.
 
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:57 pm

Vladex wrote:
Windsor is usually the warmest place in Canada so it could be the least impacted by cold weather .


Cold weather isn't such a pain for parked aircraft.

Actually a cold, dry place is better than a warmer, more moist climate.
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:02 pm

Who is flying them? Are there Boeing test pilots happy to risk their lives or is it down to lowly line pilots to reposition a plane and just hope for the best?

I'd be going sick if I saw it on my roster. Hopefully crews have a way of knowing the exact type they're operating on before they get to work.
 
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:06 pm

brodeurprice wrote:
I counted 6 AC birds and 5 Sunwing ones.


Sunwing only had 4 737MAX8s, and indeed, all 4 flew there March 13 and 14. Probably difficult to read the tails from your distance, considering that at least 2 of the aircraft are in non-orange colours. One is Royalton Resorts (blue-ish) and one is Plant Hollywood (purple).

https://www.airliners.net/search?aircraf ... ds=sunwing
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:21 pm

The one Sunwing plane (left centre in your first picture) is a 737-800 operating scheduled service out of YQG. There are 8 AC maxes (2 of them are in the hangar for wifi installation). All the planes at YQG were going to go to AAR for wifi within the next few months anyways so they're using this time to get them done.
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:52 am

FlapsOne wrote:
Who is flying them? Are there Boeing test pilots happy to risk their lives or is it down to lowly line pilots to reposition a plane and just hope for the best?

I'd be going sick if I saw it on my roster. Hopefully crews have a way of knowing the exact type they're operating on before they get to work.


IINM AC took the third AOA sensor option, and there’s no evidence that those aircraft are the least bit unsafe.
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Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:35 am

They have maintenance in Windsor at AAR. Planes were flown after the last revenue flight, mostly from Toronto. No MAX flights since the 14th of March.

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