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by YYZatcboy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilot Pays For Stranded Student's Ticket
Replies: 43
Views: 4600

Re: UA Pilot Pays For Stranded Student's Ticket

Am I the only one who is a bit surprised that a university age woman couldn't figure out how to get from Seattle to Portland on her own after the airline "abandoned" her? It's not like it isn't a 2-3 hour drive with plenty of Bus, Train etc options to get there. I've never been to either c...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11388

Re: CRJ200/700 GPS Transponder Issue?

Seems to be all CRJs and some B739s.

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by YYZatcboy
Thu May 30, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1313
Views: 223683

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

At the same time, there is a separate procedure for bags travelling alone. I've had my bag go missing four times and each time it has been put on another flight, or indeed, another set of flights (judging from the new bag tag), to catch up with me. When it arrives where I am, it's then couriered ou...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue May 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1313
Views: 223683

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Loading LD3's is quick. That will not happen, it violates the positive passenger bag-match ruke. There are airlines with policies that allow for bags to fly without passengers so long as the passengers don't know that their bags aren't on the plane with them. Its very common when weight restricted ...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed May 15, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 16
Views: 4856

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

I'm surprised the AC pilot contract would allow this kind of operation. Certainly could not do this with any of the legacy airlines down in the US. Even though the Collective Agreement would allow Air Canada to not pay any 737 pilots out of seniority due to a Force Majeure clause, Air Canada has el...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed May 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat is suspending YLW services to Mexico Winter 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2347

Re: Air Transat is suspending YLW services to Mexico Winter 2019

I used to dispatch the CanJet 737s that did this flying many years ago. 189 seat 800s without SFP kits and full galleys with ovens and chillers (per the TS food and beverage policy) are SUPER heavy. We often had to go NAIFR because we could barely make it CUN-YYC, even holding YEG as an alternate. T...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709637

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

OK, lets call MCAS stall protection system and get done with this. Any issues with that term? In a different world. CDC calls for use of immunisations to protect against certain diseases. While efficiency of vaccine is rarely 100%, vaccination is still recommended as a protective measure. I have a ...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14431

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Looking at Varadero Today. these are the departures. I'm curious why flights to the same destinations often seem clustered around the same time. For example Sunwing has 2 flights leaving within 5 minutes of each other to Halifax and two at the same time to Toronto. Why not spread them apart instead...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Did any checklist or procedure suggest that they should have? It does. Issued after Lion Air crash and does not even mention flaps. Anywhere. https://www.aviationtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-23-51_emergency.pdf So either this is big omission and negligence by FAA and Boeing or there is...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4636

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Best: The princess bride (arguably better than the book.)

Worst: All of the Harry Potter movies

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 361
Views: 13269

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

So correct me if I'm wrong because I legitimately want to understand. The picture I have in my head about the 777x certification is that: 1. The only parts that are being "grandfathered" are those that are unchanged from the 777W 2. All of the new systems are being certified like they woul...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks
Replies: 44
Views: 12857

Re: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks

Curious to learn which these 4 airlines are flying TATL with 737-8s AC, WS, FI, NK. At least before the grounding. WS also flew the 73G, and I believe there was an airline from France that also used to operate the NG TATL. NK does not fly 737's they fly A320/A321 Sorry I meant Norwegian, just screw...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks
Replies: 44
Views: 12857

Re: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks

It will be great to see the A321LR NEO in service and performing never before seen feats. This is the most significant new airplane in years, opening a new market sector (as does A220, at least for the modern era). It will be interesting to see what happens. The most significant new airplane in yea...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709637

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It'll be interesting what the FAA and other flight certification groups will do in light of the two accidents, if anything, in the near-term. One certification group has grounded the aircraft. (China, in case you didn't see it in the volume of posts.) https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/10/africa/china-boe...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest operators of the 737-8max
Replies: 17
Views: 10725

Re: Largest operators of the 737-8max

AC will be seriously affected by a MAX grounding with 24 active MAX-8s out of total NB fleet of only 116 and big news today in Canada as there were 18 Canadian killed today in the crash. Is that a commuter flight to remote regions I guess? May I have a news link to see? Thank you for your help. htt...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 20848

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

... But I personally allow a book. With controlled rest we can rest for max 40 minutes and leave the other pilot in command. No additional crew is onboard nor needed. There is a whole raft of rules you'd have to adhere to with cabin crew calling every 20 minutes etc etc. In this post you admitted t...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

HAAB 100600Z 07010KT 9999 FEW025 18/09 Q1029
HAAB 100500Z 06008KT 9999 FEW025 16/10 Q1029
HAAB 100400Z 06008KT 9999 FEW025 13/11 Q1028

The last six hours worth of reported weather. No TAF accessable on the NOAA website.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Condolences to all involved, including the CSA, ramp staff, controllers, dispatchers, and everyone in the back end who touched this flight.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 20848

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

A very well written and interesting article, that has next to nothing to do with the OPs quote, other than that it is what is supposed to draw you into the article. He goes on to explain how pilots talk and get to know each other, the challenges faced by the regional industry, the beauty of flying a...

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by YYZatcboy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 380944

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It does look like the descent angle is reduced... One thing worth noting is how open the NTSB is with the investigation, as opposed to the Indonesian investigators in the Lion Air crash who recovered the CVR and are keeping everything a secret. The Indonesians are operating as required by ICAO. Onl...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 7676

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

The 738 I recall has a bigger wing compared to the 737, it can fly further providing that better margin going to Hawaii. No choices for a diversion closer than the O or D going there. The A220 wouldn't have an advantage for Hawaii flights, other markets it looks like an excellent plane. This is inc...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 7676

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

The 738 I recall has a bigger wing compared to the 737, it can fly further providing that better margin going to Hawaii. No choices for a diversion closer than the O or D going there. The A220 wouldn't have an advantage for Hawaii flights, other markets it looks like an excellent plane. This is inc...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media tour of finished WJ 787
Replies: 17
Views: 5613

Re: Media tour of finished WJ 787

At least AC offers its standardized, critically acclaimed international business class product on routes that actually make sense, such as YYC-LHR and YYZ-HND, not YYC-CDG/DUB/LGW. We'll let the market speak about the value of it (cough cough, look at AC's stock over the past 6m vs. WS in the same ...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More and more wing clipping incidents?
Replies: 70
Views: 4871

Re: More and more wing clipping incidents?

Yes, planes are getting bigger, and thus more wing clipping incidents. Yes, but it's not as if they are growing after they are built. Ramps, taxiways, runways are sized accordingly to allow for safe maneuvering. If collision occurs, it means someone failed to comply with procedures, no? I'm sure th...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6647

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

Interesting, delivered on 17th January and scheduled into service on the 20th of February. That makes 34 days of being a hangar queen and a fancy airport ornament. Definitely something wrong with that picture and probably a record of sorts for entry into service.There can be absolutely no compariso...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6647

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

Interesting, delivered on 17th January and scheduled into service on the 20th of February. That makes 34 days of being a hangar queen and a fancy airport ornament. Definitely something wrong with that picture and probably a record of sorts for entry into service.There can be absolutely no compariso...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6647

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

It is doing practice turns and training and certification work. It is flying tomorrow to YYC for more training etc in YYC. First revenue flight is Feb 20. The executives have publicly stated that they want EIS to go smoothly and have no unexpected surprises. They have learned the lesson from the 767...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 144
Views: 32011

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

Don't forget the A380 deposits. They already have money sitting at AIB. Now that AIB seems to want to shut down the A380 line, perhaps they might go to QF with a good deal on A350s, for the same reasons speculated in the A380 thread. Of course, that could also translate into an A32xNEO order for eit...

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 32231

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

It must have been a real blow to AA to lose WS as a partner, especially given how strong AA were in Canada from the signing of the Canada-US Open Skies agreement until the CP takeover by AC. Don't forget that it was AA that terminated the codeshare agreement. They could have kept going until closer...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 8592

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

bx737 wrote:
I have heard rumours WestJet crew did YYT-DUB-YYT without staying in DUB, it is about four hours each way, which pushes crew to near their maximum legal hours

Nope. Unless it was a one off IIROP that is not how the crew is scheduled.

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by YYZatcboy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ratchets up pressure on Canada over Huawei VP Arrest
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: China ratchets up pressure on Canada over Huawei VP Arrest

Or any country ruled by law. Which law? And written by whom? An officer of Chinese company was engaged in trade transactions allowed by Chinese law - who has problems with that? Yes, such transactions may be prohibited by U.S. to the U.S. citizens, but this is solely U.S. business and U.S. problems...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Christmas song
Replies: 32
Views: 1466

Re: Worst Christmas song

Joy to the world. Since you know... its actually about the apocalypse.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38458

Re: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR

Would BUR be a candidate for an RNP onto 15? Might solve some of the IMC weather issues.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8910

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

Waterbomber wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Waterbomber,



You clearly haven't thought about the security aspect. Companies won't discuss business in commercial spaces. Bill Gates would probably be mobbed at the airport.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR
Replies: 35
Views: 5972

Re: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR

My query is about separation. Given that the DHC8 is smaller and slower, does the separation increase. The Q400 can fly jet speeds on approach if they land flaps 15. It can also provide potential efficiencies going slower by needing less distance on final and thus you can turn them in sooner than a...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ engineers vote to strike Dec. 21
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Air NZ engineers vote to strike Dec. 21

Regardless of your opinion of industrial action, or the current conditions - it’s a bit it mean spirited to do it at Christmas - seems drastic without escalation. I don’t think they are going to win much public support for this. I think they will have misjudged the mood of the traveling public. The...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico return to Calgary
Replies: 15
Views: 2650

Re: AeroMexico return to Calgary

And the fact that WS is not operating a second flight on the same route. I should clarify that by slot times I mean that the night slots appear to work better than a daytime flight.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico return to Calgary
Replies: 15
Views: 2650

Re: AeroMexico return to Calgary

Both Westjet and Aeromexico have flownYYC-MEX in recent years and ended the service. Westjet only a few months ago. What is different this time? Slot times and no daytime flight. AMX left YYC shortly after WS started the daytime flight. The daytime flight didn't work out, so WS killed it. AMX is re...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC or QF 787 YYZ-BNE possibility
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

Re: AC or QF 787 YYZ-BNE possibility

QF wants to make BNE a big QF hub as it's the only city where they can add direct service to more eastern US/Canadian cities. The chances of QF opening YYZ are virtually zero. It’s a very long way to go for a minimal local market and no partner hub. . Totally agree this is off the wall unlikely, bu...

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 95
Views: 24740

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

Knee-jerk action. If my next 10+ flights were on a max 8, I wouldn't think twice about getting on board. There should be more investigation into pilot response before the FAA comes a conclusion like this so soon. Now if my next 10+ flights on the max 8 were with lion air, I WOULD think twice about ...

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who makes airline’s fleet decisions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: Who makes airline’s fleet decisions?

The Board of Directors, with advice from Flight Ops, Airports, Tech Ops, Legal, Procurement, Marketing/Scheduling, and various other departments. Most airlines will have a team that goes over RFPs and possible new aircraft, running test plans etc to generate the data. Ultimately the BOD decides.

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The End of the Line in Hokkaido Part 1: QF33 SYD - KIX
Replies: 9
Views: 6085

Re: The End of the Line in Hokkaido Part 1: QF33 SYD - KIX

Yes! My favorite time of the year is when you do your Japan trip (Trip report wise anyway :P.) I cant wait for the trains! If you can't share them here I hope you will give us a link to your blog for the train parts, I actually enjoy them more than the flying reports. I finally made it to Japan and ...

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by YYZatcboy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13734

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

YYC-NZ is a big rumour right now.

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by YYZatcboy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13823

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

I think Bob was misquoted. I watched that whole presentation, and the only time I heard them discuss software engineers was in regards to developing a solution (IMO that already exists with runway awareness software) cheaply for GA pilots. I'd have to watch it again to be sure, but I don't recall it...

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by YYZatcboy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & TS transborder partnership?
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: AA & TS transborder partnership?

TS isn't really an airline. they are a tour and vacation package company that has a flying department. TS does little to no domestic flying that doesn't connect to vacation destinations. AA would gain nothing, and TS would also not really gain anything from an agreement and US expansion.

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by YYZatcboy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 328
Views: 57804

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Is this the first TATL 7M8 route to France? Yes first and only right now. Realistically they could possibly use 7M8s to try to launch YUL - NTE, TLS, LIL, BSL, SXB or YOW/YQB-CDG. Though LIL/BSL could possibly be too close to BRU/ZRH. On AC, yes. Overall, no. WS operated to CDG with a 7M8 from YHZ ...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13823

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Airport contractors are paid by notam in some situations ... Do tell more! I heard it from a US Dispatcher, particularly at regional airports with a small airport authority. They pay per service, so the contractor gets paid if they have to clean the runway, put out a notam, replace a light. etc. I ...

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by YYZatcboy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13823

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

The other big thing that we need to finally address here is the fact that NOTAMS are not useful to ANYONE in the industry. There are 20-40 pages of useless notams per flight, with actual useful information buried. Airport contractors are paid by notam in some situations and thus are incentivized to ...

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