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Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP
Replies: 17
Views: 3420

Re: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP

Speaking of their ATR's... Does anyone know anything about N807HC/N810HC/N811HC? All three are ATR72 freighters, but I can't find ANY info on them, if they've even been painted or flown since they've been acquired. Anyone able to shed any light? Aircraft details are available at planespotters.net o...

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Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP
Replies: 17
Views: 3420

Re: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP

Speaking of their ATR's...
Does anyone know anything about N807HC/N810HC/N811HC? All three are ATR72 freighters, but I can't find ANY info on them, if they've even been painted or flown since they've been acquired. Anyone able to shed any light?

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Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 29
Views: 4123

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

Per updated SEC filing, US Global has entered into definite a stock purchase agreement with the parent of Songbird Airways (US) for a purchase price of US$6.5 million. The acquisition is now scheduled to close on 15 October 2017. USGlobal also entered into an aircraft lease agreement with AerSale f...

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outsiders in cockpit
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

Re: Outsiders in cockpit

I'm in Canada, and not flight crew, so take it as you will, but basically, Transport Canada inspectors and employees are the only folks you'll typically see up front. We have to go on yearly fam flights in the jumpseat and essentially it's a matter of getting the approval of the PIC, ensuring dispat...

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Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetlines of Canada is planning on a Summer 2018 start
Replies: 26
Views: 5178

Re: Jetlines of Canada is planning on a Summer 2018 start

Hub it up at YFB. Eventually can serve most of Europe with an all-NB fleet. Need some "outside of the box" thinking to take down AC! You're welcome. Well the new terminal can handle larger flights (more passengers) and YFB could use a new carrier but that would be really out side of the b...

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Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetlines of Canada is planning on a Summer 2018 start
Replies: 26
Views: 5178

Re: Jetlines of Canada is planning on a Summer 2018 start

Let's see if Flair continues beyond the cliff that is the Canadian Thanksgiving Long Weekend. Porter has been an outstanding real estate play. Ya gotta give 'em credit where credit is due. The airline itself never has to earn a nickel after what they pocketed from that terminal transaction. Unfortu...

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Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK in-flight crewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 6478

Re: EK inflightcrewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle

Pretty standard practice no? Pour them into a bottle, and either toss the bottle in the garbage, or pour it down the lav. Happens all the time.

Beats making trips two glasses at a time to pour them out.

There's no way they're pouring it back into bottles to serve to people.

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Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines decide on their engine supplier?
Replies: 18
Views: 4421

Re: How do airlines decide on their engine supplier?

Saying goes: "There are no stupid questions, just stupid people." I'm a stupid person with a question. I'm stupid because I don't remember for sure the origin and destination of my round-trip flight in my question, but I 100% remember that both aircraft were A320s on the same airline (I w...

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Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian airport 2017 stats
Replies: 35
Views: 5815

Re: Canadian airport 2017 stats

A correction: YEG is +2.4% Year to date. (terminal + FBO traffic) As for your question about YOW. Two fold: 1. US and international traffic has been on a downward trend the last few years (particularly US traffic, and it's not limited to YOW either). A lot of US feeders cut service to secondary Can...

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Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing Factory Tour
Replies: 16
Views: 1388

Re: Boeing Factory Tour

Yep. I think the tour is somewhere around $20, could be wrong though. I did it a few years ago. No cameras allowed (Supposedly at one point in time someone dropped a camera, landed on an aircraft on the line and caused some damage, though it could also be because they don't want people being able to...

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Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)
Replies: 46
Views: 11287

Re: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)

In terms of how the Herc compares with the 732, well, there's a big difference. Good luck loading a fire truck in a 737. The volume of the herc is what made it worth it for so many years. Being able to load up mining equipment, fire trucks, oil drilling rigs, whales and other bulky loads was its br...

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Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)
Replies: 46
Views: 11287

Re: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)

How would the C130 compare next to a 737-200? I believe some airlines in the Canadian north run some old 732s with gravel kits that will need replacement at some point... First air ditched theirs after the 2011 crash flight 6560. Canadian North is phasing them out in favor of -300 combis. Nolinor (...

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Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you wear shorts at work ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1151

Re: Can you wear shorts at work ?

We're 24/7 365 (SOCC) and Mon-Thurs is business attire, Fri/Sat/Sun & nights are casual. Friday's a business casual, Sat/Sun and nights are comfy casual. I'm wearing a ball cap, tee and shorts right now.

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Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Announce Expansion to YFC and YSJ
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

Re: Porter Announce Expansion to YFC and YSJ

PIT and YYB are being ejected from the network to make room for the additional New Brunswick destinations. After two years, looks as though those markets just didn't deliver. Sucks to hear about PIT, no real surprise on YYB though; that never seemed to make too much business sense. IIRC these are t...

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 29094

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

How old are you 12? That comment shows how uninformed you are. You don't just swap engines like you swap tires on a car. Hotel mode, however useful does have its own challenges. For example the aircraft should be ideally parked with the wind at the 10 o'clock position to blow exhaust away from the ...

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 29094

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

They should be swapping engines over from side to side and keep one running in hotel mode. Biggest issue with engines is the starts, keep One running and swapping them will reduce the engine cycles. How old are you 12? That comment shows how uninformed you are. You don't just swap engines like you ...

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 42-300 Converted to -500/600?
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: ATR 42-300 Converted to -500/600?

I'm now wondering, would it be technically feasible to convert an old ATR 42-300 to a -500 or -600 configuration, or did the first generation 72's have some unique design features that made them easier to modify and upgrade to the more recent variants The big change with the-600 was the IMA avionic...

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Sun May 21, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Scheduling tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: Crew Scheduling tips?

Being friendly and polite can definitely help you out. Scratch a crewmembers back, and they'll return the favour. Some contracts may have provisions regarding draft that you can help someone out with if they'll get you out of a bind. As a pilot, I agree. My scheduling team takes time to know us a b...

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Sat May 20, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian Air Fares
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Canadian Air Fares

Lots of things. Look at the fees airports charge, and the taxes the government adds in. If you look at the fare breakdown, the actual fare is much closer to what you see in the US. Remember, YYZ is the most expensive airport in the world, or at least it was a few years ago. Secondly, there's only tw...

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Sat May 20, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Scheduling tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: Crew Scheduling tips?

I have a bit of crew scheduling experience in my past. A few things Agree with the poster regarding contracts. Some crew members are right on the ball about everything, some have no clue. The worst are the ones who have no clue but think they do. You may spend a good amount of time educating them on...

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Sun May 07, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UAL 757 winglets
Replies: 9
Views: 2166

Re: UAL 757 winglets

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Sat May 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 12261

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

You should not be FORCED to buy a second seat period! -now on a sidebar has anyone here been to Fenway Park in Boston? those fricken seats are narrow! So using the Airline example is Fenway going to force me to buy a second seat since I need the jaws of life to get out of the seat I was shoe horned...

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Sat May 06, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 12261

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

You should not be FORCED to buy a second seat period! -now on a sidebar has anyone here been to Fenway Park in Boston? those fricken seats are narrow! So using the Airline example is Fenway going to force me to buy a second seat since I need the jaws of life to get out of the seat I was shoe horned...

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Sat May 06, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 12261

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

This is what grinds my gears In Canada, if you're too big to fit in the seat, you bring a Dr's note saying you need two seats, and the airline is obligated to give you a second seat. HOWEVER, For tall people like myself, who don't fit well in seats with 29" pitch, we're outta luck. So why is it...

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Fri May 05, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variable A/C Types on a Route
Replies: 25
Views: 2446

Re: Variable A/C Types on a Route

Something I've noticed,
7F will tend to swap their YOW-YFB-YOW day to day between a 737-400 and a 737-400 Combi. Not a fully different type, but interesting enough to go between a full pax and combi bird

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Current record for aircraft with most flight hours/cycles?
Replies: 22
Views: 6256

Re: Current record for aircraft with most flight hours/cycles?

I hope this is not "too old" topic. why 777 and a330 going to scrap so early comparing to 744 and MD11? (from other old topic: MD-11, Lufthansa Cargo, S/N 48413, L/N 488, D-ALCO, 139.224h 25.272cyc (31.12.2010) ) Economics my friend. It's not that 777's and 330's are going to scrap so ear...

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Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service
Replies: 21
Views: 4537

Re: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service

FYI your HA 763 photo is actually N584HA which was stored in 2013.

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Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do the US low cost airlines not fly to Canada?
Replies: 17
Views: 4634

Re: Why do the US low cost airlines not fly to Canada?

Such lame responses.... Come on LCCs, AC flies SIX TIMES DAILY on San Francisco - Toronto (including 2x widebodies) and no other airline dares to compete?... Those landing fees - as high as they may be - apply to all. Pathetic. So that's why I never fly Southwest or the like - they make no attempt,...

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Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk
Replies: 93
Views: 2055

Re: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk

On occasion, I idly wonder whether it is time to recognize that the death penalty's time as a means of punishment has passed. It's not as if life in prison without possibility of parole is an adventure in fun, and the errant convict is still sequestered from society. Plus (and what a bonus this is!...

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Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Issue with Air Canada 017 Last Week
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: Engine Issue with Air Canada 017 Last Week

YOWVIEWER wrote:
Makes sense, but I was not 100% certain that they could not ferry a twin on one engine.
Thanks for the info, now I know it was an engine swap at YUL.


Not 100% sure as I'm not extremely familiar with AC's mtce, but I'd imagine either they had a spare in YUL or trucked one from YYZ.

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Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lined Up--G.A. Emergency Landing Leads To 'Significant' Coke Bust
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: Lined Up--G.A. Emergency Landing Leads To 'Significant' Coke Bust

Unfortunately, not much information to be gleaned from FlightRadar24 except for the variety of places the plane has been recorded. N151Q from video at "crime scene'". https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n151q Haven't watched the video, but N151Q is listed as a B300C owned by the D...

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Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hard to pronounce city names
Replies: 37
Views: 2360

Re: Hard to pronounce city names

Foreign? I'll stay within my own country and give you a few

CYHI- Ulukhahaktok (Formerly Holman)
CYYH- Taloyoak (formerly Spence Bay)
CVYM- Qikiqtarjuaq (Formerly Broughton Island)

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Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Price Of "Right-To-Work"
Replies: 99
Views: 3282

Re: The Price Of "Right-To-Work"

It's been shown that right-to-work in the U.S. can lead to negatives consequences for workers who don't have a Union-lower pay, and fewer benefits. One thing that doesn't get enough PR is the fact that many non-union work places can have terrible safety records as well. He's an article about that v...

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Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 384
Views: 151518

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

...The look and feel of the old site was great for desktop viewing. Outside of work most people have moved off that platform. It's happened at such a fast rate that many of the "seasoned vets" on here haven't kept up. ... the "classic site" days are over. It needs to be mobile f...

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Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?
Replies: 47
Views: 7473

Re: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?

zkojq wrote:
jamesontheroad wrote:
Ryanair.

Why does one of their 737s have blue engines?



It's in the old livery.

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Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tips for Getting a Job at an FBO
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Tips for Getting a Job at an FBO

What are you looking for? Start on the ramp or fuelling as a foot in the door? In that event, try and get across that you like aviation as more than just a job. Show a willingness to learn, and be flexible. Hours might be all over the place, nights, mornings etc. Demonstrate that you have a basic un...

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Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13466

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

. you're 40 minutes from ACV and not much further to MFR No, it's 1:40 to ACV, when the highway has two functioning lanes and no elk herds standing in the road. (There are now 3 points down to one lane with up to 20 minute holds at each one. The newest is closing at night 20:00-07:00 with only brie...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broom de-icing
Replies: 25
Views: 3803

Re: Broom de-icing

We often do the same thing in Canada. (We de-ice a lot). One thing to remember. It IS legal to take-off with snow on your wing as long as you are certain a) it will blow off during take-off and b) there is nothing sticking underneath it. Sometimes, this is the only method that can be used as when t...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 120
Views: 34069

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Here's what happened at CYHZ when Air Canada, the 4th safest airline in the world, came in a little low in March 2015. http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Canada/2015/06/16/22455916.html what the F*(k does that have to do with the topic at hand? We get it, you have a hard on for WS, and that's great. But ...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last passenger 747-200s gone
Replies: 13
Views: 4878

Re: Last passenger 747-200s gone

Don't sleep on Baltia! :lol: LOL. They actually scrapped one of their 742s a few years back, and recently sold the other one, after it sitting around for years since they bought it from NW. They're "restarting FAA certification," because had they actually achieved it, the idiots who gave ...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4626

Re: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017

Hmm, maybe now YOW can finally stop tooting their horn about how they were the best in their size category like 5 years ago?

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Radial Engine Operators
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: Modern Radial Engine Operators

If you're looking for a real rarity, I believe TransNorthern in Alaska still operates a Super DC-3 in a pax config
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broom de-icing
Replies: 25
Views: 3803

Re: Broom de-icing

The guy in the first picture needs to get a leaf blower to blow the snow off the wing. Our deicing trucks at ARN have big air blowers fitted and if the snow is dry, it gets blown off the wing before we start using deicing fluid. We often do the same thing in Canada. (We de-ice a lot). One thing to ...

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Me 109 found in Denmark
Replies: 13
Views: 5792

Re: Me 109 found in Denmark

Who will own the plane that has been found? Huh, this is little but a pile of scrap metal. In principle it belongs to the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen, but I doubt they are interested. Maybe a few minor objects will be on display at the local museum. The engine could maybe end up at the Dan...

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Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 1413

Re: How do you make and take your coffee

Sorry I'm stereotypically Canadian in this... Tim's XL Doubledouble...(Translation: Tim Hortons Extra Large 2 Cream 2 Sugar) I've never understood the double double. Water down the coffee with cream, and then add a bunch of sugar. You just end up with a sweet coffee smelling brown drink. But let's ...

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Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 34
Views: 10981

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

Maybe the first private to do that but it has been done before. There's a front fuselage of a DC-9 at AMS. 2285545 Of course it was a wreck when they bought it, but with a fresh coat of paint it looks brand new. There's been a bunch of folks who have done similar. Some guy in the PNW has a ex OA 72...

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 23604

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

From family in Montreal, everyone says that the family has been dragging the company down for awhile now. Two primary thoughts on the issue: some say they want the family to stay for old times sake, others want them gone so the company can stay alive and grow. The family needs to get less say in th...

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 34
Views: 10981

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

I don't think you would be the first person to do that, so certainly it is possible. Though the costs and logistics would be very interesting to have more insight into. Please keep us updated as you work through the process if you follow through. Maybe the first private to do that but it has been d...

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Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 384
Views: 151518

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

The biggest thing for me was having all the replies on a single page, and collapsed once they'd been read. Opening the thread would you to the first unread post, and everything was condensed on one page. Made it super easy to scroll up and down and re-read posts without having to click through and t...

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