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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge fleet question/update
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: Air Canada Rouge fleet question/update

The addition of the ex-Niki A321 is interesting as the speculation recently was that all the A321's might be moving back to mainline. Things change frequently in the industry and it may be a case of AC preparing to use Rouge domestically to battle it out with new players in the soon to be ULCC mark...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM ending IAD service
Replies: 38
Views: 5557

Re: LATAM ending IAD service

It was GRU-JFK-YYZ, operated by LATAM Brazil. I believe that route was a left over from the TAM days. When the Chileans disembarked, the route was promptly cancelled. And the no nonsense approach comment was about IAD & SFO - both by LATAM Peru; and both failed for different reasons. But my poi...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge fleet question/update
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Air Canada Rouge fleet question/update

Just wondering if anyone has the status of C-FXCA, it was flown to Singapore last year for what seemed to be a rouge configuration, however, it’s proving difficult to track down any more current info.

Also worth noting, Rouge is leasing a former niki A321, registered OE-LCI, to become C-FYXF.

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the 747-8 to SEA
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: LH and the 747-8 to SEA

Remember, LH used a few 744's during that time between FRA and TXL to cover for AB's collapse. That made for a few schedule changes.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago
Replies: 36
Views: 4003

Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

True, the bulk of Ethiopian-Americans are in the DC and New York metro areas. Wouldn't ORD would seem to be a better place for connection feeder traffic, for example to the Ethiopian and Somali communities in Minneapolis, or even places like metro Toronto? (I know they already fly to YYZ but flight...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 2956

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

Realistically, how many people are going to connect in SEA to Asia when there are up to 3x daily flights from YYZ to HKG, 2x daily flights from YYZ to PEK/PVG/ICN, daily flights to HND and up to 5x weekly flights to CAN. YYZ is well served to Asia, there isn't a need to connect via a west coast hub....

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 2956

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

Using the DFW vs YYZ example, YYZ is listed as a global Alpha City, where as Dallas is two levels below as a Beta +. Just one metric, but one particularly relevant to travel, as this ranking deals with integration within the global economy. Numbers don't lie, YYZ has over 3 times the international t...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 2956

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

YYZ-SEA recently went A320 on AC, but it still really doesn't seem like a huge route. If Toronto gets the Amazon HQ2, that changes things, but as it stands, that's a long flight that would rely on almost all O/D. DL from LAX would probably make a lot more sense, that is an absolutely massive route t...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 15
Views: 2573

Re: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land

I assume Downsview cannot be used for commercial aviation? This would essentially spell the closing of Downsiview. It’s not a practical airport, it is pinned below CYYZ’s approach path, the airspace is a nightmare. Furthermore, it is owned and operated by Bombarider, it’s sale would likely be a par...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 5487

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

USAirALB wrote:
So this summer are MUC-YUL/CLT the only North American routes from Munich flown with the A333?

YYZ is also A330

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7793

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Off the top of my head: N-American dest. (incl. Canada): Is Canada generally not considered part of North America? Why does it need to be noted that it is included? Haha of course it is! It's just that he asked for the US destinations, and I decided to include Canada as well. :) Haha fair enough ;)

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7793

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Amazing for FI, what is this 17-18 US destinations? Well at least we here in Houston have been spared an invasion from those crazy Norsemen....so far... Off the top of my head: N-American dest. (incl. Canada): Is Canada generally not considered part of North America? Why does it need to be noted th...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9202

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

YYZ is scheduled as a year round 744, the A343 only operated for about a month or two this year, seemingly to help cover for the AB flights (AC maintained its 2x daily YYZ-FRA flights on the 77W and 789). The 747 is scheduled to return next week January 15th. In the past, it has never left like thi...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34363

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

I think AC will likely take a good hard look. As it stands next summer, they don’t have any spare widebodies whatsoever, I’m not even sure they have enough for the schedule as it is. It’s also well known that they are looking for used widebodies to bridge the gap between now and the eventual next 7...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9202

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

Lufthansa Route Update: Now including Chicago Seattle 744 Rio De Janeiro 744 Mexico City 748 Johannesburg 748 Denver 744 Osaka Kansai 744 Seoul 744 Sao Paulo 748 Buenos Aires 748 Tokyo 748 Bengaluru 748 Chicago 748 Boston 748 New York 748 New York 748 Washington 748 Mumbai 748 Orlando 744 Tehran 74...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9202

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

Adipasquale wrote:
whywhyzee wrote:
LH Toronto is 744

It's seasonal. During the winter, FRA-YYZ is operates by the 343.

It's year round, and has been for a few years. The A343 this year seems to be as a result of the AB issues. The 747 is back next week.

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada facing pilot shortage...
Replies: 11
Views: 1829

Re: Canada facing pilot shortage...

Considering the rates of hiring at airlines, it's not hard to see where this is going. If you think that is bad, put yourself in the shoes of the 703 and 704 operators...and then there is the problem of no flight instructors.

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9202

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

LH Toronto is 744

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10452

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

Planeyguy wrote:
Also, is there a Boeing aircraft that is replacing the 777-200 or is that area only covered by the A350?


They already make one: 787-9.

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 4657

Re: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?

Regarding transfer visa, I am not 100% sure but as far as I know Japanese passport holder does not require transfer visa, so for JL this takes care of at least half of their problems. But having to clear immigration at US gateways is hassle enough. I have never transited in Canada to a third countr...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10452

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

Air Canada almost certainly will take a fair number of 777-9's, but their 77W fleet is fairly new, I can't see any real need to take any until 2030 or so, barring growth, but that would heavily fragment their delivery schedule which would be rather inefficient.

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by whywhyzee
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 10827

Re: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s

Given the relatively low average fleet age, it seems likely that these new deliveries will be spread out to allow for some growth, likely to more exotic destinations, I am thinking places like Australia, and the like. Longer routes, thinner demand, but the potential to connect pax, and carve out a s...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 10827

Re: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s

If the A350-1000 was available earlier, I would suspect that TK would prefer that to the heavier B77Ws (29 of 32 on capital leases and the other 3 on operating leases). This helps to right-size the Turkish operation in terms of long-haul and have a plane slotting in between the A333 (238 and 242t) ...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent
Replies: 17
Views: 3862

Re: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent

Brussels Airlines is quite in strong in some of the African markets where it operates. Probably the most when you look at EU-carriers networks between EU and Africa, at least the African operation accounts the more when looking at its long-haul routes. Other than Africa, Brussels only flies JFK, BO...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: present longest and historic longest 773 (non ER) route?
Replies: 15
Views: 2905

Re: present longest and historic longest 773 (non ER) route?

Transaero occasionally flew them into YYZ.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Year's Eve on a plane
Replies: 23
Views: 4380

Re: New Year's Eve on a plane

I spend almost every new years on a plane, including this one. Never had anything more than a cabin announcement.

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by whywhyzee
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 77W Top Off Orders
Replies: 46
Views: 8511

Re: 2018 77W Top Off Orders

YYZ-SIN is beyond the 77W range but should doable from YVR. Although YVR-SIN is shorter than DXB-LAX, you have to consider AC's config plus the headwind, which will most likely means significant payload restrictions. AC would be better off flying 789 on the route if they ever wanted to start it. I ...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s
Replies: 26
Views: 6065

Re: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s

My guess would be that this is a China Express Airlines order, or possibly an order from a Chinese Lessor. In the past few years, most of the "Unidentified" orders for the CRJ900 have been placed by those companies. Or the order could possibly come from the Iranian airlines FlyQeshm, alth...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?
Replies: 25
Views: 6011

Re: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?

Speaking from experience, Toronto sees variable equipment which likely helps manage capacity and the fleet. Winter is all 747 (daily) and summer is a mix of 772, 787, 747 (12 weekly flights during the summer season).

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by whywhyzee
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 77W Top Off Orders
Replies: 46
Views: 8511

Re: 2018 77W Top Off Orders

This is purely my evaluation. I think AC would benefit from another 4 frames or so. They are short on widebodies currently, and have extended the life of their 767's again to cover. As it stands, I think the biggest shortage is the 77W. They constantly have to shuffle them because of limited frames,...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ
Replies: 41
Views: 11357

Re: EVA Air wing collided with a pole at YYZ

It's been over three weeks since the incident. Does anyone know the status of B-16718? I saw the airplane parked at the infield terminal of YYZ as we were taxiing this morning but could not see whether the wing was repaired or not. If it was not repaired yet, would EVA use one of the AC hanger to p...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peterborough Airport, Ontario. Query ?
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Peterborough Airport, Ontario. Query ?

7000 ft runway, can handle up to a 737-800. Other then that, there isn't much there, just a small restaurant/terminal/fbo, couple of flight schools and flying colours who do cabin work and paint on CRJs and Globals for Bombardier. They run charters a few times a year, recently using nolinor or first...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?
Replies: 88
Views: 10039

Re: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?

God you have no idea what I want to say to you but can't say to you because I'm afraid the mods will mute me or kick me. DTW-LGW... I could see that a few years down the road. DTW-DUB.... ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha - DTW-DUB - on DY? It'll come on DL if it comes at all. How old are you with your ‘...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 28
Views: 5389

Highest certifiable maximum altitude

Just wondering if anyone has more info than I can find in regs/certifications with regards to service ceilings. As far as I can tell, the highest bizjet ceilings seem to be FL510, is there anything higher?

Cheers

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by whywhyzee
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air France going to cancel their 787 order?
Replies: 9
Views: 4003

Re: Is Air France going to cancel their 787 order?

They have already delivery of 5...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?
Replies: 88
Views: 10039

Re: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?

klm617 wrote:
Cunard wrote:
klm617 wrote:
I'm hearing it's DTW-LGW and DTW-DUB


Hearing from who exactly, what another plane enthusiast!

But seeing your a huge DTW fanboy it's not surprising that you 'heard' it, perhaps it was in your sleep that you 'heard' it.



When D8 announces DTW you'll know.


Sure

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by whywhyzee
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22069

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

So what’s in it for DL if this can potentially trash their own yields? The Icelandic/wow suggestions is far fetched. I see this more as a one sided deal for DL to get better access to Canadian markets. Not to benefit WS’s questionable long haul ambitions. n Questionable? Have you any idea how full ...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22069

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

Everyone keeps asking about AA and their response, I can’t see many options for them. At very best, they double down to one of their hubs, let’s just say ORD for hypothetical sake. That leaves pax with the option of connecting through an AA hub, or connecting at YYZ on WS or AC depending on their pr...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10200

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released

AIRTRANSAT767 wrote:
I can not wait for the start of their expansion? Do you have pictures ?


They have already started with the new gate 193 contact gates.

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by whywhyzee
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10200

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released

WestJet holds 19% of all seats into/out of YYZ, hardly an AC monopoly. They also have a completely new widebody fleet on order which will all be for growth, given that they don’t currently offer much in that segment. I struggle to see how you fail to see this. Also, WestJet unproven? Are you sure y...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22069

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/about-us/ ... s/webcasts

The investors day presentation from today is available at this link. Worth a read, gives some insight into their plans.
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https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/about-us/ ... s/webcasts

The investors day presentation from today is available at this link. Worth a read, gives some insight into their plans.

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by whywhyzee
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22069

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

According to the article, it’s a net increase of 24 aircraft to 189. According to their latest fleet matrix chart, which can be found on the 737-10 conversion thread (sorry, not a clue of how to transfer the image here) that number wasn’t set to be attained until almost 2027. It seems to me that thi...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22069

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

787 starts delivering in 2019, which will feature true J service, along side a dedicated PY product for long haul. Lounges will be built at YYZ, YYC and YVR, the plus product is being expanded and improved on their narrowbody fleet. This JV is intended to work with what is coming. It isn't supposed ...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10200

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released

WestJet holds 19% of all seats into/out of YYZ, hardly an AC monopoly. They also have a completely new widebody fleet on order which will all be for growth, given that they don’t currently offer much in that segment. I struggle to see how you fail to see this. Also, WestJet unproven? Are you sure yo...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?
Replies: 32
Views: 6442

Re: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?

I’ve had some funny slow moments. Potentially the worst was being told to keep the speed up on approach...for a helicopter behind. I don’t understand that one to this day, 140 on approach in a Bonanza =)

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by whywhyzee
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10200

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Release

There is lots of centralization going on into YYZ but I can't see YYZ growth beyond 50 million pax and to grow beyond that Airport would have to really lower the yields to allow real lcc's not the phony ones like WS and Rouge but you said it yourself AC has a monopoly and they have always shown des...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10200

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Release

It's really hard to see a doubling of traffic without it being done by LCC's of which there is none right now. Growth right now is about 7% YoY. That won’t stop with AC and WS expanding. Remember YYZ is the second busiest international airport based on international pax in North America as it is, w...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10200

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Release

It's really hard to see a doubling of traffic without it being done by LCC's of which there is none right now. Growth right now is about 7% YoY. That won’t stop with AC and WS expanding. Remember YYZ is the second busiest international airport based on international pax in North America as it is, w...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10200

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released

There appears to be a Pier G (see pg. 68) that will also serve larger aircraft. I sure hope it replaces the horribly overcrowded and aesthetically awful third-world transborder lower level F gates. It does seem as though those gates are getting a substantial renovation and expansion. It's not clear...

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