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by whywhyzee
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update 2 (Possible 777)
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Air Canada new livery update 2 (Possible 777)

C-FNNH returns to YYZ Sunday at 10:45 LCL. It is paint.

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by whywhyzee
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of Air Canada cargo flights operated by Cargojet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1970

Re: The end of Air Canada cargo flights operated by Cargojet?

wingnuts wrote:
AC, where are those 777F you ordered and then canceled now...


They became their 77L’s.

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by whywhyzee
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of Air Canada cargo flights operated by Cargojet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1970

Re: The end of Air Canada cargo flights operated by Cargojet?

I have a friend who works for AC cargo at YYZ , and he says lately they have been offloading a lot of cargo because they are going out so full on flights, they have not had the ability to take any more weight. I don’t know how much more they can take. Nothing empirical, but food for thought.

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by whywhyzee
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 89
Views: 16534

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 78...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 6382

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

I realize that. I wasn't talking about the present. I was more thinking into the future and wondering if there are premium TATL routes that require lie flat seats but are with the range of a Max 8, and if that might make a subfleet with that sort of cabin worth doing, especially if it could replace...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First confirmed drone strike (B738 Buenos Aires Nov 11th)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: First confirmed drone strike (B738 Buenos Aires Nov 11th)?

A King Air hit one on approach to CYQB a couple months ago, scary stuff, could easily have been through an engine.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 6382

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

Does AC have flatbed seats on any of their short hop TATLs? They only have 1 TATL on a narrowbody right now, and it is their only TATL without lieflats as well. (Not including Rouge) As it stands, the initial TATL max 8 flying will be in a normal configured aircraft. I realize that. I wasn't talkin...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 6382

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

I wonder how many Y seats this will have. If all they did was lose 2 J seats, it makes you wonder if the US3 might try a cabin like this and look into any TATL flights or South American flights with a Max 8. UA and DL could look into this for their premium transcons if they don't go for the A321 or...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to operate YUL-LYS with 788 in May '18
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Re: Air Canada to operate YUL-LYS with 788 in May '18

A few more changes for Summer 2018: - 789 now slated for YYZ-AMS and YYZ-MUC (333 had been announced) - 77L now slated for YYZ-FRA (AC876) and YYC-FRA (789 had been announced) More changes to come, I imagine. I wonder, is LH downguaging FRA-YYZ during that time? Seems like a large upgauge. FRA is 3...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to operate YUL-LYS with 788 in May '18
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Re: Air Canada to operate YUL-LYS with 788 in May '18

That makes sense, the previous schedule required 10-11 A333 to operate. I now wonder from where will they get the 787’s required to operate AMS and MUC, there wasn’t supposed to be any slack in the fleet, unless they pull the, off of YYZ-LAX/SFO and YVR-EWR which all can go to the 767. Keeps the 767...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 156
Views: 17133

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

I have said it before, but why can't a Japanese airline make YYZ work? It’s not that they can’t make YYZ work, it’s that they haven’t tried. AC is strong on the market, with a daily 77W to HND and up until this year, a seasonal daily 789 to NRT which is being shifted to YUL. Capacity this coming ye...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3651

Re: LH going 747-8 to SEA?

Due to the Air Berlin coverage, there has been a lot of short term capacity shifting to make up for the 747’s that are displaced. Also worth noting, YVR-MUC is A333, not A346. You're probably right, but I am 100% sure I've seen LH346's coming into YVR. Very easy to spot planes landing at YVR when t...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16598

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

gunnerman wrote:
747-400 (LHR-DEN, BA219)
First 14
Club World 86
World Traveller Plus 30
World Traveller 145
Total: 275 seats


Not meaning to nitpick, but that is incorrect. DEN sees the low J configuration, which is 14/52/36/235.

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by whywhyzee
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 4020

Re: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China

Counterpoint- what about a YHZ-YYZ-Asia or YHZ-YUL-Asia same plane service. Technically still direct, and it would make it much more viable.

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by whywhyzee
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3651

Re: LH going 747-8 to SEA?

Jayce wrote:
whywhyzee wrote:
Due to the Air Berlin coverage, there has been a lot of short term capacity shifting to make up for the 747’s that are displaced. Also worth noting, YVR-MUC is A333, not A346.


YVR-MUC is actually a mix of both types.


Incorrect. It formerly was, it is no longer.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3651

Re: LH going 747-8 to SEA?

Due to the Air Berlin coverage, there has been a lot of short term capacity shifting to make up for the 747’s that are displaced. Also worth noting, YVR-MUC is A333, not A346.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4283

Re: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?

eamondzhang wrote:
And although not strictly following what OP asks (as the competing flights are not from the same airport, but rather same city pair), YTO (Toronto) - YOW also sees DH84 and 763 competing.

Michael


They are with encore flights to YOW from YYZ which I have seen.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13170

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

The reason YYZ is adding twice as many pax is because transport canada wouldn't let many carriers fly to yvr but only to yyz or yul. Aviation policy of Canada is more accomodating to eastern canada than to western canada. If they let carriers fly to more cities e.g. TK, rate of growth in YYZ wouldn...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13170

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Odd that YYZ is so slow to respond to growth. Here, YVR, which is experiencing about the same growth rate, keeps planning ahead and is just about to embark on several terminal expansions, D and A piers, and well as tripling the size of the parkade and an eastward extension of the US Departures chec...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13170

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Odd that YYZ is so slow to respond to growth. Here, YVR, which is experiencing about the same growth rate, keeps planning ahead and is just about to embark on several terminal expansions, D and A piers, and well as tripling the size of the parkade and an eastward extension of the US Departures chec...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13170

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

The whole pier issue at YYZ is an interesting one. They just built a new ground level pier where the new main pier is supposed to be, opened a few weeks ago, used for regional flights and such. I get the feeling this new pier has been put off indefinitely because they can’t lose the regional pier. ...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13170

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

I don’t think there will be much fragmentation on the part of AC, even as capacity concerns grow. The problem with cities like YOw and YHZ is they are small, and unlike many smaller cities in the Us, there aren’t many nearby small cities. Canada is much more sparsely populated then the US, the GTA a...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13170

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Apparently they are not exercising the options on the 13 787s anytime soon. Rumour was they were expiring this fall. Whatever they’re doing seems to be working what with those Q3 results. The options don’t expire for a while yet. They are trying to hold off as long as they can on them just because ...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13170

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Is this the right time/thread to ask about the ATR42-600, that could be replacing the DH3?............. With the ties Canada-Europe now, and Bombardier not offering any replacement to those DH3s, could Chorus(AC) decide to order some European planes that are already linked to Airbus?......... Order...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13170

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

ACs incremental orders should be for CS3s and B789s mainly as these are the best aircraft for them in the long run. I think the 7M8 too and they specifically mentioned that. I think AC are just beginning to realize how many possible 7M8 transatlantic routes they can open up. Not only out of YYZ and...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 36
Views: 5838

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

They did come out and say they want to serve 5 continents by the mid 2020’s or so, and their prospective route map I linked includes a huge amount of potential routes. Realistically speaking, they won’t do it all, that would take 60 planes, but I think it’s safe to assume that provided things work o...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13170

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

I’d like to see so,e 787-10’s as part of the 787 options exercised, rather then the -9. For what should be essentially the same operating cost, they gain access to ~ 50 more seats, and they have a huge network of routes that does not need the range. Narrow body side, I know they are looking for a be...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 36
Views: 5838

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

Going outside the box here. I think during the low season for TATL it's possible that MCO could get one. Would be great for increasing utilization during late winter or early spring and there should be plenty of demand during that period. I highly doubt that will ever happen. It’s not going to be c...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 36
Views: 5838

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

They won’t be anything like TS or Rouge according to what they have said. WestJet is not an LCC or a leisure carrier, and they are only continuing to distance thems lives from that idea. They have released a 10 year plan document, which includes their plans for the 787 flying, and confirms it will ...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 36
Views: 5838

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

They won’t be anything like TS or Rouge according to what they have said. WestJet is not an LCC or a leisure carrier, and they are only continuing to distance thems lives from that idea. They have released a 10 year plan document, which includes their plans for the 787 flying, and confirms it will b...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 727
Views: 200972

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Air Canada has changed their mix substantially. 33 737-8 and 28 737-9 to 49 and 12 respectively. That's quite substantial. I wonder what led to the change. Either AC is interested in the 321NEO LR, they're talking with Boeing about the upcoming MoM, or they over estimated the amount of capacity the...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2221
Views: 315439

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Air Canada 789 C-FSBV was delivered 20 October https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/921371604252332032 Hainan 789 B-1499 was delivered 19 October https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/921220322245742592 AC released their Q3'17 results and I was hoping to hear something about what would c...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 727
Views: 200972

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Air Canada has changed their mix substantially. 33 737-8 and 28 737-9 to 49 and 12 respectively. That's quite substantial. I wonder what led to the change. Either AC is interested in the 321NEO LR, they're talking with Boeing about the upcoming MoM, or they over estimated the amount of capacity the...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera announce BHX-YYZ
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

Re: Primera announce BHX-YYZ

Also doing STN-YYZ and CDG-YYZ

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by whywhyzee
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 44390

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

Given where they were in the approach, and that they were already cleared to land, my judgement would be that a radio issue developed very late in the game and they elected to continue as per their last clearance. The crew seems to have reacted correctly in this scenario, and were let down by a tech...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 82
Views: 12420

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

Canada is working on a transit without visa program, currently it is only available at YYZ and YVR, but given the relative simplicity of setting it up at a small airport, it could be quite easy for them to institute it where they might fuel stop. Of course, that is only for the JFK flight, YYZ would...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 28
Views: 5676

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

Just throwing out an idea here, not where they do, but where they could. Toronto would likely be quite a successful route on the A380 given the growth of China-Toronto in recent years, and the restricted bilateral (maxed out currently), which prevents them from adding frequencies. Assuming the consi...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route
Replies: 13
Views: 3501

Re: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route

AC has also added service to SNN from YYZ, so UA can route pax on their EWR flight or on the AC flight. Consolidation to boost loads and yields.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12300

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

One thing I find interesting is where they might go to replace the final 5 767's and A321's (as it stands, th max won't replace them). I can see potential for the new MoM or the 737-10 to fill that role. They wouldn't need too many, but it would be a useful aircraft for their premium trans on servic...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12300

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

AC has made no push to retire the A330's nor have they said anything about it? It's a popular Anet assumption, which as per usual, is completely baseless. The a330's have started to be repainted into the new livery. The A330s, as per the last investor day, are intended as "flex capacity"....

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by whywhyzee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12300

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

Interesting! What's the source for these? It also makes it all the more confounding that they haven't brought it along yet, especially to place that's already a station, and has pretty decent incentives out for near int'l destinations. Does AC do weekend-only US services to anywhere from YUL? O&...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12300

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

I like their strategy, they are really leveraging Canada's quiet push at diversifying it's economy and growing as a nation. They have been creating more overlap as the 787's arrive, no longer routing everything Europe via YYZ and Asia via YVR for example. YUL has really benefitted from this expansio...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12300

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

The infield terminal is indeed being re-activated, though not sure who the tenant(s) will be. Rest assured it won't be AC though. The problem with them is T1 international, it is too small. I just don't think they foresaw the growth rate that is really occurring, and got caught with their pants down...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17548

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

The value of the a-la-carte model (the way I see it, it's just an un-bundled fare) is increased efficiency due to less waste. Just think how many meals go to waste on a typical flight. Allowing the customer to order certain things can effectively reduce the cost of the ticket, and lower the costs fo...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5325

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

I think the trick is, India is the next big boom country. Economically. They are emerging and doing so rapidly, and it is reflected in airport passenger numbers. Going large is betting on this to continue, its high risk-high reward. If they get it right and growth continues at this breakneck pace, ...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5325

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

I think the trick is, India is the next big boom country. Economically. They are emerging and doing so rapidly, and it is reflected in airport passenger numbers. Going large is betting on this to continue, its high risk-high reward. If they get it right and growth continues at this breakneck pace, h...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 10603

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/ME

....Allotting for growth, AC, including Rouge could realistically have a fleet of ~75 787's in a decade's time. That is impressive for a country of 37 million. In a decade, Canada is going to have over 40 million people...[/quote] Leave it to someone on this site to find an irrelevant piece of info...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 10603

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/ME

The aggressive expansion continues, YVR certainly is becoming one of the world's true gateways. Of the airlines who have ordered and operate the 787, AC has definitely benefitted the most. I don't expect too many more routes to come up seeing as how WB expansion will be coming to a close in the nex...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds daily YUL-NRT
Replies: 63
Views: 15452

Re: Air Canada to make major Montreal announcement on 08/23

Honestly, if the Canadian government is scared of Air Canada flying to Beirut, then make the flight have Israeli like security. Passengers need to be questioned before they check in and when they are checking in. Baggage is put through a detector to find any bombs or anything suspicious. That would...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet and China Airlines to share aircraft/crews
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Westjet and China Airlines to share aircraft/crews

http://www.paxnewswest.com/news/pnw-airline/westjet-china-airlines-approved-taipei-taiwan-flights According to this article, Westjet and China Airlines are entering into some sort of partnership agreement which sees WS crews operating CI metal into Canada. It's a rather interesting arrangement, coul...

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