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by yzfElite
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11165

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

I know most airlines are upgaging to 76 seaters but what about Air Canada and their CRJs that fly routes like MCI/STL/MKE/OMA etc - YYZ? Are they going to be replaced with CRJ705s or discontinued? How hard can it be to fill a 705 considering AC flies MCI double daily half the year. Given that their...

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by yzfElite
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11165

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Here in Canada it has been a combination of E175, Q400 and CRJ900 for the most part. WS has gotten into regional flying as well with an all Q400 fleet. Unfortunately for me, it means some long Q400 routes I have to suffer from time to time or seek alternatives (e.g. YYC-YZF which is now painfully lo...

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by yzfElite
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3594

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

WS started as a LCC, particularly when AC and the US majors were more full service. With the combination of WS becoming more like AC to compete with similar offerings and the overall industry changing (seat selection/baggage/meal fees for ex), WS looks a lot less like a LCC than they did at the turn...

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by yzfElite
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 47
Views: 6331

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

You do know that the crj 900 is cheaper for an airline to operate that the eeeeeeejet I'm not sure the 900 is a big upgrade from the Q400. The bid advantage of the E175 is that it gives the mainline jet experience for passengers. I enjoy the 900 for the speed over a prop, but it feels like a small ...

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by yzfElite
Sun May 27, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11185

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

80+ posts in and no one has pointed out the obvious solution: Boeing should simply fire up the assembly line and produce about 20 additional 737-200's. While they are at they should upgrade to include modern IFE, wider seats and more leg room. Shouldn't really be too big of a job. It was noted upth...

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by yzfElite
Fri May 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11185

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

On a more serious note you could do something like have the RCAF offer a service at a rate to pay for the ongoing costs of the aircraft. Using it as a way to maybe have more transports should there be a need someday for a surge capability. Again, just throwing ideas around. The more likely long ter...

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by yzfElite
Fri May 25, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11185

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

I also recall some issue about the old 732s being grandfathered in for rules that would limit the ability to use moveable bulkheads. Does anyone else recall this issue or if it has come to pass? I always found it interesting to see them add/remove pallets of seats to reconfigure mid-day on the YEG-Y...

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by yzfElite
Tue May 22, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 14066

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

As for Canada’s far north, the only airport north of the arctic circle with a paved runway is YEV/Inuvik. However, YEV is much warmer than most of the arctic. It’s south of the tree line (compare that to eastern Canada where the tree line is about 200 km north of Kuujjuaq, Quebec) and summertime te...

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by yzfElite
Sun May 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 14066

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Seems like C-130 is the logical answer. Might need some work in terms of passenger seats, but it would clearly handle the cargo. 7F actually had two for a period of time and divested themselves of them again a couple of years ago. I believe L2 picked one of them up and does the occasional run that ...

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by yzfElite
Sun May 13, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 14066

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

They will run out of hours/cycles/parts/profitability eventually and I expect there won't be a replacement. 7F/4N/5T have mostly moved to newer 737s and both ATR and Dash aircraft. There are minimal routes/frequencies flown now by the 732s.

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by yzfElite
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10179

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Trying to operate reliably from coast to coast with that sort of small fleet size with that sort of aged jet? They haven't learned a thing. 8-) I'd be shocked if they are around long-term, however one must remember that WS built themselves up flying 732s and a similar model. I think the market is f...

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