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by tailgunner
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 209
Views: 28732

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

BTD et al, I’m not sure from a legal sense that it really matters whether a contract, provision, or revision is accepted by the MEC iris voted on by the membership. In a legal sense, it is moot. We could have played Rock Paper Scissors, Bocce, held a vote, acclaimed it, or just had our MEC sign it, ...
by tailgunner
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 209
Views: 28732

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

Dry Guy,
It might be. It might be something else.
I’m sure that post , which was removed after a few days, caused much angst within the MEC and AC. This is only speculation though.
Cheers
by tailgunner
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 209
Views: 28732

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

Postmaster... The issue is well before the leaked Memo you are referring to. All members of the MEC are duty bound to follow the rules constitution of ACPA, and when dealing with Legal bargaining, they are legally bound to follow the law regarding good faith, and illegal job actions, or counseling o...
by tailgunner
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13886

Re: how long

Valleyboy, I suppose a remote operator may be able to slow taxi, but cannot pick up the subtle clues that are always present. On a walk around, can a remote operator really assess how slippery the ramp is, or a subtle change in the precipitation rate or type? That’s part of the tactile feedback that...
by tailgunner
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13886

Re: how long

I agree with Rockie. To the posters who are using military UAV’s as examples, do not look at their respective attrition rates, it is fearfully high. It’s just that they are secretive, unmanned, and operating over politically sensitive areas, so they are not widely reported on. They have operational ...
by tailgunner
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule
Replies: 27
Views: 3278

Re: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule

Rockie,
The FA’s usually just turned around and pushed on the locked door over and over and over again. The trained pilot actioned the automatic door control.
Cheers.
by tailgunner
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule
Replies: 27
Views: 3278

Re: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule

Ifly.... Most FA’s haven’t got a clue on how to open the door. They have less ability to “call for help”. And most have no idea how to find a radio , a mike, and a PTT. Your suggestions that these would be things they can do is pure fantasy, and something only seen in the movies. What they could do ...
by tailgunner
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule
Replies: 27
Views: 3278

Re: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule

The assumption that you are making Rockie is that the FA is sane. This cannot be ascertained nor guaranteed. Pilot to pilot interaction in the flight planning room, the walk to the gate, the coffee lineup, and such, can give warnings of the mental state of each. This does not happen between FA’s and...
by tailgunner
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2447

Re: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?

POLITICS. Justin Trudeau has consistently chased votes with his targeted programs and payouts. CR and the entire industry have been waiting for, and expecting (hoping) for a governmental support program. If we are to believe CR, every other top 20 airline has been given direct support from their res...
by tailgunner
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19473

Re: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights

When talking about infrastructure projects, Canadians need to look past government projects. A major infrastructure project could be the Energy East Pipeline to Saint John. It would employ thousands, and provide long term permanent jobs in NB. The Northern Gateway project is another that should be m...
by tailgunner
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19473

Re: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights

Old Fella, Agreed. As a country, and more specifically, thefederal government ,needs to have a realization that taxes and social handouts do not get an economy running. Investment in infrastructure, industry, and reducing needless inefficiency is what does. Deficits definitely do not take care of th...
by tailgunner
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19473

Re: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights

Old fella, The demographic make up of the circle is paramount. My circle of contacts/ friends/acquaintances are chomping at the bit to get back to sanity. We are not waiting for a magic serum that will arrive no sooner than 12 months from now. We are not in the high danger group. Frankly, not many C...
by tailgunner
Thu May 28, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 63233

Re: The Return to Normal?

Rockie,
You just admitted that isolating the vulnerable and elderly has never been done and is impossible. How can you possibly think that isolating the entire population is any more effective?
Cheers
by tailgunner
Wed May 27, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39288

Re: Will Westjet survive?

CFM Symphony,
Check the Financial Post May 6, 2020.

Westjet will make it through Covid, but may not recover to previous size, warns CEO. Is the article title.
Sims said that during early March, WJ was burning 25000000$ a day. His statement not mine.
Cheers
by tailgunner
Wed May 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39288

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Brooks, Sims is on record saying that WJ was burning 22 000 000 a day as well. Both companies would initially burn more cash and then settle into a reduced rate as time goes on. AC announced the end of the CEWS program for 20000 employees because even with the program, the corporation is still payin...
by tailgunner
Sat May 23, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39288

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Yes they will, their fleet is largely paid for or leases that are easy to get out of and basically 1 type, they own their simulators so they can ramp up quickly to take advantage of seasonal booms like Christmas season. They own their whole feeder network and can move people around whenever/ wherev...
by tailgunner
Mon May 18, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...
Replies: 80
Views: 10261

Re: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...

Ayseven, Quit with the emotional appeals to justify your position on the quarantine. You may have already “killed people unnecessarily “.Bacteria live everywhere. Clothes, hair, hands, etc. At one time, you may have passsed bacteria to an elderly person that morphed into the flu, Norwalk, a cold and...
by tailgunner
Sun May 17, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...
Replies: 80
Views: 10261

Re: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...

“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

Franklin Roosevelt. 1933.

Seems very relevant today.
Cheers.
by tailgunner
Sat May 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...
Replies: 80
Views: 10261

Re: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...

It all political. In the USA, the Democratic Party realizes that their only hope of beating Trump is if the economy tanks. Give Trump a strong economic record to run on, and he will win. They have a weak candidate, no matter if it’s Biden or Sanders. The mainstream media knows this as well. That is ...
by tailgunner
Tue May 12, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10895

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

The Hawk trainers have been identified as having a nearing shelf life. I believe that once the F35 is selected as the F18 replacement again, there will be an examination of the lead in training aircraft. The Hawk apparently has some issues replicating what some Airforces would like to see regarding ...

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