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by DBC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 222
Views: 34831

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

Ok got it. But is there any reference in the MOS to the grievance that ACPA had supposedly filed over the % of hours that CPA carriers were doing reference to mainline? No, the CPA scope grievance is separate from the Scope let in MOA 1&2 which is mainly focused on JV flying. I don't mean this ...
by DBC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 222
Views: 34831

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

hithere wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:01 am As previously stated, there is no let on scope
Are you arguing that there is no let in Article 1 of the contract? or just in reference to CPA flying?
by DBC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 222
Views: 34831

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

Well said tailgunner. If people are so concerned about some "genie out of the bottle" situation that can't be put back in with the end of the MOAs, well it already got let out 6 months ago anyways. Arbitrators can view a member ratified choice differently. It's the reason that we lost all...
by DBC
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3752

Re: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020

How does a video like this end up on youtube? Does Canadian Flyers put cameras in their planes or is this his own?
by DBC
Thu May 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 79 Airplanes Retired
Replies: 108
Views: 38481

Re: 79 Airplanes Retired

So am I correct in understanding that any RP will not be entitled to a RIR because any position they move to is an upgraded position? Therefore, even if the company offered the RP position in the future, the original RPs would have to no RP CR except UR CR to make the move back? This would open it ...
by DBC
Wed May 06, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 79 Airplanes Retired
Replies: 108
Views: 38481

Re: 79 Airplanes Retired

For those in the know - what was the rationale behind eliminating all of the LCC 319 and WB RP positions? Also, why the reductions on the 737? A previous bid had all 61 737’s on it. That number has since been reduced to 50. The L319 rational has a few reasons. Fleet utilization. They can park the E...
by DBC
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.
Replies: 37
Views: 9947

Re: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.

The initial 787 RPs had their license changed from full Type Rating to Cruise Relief only sometime in early 2017. I can't find the email with the actual justification right now but it was definitely a TC thing.
by DBC
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Citizenship Requirements for Air Canada crew
Replies: 2
Views: 5426

Re: Citizenship Requirements for Air Canada crew

Well the previous COO was not a Canadian and he was technically on the ACPA seniority list due to his flying status, but I'm honestly not sure if that was a one off or not. I personally have never seen a non Canadian passport in flight ops other than that as far as I know.
by DBC
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Finding a pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 2314

Re: Finding a pilot

I think I understand what you are saying?

The owner has long forgotten about the hat and likely doesn't care to get it back, especially if it has CN listed. Just don't use it for something that it shouldn't be used for and leave it at that in my opinion.
by DBC
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New Hire Equipment
Replies: 21
Views: 13818

Re: New Hire Equipment

Black_Tusk wrote:So no matter what any extra flying you do adds on to 77.5 even if you only few say 50 credit hours?
Yes, extra flying is above and beyond the 77.5.
by DBC
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Question for the wide body guys/gals
Replies: 29
Views: 16224

Re: Question for the wide body guys/gals

Old fella wrote:What is the most challenging item for a pilot transiting to wide body flying for the first time
I would say fatigue without a doubt, the schedule can do real damage to your body and is the only thing that keeps consistent as you learn the new plane.
by DBC
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Question for the wide body guys/gals
Replies: 29
Views: 16224

Re: Question for the wide body guys/gals

Operating FO will do every other landing unless it's something odd like a Cat III day or if the captain needs it to maintain currency. The only reason this would be is if the captain had been sick for an extended period or maybe had a part management role. Every pairing I have done in the past year ...
by DBC
Fri May 27, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Medical Exam
Replies: 21
Views: 13392

Re: Air Canada Medical Exam

They still do a medical.

On my course of 20 a few years ago, 4 or 5 were called back in for followup medical appointments or questions ranging from vision to more bloodwork or ECG stuff.

It's not the kiss of death that it once was, they are just thorough.

Unless you are on drugs.
by DBC
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 2016 Course Dates and Positions
Replies: 58
Views: 22340

Re: 2016 Course Dates and Positions

The last union release suggested about 111 PFOs so far. Thats about 30% of the interviewees. They are obligated to take 495 out of 715, which means they can PFO about 30% which is what they seem to be doing. Off The Street PFO rates were well above 50% when I was hired a few years ago which I alway...
by DBC
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge just got rouge'd
Replies: 17
Views: 7771

Re: Rouge just got rouge'd

There are a few things in there that are more restrictive than the mainline contract, but on the whole it won't change much other than the long single turn days and adding a 3rd or 4th pilot to some legs. The change from weekly flight hour to weekly duty hour restrictions would actually open up the ...
by DBC
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Proposed Flight Crew Fatigue Regs
Replies: 52
Views: 18615

Proposed Flight Crew Fatigue Regs

Hell has finally frozen over and TC has put out their proposal. Not as restrictive as some countries, but some massive improvements that should raise the bar. http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/NPA-APM/doc.aspx?id=10200 I want to say thanks to those involved with the CARAC process that pushed for...
by DBC
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 393811

Re: Air Canada Pool

Here is why the 60+ group isn't retiring. BTW most of them won't take any pension penalty because they've have been here for more then 25 years. Majority off them are 777 captains, on average they fly a full block in 9-12 days/month, they get 5 weeks of vaca due to their years of service plus 9 sta...
by DBC
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 393811

Re: Air Canada Pool

It's in the latest crew bulletin.
by DBC
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 393811

Re: Air Canada Pool

I think the company did plan to hire, but misread how the retirements after the age 60 ruling changed would work out. Under the old rules we would have hired 200 or so in the past two years, but the vast majority of people seem to be continuing past age 60 and the company lost the ability to plan wi...
by DBC
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 393811

Re: Air Canada Pool

12 Vacancies is accurate, and sadly I can't see them running a course with those numbers when many positions are still double crewed.

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