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by Raymond Hall
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 44
Views: 8973

Re: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

There is a much bigger picture here. Canadian corporations are not immune to what is happening elsewhere. Politics trumps (pardon the pun) science and economics. Tonight, the U.S. headed south. Whatever expectations that we might have had for a speedy return to normality in terms of the health of th...
by Raymond Hall
Fri May 29, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 44
Views: 8973

Re: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

Some observations. From experience. Everyone always underestimates the amount of time that it will take to accomplish any objective. Multiply your worst-case time estimate by five and you many still be short. Multiply your worst-case cost estimate by at least the same amount, or perhaps ten, and you...
by Raymond Hall
Tue May 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 44
Views: 8973

Re: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

...wait for the lay-off notice or seek alternate employment now. No need to quit, if you do find alternate employment (and it most likely won’t be flying) then ask for a Leave of Absence, which I’m sure the company would be more than happy to oblige. I realize that finding employment elsewhere is e...
by Raymond Hall
Sun May 24, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 44
Views: 8973

Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

Hertz filed for bankruptcy in US and Canada this weekend. Numbers. That is what economic performance is about, and Hertz simply didn't have the financial numbers or the forecast of the financial numbers to do otherwise. So where is Air Canada in that regard? Although Air Canada reports that it has n...
by Raymond Hall
Tue May 12, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Boeing Orders Slip Below 5,000 On MAX Cancellations Boeing Co. BA -2.76% said Tuesday that its jetliner order book slipped below 5,000 for the first time in seven years as customers canceled more deals for 737 MAX jets. The aerospace giant scrubbed another 108 MAX jets from its backlog and downgrad...
by Raymond Hall
Mon May 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Boeing CEO tells NBC that pandemic is ‘likely’ to put a major U.S. airline out of business Boeing’s president and CEO, David Calhoun, acknowledged during an NBC News interview with “Today” host Savannah Guthrie that a major U.S. airline will “most likely” go out of business due to fallout from the ...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From today's Washington Post: Boeing plans to slash 10 percent of its workforce amid pandemic fallout, Max grounding The aerospace giant was once a Wall Street darling. Twin forces continue to hammer the company’s bottom line. Boeing said Wednesday it plans a 10 percent staff reduction — more than 1...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From today's New York Post: Boeing faces criminal probe of 737 MAX assembly line Federal prosecutors are reportedly probing potentially dangerous missteps in the production of Boeing’s 737 MAX jet, adding to intense scrutiny of the troubled planemaker. Both the US Department of Justice and the Feder...
by Raymond Hall
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From today's Washington Post: Boeing backs out of Embraer merger Boeing has terminated a long-planned $4.2 billion deal with the Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer after negotiations broke down shortly before a Friday night deadline, the company announced Saturday. The move comes as a global a...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From the Wall Street Journal: Boeing Suspends Dividend to Save Cash Amid Coronavirus Crisis CEO David Calhoun and Chairman Larry Kellner to forgo pay through end of 2020 “Boeing is drawing on all of its resources to sustain operations, support its workforce and customers, and maintain supply-chain c...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 96422

Re: Layoffs

I suspect that everyone here was hired after the last "force majeure" event that affected Air Canada pilots (1976 ATC bilingualism shutdown). It was called "off-duty status without pay," and was used to bypass the contractual requirements for lay-offs by reverse seniority, given the impossibility of...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: To everything There is a Season — What Are You Doing To Benefit From This Adversity?
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

Re: To everything There is a Season — What Are You Doing To Benefit From This Adversity?

Crisis creates opportunity. That's why this thread jumped out at me. It's why I'm posting for the first time in months. Whether you've been laid off yet or not, you probably have way more free time than you've ever had before. I hope to use it to learn something. One of the opportunities that I ove...
by Raymond Hall
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: To everything There is a Season — What Are You Doing To Benefit From This Adversity?
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

To everything There is a Season — What Are You Doing To Benefit From This Adversity?

Two perspectives, in song: First, from the Byrds: To everything turn, turn, turn There is a season turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose Under heaven... Second, from Frank Sinatra: So I'm down and so I'm out But so are many others So I feel like tryin' to hide My head 'neath these covers Life...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Ray, should you be mixing NG problems with MAX problems on this thread? This news is a little more relevant. Great article. Very relevant. Good catch. Regarding non-Max issues, when I started this thread I was interested in the entire factors surrounding Boeing's history, management, strategy, gove...
by Raymond Hall
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Virus and Bookings
Replies: 32
Views: 9030

Re: Virus and Bookings

From Today's Honolulu Star Advertiser: Canadian Flight Attendant Covid-19 Positive in Maui: Coronavirus cases in Hawaii grow to 7 The number of coronavirus cases in Hawaii has grown to seven, but none of them appear to be the result of the virus spreading in the community, Gov. David Ige said at a n...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From today's Wall Street Journal: FAA Considers Enhanced Inspections After Southwest Jet Suffers Structural Problem Crack in fuselage during flight prompts reassessment of maintenance checks for certain Boeing 737 models U.S. air-safety officials are investigating potential structural problems affec...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From today's Wall Street Journal: Two FAA Officials Are Key Witnesses in Criminal Probe of Ex-Boeing Pilot Federal aviation staffers dealt with Mark Forkner on pilot-training requirements as part of approval process Federal authorities are seeking to build a criminal case against a former Boeing Co....
by Raymond Hall
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From CNBC today: AC Cancels orders for 11 Aircraft: Boeing 737 Max cancellations pile up in bleak start to the year Boeing reported Wednesday that it logged more commercial aircraft cancellations than new orders in February, marking a bleak start to the year for the manufacturer already reeling from...
by Raymond Hall
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Here is the official report: House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure The Boeing 737 Max Aircraft: Costs, consequences, and Lessons from its Design, Development, and Certification Preliminary Investigative Findings Prepared by the Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Transportation a...
by Raymond Hall
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From the Guardian: Boeing's 'culture of concealment' led to fatal 737 Max crashes, report finds Preliminary findings conclude Boeing ‘jeopardized the safety of the flying public’ in its attempts to get Max approved by regulators A “culture of concealment”, cost cutting and “grossly insufficient” ove...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From today's Washington Post: NASA shows it’s lost confidence in Boeing’s ability to police its own work on Starliner space capsule The space agency will embed software experts alongside Boeing’s engineers to increase oversight In the initial days and weeks after Boeing’s test flight of its new spac...
by Raymond Hall
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Today, from Reuters: FAA administrator: Boeing 737 MAX certification flight could come within 'a few weeks' WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Stephen Dickson said on Thursday he thinks a certification test flight for the Boeing 737 MAX - a key milestone for the return...
by Raymond Hall
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From today's New York Times: ‘It’s More Than I Imagined’: Boeing’s New C.E.O. Confronts Its Challenges In a candid interview, David Calhoun largely laid the blame for the company’s 737 Max crisis on his predecessor. FLORISSANT, Mo. — In his eight weeks on the job, Boeing’s chief executive, David L. ...
by Raymond Hall
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From Business Insider: Catastrophic software errors doomed Boeing's airplanes and nearly destroyed its NASA spaceship. Experts blame the leadership's 'lack of engineering culture.' Just 31 minutes after Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship launched into space, Mission Control knew something was wron...
by Raymond Hall
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 24809

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Fellow Pilots... This thread shows many signs of drifting off track. It is about Boeing and its relation to Air Canada pilots. Anyone can start a new thread to discuss Air Canada's history, management and the current controversies related to those issues. So, in order that this thread not be deleted...

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