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by Raymond Hall
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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: 360
Views: 53192

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: 3039

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: 3039

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 7894

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 122
Views: 17811

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: 122
Views: 17811

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...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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

From the Globe & Mail: Transport Canada missed flaws on Boeing 737 Max before clearing it to fly Transport Canada believed the Boeing 737 Max was safe when the government approved the new plane three years ago, but officials did not closely examine the aircraft’s flawed software before clearing it t...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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

From today’s Wall Street Journal: FAA Proposes Safety Fix for Another 737 MAX Production Lapse Boeing says proposal isn’t expected to affect mid-2020 return for the grounded jets The Federal Aviation Administration is mandating a new round of safety fixes before Boeing Co. BA -4.33% ’s 737 MAX jets ...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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

From Reuters: Boeing scours idle 737 MAX plant for industrial snags SEATTLE (Reuters) - Insiders note an “eerie” calm at Boeing Co’s (BA.N) 737 MAX factory, formerly a bustling hub that has helped fuel the aviation industry’s record growth over the last two decades. Weeks after halting production of...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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

From today’s New York Times: Federal Prosecutors Investigating Whether Boeing Pilot Lied to F.A.A. In questions before a grand jury, prosecutors have focused on whether a top pilot misled regulators about new flight control software in the 737 Max plane. Federal prosecutors investigating Boeing are ...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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

From today's Washington Post: Boeing finds debris in fuel tanks of undelivered 737 Max jets The finding means the several hundred planes will have to inspected. Boeing found debris in the gas tanks of some of several hundred undelivered 737 Max jets, a potential safety hazard and yet another problem...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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

From today's Financial Post: Air Canada profit misses as costs rise amid 737 MAX grounding Airline spent more on maintaining older aircraft in its fleet amid the grounding of the Boeing jet Air Canada missed analysts’ estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, as the airline spent more on maintainin...
by Raymond Hall
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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

From today's New York Times... What Needs to Happen to Get Boeing’s 737 Max Flying Again? The plane could be back in the air relatively soon, but the company, regulators and airlines must do several things first. Boeing’s 737 Max could be flying again before too long. The plane has been grounded sin...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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

From today's Wall Street Journal: Boeing Fired Midlevel Executive Following Embarrassing Emails The manager oversaw pilots whose messages have embarrassed the aerospace giant as it struggles to get the 737 MAX flying again Boeing Co. BA 0.88% has fired a midlevel executive in charge of pilots who ex...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17811

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

From The Air Current , Wednesday, February 12th: FAA Administrator outlines final gauntlet to return 737 Max to service Singapore – Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration are not yet in the final stretch of the 737 Max grounding, but the path toward the end of the nearly year-long global mo...

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