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by Gino Under
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines ask MP’s to have COVID rules relaxed ..
Replies: 40
Views: 3995

Re: Airlines ask MP’s to have COVID rules relaxed ..

We simply shouldn’t re-start airline operations beyond a minimum, therefore there’s no need to relax the rules or make exceptions during a pandemic. VFR traffic (with apology to Air Transat and Sunwing) is simply non-essential. Thanks to FaceTime, Skype, Cisco, and Zoom most work/visits can be easil...
by Gino Under
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Post-Simulator Quarantine?
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Post-Simulator Quarantine?

You can do recurrent training in Canada. So, considering the quarantine aspect of the exercise, why would any Canadian pilot HAVE TO go to the states for recurrent? I can just imagine a 14 day quarantine, followed by training, then another 14 day quarantine when you get home. Makes a lot of sense hu...
by Gino Under
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Post-Simulator Quarantine?
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Post-Simulator Quarantine?

What kind of training?
by Gino Under
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Post-Simulator Quarantine?
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Post-Simulator Quarantine?

Agreed. American pilots are considered “essential” in the US . But, Canadian pilots working in Canada, for a Canadian flight operation? I didn’t think they’d be considered essential in, or to the US under the present pandemic conditions. But then, there’s a lot of confusion these days. It would be i...
by Gino Under
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Post-Simulator Quarantine?
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Post-Simulator Quarantine?

Interesting. If you really went to the states for recurrent training, how did you get a TSA clearance? In Canada, the only “essential” crew are operating flight crew. (read the Customs Act) Pilots crossing the border for training are NOT considered “operating” OR “essential”. With or without a lette...
by Gino Under
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 21
Views: 4680

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

Then you heard wrong. But the fuel efficiency is worth the applause. Anyone who doesn’t understand or appreciate that new, clean-sheet-designed aircraft have teething problems, doesn’t know a lot about new aircraft. The A220 is no different. Recall, if you will, the B787? Lithium batteries anyone? N...
by Gino Under
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Pakistan International Airlines

Finally some sanity regarding PIA. These clowns also need to be banned from Canadian airspace and airports. Surely the citizens of Pakistan deserve better.

https://tbsnews.net/economy/aviation/eu ... ces-100336

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by Gino Under
Mon May 25, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6274

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

I’m sure the crew will be crucified in the final Pakistan CAA accident report. Talk about being behind the aircraft, off profile, and anything but a stable approach! What a gong show!!! The go-around must have been fun to watch but glad I wasn’t there. How such incompetent pilots ever got their hand...
by Gino Under
Sun May 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 33110

Re: Will Westjet survive?

This thread began with a simple question. Do you think Westjet will make it? I’m sticking my neck out here but, some are likely to think they will survive and some, regrettably will think they won’t. Isn’t that how these exchanges work? For whatever reason a contributor’s motivations might be for re...
by Gino Under
Sun May 24, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 33110

Re: Will Westjet survive?

privateer Thanks for the shout out. Correct. I don’t live in Western Canada. I’m not an Easterner who has become a Westerner and who likes to criticize Easterners at every opportunity. I’m all for Alberta. The oil sands, a pipeline to the east coast, natural gas. I don’t like Quebec’s stand on oil ...
by Gino Under
Sat May 23, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 33110

Re: Will Westjet survive?

All this WestJet optimism is wonderful. Even though it strikes me as a bit delusional. Fact check. 40% of WestJet traffic flows through Alberta. That’s in and out of Alberta. When they’re back in the sky they’ll be starting with close to a 40% drop in domestic traffic. Ouch! That’s going to impact r...
by Gino Under
Fri May 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 33110

Re: Will Westjet survive?

WestJet is unlikely to survive this. My personal hope is that it does but I don’t see that they’re in a very good position to survive financially. They long ago abandoned the LCC model that became their success. Dash 8s and B787s??? International Ops??? What are they thinking? Wardair had similar vi...
by Gino Under
Wed May 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10150

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Zaibatsu Wow!!.. Well, I shall certainly expect to sit in speculative judgement of you one day. In fact, when you do “buy the farm” I’ll let the CTSB know there’s no need for a follow up investigation because you will have simply fuctup. Nothing to it. No missing link. No Swiss cheese model. No cont...
by Gino Under
Wed May 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10150

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Many posters have good ideas regarding the Snowbirds. From my little insignificant perch I’ll start with the Conservative and Liberal governments of years gone by. Neither escapes blame for their neglect and inadequate funding of our armed forces. They simply aren’t interested in funding our militar...
by Gino Under
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Lufthansa May file for bankruptcy
Replies: 29
Views: 4935

Re: Lufthansa May file for bankruptcy

Virgin Atlantic are about to go down as well.
Undoubtedly, more to come.

https://simpleflying.com/virgin-atlanti ... -survival/

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by Gino Under
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airbus in danger
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Airbus in danger

Wow! Does this ever sound familiar. Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury gave a dramatic warning to employees that heralds potentially deeper production cuts than initially planned. “The survival of Airbus is in question if we don’t act now,” he wrote in a letter to staff sent on April 24. Airbus was “bleedin...
by Gino Under
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 63
Views: 7089

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

People who chose to leave the country after airlines began shutting down and things started to get serious, were stranded by their personal decision to take their trip contrary to good SA and sensible advise. The airlines operating flights during that shutting down period were obliged to provide the...
by Gino Under
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 63
Views: 7089

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

iflyforpie I doubt I could have come up with any strong rebuttal to your commentary. What I will say, is this. There are very good reasons as to why the state of the airlines is what it is. The consumer doesn’t want to pay the legitimate cost of an airfare. So, you give them what they want. Lower f...
by Gino Under
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 63
Views: 7089

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

I agree with you Gilles. “It would have been more economical for all the airlines to park all their aircraft as soon as the first calls not to travel were made by the Prime Minister and lay all workers off.” It would be nice to see the airline industry return to normal once this is over. At least th...
by Gino Under
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 36
Views: 5599

Re: A220 cruising altitude

But, it’s software that regulates the engine core speeds causing the engine resonance and vibration issue through the FADEC/EEC which are software dependent. The rest is just a bunch of metal bits whizzing around at great speed under high temperature extremes. And it does so very quietly, I might ad...
by Gino Under
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 36
Views: 5599

Re: A220 cruising altitude

It’s not an Auto Throttle issue.
It’s an engine issue.
by Gino Under
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Stay strong
Replies: 2
Views: 3197

Re: Stay strong

To the entire Porter family of employees You will clear this area of turbulence, however long it may last and fly once again into a smooth, clear blue yonder. We know you will. You know you will. And know this, you are missed greatly by your regular passengers. We are out here, awaiting a return to...
by Gino Under
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 96407

Re: Layoffs

It’s simple
by Gino Under
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 4292

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

It’s not just about Bombardier
by Gino Under
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 4292

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

It’s about “the aerospace industry” in Canada, not Bombardier or Boeing asking for a handout. It read “On Tuesday Boeing called for a $60 billion lifeline for the struggling U.S. aerospace industry .” Bombardier is unlikely to receive much more in tax payer funding, if any. The Canadian Aerospace in...

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