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by Gino Under
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 28
Views: 2284

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: 2168

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: 346
Views: 49923

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: 3901

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: 3901

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...
by Gino Under
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3901

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

“On Tuesday Boeing called for a $60 billion lifeline for the struggling U.S. aerospace industry.” That’s dollars, not dollarettes. Interesting the American tax payers aren’t having sh*t fits over Boeing’s call for a government bail out for their aerospace industry. What do they know that we don’t? J...
by Gino Under
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3901

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

Aéro Montréal today unveiled the results of a study completed by PwC Canada on the economic benefits of the A220 aircraft program in Québec and Canada. According to this study, the development of this aerospace program has resulted in numerous economic benefits in Canada, including a significant con...
by Gino Under
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles
Replies: 10
Views: 1791

Re: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles

Without rushing to judgement it can easily be said that an engine failure on, during, or after takeoff is a well rehearsed event. This crew was not taken by shock and surprise and not without a plan following such an event. Rushing into a checklist, TEM, Poor CRM or ineffective CRM is a likely facto...
by Gino Under
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time is of the essence
Replies: 44
Views: 3128

Re: Time is of the essence

It is very poor legal advice from any non-lawyer on an aviation forum to think NOT paying a bond is good advice. It is also idiotic to suggest reading the contractual agreement signed is the time to review what two parties agreed to.
Seriously. Give your head a shake.

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by Gino Under
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2704

Re: Swoop

SWOOP is poop.
LLCCs are a joke.
You get what you pay for.
Especially in Canada.
Many more incidents like this and SWOOP will be history.

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by Gino Under
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1873

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

De-icing the Russian way. Modern A320 with slats. Piece of cake.
This is what happens when your crews don’t get it.
Just because it may work from time to time isn’t the measure of a successful takeoff.

https://youtu.be/5GIU94dg1ek

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by Gino Under
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: College of Pilots?

Is this thread actually a discussion about the College of Pilots or just a pissing contest between ACPA and ALPA? (my dog’s better than your dog) I’d really like to understand what I get for my 60 bucks other than an occasional newsletter from some imaginary entity that has meetings from time to tim...
by Gino Under
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 38
Views: 10987

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

Obviously you’ve missed the point. Cancelled because “union scope clauses didn’t change as anticipated ”. And they aren’t gonna. At no point did I say the MRJ or E90 were bad aeroplanes that the regionals don’t want. Many regionals would love to have the A220. But, many here did say the C Series was...
by Gino Under
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 38
Views: 10987

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

It seems a lack of interest has overcome this thread so I thought I'd throw this update into the thread. Airbus has increased the range of the A220 to 3900 nm. CYTZ to EGLC should now be a reality along with other European destinations. Hang in there Bob. Many on Avcanada have trashed the C Series (...
by Gino Under
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French
Replies: 24
Views: 3400

Re: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French

We can all agree, LIFT is not a French word and it isn’t stamped into the buckle. Certaines séparatistes sont tout simplement stupides. Any English speaker knows this, so the notion of language discrimination is pretty weak in a country that guarantees (look the meaning of that word up if you have a...
by Gino Under
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 15056

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Duke
Boo hoo. You hurt my feelings. Boo hoo hoo
Where's my comfort pony??

GRK2
You raise some excellent points which certainly bear value. Thanks for keeping it civil.

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by Gino Under
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 15056

Re: Who will bid the A220?

I have to say this (in a similar vane) I can't believe there are ANY flights you operate that you don’t get provided a meal or sandwich tray. If you operate through any meal period you should be fed. When I flew, crew meals were always provided. Our F/As regularly came into the flight deck not only ...
by Gino Under
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 15056

Re: Who will bid the A220?

No. I’m not advocating you take a reduction in pay. Not at all. And I didn’t say that either. I simply find it hard to believe nav pay would even be a reality in this day and age. Having re-read my remarks I appreciate how my written words have come across. To be honest I haven’t a clue what your CB...
by Gino Under
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Professional "victims" are back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2856

Re: The Professional "victims" are back!

Well, technically, LIFT is English. Seat belts are a significant part of the on-board safety equipment. The seat belts ARE uni-lingual English. Air Canada is subjected to both the Charter and Quebec language laws as are all Quebec based companies. So it’s easy to see how the plaintiffs won. Air Cana...
by Gino Under
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 15056

Re: Who will bid the A220?

That’s it?
Childish insults.
Not even one reasonable explanation or grownup answer how “nav pay” is justifiable in this day and age? Not surprised.
Just ‘money for nothing, kicks for free’ I guess.

Where were we? Oh yeah, A220 bid. Carry on.

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by Gino Under
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 15056

Re: Who will bid the A220?

I can’t believe you guys still get nav pay! How’d you pull the wool over management’s eyes? What a totally silly concept in the day of GPS, IRS, and FMS. Not to mention CPDLC, ADS-B out, ACARS, reliable auto-pilots and reasonably qualified RPs. Isn’t it really about sore index fingers? Putting a fli...
by Gino Under
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10417

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

C.W.E. Not at all offended. Not at all. French speaking québécois may well be, but I’m not. Language is divisive. In a country like ours it’s simply a shame we pick such petty issues to gnaw on. Many throughout English Canada share a similar opinion that québécois French isn’t pure and is difficult...
by Gino Under
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10417

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

How many times has a Brit scoffed at our accents or our use of English? What credibility or accuracy would you attach to the comment? Now, why would you give a Frenchman such credibility for such inaccurate remarks about the French language used in Canada? Perhaps it’s because you don’t speak French...
by Gino Under
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10417

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

C.W.E. If I might help YOU figure it out. The majority of spoken French in Quebec is the French (accent and dialect) that arrived here when the first French settlers arrived. (Try looking up the Habitants) It has evolved from there as has the English that arrived here with the first English settler...

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