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by TheStig
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: COVID MOA 2
Replies: 58
Views: 7602

Re: COVID MOA 2

I'm going swim against the current here, I think this vote is an easy yes and I've been 50/50 over the years. The pandemic has been devastating to the industry and Canadian carriers are faced dealing with zero government assistance and some of the most restrictive passenger movement regulations. The...
by TheStig
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: IATA Warning for Canadian Aviation Sector
Replies: 49
Views: 3087

Re: IATA Warning for Canadian Aviation Sector

Agreed, and I'd think most Canadians would agree that our Provincial Governments under all banners have worked diligently up to this point to coordinate with the multiple Heath and School districts to reopen schools across the country. The plans haven't and won't be perfect and they will no doubt be...
by TheStig
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

Thanks, I should have pulled the charts out before posting.
by TheStig
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

Alrighty, makes sense. So in the case of an airport where an FSS has an RCO (In this case a London FISE). I should contact the FISE for an advisory service, and then switch over to the MF frequency for traffic reporting? Edit: Ah wait. Im getting it now. The FISE is just enroute info. So I could ma...
by TheStig
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Liberals may target the Transportation sector with very hefty Carbon taxes.
Replies: 31
Views: 2520

Re: Liberals may target the Transportation sector with very hefty Carbon taxes.

Reap what ye sow :rolleyes: Lisa Rait, Jon Baird, TFWs, draconian duty days. Nope. I don’t miss him one bit. I agree the last Conservative Government seemed to run out of good ideas, but all I hear from the Liberals these days are bad ones. At this point I'd prefer a serious and accountable group o...
by TheStig
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 222
Views: 31401

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

'97 Tercel wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:28 pm I always wanted to start a new page
Page 7 is tabloids and gossip right?
by TheStig
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 222
Views: 31401

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

Doesn't look like there will be any extra positions added to the bid coming up. The airline has stated they plan on restarting some rouge airbus operations this fall. The last bid didn't have any rouge airbus positions but there are still a large number of pilot qualified as the retraining over the...
by TheStig
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 115
Views: 26734

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

Don't have a horse in this race but I want to pass along my best wishes to those facing a layoff. I'm sure empty platitudes from anonymous posters don't mean much when you're faced with such disappointment and difficult economic circumstances but I think everyone here is hoping this nightmare ends s...
by TheStig
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?
Replies: 42
Views: 8818

Re: Did ACPA MEC vote themselves a raise while others are laid-off?

All of us have taken cuts, but we've also been working less, most of us much, much less. If the Union Reps are working 110% of their pre-covid duties you could make the argument that they don't deserve to take a cut. That said, this fails the taste test as it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. At the...
by TheStig
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines ask MP’s to have COVID rules relaxed ..
Replies: 47
Views: 6433

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

Wouldn't the passengers arriving from international destinations be required to self isolate for two weeks on arrival regardless? Health officials in Montreal are so concerned about the spread of COVID19 that they're recommending that anyone who has been to a bar since July 1st get tested..but not i...
by TheStig
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 70
Views: 14009

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

Alkaseltzer, Looking at the long list of friends and colleagues who are listed as surplus and furloughed is difficult even for those fortunate to have enough seniority to still be able to bid. I've talked with several pilots who are awaiting their 'call' over the past 2 months. It's a tough position...
by TheStig
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 29
Views: 9067

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

The MAX8 burns the same fuel (2200 kg/hr) as an A319 which AC has configured with 48 fewer seats (120 vs 168). The A220 and 190 are both around 1800, (from what I'm told) as few AC pilots have ventured above FL290.
by TheStig
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 164
Views: 9207

Re: Open the door, no thanks

Clearly Avcanada has its finger on the pulse, this is from todays Washington Post. Mind you, I'm sure Jeff Bezos (who owns the Post) wouldn't mind this epidemic never ending. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/a-lower-covid-19-death-rate-is-nothing-to-celebrate/2020/07/07/ff89ffca-c045-11ea-890...
by TheStig
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 102524

Re: Layoffs

What happens to scheduling/staffing for October after the MOA expires? Sure doesn’t look like capacity recovery is happening for Q3/Q4, particularly US trans border and overseas. The airline continues to loose money in Q3/Q4. The airline is training to meet their projected flying for next summer. I...
by TheStig
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Equipment bid
Replies: 48
Views: 8551

Re: Equipment bid

Okay, so a few doctors are skeptical, but clearly the vast majority are not. It just takes a few more full or overflowing ICU situations to wake everybody up about the seriousness again. Again, it’s not about the mortality rate. It’s actually about how many sick people the hospitals can handle at o...
by TheStig
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 63631

Re: The Return to Normal?

From the article:

close to 50 students and more than 30 staff tested positive for COVID-19

Not exactly no issues. Interesting article, it would be good to hear from what public health officials have to say about the results thus far and how the reopening of boarders across Europe goes.
by TheStig
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Challengers for DND?
Replies: 10
Views: 2010

Re: New Challengers for DND?

Glad to see the DND add these aircraft. Compared to our peers, Canada has a small fleet of VIP transport due to the wash-rinse-repeat cycle of their utilization being used to grandstand by the opposition party. "XXXX party is out of touch with the values of hardworking Canadians look how much they'v...
by TheStig
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 102524

Re: Layoffs

BTD wrote: Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:51 pm In theory, what has been published plans out to summer 2022. If that holds, there shouldn’t be anymore. But we are in strange times.
The bid showed 795 surplus pilots so there could be more furloughs after September.
by TheStig
Sun May 31, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CEWS
Replies: 73
Views: 11750

Re: CEWS

LOU 83, however, having had to look it up I see its not going to offer any protection because one of the clauses voiding its protection are blocks under 57 hours...and it ended in 2017. Sorry if I got your hopes up.

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