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by TheStig
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 75
Views: 8714

Re: Air Canada Pay

So if you were offered a) $20000 a year for four years or b) $20000 a year in eleven years for the rest of your career you would select a)? Just highlighting the reality that every pilot is better off when the top of the pay scale is improved. When you consider that majority of the pilot group lives...
by TheStig
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 75
Views: 8714

Re: Air Canada Pay

schnitzel2k3 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:53 pm
The point that the OP made was 4 year pay should be addressed.
Just food for thought, what do you think would be most beneficial to new hire pilots at AC, a $20/hour bump to each of the first 4 years on the pay scale or a $20/bump to the top year (year 12)?
by TheStig
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 261
Views: 10069

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

If a high school student asked me today what the best way to become an airline pilot was I would point them in this direction. There are lots of opinions on program like these, I certainly have mine but this is really about how to become a pilot today, not about how things were "back in my day." 3 o...
by TheStig
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 154
Views: 23591

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

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by TheStig
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A message to all GGN Pilots from a Jazz Pilot
Replies: 39
Views: 11893

Re: A message to all GGN Pilots from a Jazz Pilot

Jazz (ALPA that is) has to decide on a cut off date, as it would be really unfair for any new Jazz hires (coming off the street) to be over taken by GGN pilots that end up dragging their feet beyond the agreed cross over deadline. Aren't Jazz pilots from PML 1.0 are overtaking off the street pilots...
by TheStig
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3758

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

The election flying is covered differently than the rest of the Jetz due to additional security. Media is everywhere. The campaign season is short, (usually) every four years and before the hockey season gets into full swing. It's not difficult to crew. The Sport Charters are a cool experience that ...
by TheStig
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 61
Views: 9835

Re: August Equip Bid

When AC hires a large number of pilots from Jazz when are the vacant positions posted? I know there is lots of communication between both airlines with respect to just how many pilots should flow and when. Only a small number of Jazz pilots were hired at AC over the summer, where as the first (very ...
by TheStig
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trudeau's Airplane
Replies: 24
Views: 3415

Re: Trudeau's Airplane

PilotDAR wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:11 am
I see it was the left wing....
Not the centre-left as reported, but the far-left wing.
by TheStig
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29022

Re: ONEX plans

There aren't too many Canadian companies that face more scrutiny than Air Canada. The benefit of having to work within the ACPPA, comply with foreign ownership restrictions, operate as a Federally regulated private organization with employees who need to maintain different licenses, negotiate with 5...
by TheStig
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56039

Re: DOH merge.

We're doing great as is, thanks. Not that I even completely disagree with you, but just for discussions sake. 8 Years ago I was dead-set against rouge, I didn't want the disruption I perceived in what I felt my career path was projected to be, I believed there was not merit to the business case and...
by TheStig
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: When do you think the 737 MAX will return to operation at Air Canada?
Replies: 28
Views: 8732

Re: When do you think the 737 MAX will return to operation at Air Canada?

Air Canada still needs to replace its 767's, if we're making guesses, I'd say additional 787's beyond the 13 options. I agree with Rudder, CR never lets a crisis go to waste. When the MAX grounding is lifted AC will resume its deliveries. The fleet plan was for 36 this summer, when it was grounded i...
by TheStig
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3112

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

We hear lots about the failures, political intervention, skewed requirements, and so so forth. I'm actually just happy to see anything actually get ordered and delivered. The C-27 to me seems like more of a 'mini-Herc' in the sense that it maybe more of a tactical airlift design than a SAR aircraft....
by TheStig
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Congrats
Replies: 53
Views: 9388

Re: Congrats

Remaining separate isn't possible. Merging the companies, employee groups and negotiating Collective Agreements wont happen overnight. There are a wide range of opinions on both APLA and ACPA, and say what you will about the ACPA collective agreement, Article 1, Scope is clear and simple. I'm not go...
by TheStig
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 365165

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

June, July and August are the high water marks for the airline, the objective is to have all hands on deck for the peak season. Accordingly conversion courses are planned to be completed prior to the summer. With all the pilots on the property flying the line there is more simulator space available ...
by TheStig
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56039

Re: DOH merge.

When rouge was created in 2010-2011 pay tables for the 767 were cut and pasted from Transat and the A319’s from WestJet. Air Canada was loosing money and market share. In the past 8-9 year both pilot groups have made small improvements in their contracts. I know this is the internet, but for a secon...
by TheStig
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada Outbid
Replies: 73
Views: 13274

Re: Air Canada Outbid

A deal has been reached pending Transat Shareholder and Regulator approval.

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019-06 ... -Companies
by TheStig
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs
Replies: 37
Views: 8430

Re: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs

The objective of any training, initial upgrade or otherwise, would be to have a pilot re-enter the line flying with the right amount of confidence to safely operate day to day while being equipped with the proper toolbox to handle anything out of the norm. Transitioning from right-seat to left-seat ...
by TheStig
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs
Replies: 37
Views: 8430

Re: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs

The failure rate is no where near 80%. You don't fail your upgrade if your Command Simulator sessions aren't successful, you continue line indoc and attempt the command simulator sessions again after additional training. A candidates entire upgrade performance is an evaluation through the simulator,...
by TheStig
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13722

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Problem is AC needs to renew its NB fleet, Volkswagon was forced to buyback its defective TDI cars, but owners were easily able to go pick up new cars. At a minimum Air Canada is stuck with its current 24 737-8's for the foreseeable future. Airbus and Boeing have a comfortable duopoly in the market ...
by TheStig
Mon May 27, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56039

Re: DOH merge.

Because he will go from an awesome schedule to a shitty one, again it may be hard to see because it’s not the same goals in life but some people are ok making less money for a good schedule. I think this is a good discussion to have between two groups that are potentially merging within the next fe...
by TheStig
Tue May 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 22337

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

What age are Transat's 330s? All over the map. Some less than 5 years old, some really old ones. Not to mention the Azores bird is still in the fleet. Just imagine! All you AC folks could have the opportunity to fly a piece of history! 😬😉 If they play their cards right there will be a few pilots wh...
by TheStig
Tue May 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 22337

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

Question. I just took a look at Rouge’s 767 fleet. A couple are 16 and 19 years old, the rest are between 23 and 29 years old. So the babies in the fleet likely have upwards of 80,000 hours, the others 120,000 hours plus. They cannot be sustained for more than a few more years. Air Transat’s 310s a...
by TheStig
Sun May 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 5284

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

nd The AC/Cdn merger left everyone with a bad taste in their mouth because it was the forced marriage of two failing businesses that watched their combined market share dwindle. It's noteworthy that no pilots who lived through it have commented here, they've moved on, it was nearly two decades ago. ...
by TheStig
Fri May 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56039

Re: DOH merge.

Wow that escalated quickly! I’m excited about the AC purchase, I believe it has a lot of potential. Rouge has helped AC become competitive on a cost basis with TS and made this acquisition possible. The missing element has been what Transat brings to the table; the tour company, relationships with h...
by TheStig
Mon May 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 23172

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

I agree with Rudder, Westjet is a bargain at $5B. It's share price has been undervalued due to instability and with foreign ownership limits increasing to 49% there is lots of potential to unlock value. I believe that WJ has more value as a whole than the sum of its parts, do you think there is bill...

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