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by patrickairlie
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing 2012-13
Replies: 42
Views: 7866

Sunwing 2012-13

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by patrickairlie
Mon May 14, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operations
Replies: 27
Views: 7150

Re: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operatio

We aren't talking 172's here. We are talking about heavier metal, more extensive risk mitigations required, SOPs, the works. "Patiently explaining" (see the first response) doesn't require me to be swayed on this particular issue. Perhaps we have to agree to disagree. Let's talk about fore...
by patrickairlie
Sun May 13, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operations
Replies: 27
Views: 7150

Re: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operatio

Cat Driver, I agree, notwithstanding all of these programs safety is safety. My whole point is this: same rules for the same type of airplane. Give everyone the benefit of the manditory training, flight following, dispatch and everything else required by regulation. Simplify the regulations, lets al...
by patrickairlie
Sun May 13, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operations
Replies: 27
Views: 7150

Re: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operatio

The issue isn't only CATSA and cockpit doors.
We should have one set of rules and one standard for these sorts of aircraft. Bring 705 to the 604 world, or the other way around.
by patrickairlie
Wed May 09, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operations
Replies: 27
Views: 7150

Re: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operatio

My point is still made. Same type of equipment should be regulated by the same rules. Further, if a 604 operator went to the effort and expense of instituting and SMS, there is obviously risk in the operation that must be managed through the SMS. Otherwise, why bother with it at all? Sounds like the...
by patrickairlie
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operations
Replies: 27
Views: 7150

Re: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operatio

Don't see the slagging, it wasn't meant that way. It was a question. Why the difference in the rules for similar aircraft? Why not allow Jazz or Regional One to operate under the same rules?
by patrickairlie
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operations
Replies: 27
Views: 7150

Re: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operatio

Interesting reply, but you haven't addressed the point. Large aircraft fall under CARs 705.
by patrickairlie
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operations
Replies: 27
Views: 7150

Airlines Operating under the Guise of Corporate Operations

Please enlighten me on this issue. Jazz operates numerous CRJs under the rules of CARs705. Regional 1 and Voyaguer also do the same. These operators are allowed to have the anonymous public buy tickets and travel. Operations under 705 require pilots to be trained under 725.124, require SOPs and comp...
by patrickairlie
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwing- Hiring Pilots from Germany
Replies: 56
Views: 5208

Re: Sunwing- Hiring Pilots from Germany

The issue here is reciprocity. Sunwing brought in 150 or so pilots from Europe and wetleased an airplane for those that probably couldn't get through the FLV process (I won't go there). TUI has only placed 48 Canadian pilots in Ireland and Poland. No one had the opportunity to exercise reciprocity a...
by patrickairlie
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Telus
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: Telus

Just got my PFO from Telus. I suspect they have an internal candidate identified.
Anyone?
by patrickairlie
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Suncor?
Replies: 17
Views: 7234

Re: Suncor?

In the short term, Jazz pilots are a good solution. They come equipped with a wealth of experience and a willingness to work. In the longer term however, the soft issues will inevitably override this solution < my opinion only >. If Suncor is in the process of building a culture, full-time employee/...
by patrickairlie
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots
Replies: 100
Views: 20733

Re: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots

I suspect that 7 days is all that is required for an assessment of the workforce. If there were minimal applications, they could likely say that they did their due diligence and obviously need TFW's in the form of foreign pilots in order to make their business plan work. No facts, purely speculation...
by patrickairlie
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Suncor?
Replies: 17
Views: 7234

Re: Suncor?

Unfortunately, in a world like that, a change in culture results in a house cleaning. Sounds like the next person in might have to have a body count to get things moving in the right direction.
by patrickairlie
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Donald Trump Buys 757 Jet from Paul Allen
Replies: 14
Views: 8236

Re: Donald Trump Buys 757 Jet from Paul Allen

And what is Paul Allen flying now?
by patrickairlie
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Suncor?
Replies: 17
Views: 7234

Re: Suncor?

You paint a bleak picture of the place. Hats off to those taking the job now.

Can you elaborate on the corporate policy? I recall a time when Canadian Airlines would only hire people with a degree. There is no correlation between a degree and the type of employee.
by patrickairlie
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VH-71s for Canadian Service?
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: VH-71s for Canadian Service?

It is a very capable machine. I had no idea that parts are problematic.
by patrickairlie
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots
Replies: 100
Views: 20733

Re: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots

ALPA Canada board is involved, they were supposed to be in front of a senate committee Nov 30, I don't know the results. Havings months to change the system is not a long time, considering how long the flypast 60 issue has been dragged on for. I don't think you'll see a change for this season, as i...
by patrickairlie
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Suncor?
Replies: 17
Views: 7234

Suncor?

I see Suncor is again looking for a Chief Pilot. Does anyone have any insight as to why they are still or again in search of a candidate? Who is currently in this position?
by patrickairlie
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots
Replies: 100
Views: 20733

Re: Sunwing Adds a New Twist on Foreign Pilots

And little wonder that ALPA did not want to enter the fray. Sad that the group representing airline pilots holds them at a distance.

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