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by Rezy
Sat May 30, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47880

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Incorrect information Tailgunner. Current list of Companies which appears to be well diversified. Onex Corp is a Canada-based private equity company. Its segments include Electronics Manufacturing Services, including Celestica Inc. that provides electronics manufacturing services; Healthcare Imagin...
by Rezy
Sat May 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47880

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Brooks, Thirdly, WJ is a piece of ONEX’s portfolio. ONEX has other companies that are under the COVID squeeze. How’s the admissions at the movies, or the production companies? Spirit manufacturing has been hurting since the MAX fiasco.The aircraft leasing company is facing hard times for sure, as l...
by Rezy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ

Cliff Jumper wrote: Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:44 am
Rezy wrote: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 pm this is disgusting and the crew should be fired.
Why stop there? Their spouse and children should be lynched as well.
Not for doing the damage but failing to report it.
by Rezy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cedd5a0&opt=0 “A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-FWSE performing flight WS-1229 from Orlando,FL (USA) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 165 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Toronto's runway 24R at 16:25L (20:25Z) when the aircraft drifted significantly to the left...
by Rezy
Thu May 16, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 46241

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

It all started with an Unreliable Airspeed (which includes the false warning) then, once the flaps were up and in manual flight, the Stab Trim Runaway. Two emergencies, both with recognized procedures. The additional flying skills that would have helped would have been: autothrottle - off set 10 de...
by Rezy
Thu May 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 46241

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

As part of the attempted recovery, did the pilots disengage the auto thrust and reduce the thrust to idle? Looking at the FDR, this likely would have killed them sooner. Reducing thrust would have lowered the airspeed. With the higher airspeed the more lift the wings create to offset the negative l...
by Rezy
Wed May 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 52994

Re: One list

They have a very fair point in rejecting the one list based on improper reduction language. Is it at all considered that the WJ pilots were the ones that favored in the first version of one list? Believe me when I tell you that WJ pilots did not do this as a slap in your face. Something serious was...
by Rezy
Wed May 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 12493

Re: BETRAYAL!

There is a lot of talk today about how this is going to get fixed, and that the MEC's and the company will be all over it ASAP. If that is the case, then why did the WJ MEC make it clear that a NO vote would be the end of this, and that the LOU was not up for renegotiation? Was that just a scare ta...
by Rezy
Wed May 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Are things now better for WJ pilots?
Replies: 3
Views: 3886

Re: Are things now better for WJ pilots?

I can sympathize with the desire for language with regards to backward mobility in the event of layoffs. However, now that the one list is no more, what exactly has that accomplished besides a deep divide among pilot groups? They voted no because they wanted backward mobility, which I understood th...
by Rezy
Tue May 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 12493

Re: BETRAYAL!

Rezy, the reason ac pilots cant bump down to jazz or SR is because they have seperate lists. You go to AC from either company its BOTL. As for not taking a dash spot from the jet in a layoff scenario - I would. You think a major down turn lasting years you'll ride the UI line for only so long. And ...
by Rezy
Tue May 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 12493

Re: BETRAYAL!

No one would ever bid to Encore. You are quite correct, I would never bid down to Encore. I have more hours than I care for in a Q and the thought of one more hour flying one makes me want to puke. I highly doubt any mainline pilot would want to bump down to Encore. Take the emotion out of this and...
by Rezy
Tue May 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 25599

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Some people are getting confused with the idea that a PE firm still needs to create value. They don’t. As they are the only shareholder, creating shareholder value is moot. The only variable is how to turn 5 billion from their purchase of WJ into 10 billion. There are lots of ways to do that and one...
by Rezy
Mon May 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 25599

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

imo Onex is unlikely to be selling much in the short term. I believe there is great opportunity for growth particularly in certain areas of the business. Their involvement in leasing aircraft will make aircraft acquisition easier for the group. Paying such big premium on the shares shows Onex belie...
by Rezy
Mon May 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 25599

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

It also makes no sense to sell parts of themselves to create more competition and problem for themselves down the road. Just because Air Canada did it, doesn't mean that "investment bankers" do too! WestJet is worth a lot more as a group than individual parts. Certain sell offs don’t crea...
by Rezy
Mon May 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 25599

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

You gave yourself the support you were looking for. I said stripping, you said reorganizing. Same thing, just one of them is a management buzz word. But if you really want to do the research just look at the companies they bought and fixed up, they "reorganized" them as you would say, or ...
by Rezy
Wed May 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 46241

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

I agree that there were lots of bells and whistles as there often are when something malfunctions...engine fire with lights flashing, horns blaring, confusion, startle factor, etc. But one has to fight through all of that and focus on the problem. That's why simulators are so good at practising tha...
by Rezy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 46241

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

I’m agree there are many things they could have done. I just disagree with the assessment that those responses are ‘basic flying skills’. And even your treating it like 2 simple emergencies, well that’s a total understatement because the preliminary report shows there was a lot more going on in the ...
by Rezy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 46241

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Boeing's big mistake was assuming that professional, B737 type rated pilots could handle an MCAS runaway, which is identical in characteristics to the stab trim runaway that has been part of the B737 for the past 50 years. Boeing, every other aircraft manufacturer, every airline, every CAA and ever...
by Rezy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 11710

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Fortunately, Aviation is a very safe industry and just because there isn’t a causal relationship yet, doesn’t mean there won’t be in the future. The real question is, does understanding the language of other radio transmissions make aviation safer. The answer is obviously true. The near miss in Prov...
by Rezy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 17256

Re: Encore contract negotiations

The best path forward is having one door into WJ group and that is Encore FO after that, let people build their own path through Encore, Swoop, and WJ. Which would then be a true job market competitor with AC. And by that I mean that you can fly long haul, trans border, trans Atlantic or even regio...

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