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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: 1681

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: 1681

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 of ...
by Rezy
Thu May 16, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40723

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: 292
Views: 40723

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: 245
Views: 32901

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: 9867

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: 2890

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: 9867

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: 9867

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: 131
Views: 23605

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: 131
Views: 23605

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: 131
Views: 23605

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 create competi...
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: 131
Views: 23605

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 as I would...
by Rezy
Wed May 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 292
Views: 40723

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: 292
Views: 40723

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: 292
Views: 40723

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: 10370

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: 13314

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...
by Rezy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 15896

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

Sooooo.....what did you say the starting pay was again? Hmmm and guys are flying the 777 on that flat pay eh? Tell me more. https://www.thestar.com/business/2019/04/12/air-canada-ceos-compensation-jumps-28-to-115-million-after-record-revenues.html :roll: :rolleyes: *Updated title to the more poigna...
by Rezy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 13314

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Encore One List without YOS is going to be the recipe for complete disaster in a couple of years. So I guess you’ll get to see the Air Ontario movie again. It makes it difficult for WJ to attract qualified candidates who sit at the bottom of the Encore mountain of seniority numbers. It doesn’t offer...
by Rezy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 13314

Re: Encore contract negotiations

I think those comments are very emotional and honestly worth editing. Swoop and WestJet are one bargaining unit, Encore is not, simple. In time when wide body program is established opening new markets, Swoop is established guarding the back door, things may look very differently... There are lots ...
by Rezy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 13314

Re: Encore contract negotiations

I think the salary top up is awesome! I don’t know if any other regional that does that. I also like the 60% flow. We always try and do more than 60% (or even the old 50%) but it moves the bar up. Agreed. Well done to both parties. As others mentioned above - yos would be tough being two separate c...
by Rezy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14254

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

neophyte wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Thanks for the correction Bob. It will be difficult to maintain 50%
The 50% is over the course of the entire contract (3 years). So they could flow 0% for the next year and still meet their contractual obligations. However, management has committed to 50% each class as long as they can.
by Rezy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 64638

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Rezy, I fail to see how this contract is a big win for anyone. It’s seems what’s been accomplished is the same thing you’ve all been complaining about with Air Canada, and how their contract only took care of the senior greys while they ate their young. Make no mistake, this is a terrible outcome. ...
by Rezy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 64638

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

It's really pathetic and immature how some keep going on about this. Theirs is the example of a team that is so focused on who they perceive as a "Maradona" (few direct-hire pilots) that they have lost focus on important issues and conceded 6 or 7 goals without even turning around to notice it!! Co...

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