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by BMLtech
Tue May 22, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AC looking for AME's
Replies: 18
Views: 4308

Re: AC looking for AME's

Rumor is that AC has been interviewing and hiring for a hangar night A check line in YWG, however these jobs do not seem to be posted on the AC careers site, which strikes me as odd. Anyone care to shed light on that?
by BMLtech
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A319 Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 3417

Re: A319 Issue

by BMLtech
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A319 Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 3417

Re: A319 Issue

As a side note, the early jetliners such as the DC8 and B707 used turbo compressors to provide fresh air for the air conditioning, as in those days it was felt that the engine seal technology was not good enough to use compressor bleed air. Early turboprops also typically used cabin superchargers to...
by BMLtech
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Water Methanol Take-Off
Replies: 18
Views: 2102

Re: Water Methanol Take-Off

Was involved with it on the Gulfstream 1 and some variants of the Convair 580 with the d13H engine had it for hot/high conditions. Pretty nasty from a maintenance point of view, highly toxic and fairly corrosive. Never looked forward to changing a water meth pump. Was heavily used on the first stove...
by BMLtech
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Shout out to J.R.
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

Shout out to J.R.

Just wanted to wish Jim all the best in retirement. Not always an easy man to work for :smt014 , but in my 10 year experience, always fair :goodman: . After experiencing management techniques first hand at a major carrier, I have a new found respect for him, and there is no denying the accomplishmen...
by BMLtech
Mon May 01, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Water in fuel-good catch by SW personnel
Replies: 11
Views: 3106

Re: Water in fuel-good catch by SW personnel

Had a similar incident many years ago with a 727 freighter that picked up a load of fuel in YXX that turned out to be heavily contaminated with water. All fuel qty gauges malfunctioned. Required complete defueling /scrapping of fuel, and removal of fuel probes to be cleaned in alcohol. Jet fuel is s...
by BMLtech
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Air Canada Airbus 330 loses a wheel on takeoff from YUL to LHR...
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Re: Another Air Canada Airbus 330 loses a wheel on takeoff from YUL to LHR...

Incidents of this type always remind me of the story of a kingdom lost for want of a nail...best to honor the lives of those lost by remembering and learning. Thankfully, in this event, there was "zero safety impact". It's always a chain of unfortunate events. https://aviation-safety.net/database/re...
by BMLtech
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Perhaps Air Canada should do their maintenance in Canada...
Replies: 11
Views: 2199

Re: Perhaps Air Canada should do their maintenance in Canada...

No doubt every airline and MRO has had there share of screw ups and boners, but I can't actually recall the last time a large airframe was totaled as the result of a maintenance error in Canada. I recall that CP air dropped a Britannia off the jacks in YVR way back in the day, but pretty sure they f...
by BMLtech
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kelowna DC10's at YYZ are done.
Replies: 27
Views: 8523

Re: Kelowna DC10's at YYZ are done.

International charter I meant to say. Could service not be provided on an ACMI wet lease basis? Many carriers do this, for example when Air Canada used World Airways and Gemini to provide MD11 cargo service in YYZ?
by BMLtech
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kelowna DC10's at YYZ are done.
Replies: 27
Views: 8523

Re: Kelowna DC10's at YYZ are done.

CAL wrote:So they opened up another company and got another cert to operate out of MIA.
Did they leave the planes C reg or would they eventually have to change them to N reg?
KFA has world wide charter license, has had for a long time. Why would they need to re-register?
by BMLtech
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling
Replies: 17
Views: 13316

Re: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling

Time to break out the popcorn:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-o ... e29529326/

A billion seems like a nice round number... :drinkers:
by BMLtech
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling
Replies: 17
Views: 13316

Re: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling

BML tech its over move on, who wants to be a AME anyway, Some AME's miss the zombie inspired 24/7/365 work schedules, esteemed and competent management colleagues, the never ending glory of the responsibility, and most of all, some of the other high caliber AME's they used to work with, some of who...
by BMLtech
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling
Replies: 17
Views: 13316

Re: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling

In any case, this legal proceeding appears to be over:
http://business.financialpost.com/news/ ... n-province
by BMLtech
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling
Replies: 17
Views: 13316

Re: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling

I understand the argument for level playing field, etc. It's easy to lose sight of why the ACPPA was enacted into law when AC was privatized, one reason being to ensure that the taxpayer continued to see some return on their massive investment in the company since 1937, in the form of good jobs for ...
by BMLtech
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling
Replies: 17
Views: 13316

Re: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling

Yes silly I know but perhaps you can explain if you do not need a Canadian AME license to sign out heavy maintenance activities on an Air Canada jet, then why do you need a Canadian ATPL to fly one? :roll:
by BMLtech
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling
Replies: 17
Views: 13316

Re: Air canada wants to challenge outsourcing ruling

This whole thing is ridiculous. Why t is AC the only airline that is legally required to do their maintence etc at specific bases? Everyone else can outsource if they want. The Act is outdated and should be cancelled. Yes, I agree. In fact, to make Air Canada more cost competitive, they should be a...
by BMLtech
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seeking experts for news article
Replies: 34
Views: 1896

Re: Seeking experts for news article

I'm interested in all faulty aircraft maintenance, wherever it occurs. I think you're barking up the wrong tree. You're not interested in all "normal" maintenance that makes our commercial airline industry one of the safest in the world? You want anecdotal evidence? The very definition of alarmist ...
by BMLtech
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seeking experts for news article
Replies: 34
Views: 1896

Re: Seeking experts for news article

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by BMLtech
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 259
Views: 116162

Re: Future AME Discouraged

I wanted to pass along the following information, which I found discouraging, but informative. I left the industry in 2013 after 25 years as a M1/M2 license including the last 15+ years at a major airline. I was at the top of the pay scale with multiple type endorsements, etc. I have a friend who is...
by BMLtech
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft moving to YYZ
Replies: 55
Views: 18689

Re: Kelowna Flightcraft moving to YYZ

Some of the 727 have also recently got the axe. This particular frame was originally a Continental machine and was part of the Greyhound Air fleet around 1995:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/steelhead ... otostream/
by BMLtech
Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft moving to YYZ
Replies: 55
Views: 18689

Re: Kelowna Flightcraft moving to YYZ

on another note, one of the DC10's has made its final journey to the pop can factory:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/steelhead ... 7423449609
by BMLtech
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft moving to YYZ
Replies: 55
Views: 18689

Re: Kelowna Flightcraft moving to YYZ

any update on how the new transatlantic run is going so far?
by BMLtech
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wardair
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

Re: Wardair

how about this:

anyone know how to upload a pic that is bigger than 1 meg? I can't figure it out but I have some good oldies that I recently scanned.

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