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by yycflyguy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: I'm suing ACPA and Philippe Gauthier
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: I'm suing ACPA and Philippe Gauthier

Here's something to ponder... TL, MM and PA were all the saviors of ACPA after the "disastrous" TA1. What did they negotiate? Nothing. They got a deal worse than TA1... So that's where I rate their leadership, negotiating and general skills, a big fat nothing-burger. There's nothing to se...
by yycflyguy
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: FRMS pairings
Replies: 13
Views: 3049

Re: FRMS pairings

WJ Flt Ops just released a memo that describes our BGI layovers. The ONLY reason you can legally leave your hotel room is for a smoke break (and I suppose a fire alarm) in which case you will be escorted by a hotel employee. I wonder if that’s why ACPA isn’t flipping out? I’d rather do a turn... Un...
by yycflyguy
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: FRMS pairings
Replies: 13
Views: 3049

Re: FRMS pairings

I will need someone to rationalize this to me. Historically when mainline operated yyz-bgi-yyz it became a layover because it exceeded a 14 hour day at least 10 percent of the time through winter months due to... Canadian winter. Rouge takes the route... Operates it as a turn... Until it exceeds 10...
by yycflyguy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thanksgiving?
Replies: 15
Views: 3931

Re: Thanksgiving?

The big question is if AC and WJ even want actual support. Financially. I imagine they for sure want the 14 day quarantine lifted but as for money, WJ is backed by ONEX and AC has quite a bit of cash on hand. Any government support would end up having to be equal among all carriers (Because of soci...
by yycflyguy
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 222
Views: 36280

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

Johnny, plenty of support for ACPA. A lot of guys I have flown with that came across from Jazz said they were not impressed with the ALPA representation they got there. Also, if they are so marvellous how did Transat and WJ get their lousy contacts? Not to mention the high dues coming off every pay...
by yycflyguy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: In need of a 9/11 history lesson
Replies: 20
Views: 5766

Re: In need of a 9/11 history lesson

I've been through so many of these now, I kinda just roll :roll: my eyes when I get told to get a seat and hold on. I think we need a new phrase. I've been told the music is stopping 4-5 times in my career thus far. The music doesn't stop, this is what aviation does; it rises and falls, rises and f...
by yycflyguy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 163
Views: 46689

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Ray, should you be mixing NG problems with MAX problems on this thread? This news is a little more relevant. https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/boeing-to-rewire-all-maxes/ Boeing To Rewire All MAXes Russ NilesMarch 15, 20206 The Seattle Times is reporting that Boeing will rewire the stabilator cont...
by yycflyguy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 163
Views: 46689

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

May I add that we have between 6-8 planes on the line that are being built at this time. Those will have the wiring modification done. So as soon as we're clear to fly, it will be these ones flying this summer. Also, we're getting more ETOPS fins, total on the fleet should be 25 planes. She won't f...
by yycflyguy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 163
Views: 46689

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

I think Calin is holding onto hope that he’ll be able to get a giant settlement from Boeing (or at least a few free 787’s) in exchange. If they decide to turf the fleet, that would reduce their leverage for such a move Rumour is that they have already been receiving monthly compensation from Boeing...
by yycflyguy
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 39271

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

That sounds impossible. IQ is defined to be 100 on average. They can still be stupider though. Loads of studies and articles, it's not really news. IQ Scores Are Falling in "Worrying" Reversal of 20th Century Intelligence Boom Not really hard to believe observing the vast bulk of people y...
by yycflyguy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 163
Views: 46689

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

The software functioned exactly as it was designed to. -Auto pilot off + Flap/slats retracted + high AoA = MCAS activation. -Garbage in = Garbage out. You're sorta forgetting the failure to implement a redundant system from bad AoA sensing. At least to have a couple lines of code that could look at...
by yycflyguy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 39271

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

The key differences between this outbreak and previous global crises are that 1. people are stupider now (literally: IQ's have been dropping for decades) and 2. modern social media amplifies stupidity and facilitates the spread of disinformation, either unwittingly or deliberately. Lack of critical...
by yycflyguy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 163
Views: 46689

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

There was a whistle blower a few months back discussing the fact Boeing laid off all the senior programmers in favour of outsourcing the work to India for cheaper. Sounds to me Boeing has the same cultural issue as the rest of North America .. Savings over Safety. The software functioned exactly as...
by yycflyguy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 163
Views: 46689

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From today's Financial Post: Air Canada profit misses as costs rise amid 737 MAX grounding Airline spent more on maintaining older aircraft in its fleet amid the grounding of the Boeing jet ... https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/airlines/update-1-air-canada-profit-misses-as-costs-ris...
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 163
Views: 46689

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Paying the MAX pilots for 12-18 months for sitting looks great for the damages claim against Boeing but these bodies could have been used to staff vacancies. Perhaps that is the realization that AC just came to by cancelling the bid. I think it has more to do with the realization that the plane wil...
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 163
Views: 46689

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Won't be flying at AC any time soon. Equipment bid has been cancelled due to the ongoing MAX grounding. They know something about further delays and want to protect their summer flying season with an alternate plan. I wouldn't be surprised to see reductions off the MAX to have guys trained on other ...
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 7023

Re: AC emergency

The 76 has a great power to weight ratio but is there any word that the engine was shut down and they circled with one engine inop burning fuel. There is a real lack of information. I'm surprised the internet trolls didn't blame Boeing. It is my understanding that they were single engine. From the ...
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 7023

Re: AC emergency

Inverted2 wrote: Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:24 pm Can these 767s dump fuel? I’m going to assume they couldn’t as they held for hours?
Only some of the AC B767 FINs have dump capabilities. This one did not.
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?
Replies: 8
Views: 3704

Re: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?

I'm being told at least 5 Chinese airlines on the mainland have either released their pilots or have sent them on leave indefinitely without pay as a result of the economic effects of the coronavirus. Can anyone corroborate this and/or add any details? I haven't seen anything in the news aside from...
by yycflyguy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 46248

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Is this part of the hang-up? https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwigg8DL5LrnAhURjlkKHZdLDm8QxfQBMAB6BAgEEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.avweb.com%2Faviation-news%2Ffaa-easa-argue-over-max-wiring-issue%2F&usg=AOvVaw...

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