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by rudder
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 77
Views: 9196

Re: Regional Career

The only way to have ‘career’ is to also have job security.

Ask yourself if you truly have that (30-45 years) at any regional airline.
by rudder
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evas
Replies: 113
Views: 19110

Re: Evas

EVAS is the GGN of the maritimes.

Hopefully it will meet the same fate.
by rudder
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Merger..?
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: Merger..?

More complicated than that. Will have to do with how many operating certificates are in force and how many remain afterwards. The CTA controls authorities for wet leasing, etc. International Route authorities are assigned to a specific carrier. Obvious that there will eventually be a rationalization...
by rudder
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 47
Views: 11412

Re: Georgian AD

All of the ‘AC Express’ CRJ200’s at GGN are under the control of AC. AC is the principal Lessee. 9 of them are being assigned to Jazz. GGN is free to go sign leases under their own signature and financial obligation. They have previously done so with several of the old AC CRJ100’s (most likely power...
by rudder
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4230

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

Big question for winter is the AT TC sub leases. Given that TC was likely the principal Lessee and AT was the sub-lessee, the TC leases are effectively terminated in the liquidation. In addition, any TC owned aircraft will be eventually sold to pay debts outstanding. I would have to think that AT wi...
by rudder
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4230

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

I have not had a look at the TC financials but my guess is that vast majority of the fleet was leased vs owned. AT/AC will have to enter into dialogue with the actual aircraft owners if they want to secure leases. And I suspect the owners will be looking for long term lease customers not seasonal or...
by rudder
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 342
Views: 63437

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

I don't see it as a PFO... I think your application expires and they need to put you through again. I heard the longest they can put you in the pool for is 12 months then you have to redo the application if you want to keep swimming... Correct. Too bad the email doesn’t simply say ‘application expi...
by rudder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 148
Views: 21644

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

They put ‘experienced’ 737 pilots in the SIM with the same MCAS failure and not all maintained control. And they knew what was coming.

Careful about assigning fault.
by rudder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 2600

Re: Who will represent us?

Imo if Air Canada goes with ALPA there's a much greater possibility that Transat pilots come in with doh. Due to the CDN merger, the AC list is not DOH based. Therefore, DOH integration is not a possible solution. Lastly, DOH is not even referenced in the ALPA Merger Policy (only ‘longevity’ as a f...
by rudder
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4453

Re: Pension

While I agree you can beat the annual RCT limits under the terms of the new plan, I would take a closer look at the entitlement formula. Yes, early earnings as a CA will dramatically enhance the benefit. Similarly, 4 years of status pay then NB FO pay for years thereafter creates significantly lower...
by rudder
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 3033

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

I have a close family acquaintance with an Ivy League MBA who used to work as an investment banker. It was a second career (former airline pilot - job lost due to company insolvency and liquidation). After that particular recession ended, went back to the airlines. Even after another liquidation and...
by rudder
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 2600

Re: Who will represent us?

Alpa couldn't help Georgian's MEC get a contract done. And they set the doh precedent by giving doh to the GGN pilots going to Jazz. Trying to compare the bargaining dynamic for a CPA pilot group vs legacy pilot group is a false pretence. A CPA pilot group has little or no work ownership rights (sc...
by rudder
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 61
Views: 9484

Re: August Equip Bid

p.s. there is a Jazz PML flow-through pilot holding left seat on the last AC equipment bid (interim). 26 years old.

Congrats.
by rudder
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 61
Views: 9484

Re: August Equip Bid

The biggest barrier to Jazz providing 60% going forward (for example 0.6 x 600 = 360) for 2020 is the lack of qualified candidates (ATPL plus 2000 hours).

The big winners will be the recent Jazz hires who meet these minimum qualifications and could leapfrog those that do not.
by rudder
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 126
Views: 31714

Re: Union at Sky

With 60% AC flow and a minimum 80 76 seat Express fleet already locked up by Jazz for the next 17 years, that does not leave much room for SKY pilots to make demands. AC will ALWAYS want reasonable ability to hire OTS. I would guess that means NEVER going below the ability to hire 25% OTS. If the SK...
by rudder
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.
Replies: 16
Views: 3813

Re: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.

The AC pilots have been consistent about subcontracting to non-seniority pilots when it comes to AC Express/AC Regional above 76 seats and you think that all of a sudden they are going to allow subcontracting of A330 flying? I can see a scenario where CR brings a bag of cash to the table requesting ...
by rudder
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 47
Views: 11412

Re: Georgian AD

The beginning of the end of the GGN/AC CPA starts in October with the transfer of several routes and aircraft. I suspect the whole thing will be wound up by January 2020. It is the reversal of the startup of the GGN CRJ CPA operation which saw the transfer of routes and CRJ’s from Jazz to GGN. Karma.
by rudder
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 61
Views: 9484

Re: August Equip Bid

Lots of GGN pilots that were awarded positions in the January bid no longer work for GGN. Hence, they have no transfer rights to Jazz and these positions will have to be filled. Apparently using backfill vs a systemwide Position Bid. My guess is that neither Jazz nor ALPA have a clue who still works...
by rudder
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Direct Entry Captain Course
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

Re: Direct Entry Captain Course

Correct. E175 scope was STOLEN by The Ratt and the Harper Government. Those should be Mainline jobs and SKY should only be operating 5 Q400s out of the island. My prediction is those will be the last 175’s operated at Express. All are the oldest first generation models. Third generation is signific...
by rudder
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Direct Entry Captain Course
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

Re: Direct Entry Captain Course

The only way that things will improve for SKY pilots is consolidation with Jazz. You inherit the Jazz pilot contract and for those aspiring to AC you will be included in the mandatory 60% hiring/10% maximum rejection guarantees. If you think that you will do better at the bargaining table with SKY/A...
by rudder
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Air Canada Hiring
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Air Canada Hiring

60% from Jazz. Bought and paid for.

When GGN exits the Express portfolio in the next few months the transferred GGN pilots will be included in the 60% when they become active Jazz pilots on the Jazz Pilot Seniority List.

That leaves 40% for OTS or SKY or whomever else AC wants to do a deal with.
by rudder
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13460

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Or perhaps add the Nav/Night/Overseas premiums to the Day rate and make that the published hourly rate for all flying. That would represent a start towards pay rates approaching those paid in the US (exchange rate factor excluded). Put it on the shopping list for the upcoming Transat discussions. Th...
by rudder
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Operated by/Exploité par Air Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Re: Operated by/Exploité par Air Canada

Looks like new aircraft livery will be released today after shareholders votes with the "Operated by/Exploité par Air Canada" showing on side fuselage. :wink: That is a CTA requirement if a codeshare flight is operated by an operator on a separate operating certificate. Still to be determined how m...
by rudder
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?
Replies: 27
Views: 5949

Re: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?

Self determination is a right and the AC pilots have the right to choose whomever they want as their certified bargaining agent. Lots of rhetoric and misinformation out there about ALPA and previous merger discussions. Regardless of the outcome, ALPA will be just fine. Hope that is also the case for...
by rudder
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: When do you think the 737 MAX will return to operation at Air Canada?
Replies: 28
Views: 8610

Re: When do you think the 737 MAX will return to operation at Air Canada?

AC seems to be clinging to a return to service for the MAX. Odd. Perhaps there is a belief that the compensation from Boeing for the grounding will be so large that once again AC will have added an aircraft at a 67% discount to list price (c series). Still think that a discussion with AS about a str...

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