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by rudder
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?
Replies: 27
Views: 6179

Re: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?

I have no idea how deep his pockets and those of his "friends & colleagues" might be, do you. Well, I had a look at his business history and I don’t see anything that would have required a $100MM+ capital investment at startup. I do however see one corporate insolvency that resulted i...
by rudder
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?
Replies: 27
Views: 6179

Re: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?

Maybe he's the "unknown" suitor that wooing Chorus. Shutdown one operation, take the CPA buyout and re-invest elsewhere. Any ‘capital’ that was sunk in to Skyregional was either done so by AC, or by RP and then repaid by AC. Skyregional was at best an ACMI service provider where AC suppli...
by rudder
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

I am 99.9% positive that the corporate pass policy states that pass policy may not be discussed in public. Pretty certain this is a public forum. As for POS DH upgrade priority, that sounds like a possible labour relations issue. For those that may want to continue the debate, I suggest it’s own thr...
by rudder
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Classic Dash replacement??
Replies: 99
Views: 28287

Re: Classic Dash replacement??

The DHC8 was already supposed to be removed many times from the fleet over the years and it keeps on trucking. Not according to CHR it isn’t - “19 Dash 8-300s will be removed from the fleet in 2021. Removal of the Dash 8- 300s will reduce future aircraft leasing revenue under the CPA by approximate...
by rudder
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Classic Dash replacement??
Replies: 99
Views: 28287

Re: Classic Dash replacement??

The DHC8 was already supposed to be removed many times from the fleet over the years and it keeps on trucking. Not according to CHR it isn’t - “19 Dash 8-300s will be removed from the fleet in 2021. Removal of the Dash 8- 300s will reduce future aircraft leasing revenue under the CPA by approximate...
by rudder
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: I'm suing ACPA and Philippe Gauthier
Replies: 71
Views: 9784

Re: I'm suing ACPA and Philippe Gauthier

Jalmer Johnson. Ex-ALPA. Left 8 years ago.

Works as an independent consultant.
by rudder
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

I wouldn't doubt the possibility of the E75's being up and running for May 1. I'm thinking back to when Jazz had the B757 on it's OC and how capable they are in spooling up on a type. Good point, that was done in like three months. In the case of the B757 it was more like 9 months between commitmen...
by rudder
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

104 pilots is enough to staff 10 aircraft.

10 E175’s are leased. Monthly payments owing. 15 are owned by AC. No monthly payments.

Perhaps this has something to do with the plan for the E175’s for summer 2021.
by rudder
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?
Replies: 27
Views: 6179

Re: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?

One could say AC will PIVOT and find the cheapest option like they have in the past and those cockroaches will be back in business If CHR did not write in exclusivity provisions to the revised CPA, at least for the 2021-2025 timeframe, then they only have themselves to blame if AC goes down the mul...
by rudder
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?
Replies: 27
Views: 6179

Re: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?

Good for jazz, bad for skyregional. Putting emotions aside, quite perplexed at the air canada business decision, overall cost to run the operation will go up it seems to me. The whole idea of having more than one service provider is nothing new, the americans and europeans have been doing it for ye...
by rudder
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

Burgerdoor wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:44 pm What would be the date of hire approximately on the last guy before the layoff list?
Junior active Jazz pilot DOH August 2017

Approximately 585 pilots ‘inactive’/CEWS (effectively on involuntary lay-off)
by rudder
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

I see zero fencing happening. Based on precedent set with the GGN integration. Dont know why everyone keeps calling it a precedent.. its not, it wasnt a merger it was the nice thing to do basically. And like usual, if theres a vote, itll pass because people dont know how to say no The mechanics of ...
by rudder
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

Entirely voluntary? Pretty bold to be speaking for the ~600 inactive pilots. Can’t imagine a single one of them being too keen to see a SR pilot ‘seamlessly’ come in and take their food off the table. Having a number and using a number can be two distinct issues. Lots of examples out there. I have ...
by rudder
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

They are merging pilot lists, doesn't matter if the airlines are not merging. Sorry, you are still wrong. And I am not trying to be obtuse. I am simply providing facts. If it were a merger, it would be declared by ALPA. Merger Policy would apply of which list integration is just a segment of the br...
by rudder
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

Section 45 of the ALPA Administrative Manual will apply for seniority list integration. Once pilot lists and data are compiled ALPA will step aside and both MECs via their Merger Committees will sort it out. Nope. Not a merger. Nor an acquisition. But you will probably be surprised how seamlessly t...
by rudder
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?
Replies: 27
Views: 6179

Re: Is This The End Of SkyRegional?

Yes and no, the first few years FO is slightly better at SR but the Captain pay at Jazz is better and tops out much higher, also our contract is significantly better in many other ways. I don’t have the SR contract to compare but this is my understanding. Other than first 5 years of FO pay scale, t...
by rudder
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

The major difference between this merger and the GGN merger is that Jazz is getting 25 jet aircraft and the pilots. Not just the pilots as in the GGN merger. Jazz is also losing 19 DH8 300's, for a difference of only 6 extra tails (approximately 60 extra pilots actually needed). Also, I suspect tha...
by rudder
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

There’s going to be winners and losers in any consolidation and I don’t see why the Jazz pilots have to volunteer to be the losers unless there are major tangible gains to their 17 year contract Bingo. You can either play or get played. Did anybody notice some of the broader gains that ACPA achieve...
by rudder
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying
Replies: 165
Views: 17656

Re: Air Canada Revises the Terms of its Capacity Purchase Agreement with Chorus Aviation for Regional Flying

The Jazz pilots have always taken a long term view of the industry when attempting to strategize and I don’t think it will be any different in this instance. The terms of the CHR CPA made it unlikely there would be any place for Skyregional at Express after 2025. This simply represents an accelerati...

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