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by rudder
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 335
Views: 59587

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: 103
Views: 13323

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: 2280

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: 14
Views: 2194

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: 2317

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: 2280

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: 8546

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: 8546

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: 30527

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: 15
Views: 2710

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: 27
Views: 6678

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: 8546

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: 4907

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: 4907

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: 558

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: 12455

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: 1521

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: 5434

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: 8210

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...
by rudder
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 54032

Re: DOH merge.

The language that specifically states rhe B767 by name was not done by accident or oversight. The B767 was specified so that the rouge widebody operation has a 'best by' date attached to it. When the 767s are all used up the company will either have to come to the table with a shitload of 787s for ...
by rudder
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 438
Views: 107153

Re: New hire bids

GGN pilots now on course at Jazz.
by rudder
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: History Lesson
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

Re: History Lesson

Mostly it resulted from the Teplitsky med/arb process and CCAA circa 2003/2004.

76 seats is industry standard in North America. AC is not the outlier.
by rudder
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cargojet
Replies: 17
Views: 5530

Re: Cargojet

daedalusx wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:26 am
rudder wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:58 am
Heard that Cargojet pilots just signed an LOU for less work days/higher pay.

True or false?
True. Exciting stuff coming up around the corner at CJ.
Details on pay bump and schedule?

Heard work days went back to 14/15 for 30/31 day month.

Pay bumps for starting CA/FO?
by rudder
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada Outbid
Replies: 73
Views: 12748

Re: Air Canada Outbid

Lock up agreement gives AC first right to match offers up to $14.
by rudder
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 20795

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

What if air canada doesn’t actually want to buy it. They put an offer if, but it gets turned down by the completion police. The precedent is set and onex can’t buy it either. Completely different issues. The Competition Bureau makes recommendations based on impact of the proposed transaction on the...

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