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by rudder
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 76
Views: 12491

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

You're more likely to see AC purchase all of its regionals, merge them, create tension and break up any unity amongst the mec's, essentially turning the groups against each other like they did last time.. then sell them off again a few years later. What do you think they're currently doing with GGN...
by rudder
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New bottle to throttle rules
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: New bottle to throttle rules

This is already the company standard at most airlines.
by rudder
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 76
Views: 12491

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

So my question, Lets say AC decides to buy and merge into our ops another ALPA airline ....... say Transat (don't know if they are ALPA but assuming they were) Under ACPA..... what would happen with my seniority ref the Transat guys coming aboard, Under ALPA...... same question, Are the answers dif...
by rudder
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 76
Views: 12491

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

So my question, Lets say AC decides to buy and merge into our ops another ALPA airline ....... say Transat (don't know if they are ALPA but assuming they were) Under ACPA..... what would happen with my seniority ref the Transat guys coming aboard, Under ALPA...... same question, Are the answers dif...
by rudder
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 76
Views: 12491

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

Thanks for the further clarification. Regardless, I hope that the AC pilots seriously evaluate the benefits of ALPA membership. It isn’t about an EVP seat. It is about being part of the largest professional pilot organization in the world and working with your peers to advance the profession both lo...
by rudder
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 76
Views: 12491

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

Group A EVP status is based on dues revenue. Apparently Alaska and JetBlue pilots will be getting an EVP representative as well. The existence of the Canada Board is unique and is a direct function of the 1997 CALPA/ALPA Merger. Changes have and continue to be made to the function and rules governin...
by rudder
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: GGN accused of unfair Labour Practices
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: GGN accused of unfair Labour Practices

Time to put an end to this failed strategic initiative. It seems obvious that local management are ill equipped to deal with the evolving labour situation and the realities of unionization when dealing with legitimate unions. AC entered in to expanded commercial agreements with companies such as GGN...
by rudder
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation
Replies: 30
Views: 7241

Re: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation

On a side note, it would appear that AC also used the removal from service of the B1900’s in YYZ as the opportunity to drop some trans border routes. As YYZ becomes a more congested airport it makes less and less sense to burn slots on small aircraft and underperforming small market destinations.
by rudder
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation
Replies: 30
Views: 7241

Re: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation

AC has intended to phase out the 19 seat/no FA product for a while. It wasn’t going to happen overnight. It will happen in phases. That is mostly a brand/marketing choice (witness the earlier removal of AC paint from the Express 1900’s). On a more macro level, upguaging/reduced frequency is inevitab...
by rudder
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke
Replies: 31
Views: 5826

Re: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke

Skyregional was previously upgrading FO’s with an ATP and 500 jet hours.

What changed?
by rudder
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: urgent: Sault college or Confederation
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: urgent: Sault college or Confederation

Confed has its problems. The biggest has been inability to effectively manage instructor staffing. Looks like student intake for 2018 is much lower than usual so perhaps there is an acknowledgement that student population must correlate to available instructor resources. At age 31 I would go for Con...
by rudder
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Ben Smith Leaving AC
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Ben Smith Leaving AC

Lisa Raitt and the Harper government are not there to permit an end run strategy around collective bargaining. And I doubt the French government would be willing to risk the political fallout of a frontal attack on organized labour and the right to strike. If his plan is to reinvent the airline then...
by rudder
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The E190 and Sky Regional discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 4928

Re: The E190 and Sky Regional discussion

As for SKY and 190’s, it will never happen. Any such initiative would require ACPA consent. Scope language is closed. Not subject to arbitration. I cannot fathom the size of the immediate increase in all payrates that ACPA would ask for just to allow the operation of a handful of 190’s at Express. N...
by rudder
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The E190 and Sky Regional discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 4928

Re: The E190 and Sky Regional discussion

AC wants diversity in its Express feed. It’s wants multiple companies fighting for the work. If Jazz and Sky were to merge then AC would just find another company to do some Express flying. What AC wants is a safe, reliable, and cost competitive Express network. All 3 Express vendors have extended ...
by rudder
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The E190 and Sky Regional discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 4928

Re: The E190 and Sky Regional discussion

Hypothetical: If sky and ggn or sky and jazz were to merge, whos contract would the pilots fly under ? First step would be a representation vote or a representation order from the CIRB. Given that the Jazz and GGN pilots are already ALPA, and that the volume of SKY pilots could not affect the resul...
by rudder
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Ben Smith Leaving AC
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Ben Smith Leaving AC

CR turns 65 in approximately 25 months. My guess is that will be the year he will depart AC. Succesorship planning (hopefully) has begun. There are 2 leading internal candidates. BS and MR. One has a strong internal CV at AC. The other also has a strong internal CV at AC but also has a strong extern...
by rudder
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 177
Views: 40841

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Any DEC offers?

I believe last DEC hires were late 2012 or early 2013 due minimum experience requirements for upgrade.
by rudder
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bravo Cargojet Airways.
Replies: 17
Views: 2486

Re: Bravo Cargojet Airways.

2 extra days per month on flat salary is an increase in work of 14% (2/14 = .1438).

Looks like the pay increase did not even come close to covering that.
by rudder
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7026

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

Hardly the role model of supply and demand that you espouse. Unions are the enemy of the free market as examplified by this outcome. Threats were made, the majority folded and people are looking for new jobs Even pilots in a unionised environment have to deal with economics and external pressures. ...
by rudder
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7026

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

Rudder - unless you work for CJ I would suggest you have no knowledge of what has happened in the past two months with union negotiations. A large portion of the pilot group is VERY unhappy and now have to work two more days a month due to the new contract to ensure that the customers are not infor...
by rudder
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7026

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

I see it simply as the law of supply and demand in action. CJ has commitments to its cargo customers and has decided it is not willing to inform customers of cancelled flights/shipments over a lack of crews. Hopefully this same enlightenment and action will occur elsewhere. However, in some local in...
by rudder
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7026

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

eyebrow737 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:22 am
This is only 3k above the previous salary for the past five years. The big jump is 1500 TT no jet. For a wide body. It was 4000 TT 1000 Jet.

So really just a lowering of requirements.
How many CDN air carriers are offering $70k or more to a new-hire FO?
by rudder
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7026

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

Starting pay as a at Cargojet now $70k.

Glad to see market forces are working at some level of the CDN industry.

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by rudder
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7026

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

$80k will barely support a single individual paying rent in YVR/YYZ/YUL. With the new mortgage lending guidelines, household income of at least $100k is required for entry level housing within one hour drive of the 3 major airports (which also happen to be the 3 major crew bases for several of the C...
by rudder
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 151
Views: 19514

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

400+ hired in 2017

112 hired year-to-date August 2018

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