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by Braun
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs

wapitibaby wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:42 pm Caving in defeats the whole purpose of a union... Sadly they still have a lot to cut on before they reach operational controllers...
I wouldn’t be surprised. CATCA isn’t what it used to be.
by Braun
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs

It's difficult because NavCan has a nationwide seniority list. If they just lopped off the bottom 14% of the list, that would leave a lot of openings where senior people would have to be shuffled into the roles to backfill. In many cases that would require a few months of retraining. So the reducti...
by Braun
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 6544

Re: ATC Layoffs?

Trainee here that got cut yesterday. It’s a painful time, and the gov needs to step in finally to provide more aid. When air traffic recovers there isn’t going to be enough staff. It’s all rather sudden and horrendous. And the controllers are going to eventually be cut too I think. I imagine they w...
by Braun
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs

There is no broad rule as to what happened. Case by case. Useless to compare as so many places he different outcomes.
by Braun
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: All Trainees Fired
Replies: 15
Views: 2788

Re: All Trainees Fired

Not all trainees are fired. From what I heard, if the planification is to check out (having your licence) before the end of the year, you are still in. For trainees assisting basic course or just begining OJT (on job training), it will be different. Not really true. It was a unit by unit basis. I c...
by Braun
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 6544

Re: ATC Layoffs?

BoardManPaid wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:22 pm Controllers cant be far behind at this rate.
Doubt it. If anything they’ll shuffle around personnel to staff critically short units. I seriously doubt they’ll be layoffs. Salary cuts maybe.
by Braun
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 6544

Re: ATC Layoffs?

Terrible. This will take decades to recover from.
by Braun
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 6544

Re: ATC Layoffs?

kevenv wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Braun wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:00 pm Not all but most trainees have been laid off permanently. Training is suspended for the foreseeable future. Other major organizational changes are coming.
Hopefully this doesn't have the same kind of long term impact that the hiring freeze by the government in the late 80's had.
It will.
by Braun
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 6544

Re: ATC Layoffs?

clr4takeoff wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:14 am Looks like Navcanada will announce trainee are being laid off soon....
Not all but most trainees have been laid off permanently. Training is suspended for the foreseeable future. Other major organizational changes are coming.
by Braun
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Status of Generic IFR training that was to start in spring 2020 for Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: Status of Generic IFR training that was to start in spring 2020 for Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Toronto

Where I’m at the course that started last January have been postponed until at least January. Not sure if it’s applicable everywhere but don’t hold your breath. It sucks for all the applicants
by Braun
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 6388

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

COPA’s new president works for Nav Canada. Maybe a nice email or letter would be a good idea if you feel there is a problem!
by Braun
Fri May 29, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 91
Views: 12965

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

I agree. Every country's ATC has its own idiosyncrasies but calling it "terrible" is over the top.... . I truly believe that if you took one controller from New York centre, Chicago’s LA they could run all the YYZ sectors simultaneously and do a better job of it. I always said, if they could clone ...
by Braun
Mon May 25, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 91
Views: 12965

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Since this has drifted into how “entitled” I apparently am, even though it is not all the case, I’ll bring the discussion back to the original subject which is Nav Canada cost and efficiency. This CANSO report might help clear up some misconceptions about just how “inefficient” Nav Canada is. https:...
by Braun
Mon May 25, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 91
Views: 12965

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

... Controller salaries in Canada are on par with international salaries ... We’re are in this together ... Why should you get paid the same as controllers internationally? We aren't paid anywhere near what the US or other countries pay their pilots. Could you explain to me what "We are in this tog...
by Braun
Sun May 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 91
Views: 12965

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

:? Saying Nav Canada is a terrible product is simply not true. I’m not saying we’re perfect but it’s definitely not terrible. I agree. Every country's ATC has its own idiosyncrasies but calling it "terrible" is over the top.... I agree, terrible might not be appropriate. It’s not like we are running...
by Braun
Sun May 24, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 91
Views: 12965

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

WIth revenues down, the cost of that service is going up. If you can't understand that, especially after everything I have written, than there isn't much else to say really. ATC is an essential service. Joe Blo flying down to Cayo Coco with his family for some fun in the sun isn't essential. So com...
by Braun
Sat May 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 91
Views: 12965

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Sorry Braun, as a customer of Nav Canada I don't see it like that at all. How many Nav Canada employees lost their job or took a pay cut due to Covid? That's right. Sack some ATCO's. That'll make everything better. Well, they’ve started offering packages for people to retire. We are losing ATCO’s b...
by Braun
Sat May 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 91
Views: 12965

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

:? :? Sorry Braun, as a customer of Nav Canada I don't see it like that at all. How many Nav Canada employees lost their job or took a pay cut due to Covid? Rhetorical question since we know the answer is "none," Nav Canada is weathering the storm quite nicely. Certainly nothing against individual C...
by Braun
Sat May 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 91
Views: 12965

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Nav Canada is an embarrassment to this country, they fail to see that they are a service provider. Controller salaries have sky rocketed with their persistent game of overtime and controlling staffing by a ridiculous wash out rate. The Airlines in this country are getting slaughtered and Nav Canada...
by Braun
Wed May 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYWG "No Join"
Replies: 17
Views: 2765

Re: CYWG "No Join"

100% certain he said « no joy ». In other words, we can’t see it or it’s not working.

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