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by Gilles Hudicourt
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 33794

Re: Air Transat YOW

Ten were able to turn around between 1:51 and 2:47. Thus all violated the Tariff as well. Eight were on the ground over 3 hours: AFR356 03:13 ROU1651 03:35 KLM671 03:46 TSC711 04:47 TSC445 04:40 TSC507 04:47 ACA318 05:06 TSC157 05:51 You quote a 90 minute tariff for the reason for the violation - b...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 33794

Re: Air Transat YOW

Edit: After writing this post, I decided to improve it and turn it into an article that I posted on LinkedIn. It can be accessed here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20-diversions-cyow-july-31-2018-gilles-hudicourt/?published=t I've been wanting to post this for a while now, but I just haven't had t...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 32971

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

You could hope and speculate negatively, or you could read the ATIP rules. I have probably 30 ATIP requests under my belt so I know the ropes quite well. Several went to the Commissioner for complaint. You would be surprised how much these government people hide, often for obscure reasons. The weir...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 32971

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

I mailed in an ATIP for the DFDR Analysis report. I hope it does not take several years to obtain.
by Gilles Hudicourt
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 32971

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Ok, that’s fair enough. Their(TSB Engineer Lab) response suggests to me they stand by the final analysis which is their prerogative. They are not a law firm or a lobby group. They are the TSB. http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/qui-about/mission-mandate.asp The Canadian Transportation Accident Investigat...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 32971

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Tell me something sir, have you corresponded with TSB to let them know in your infinite wisdom that you think as an airline pilot their final report in the AC crash in YHZ wasn’t up to the standard one would expect from such an Agency(your words), explaining of course the standards not met. You sta...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?
Replies: 68
Views: 4735

Re: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?

2.5 NM, from Port-au-Prince's old military airfield, Bowen Field, to Port-au-Prince International, twice, once in a Beech F33C, a second time in a Beech E-18S.
by Gilles Hudicourt
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 32971

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

And your point is........ outside of posting your observations on this public forum. If you feel the final report contained inaccuracies(as you see them) thus flawed in its Findings as to Cause and Contributing Factors outline such(if you haven’t already do so) officially to TSB stating your profes...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 32971

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Well chaps, if yer accident investigation knowledge is that good/shit hot(I am not in a position to say one way or another), redress is quite simple isn't it.Apply on competitions at TSB and let them know how good ya are and how valuable your expertise is. Never know, they may take you up on the of...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dear TSB - Flight Recorders are way too expensive
Replies: 27
Views: 2835

Re: Dear TSB - Flight Recorders are way too expensive

Don'y know much about it, but the MU-2 that crashed in Isle de la Madeleine in 2016, had been fitted with some sort is reasonably cheap FDR, that was instrumental in the crash investigation. http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2016/a16a0032/a16a0032.asp 1.11.1 Wi-Flight GTA02 flight d...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 454
Views: 32971

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

I decided to write a little piece on the AC624 Transportation Safety Board of Canada accident investigation report. I think the report is not to the standard one would expect of an Agency such as the TSB. Most of the ideas and opinion expressed in the article had already been expressed by me on this...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air India crew save 777 from certain disaster
Replies: 11
Views: 3510

Re: Air India crew save 777 from certain disaster

Ia'm guessing a great deal has been lost in translation as I can assure you that LNAV/VNAV approaches on the B777 are both regularly performed and are quite certainly taught um, everywhere. Kind of a weird story. I have a feeling this may turn out to be along the same lines as the carrier that didn...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air India crew save 777 from certain disaster
Replies: 11
Views: 3510

Air India crew save 777 from certain disaster

They were forced to attempt a dangerous non precision approach, something they are not trained for and that Boeing does not teach.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/as-majo ... rd-1917842
by Gilles Hudicourt
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sunwing Runway Overrun - Belfast 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2162

Re: Sunwing Runway Overrun - Belfast 2017

“The crew did not apply full thrust until the aircraft was approximately 4 km from the end of the runway, at around 800 ft aal.” Huh? In this accident, there were other factors involved, but the crew, despite noticing improper acceleration, long take off run, stall warning, inability to climb and i...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13290

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

but I wonder what the LNAV minimums are. ~8500 ft available for landing on 23 even with the construction and 18 kts on the nose as opposed to 7500' and no headwind I checked the plates. There are many variables, don’t know what their equipment and ops specs allow. Plus, one would also need to see t...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13290

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

Does anyone have the Notamns ? It could shed light on the choice of runway.....
by Gilles Hudicourt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 61821

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

The FMS auto tunes the appropriate ILS frequency when an ILS or LOC approach is selected in the FMS. When another approach is selected in the FMS for the same runway (VOR, RNAV) the ILS is not automatically tuned and pilots are not in the habit of manually tuning the frequency in such cases, althoug...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop
Replies: 56
Views: 13263

Re: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop

Um, if you're fatigued, can't you just book off? What kind of companies are you guys working at that you can't book off if fatigued. Or is it something else that you prevents you from making the safe decision? When comparing Canada to USA rules, I think it helpful to recall that USA airlines, AFAIK...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop
Replies: 56
Views: 13263

Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop

https://twitter.com/MarcGarneau/status/1007027334422188032 Ultra low cost airline @FlySwoop will start operating very soon. Canadians have been asking for affordable flight and our Gov is working towards it. Our strategy is aimed at providing greater choice, lower costs and strengthening air passen...
by Gilles Hudicourt
Mon May 28, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 79979

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Tango Niner wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 8:59 am

A paint job and a complete cabin reconfiguration on at least one airplane. That's tangible cost.
How much is that compared to say, 5% of the salaries of all pilots at Westjet and Encore ?
by Gilles Hudicourt
Mon May 28, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 79979

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Dry Guy wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 6:56 am
I'm pretty sure that is what happened. People are saying that is too expensive for a bluff but don't realize what the cost to the company could have been if major WAWCON gains were demanded instead of Swoop scope.
Too expensive ? What have they invested ?
by Gilles Hudicourt
Mon May 28, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 79979

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

What if that whole Swoop business was just a bluff ? Once everything is signed, since Swoop was the biggest issue, Westjet can just agree to let Westjet pilots fly Swoop against having them agree to other major concessions, and then just Sweep Swoop under the rug. Naw, it couln't be. No one is that ...

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