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Post by W5 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:28 pm

Who or what is SIMAir?
I am seeing jobs for a whole 705 management team. Saab 340 and it seems Winnipeg.
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Re: SIMAir

Post by Yycjetdriver » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:45 pm

W5 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Who or what is SIMAir?
I am seeing jobs for a whole 705 management team. Saab 340 and it seems Winnipeg.
Rumour around is yet another start up by WestJet. Similar to swoop, except Winnipeg headquartered. Will be their Eastern Pasco and possibly a tool to strong arm negotiate lower costs with Pasco. Also will be a driving tool to keep Encore pay terrible and possibly worse in the future. “Westjet SIM” acronym for Suck It Monkeys.
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Re: SIMAir

Post by Liftdump » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:45 pm

SIM AIR DOW NAH!
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Re: SIMAir

Post by digits_ » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:34 am

Where do you see those job ads?
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Re: SIMAir

Post by Liftdump » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:30 am

Aviation job ads(free)
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Re: SIMAir

Post by digits_ » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:51 pm

Oops. Obvious.

30 hangar line road, isn't that the kelly western building? Did it get sold?
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Re: SIMAir

Post by Diadem » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:12 pm

A search for the contact person, Bob Backhouse, shows that he's the DFO for West Wind. There was an article from December saying that they're trying to expand into neighbouring provinces, but I don't know why they wouldn't do it under their own name, or using aircraft that they already operate. Link 2.0 with Transwest aircraft run by West Wind management? No way I would get on one of those flights.
Edit: Actually, it looks like he's now the VP Ops at Pascan. The former DFO from West Wind still isn't a great credential.
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Re: SIMAir

Post by goingnowherefast » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:06 pm

Interesting that they're looking for a management team, but no mention of what they're doing? There's a lot of personal risk jumping onto a random start-up that nobody knows anything about. No business model, no known customers, do they even actually have the airplanes and how many? They can take that risk if they're going to hide everything. Pay me a million bucks up front and I'll be your chief pilot for the next 5 years. Bonuses if the fleet grows to larger than 3. Company collapses, well darn, I've got financial security for a while still. Company does well, great, I've got my job security for 5 years, and possibly longer.

Even Jetlines was forthcoming with "we're starting a ULCC!"
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Re: SIMAir

Post by PT6A » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:11 pm

I'm not sure if this is related or not but Kelly Western was recently purchased from a rather large US company.
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Re: SIMAir

Post by digits_ » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:34 pm

PT6A wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:11 pm
I'm not sure if this is related or not but Kelly Western was recently purchased from a rather large US company.
By which company?
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Re: SIMAir

Post by igorcanuck » Sun May 05, 2019 12:52 pm

A manager I'm working with here in YWG, is leaving the company to join this new SimAir.
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