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Updated logo and 767 preview

#1 Post by culver10 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:03 pm

Here is the new maple leaf logo and an animation of what the 67's are supposed to look like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbueAwUwYnQ
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#2 Post by WeGonRotate » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:06 am

I like it, however, how come there's no AVOD?
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#3 Post by aerobod » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:46 am

WeGonRotate wrote:I like it, however, how come there's no AVOD?
The 4 767s will have BYOD streaming video and Internet access via satellite, connecting to guests via 6 wireless access points in the cabin. This will be available for the start of Hawaii operations in Dec. For those without a suitable personal device (iOS 8.0+ plus WestJet App on iPhone or iPad, Windows with current IE, Firefox or Chrome, Current Mac OSX with Safari, or Android 4.1+ plus WestJet App on most current Android devices), Toshiba 8" devices with Windows 8.1 and a custom stand will be available for rental for a fee comparable to the current Samsung 7" rental tablets. The aircraft server will have plenty of recent movies and TV shows (hundreds of hours initially), together with 3 streaming video news channels, weather and destination info, flight info and other text information that is updated continuously.

Seat back AVOD is nice to have, but adds about 1000kg to a 767, has technology that is generally out of date as soon as it is installed and costs triple the price of a good BYOD streaming with Internet system.
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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#4 Post by brooks » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:30 am

aerobod wrote:
WeGonRotate wrote:I like it, however, how come there's no AVOD?
The 4 767s will have BYOD streaming video and Internet access via satellite, connecting to guests via 6 wireless access points in the cabin. This will be available for the start of Hawaii operations in Dec. For those without a suitable personal device (iOS 8.0+ plus WestJet App on iPhone or iPad, Windows with current IE, Firefox or Chrome, Current Mac OSX with Safari, or Android 4.1+ plus WestJet App on most current Android devices), Toshiba 8" devices with Windows 8.1 and a custom stand will be available for rental for a fee comparable to the current Samsung 7" rental tablets. The aircraft server will have plenty of recent movies and TV shows (hundreds of hours initially), together with 3 streaming video news channels, weather and destination info, flight info and other text information that is updated continuously.

Seat back AVOD is nice to have, but adds about 1000kg to a 767, has technology that is generally out of date as soon as it is installed and costs triple the price of a good BYOD streaming with Internet system.
BYOD! Nice I like that. It is true though, why buy and install something that will be obsolete in a few years or less. 2000+lbs. is a lot of weight to be flying needlessly around. I think WestJet might have gotten it right after learning their lesson with the LiveTV system.

Word on the street is the first B767 should arrive on July 24th.
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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#5 Post by loopa » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:00 am

Hey guys what's BOYD and AVOD? Never heard of those.

Thanks! 8)
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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#6 Post by duramaxguy » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:06 am

Bring your own device? As in bring your own iPad/tablet to hook onto wifi.
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#7 Post by loopa » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:55 am

Thanks 8)
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#8 Post by darkchild » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:31 pm

Looks nice, how many crew to make the upgrade?
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#9 Post by Lowjack » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:02 pm

Picture taken in VCV:

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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#10 Post by CAL » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:31 am

any idea on where the aircraft they are taking flew previously and their age etc?
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#11 Post by J31 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:52 am

CAL wrote:any idea on where the aircraft they are taking flew previously and their age etc?
They previously flew for Qantas. Built in 1991.

http://worldairlinenews.com/2015/03/04/ ... -and-maui/
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#12 Post by plhought » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:20 pm

Is there at least going to be some kind of seat-back power?

I don't have a fancy tablet but I certainly wouldn't expect it to last a movie-or-two to the UK/wherever...especially after fiddling with it on terminal WiFi for a couple hours prior to the flight.
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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#13 Post by aerobod » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:05 pm

plhought wrote:Is there at least going to be some kind of seat-back power?

I don't have a fancy tablet but I certainly wouldn't expect it to last a movie-or-two to the UK/wherever...especially after fiddling with it on terminal WiFi for a couple hours prior to the flight.
Every economy seat will have USB 5V power suitable for tablets and smartphones, every Plus seat will have 110V power.

All IFEC will be the same Internet, streaming video and news TV channels as on the 737s. BTW, the IFEC system is live as of today on tail 818 (737-800), 10 more aircraft will be live with the new system in the next week or so.
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#14 Post by CAL » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:49 am

I hope its not a hangar queen (s)....
just out of curiosity what is the age of most of Air Canadas old buses and 767's?
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#15 Post by Longtimer » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:29 am

CAL wrote:I hope its not a hangar queen (s)....
just out of curiosity what is the age of most of Air Canadas old buses and 767's?
You can find the info here. Just input owner and aircraft type and then click on the mark of those you are interested in.

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/c ... hSimp.aspx
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#16 Post by aerobod » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:21 am

CAL wrote:I hope its not a hangar queen (s)....
just out of curiosity what is the age of most of Air Canadas old buses and 767's?
These are low cycle 767s that Qantas maintained meticulously, they should be as reliable as any of the 767s currently in service, going by their history.
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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#17 Post by alevik123 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:30 pm

The average ages of the 767 fleets are (according to Planespotters.net data):

Westjet 23.1 years
AC mainline 24.2 years
Rouge 16.9 years

The AC mainline 767's will eventually be replaced by the 787's, with the younger 767's going to Rouge it seems. The averages above include 2 AC mainline 767's that are about 16 years old that perhaps are also destined for Rouge.

Age is only one indicator of course, and as mentioned the Qantas aircraft were probably as well taken care of as any 767's around.
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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#18 Post by flyer 1492 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:39 pm

How long have the aircraft been sitting?
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#19 Post by aerobod » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:54 pm

flyer 1492 wrote:How long have the aircraft been sitting?
They landed in VCV last year and went into the refurbishment program with Boeing for WestJet within weeks. We knew which airframes from Qantas were going to VCV, while they were still in service, so picked the four with the most consistent configuration.
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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#20 Post by CAL » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:19 am

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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#21 Post by privateer » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:11 pm

Does anybody know when the first 767 comes to Calgary? When does the second one come online as well?
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#22 Post by plhought » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:26 pm

What's the delay? YYC rumour-mill has been saying something along the lines of falling off the jacks or something.
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#24 Post by altiplano » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:16 pm

aerobod wrote: These are low cycle 767s
Bwahaha...
These aircraft have been worked. No two ways about it they are 25 years old. Not that there's anything overly wrong with 25 year old airframes, but 'low cycle' they are not...
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Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

#25 Post by Johnny#5 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:02 pm

I like how the WJ 767 is nicknamed "Bigfoot" because nobody has ever seen one and may never...
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