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1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by aerobod » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:47 pm

Behind the MAX, awaiting final paint and flight testing: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DtL_ExXWsAUaQF-.jpg:large
Looks to be waiting for engine fitment, too.
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by complexintentions » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:41 pm

Forget the background. What about the 737 in the foreground.

Canada has a spirit? What does that even mean? :lol:

If the public wants to see the true nature of WestJet "spirit" they just need to read some of the labour or Swoop-related threads here.

Fugly.
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by Alcoholism » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:19 pm

complexintentions wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:41 pm

Canada has a spirit? What does that even mean? :lol:
Yes Canada does have a spirit. What that picture means is Canada is dead and has taken the form of a 737.
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by DaveP » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:22 pm

I think it’s an awesome picture though!

A pretty big accomplishment for us and a big thanks for everyone’s contributions to make this happen.

I agree Mike, it’s been a bit of a tough couple years here but time to move forward! Still lots of good stuff going on. Great time to be a pilot in Canada too with all the opportunity/choice. 2019 hiring numbers are going to keep our hiring folks quite busy - a lot of it due to the growth from the picture above.

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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by Lightchop » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:51 pm

complexintentions wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:41 pm
Forget the background. What about the 737 in the foreground.

Canada has a spirit? What does that even mean? :lol:

If the public wants to see the true nature of WestJet "spirit" they just need to read some of the labour or Swoop-related threads here.

Fugly.
It's a BLATANT copy of Qantas' "Spirit of Australia" slogan.

WestJet has no shame. Zero.
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by aerobod » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:27 pm

Lightchop wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:51 pm
complexintentions wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:41 pm
Forget the background. What about the 737 in the foreground.

Canada has a spirit? What does that even mean? :lol:

If the public wants to see the true nature of WestJet "spirit" they just need to read some of the labour or Swoop-related threads here.

Fugly.
It's a BLATANT copy of Qantas' "Spirit of Australia" slogan.

WestJet has no shame. Zero.
Of course there isn’t any uniqueness here:

Spirit of St. Louis
Spirit of Manila Airlines
New Spirit of United - UAL
The New Spirit of Africa - Ethiopian
Spirit of Namibia - Air Namibia
Spirit of Freedom - Delta

Perhaps The Lindbergh Foundation should weigh in on “Spirit of ....” copyright infringement?
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by cloak » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:55 am

Perhaps the challenge is with the word "THE" implying perhaps "one and only" spirit of Canada? Perhaps Canada can have many spirits? Perhaps if it were "A" spirit of Canada the reaction may have been different? Not sure. The spirit of the message (yes pun intended!) is good; at the same time possibly its implications on exclusivity may be what bothers some. Then again Air Canada has presumed itself to be one and only for long...

Although it has to be said in the spirit of fairness that perhaps the lettering is not consistent with the free spirit that WestJet usually engenders, as it seems too structured...ok enough with spirit! The 787 looks great, hope there'll be many more.
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Post by flyinhigh » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:07 pm

Oh look, it's the spirit of Dryden :smt040

https://goo.gl/images/HuyWuK
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by RidersRule » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:45 pm

DaveP wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:22 pm
I think it’s an awesome picture though!

A pretty big accomplishment for us and a big thanks for everyone’s contributions to make this happen.

I agree Mike, it’s been a bit of a tough couple years here but time to move forward! Still lots of good stuff going on. Great time to be a pilot in Canada too with all the opportunity/choice. 2019 hiring numbers are going to keep our hiring folks quite busy - a lot of it due to the growth from the picture above.

Dave
Thanks for some positivity Dave. I believe the future is bright here once we all get pulling in the same direction again.

I can’t figure out why some people get so worked up about some letters on a plane.

787 looks great.
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Post by Old fella » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:14 pm

I am to old to sling any buns in this fight but let me say congratulations on yer B787 operations. I am sure You will use it to provide excellent service throughout your system.
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by FICU » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:00 am

aerobod wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:27 pm
Of course there isn’t any uniqueness here:

Spirit of St. Louis
Spirit of Manila Airlines
New Spirit of United - UAL
The New Spirit of Africa - Ethiopian
Spirit of Namibia - Air Namibia
Spirit of Freedom - Delta

Perhaps The Lindbergh Foundation should weigh in on “Spirit of ....” copyright infringement?
Don't forget Canadian Airlines and their Spirit...

Spirit of Yellowknife https://www.airliners.net/photo/Canadia ... v/595993/L
Spirit of Prince George, etc... and oh ya...

Spirit of Canadian.. almost a complete rip off.
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by yycflyguy » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:24 am

VANDALS!!!!!
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by Joe Blow Schmo » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:35 am

complexintentions wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:41 pm
Forget the background. What about the 737 in the foreground.

Canada has a spirit? What does that even mean? :lol:

If the public wants to see the true nature of WestJet "spirit" they just need to read some of the labour or Swoop-related threads here.

Fugly.
Well there is an F, C, and K in the registration.
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Post by Speedalive » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:32 pm

First one's all painted up!
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by RidersRule » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Clive’s name under the silver tape...does he step down on the same day from the board?
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by Hugh Jasshole » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:30 pm

I bet those beautiful curvy front windshields are expensive, compared to the flat ones in the 37?? Sure looks great!
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Post by atphat » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:09 pm

Hugh Jasshole wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:30 pm
I bet those beautiful curvy front windshields are expensive, compared to the flat ones in the 37?? Sure looks great!
You win for best username. Bravo. :lol:
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by complexintentions » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:12 pm

Hugh Jasshole wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:30 pm
I bet those beautiful curvy front windshields are expensive, compared to the flat ones in the 37?? Sure looks great!
It also comes with fold-up sunshades for those side windows like you'd find at Walmart for your car and the worst VNAV logic of any Boeing product I've ever flown.

An accountant's dream for today's airlines! But the wing IS pretty. :mrgreen:
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by Hugh Jasshole » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:04 am

So are the senior pilots who are flying the 67 going to be flying the 87?

I stole Hugh Jasshole from a famous Riley Martin prank. [youtube][youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKid8Q3HwqI[/youtube][/youtube]
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Post by neophyte » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:50 pm

That’s the way it’s going HughJass, pretty normal.

I think we even have a senior 737 CA going 87 FO.

Another interesting tidbit is that all 787 pilots will be YYC based (regardless of where the plane, flying, or FAs are based)
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Post by The Tenth Man » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Hugh Jasshole wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:04 am
So are the senior pilots who are flying the 67 going to be flying the 87?

I stole Hugh Jasshole from a famous Riley Martin prank. [youtube][youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKid8Q3HwqI[/youtube][/youtube]
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Re: 1st WestJet 787 off the Production Line

Post by Hugh Jasshole » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:05 pm

When I do the line and transit check on the 67, I see many of the captains have employee numbers around 500 or lower. And when I ask how they enjoy flying it, the response is unanimous that they all LOVE flying the 67 compared to the NG.
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