Orca Suspended

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Re: Orca Suspended

#51 Post by EGPWS » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:37 pm

Second this question. Are they being repo'd? Sold? What's happening with the hangar?
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Re: Orca Suspended

#52 Post by SouthSideYVR » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:06 pm

Something is going on inside that hangar. Quite a few cars parked in the lot.
Planes haven't moved in weeks.
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Re: Orca Suspended

#53 Post by N100101 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:23 am

EGPWS wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:37 pm
Second this question. Are they being repo'd? Sold? What's happening with the hangar?
I think most of the assets are locked up. Integra bought most of Orcas assets before they closed. Integra has a Jetstream getting rusty in YEG for being seized by the airport. YQL evicted them from the check-in counter, resulting in lay-offs. They own an old Orca Learjet that is being withheld in the states for failing to be paid for maintenance. Last report was $600,000 owed in fuel to Executive, they have seized fuelling services. Aeroshell followed shortly after. The list keeps going for pages from there. I think all they are operating right now is YYC to YBF (though I'm not sure how they can afford $60 thousand a month for hangar rental off one sched) and some contract medivac in Stoney Rapids. :smt102
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Re: Orca Suspended

#54 Post by YVRLTN » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:49 pm

Heard Orca (how that differentiates from Integra I dont know) was bought by a Chinese company, but no interest in aviation and all the assets will be sold. 75% of the fleet is only scrap value - if that. I think even the airworthy ones need a bit of $$$ spent on them too, and the longer they sit in our climate the worse it will be.

Kisik are also in that hangar, so that accounts for most of the activity.

Are any aircraft stored at YYC? Quite a few frames not at YVR.
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Re: Orca Suspended

#55 Post by IAW » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:37 pm

One U/S Navajo remains at YYC. Hopefully some of the liquidation cash will make it to the former employees who have been ripped off.
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Re: Orca Suspended

#56 Post by goose_68 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 pm

Im curious .... did Pacific Coastal Airlines buy or were affliliated with Orca , if you go to the Orca website it direct links you to Pacific Coastal Airlines website ??
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Re: Orca Suspended

#57 Post by cv990 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:06 pm

Not affiliated.. probably a business arrangement to look after customers as Orca folded...
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Re: Orca Suspended

#58 Post by YVRLTN » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:33 pm

is there life in the whale?

GPMP did some engine runs and flew today - has been worked on in the hangar for a while. GPAK also had the doors open.
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Re: Orca Suspended

#59 Post by YVRLTN » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:56 pm

YVRLTN wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:33 pm
is there life in the whale?

GPMP did some engine runs and flew today - has been worked on in the hangar for a while. GPAK also had the doors open.
Its gone to Skcare. Flew to YYJ last night and to YXL today via YXH & YAV
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