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by telex
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 379
Views: 33242

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

We look after our own here in Quebec. It should be an attitude every other province takes, but that is their problem. I have always had the belief that BC for example, goes out of its way to step on their own, in favour of easy money from people from elsewhere (I am talking about other provinces, n...
by telex
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwing offering free seats home....
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: Sunwing offering free seats home....

Vacation carriers tend not to do well with the government handouts in trying times.
Except for one certain company.
by telex
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: A220 cruising altitude

Engine operating limits
Above 29000 feet, the maximum N1 setting is 94% N1.
Any exceedance of more than 20 continuous seconds must be reported.
by telex
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: To everything There is a Season — What Are You Doing To Benefit From This Adversity?
Replies: 11
Views: 2593

Re: To everything There is a Season — What Are You Doing To Benefit From This Adversity?

I bet the majority of posters here are rebuilding their cottages.

The million dollar starter homes are so 2010.

In these trying times of no employment and no income there really is no better option.
by telex
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3828

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

Billions have been handed out. BBD is still broke. So no guarantees the money will be put to good use is accurate.
by telex
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3828

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

If you could only save one which would it be?
by telex
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3828

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

“On Tuesday Boeing called for a $60 billion lifeline for the struggling U.S. aerospace industry.” That’s dollars, not dollarettes. Interesting the American tax payers aren’t having sh*t fits over Boeing’s call for a government bail out for their aerospace industry. What do they know that we don’t? ...
by telex
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 354
Views: 36094

Re: Corona Virus

“There are more than 340 presumptive and confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country, with one known death linked to the virus” From CBC this morning, I would give the country kudos for heading this off at the pass. What is interesting and more to the point gratifying,little if any bickering amo...
by telex
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 354
Views: 36094

Re: Corona Virus

“There are more than 340 presumptive and confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country, with one known death linked to the virus” From CBC this morning, I would give the country kudos for heading this off at the pass. What is interesting and more to the point gratifying,little if any bickering amo...
by telex
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 354
Views: 36094

Re: Corona Virus

Apparently a vote is required within seven days.
There are no MPs at work right now in Ottawa.
I assume the dear leader will make the best decision for the nation unilaterally.
by telex
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 354
Views: 36094

Re: Corona Virus

Canada.
by telex
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 354
Views: 36094

Re: Corona Virus

RUMOUR of a national emergency being declared tomorrow or Tuesday.

Everything but pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations and hospitals will be ordered to close. Unsure of the length of time the closures will last.
by telex
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: A220 cruising altitude

George Taylor wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:48 am
what is the ceiling limit?
41 000 ft.
by telex
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: A220 cruising altitude

derateNO wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Temporary... at least it's been since the fall. Problem with the engines.
Software issue.
by telex
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: A220 cruising altitude

derateNO wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:41 pm
So why are they still staying so low? Just fly with A/T off?

Unless they are scared to... the CRJ flies up high just fine without autothrottles.
The concept of an airplane flying with no AT in cruise seems poorly understood at best.

Strangely, most seem to stay airborne.
by telex
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: A220 cruising altitude

There is currently an engine speed limitation in effect above FL290 for the A220. Therefore, in order to operate above FL290 the authothrust system must be turned off. Most operators opting to remain at or below FL290. Turn it off before reaching FL290. That's it. It is not difficult to operate wit...
by telex
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 1462

Re: Good time to quit training?

The whole virus scare looks like it's just pooped the bubble, do the people here suggest anyone about to start or who doesn't have much invested should quit due to the bleak future? Quit today. It would have been better to quit three months ago to get ahead of the curve but hindsight and all that...
by telex
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: I love job requirements like these...
Replies: 28
Views: 2112

Re: I love job requirements like these...

Valid ATPL or IATRA; 3,500 hours total flying time; 1,000 hours multi-engine PIC; 2,500 hours Jet PIC Customer service-oriented; Ability to work under pressure. Do they proofread? Or are they really only interested in ex-Snowbirds and F-16 drivers? Your example drivers won't have much multi PIC.
by telex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 1813

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

See the FCTM reference provided above. Fly through the birds and land is the manufacturer's recommendation. Always try to follow the manufacturer's recommendation. From the 747 FCTM...… "Crew Actions for a Bird Strike During Approach or Landing If the landing is assured, continuing the approach to ...
by telex
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 1813

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

It's quite common to pull up to try to miss larger birds, whether by accident or on purpose. (many approaches also end up with the PF pulling back subconsciously to try to better see the landing environment, it's a normal human factors issue) I wonder if in this case, the PF was attempting to miss ...
by telex
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 1813

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

I'd say panic and that a missed approach is taught "escape maneuver" for when thing go wrong during an approach instead of just landing. Hahahaha, there is NO WAY that the crew panicked. Would you want to land a potentially damaged aircraft without any evidence it was ok to do so? It shows a well t...
by telex
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3828

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

70 000 employees worldwide doesn't mean $1 billion in tax paid in Canada. The worldwide tax is not bailing the operation out. Sometimes it's better to cut out the rot and start fresh. Well until you know how much tax revenue we would lose from canadian employees from the impact of a complete shutdo...
by telex
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3828

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

70 000 employees worldwide doesn't mean $1 billion in tax paid in Canada.

The worldwide tax is not bailing the operation out.

Sometimes it's better to cut out the rot and start fresh.
by telex
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3828

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

Bombardier employees have paid more in income taxes than the company has received in bailouts,
Can this be substantiated in any way?
by telex
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YES -- Bombardier Bailout?
Replies: 15
Views: 1305

Re: YES -- Bombardier Bailout?

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/bombardier-is-out-of-commercial-aviation-with-plan-to-sell-c-series-stake-1.4809896 "The reason why we're looking at strategic options is to accelerate deleveraging of the business," said Bellemare, who took the helm in 2015. "The strategy was always to exit commercia...

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