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  2. Why is AC.TO price tanking?

    and perhaps bringing them onboard for their inflight snack.
  4. Pilot Shortage Is Here

    If Canada wants to maintain a degree of flight service to northern communities, they’ll need to pony up and subsidize like any other trade. But they won’t realize that until it’s too late and services are cut, including medivac services.
  5. A380 Production may soon end

    And just in the neck of time. Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order 4 hours ago The Emirates airline has announced an order for up to 36 Airbus A380s. The $16bn (£11.5bn) deal amounts to a reprieve for the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the jet if it could not come to a deal with Emirates. Emirates is the only airline to have put the A380 at the heart of its operations and had been expected to place an order for more of the jets at the Dubai Airshow last November. However, it then ordered 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners instead. Emirates said it had now made a firm order for 20 of the A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, with options to buy a further 16. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. Emirates is already the largest customer for the plane, with 101 currently flying and 41 more firm orders previously placed. On Monday, Airbus sales director John Leahy said the company would have to halt the A380 programme if Emirates did not place another order.Image copyright Getty Images This is a vital order for Airbus, which has been struggling to get airlines to buy its troubled superjumbo. It has been forced to slow production right down, from 27 aircraft annually a couple of years ago to 12 this year. It expected to deliver just eight in 2019. Emirates is far and away the biggest customer for the A380. Without its backing, Airbus would eventually have had to close down the production line in Toulouse altogether. Now the programme has the life support it needs. Airbus says today's order underscores its commitment to produce the A380 for at least another 10 years. By that time, growth in the aviation market may have recreated a business case for it. The A380 was designed to carry large numbers of people between heavily congested hub airports, where take-off and landing slots are at a premium. In recent years, it hasn't been needed, because airlines have focused on using smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft to carry passengers, often on direct routes between secondary airports. But if the market continues to grow rapidly, airport congestion may well become a serious issue again, particularly in Asia. At that point the A380 could come into its own. The A380 project was first conceived in the early 1990s as an eventual successor to the Boeing 747, with development work beginning in earnest in 1993. The plane has twin decks of seats, and is designed to incorporate amenities such as bars, lounges, beauty salons and duty-free shops, according to customer specification. Before this latest deal, there had been a total of 317 orders for the A380 since its launch in 2007. It made its debut commercial flight in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines flying from Singapore to Sydney. Qantas took orders of the plane in 2008, flying the route between Melbourne and Los Angeles. Air France and Lufthansa have also flown the Airbus A380, but its largest customer over the years has been Emirates.
  6. Maybe KSFO is the problem, not discounting fatigue. CPDLC could also help as its another backup, like 121.5, in the event atc can't get a hold of you. But, the yanks don't use it. Maybe when ADS-B becomes mandatory in 2020, the US will utilize this technology. Cheers.
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  8. Swoop - Apply now

    That comment jumped-the-shark about 10 years ago.
  9. Why is AC.TO price tanking?

    or the consumer will be making loads of pot brownies.
  10. Why is AC.TO price tanking?

    Yup, that makes sense, thanks.
  11. From 'Flight Safety International' ... Air Canada to conduct 'immediate safety review' following SFO close calls An Air Canada jet lands at San Francisco International Airport, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, one day after another Air Canada flight failed to heed a go-around order from the air traffic controller. (Karl Mondon/ Bay Area News Group) Air Canada has launched a review of its operating system and increased pilot training among a number of changes prompted by two dangerous close-calls at San Francisco International Incident in the last six months. (Karl Mondon/ Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO - Following two alarming close-calls at San Francisco International Airport last year, Air Canada has agreed to an immediate safety review of its entire operations, including increased pilot training and a closer look at the airline's arrivals and departures at SFO, the Bay Area News Group has learned. The airline's agreement - worked out with Transport Canada, that country's Federal Aviation Administration equivalent - comes amid a spike in incidents involving other airlines during take offs and landings at SFO. The National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating a December 2016 incident where a passenger jet almost pulled onto a runway in front of a departing jet liner, as well as a February 2017 incident where a plane aborted a landing when it learned another commercial jet liner was on the runway. But the sweeping Air Canada reviews show how serious the two SFO incidents with that airline were, including one which aviation experts have said could have caused one of the deadliest aviation disasters ever. "Many airlines have gone through this type of scrutiny after a major problem," said Ross Aimer, a retired United Airlines pilot and CEO of Aero Consulting Experts, who has followed the SFO mishaps. "These are all good and welcomed measures. However, I don't see a crucial part which is a look at pilot fatigue issues in Canada." Aimer said he believes fatigue played a role in both Air Canada incidents at SFO. In July, an Air Canada nearly landed on four passenger jets awaiting takeoff after the flight crew mistook a crowded taxiway for its intended runway. In October, an Air Canada plane ignored repeated orders from the tower to abort its landing because air traffic controllers feared a different plane was still on the runway. The Air Canada plane landed safely, and later explained that it was having problems with its radio. "Transport Canada continues to work with Air Canada as a result of these incidents," said Transport Canada spokeswoman Marie-Anyk Côté. "To date, the department is satisfied with the review conducted by Air Canada of their Airbus program as well as the corrective action plan they have put in place to address identified issues." The measures include: Conducting an immediate safety review of Air Canada's operations; Reducing intervals between pilot training and evaluation from eight to six months for the next three years; Conducting four in-flight surveillance flights into and out of SFO; Appointing a technical advisor to observe the ongoing SFO investigations; Enhancing surveillance activities on the airline's narrow body Airbus fleet and; Air Canada conducting a complete review of its operations. Air Canada did not respond to a request for comment. Côté said Air Canada's operations audit is ongoing. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said his agency is "satisfied with the actions (Air Canada and Transport Canada) have taken." Last week, an Aeromexico plane lined up to the wrong runway, where a Virgin America plane was waiting to depart. That plane dropped to about 250 feet and was about .69 miles from the start of the runway before aborting the landing and flying over the other aircraft, according to data reviewed by this news agency.
  12. Trump Wins

    This is what the left in all countries signed off UN Sustainable Development aka Agenda 21. In a nutshell, the want wealthy to give to the poor so everyone will be equal on the planet and rely on the 1% uber rich to control. Have a read. Sustainable development report 2016 (final).pdf Is sounds all nicey but when you think about it. "HOW" will they implement such ideologies. First, control the masses. Then there is this video from Bill Gates 2010 Ten Talks. If you want to fast forward to the 2-minute mark you can see one of the uber rich discussing what needs to be done. And if you want to take it one step forward to a fictional depiction of the sustainable development plan have a read I know. I know. It's conspiracy theorist Glen Beck as the author. However, you can't escape the fact that he wrote this book before the September 2015 signing of the UN agreement. For me the jury is still out on if this is a left or right plan or... the imminent plan of the world leaders, no matter what party.
  13. Trump Wins

    Nothing here folks... move along LOL
  14. Why is AC.TO price tanking?

    I'm thinking he's implying that with the increased availability of marijuana will also have a proportionate increase of people with the munchies!
  15. Swoop - Apply now

    How many times have you said that now?
  16. Trump Wins

    Nothing false in the Newsweek article, it's all collaborated.
  17. Pilatus conducted the first flight of a PC-21 trainer for new customer Qinetiq on 15 January, edging the single-engined turboprop towards service entry with the UK's Empire Test Pilots' School (ETPS). View the full article
  18. Pilatus conducted the first flight of a PC-21 trainer for new customer Qinetiq on 15 January, edging the single-engined turboprop towards service entry with the UK's Empire Test Pilots' School (ETPS). View the full article
  19. Trump Wins

    I think the MSM is having a stupidity contest and they are WINNING! NEWSWEEK: Trump's Hair Could Cause Penis Problems, Suicide
  20. Why is AC.TO price tanking?

    Looks like it's some kind of joke about cake but I'm not getting it. Eating cake? Having cake? Choking on my cake?
  21. Trump Wins

    About 'Fake News'... The “Fake News Awards” announced on the Republican National Committee website and touted by President Trump pose a conundrum: Does it really count if the news organization admits error? Regular readers of The Fact Checker know that we do not award Pinocchios if a politician admits error. Everyone makes mistakes — and the point is not to play gotcha. News organizations operate in a competitive arena and mistakes are bound to be made. The key test is whether an error is acknowledged and corrected. President Trump almost never admits error, even as he has made more than 2,000 false or misleading statements. So with that context, here’s an assessment of the “awards”:
  22. All About NAFTA

    Please let's not forget, and I will remind you of this fact, it was the Americans who wanted and pushed for NAFTA in the first place, and it was American corporations who benefitted the most from it. One doesn't want to piss off big money now, do they?
  23. Trump Wins

    If it is that 'obvious', then I think you should send this publicly disseminated video to the FBI and see if they want to start an investigation.
  24. Trump Wins

    Thank you for once again highlighting the rights ability to attack the delivery, not the facts. One also has to consider the fact that this admitted affair took place while Trump is married to his current wife. I wonder what her opinion of this is? Could that be why she wasn't holding his hand and stands apart when they are in public?
  25. Good E-Reader (blog) Zinio Magazines Now Available on Air Canada, Delta and United Airlines Good E-Reader (blog) Zinio has been in the digital magazine game since the original iPad came out and the app dominated the top 10 list for many years. The company sells magazines directly, offers Z-Pass and distributes their titles to hundreds of libraries. Zinio has just ... View the full article
  26. Canada: Recently Released FAA Study Demonstrates Importance Of Education And Safety Regulations For Drones Mondaq News Alerts On October 12, 2017, Canada witnessed its first incident of a drone colliding with a commercial aircraft, as we wrote about in an earlier blog post. The plane landed safely and no passengers were injured. Though the offending drone pilot has not been ... View the full article
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