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  1. Wow! You mean there is a place where pilots are actually allowed to legally strike? Canada used to be like that until the Harper government set the precedent that somehow airline pilots were exempt from the rights of other unionized labour provided for by the Canada Labour Code.
  2. While testing is intended to exceed design failure limitations by a significant amount, there are also estimates for when the failure (if any) will occur. If failure is above design limit but premature to the estimated failure point, it must be determined why. So much aircraft design is done on computer now that static and dynamic structural fatigue testing and results are critical.
  3. There is no room for any AT aircraft at T1. CYYZ just added a large number of T1 hard stands with bus ops due to overcrowding.
  4. I think that for commercial purposes that the Bahamas no longer exist. Very sad development. It will take years to recover. Building communities at sea level will become less and less sustainable over time.
  5. I have no doubt the non-core asset sale will begin immediately after closing. AC is not in the hotel business.
  6. p.s. if anybody was curious how serious CR was about acquiring TRZ and how much that acquisition has been integrated in to the AC strategic plan - you now have the answer.
  7. To be honest, the TRZ BOD look pretty foolish for recommending acceptance of an offer at $13. $18 looks closer to a realistic takeover bid factoring in subscription incentive and asset value.
  9. I believe that there was an aeromedical risk assessment conducted either out of the UK or by EASA that assigned too high a probability of on duty health related issues for post age 65 pilots. Don’t have the link though. Not sure where ICAO is on this.
  10. Given the multi job description of the bargaining unit, and the desire to sever just one specific trade, the more comparable comparison for legal and procedural purposes is the Air Georgian Pilots extricating themselves from a multi-employee bargaining unit to Pilot only bargaining unit with ALPA. Not sure where to direct you for more details.
  11. According to the announcement and the related news stories today, the CRJ Program is terminated. Back orders will be built in to 2020 but after that CRJ production will be halted. Manufacturing facilities overseas to be sold. The sale of the business by BBD represents the end of the CRJ Program other than customer support. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi is working on its own 76 seat variant to meet US scope provisions.
  12. I am curious what the end game plan is here for Mitsubishi? I suspect they now have the right to dismantle the CRJ program and thereby narrow the regional jet options for prospective customers thereby potentially increasing the demand for their own RJ product.
  13. Except that the final decision is up to the TRZ shareholders. If the outcome is inevitable (sale of shares) then the only metric that matters to the shareholders is who will pay the most for a share. There are no future considerations for a TRZ shareholder.