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  1. MD2, are you or have you ever been an employee of the CBC?
  2. The ACPPA requires AC to respect the Official Languages Act The same rules do not apply to other Canadian carriers Section 10 of the ACPPA prescribes that Air Canada is subject to the Official Languages Act, or the OLA, and is therefore considered a federal institution pursuant to the OLA. Air Canada is the only Canadian airline that is subject to obligations under the OLA. It has been subject to the OLA since 1969, including part IV, covering the communications with and services to the public; part V, covering the language of work; part VI, covering the participation of English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians; and part VII, covering the advancement of English and French. Other major Canadian airlines, such as WestJet, Air Transat, Porter Airlines, and Sunwing, are not subject to the same obligations as Air Canada under the ACPPA or the OLA. However, all major airlines must provide safety instructions to their passengers in English and in French under the Canadian Aviation Regulations pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, which also falls under the responsibility of the Minister of Transport. It should be noted that Air Canada does not receive any direct or indirect funding from the federal government for its linguistic training programs, the language assessments of its employees, or its bilingual communications activities. Nevertheless, the airline allocates significant resources, both financial and human, to develop and maintain its linguistic programs and internal tools to meet its obligations under the OLA.
  3. Bio Jon Turner was appointed President, Rouge Operations in June 2019, where he has oversight for all aspects of leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge, including a focus on its distinct brand and culture. Jon was named Air Canada's Vice President, Maintenance when he re-joined Air Canada in February 2018. In that role, he had direct responsibility for managing and providing strategic direction for Air Canada's global maintenance programs, core engineering, fleet management, control of technical safety and airworthiness standards, maintenance operations control, supply chain, as well as line maintenance. A skilled airline executive with expertise in operations, Jon began his career at Air Canada in 1980 where he held a wide range of progressively critical, senior operational roles including responsibility for all aspects of Air Canada's aircraft acquisition and disposal. In 2004, he was appointed Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering and he had oversight for the airline's maintenance programs, engineering, fleet management, airworthiness, maintenance operational control, line and cabin maintenance. In 2008, he joined Air Transat and was appointed Executive Vice President, Air Transat in 2011. In 2016, he subsequently became Chief Executive Officer and President at Sky Regional, a Canadian airline that operates flights on behalf of Air Canada under the Air Canada Express banner. Jon holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal. knows Transat well
  4. Just read this on the AC site Jon Turner was appointed President, Rouge Operations in June 2019, where he has oversight for all aspects of leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge, including a focus on its distinct brand and culture.
  5. I use the ACV site often to compare prices with others and always have detailed pricing available. Resort, room upgrade, flight upgrades and insurance prices.
  6. It seems the capacity and loads always show in red for wide body aircraft 77W 77L 789 788 333 did not find any flights with main line 767
  7. I should have used quote as that’s not his original response
  8. OMG Thor, a little sensitive?
  9. Airframe work moving north of the border
  11. Looks like speed tape that has been left in place too long. Speed tape is in the SRM.
  12. May not be in the specific maintenance manual for that aircraft type but is an approved repair in the SRM for the aircraft. With inspection intervals and permanent repair terminating action limit.
  13. Standard procedure at AC, may not be at other operators like the one in the picture.
  14. I can't believe my eyes CBC reporting a negative story about WestJet mark this day in your calendars
  15. Another CBC hate Air Canada story. What a surprise with already over 1000 comments from the wing nuts. CBC has really become a third rate news agency.
  16. Another interesting topic with lots of discussion If it's not obvious to fellow members that the CBC has a hate on for AC then you're not reading, watching, or listening to the CBC. Seems several "OMG" stories over the last couple of weeks. Capacity planning software at big airlines is a real science that is seldom off the mark in it's assessment of the no show factor and seat spoilage. There will always be passengers that change their plans or cancel them outright, the pay much more for that service. As for cancellation insurance as an alternative, it does not cover such things as, "I think I'll cancel that meeting in city X because I have a new commitment elsewhere". IMO, even if there was a big flashing message on the screen when people purchased the tickets that said THIS FARE DOES ALLOW FOR SEAT SELECTION PRIOR 24 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. YOU MAY BE DENIED BOARDING. Some people would still buy that ticket then scream and kick later as well as call the good old CBC.
  17. You're kidding? IMO, Mr Kelly is clearly presenting alternative facts to help a non US carrier build their international business connectivity through Canada
  18. Lots of speculation with very few facts. The savings on outsourced maintenance are significant in in labour cost, productivity, and aircraft downtime. AC did the 767 nose drop twice, once in YZ and once in UL.
  19. Maybe it was a downpayment for the 20th EMB 190
  20. Actually Dave, they are called parents.
  21. Yes price is important, confidence in Bombardier is important, P&W pure power engines, etc. The deal has many interrelated parts. ACPPA is one hell of a dark cloud.
  22. The most important part of the deal, IMO. deal does, however, come with a pledge from Air Canada to do all heavy maintenance work related to the new planes at a facility in Quebec for at least 20 years. And as part of the agreement, the government of Quebec has agreed to drop a lawsuit against Air Canada that dates back to when the airline shut down its maintenance subsidiary known as Aveos, cutting 2,600 jobs in the process.Garneau added that Ottawa will now seek to clarify the law, known as the Air Canada Public Participation Act , which impacts similar litigations that may happen in the future.