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  1. Boeing is really in a bind, aren't they? Could The Boeing 777X Program Be Terminated? Jens Flottau November 27, 2020 Credit: David Ryder/Getty Images Is it conceivable that the Boeing 777X could be terminated? Ask The Editors Aviation Week Executive Editor for Commercial Aviation Jens Flottau responds: Boeing currently has three widebody models in its portfolio: the 747-8, the 777X and the 787. While the 747-8 is being p
  2. Of note, Air Canada has "737 Max 8" as a graphic of the aft fuselage whereas WestJet has "737-8" on theirs. Leading the pack yet again.
  3. I’m just returning from my fifth trip down here since this all started and mask compliance is very good most everywhere with the slight exception of the work site... Grocery stores, restaurants and the airport are all almost 100%.
  4. Death from Covid as opposed to death with Covid compared to the number of deaths overall is a rounding error. We shut down the world on Neil Ferguson's completely flawed premise of a 4-5% predicted death rate.
  5. The deal is dead. Transat will be the first in Canada to officially disappear. AC can not be held to a deal like this in these Covid times.
  6. The Canadian government has not provided one red cent to Canada's airlines so unlike almost every other country on the planet they/we have to fend for ourselves. There's the cynic in me that thinks that the liberals would love to see all the airlines fail so they can get slightly closer to their unrealistic, unattainable carbon emission targets
  7. Haven't seen a WestJet hater/troll like you in a while. What's your major bitch?
  8. Oh please, trans-Atlantic travel has taken a dump and slots are probably now available. Why wouldn't they do that? FWIW, pre Covid the LGW numbers were very good, actually better than expected by a significant margin I had heard.
  9. Strategic Air Command great movie! Has some cool B-47 scenes in the last half.
  10. What troubles me with this government is I think they'd happily let AC, WJ and everyone else die so they can take green credit for it. I've never been so nauseated in my whole life with these crooks in power.
  11. It was clear to me. Jack, I too hope you stick around.
  12. Opinion: A Five-Part Strategy For Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun Kevin Michaels July 16, 2020 Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun Credit: Boeing What a difference a year makes. In March 2019, Boeing was on top of the world, boasting an eight-year order backlog and a market capitalization of $240 billion. Today, it is at a structural disadvantage versus Airbus, with its share price diminished as it grapples with the worst crisis of the jetliner era. Some observers are beginning to doubt that it can hold up its end of the airliner production duopoly. CEO Dav
  13. True for sure! I did a three week cycling trip there last October and the cops are everywhere and overtly aggressive to any perceived crime. Me and my buddy got accosted for not wearing helmets on the Bruce highway. Trucks ripping along at 120 KMH right beside us and we could barely manage to do 15 KMH in a headwind! I'm not the guy taking the pic, I'm the other one! We did manage to get the helmets back on but she wasn't buying it. ?
  14. Thanks Mitch, I remember that well! When you posted that it just sent a chill down my spine like few things ever have. I've wondered in the past how I would have handled that and I doubt it would been as well as you did. Great to see you here again!
  15. For the life of me I can not fathom why they would use the 737-400, there are literally hundreds of used 737NG's and A320's out there that are close to free. There is also a very limited amount of time left that Boeing will support the 737 classic series.
  16. Two of AC's 772's showed up in Marana today.
  17. Boeing Defense And Space’s Leanne Caret: ‘We’re Owning Our Mistakes’ Jen DiMascio Joe Anselmo Michael Bruno Steve Trimble July 01, 2020 Boeing defense chief Leanne Caret and outgoing Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have been working to fix the remote vision system of the KC-46 (background) by fiscal 2023. Credit: Boeing Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, spoke via teleconference with Aviation Week editors in the run-up to what would have been the Farnborough Airshow. AW&ST:
  18. How can they do that on an aircraft without a valid C of A?
  19. That's provincial. I'm a Conservative but I agree with you in the case of Ontario, everything was too haphazard with no real long term goal. I am really not fond of the NDP but I can't fault how they've handled the situation here in BC. Federally the Liberals are a shitshow, endless pandering to the people that elected them while spending us into oblivion. When interest rates go up and they will, we are in big, big trouble. If an election were called today they'd be re-elected because they've haven't been held to account in parliament. It's all about the votes, it always is.
  20. Until the opposition parties stop rubber stamping everything the Liberals bring forward nothing will happen. Trudeau's morning bunker chats are going over well with his base, even breaking his own social distancing rules for a photo op had no effect. It's nauseating, I can't imagine a worse government to have in power with this going on.
  21. There will be a lot of low-time used A330-200's available soon that would fit the bill nicely. Convert a couple into A330 MRTT's and you're off.
  22. "In May 2020, Air Canada announced that in addition to the planned retirement of the remaining five 767s in its mainline fleet, the 767s from Rouge would also be retired from service." Sad day, one of my favourite aircraft to work on.