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  1. Air Canada Announces the Acquisition of 26 Airbus A321neo Extra-Long Range Aircraft State-of-the-art, single-aisle aircraft offers greater comfort and range Projected fuel efficiency gain of up to 23%, yielding environmental benefits Order drives corporate priorities to elevate customer experience, expand network and lower costs MONTREAL, March 22, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it is acquiring 26 extra-long range (XLR) versions of the Airbus A321neo aircraft. The aircraft has sufficient range to serve all North American and select transatlantic markets, while offering customers added comfort and improving the carrier's fuel efficiency to advance its environmental programs. Deliveries are to begin in the first quarter of 2024 with the final aircraft to arrive in the first quarter of 2027. Fifteen of the aircraft will be leased from Air Lease Corporation, five will be leased from AerCap and six are being acquired under a purchase agreement with Airbus S.A.S. that includes purchase rights to acquire an additional 14 of the aircraft between 2027 and 2030. "Air Canada is committed to further strengthen its market-leading position, especially through investments in new technology. The acquisition of the state-of-the-art Airbus A321XLR is an important element of this strategy and will drive our core priorities of elevating the customer experience, advancing our environmental goals, network expansion and increasing our overall cost efficiency. This order also shows that Air Canada is emerging strongly from the pandemic and is ideally positioned to grow, compete and thrive in a reshaped global aviation industry," said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada. Air Canada's A321XLRs will accommodate 182 passengers in a configuration of 14 lie flat Air Canada Signature Class seats and 168 Economy Class seats. Among the aircraft's amenities, customers will enjoy next generation seatback entertainment, access to inflight Wifi and a spacious cabin design featuring generous overhead baggage storage bins. With a range of approximately 8,700 kilometres and an ability to fly up to 11 hours, the A321XLR can operate non-stop anywhere across North America and, pending Transport Canada approval for overseas operations, also fly transatlantic missions, bolstering the carrier's hubs and network. Air Canada is in the process of selecting an engine manufacturer for its A321XLR aircraft.
  2. yeah...like when the senior VP stole AC data and told the founder about it????
  3. wrong...it's the opinion of Katie Tellford that matters...
  4. Boeing settled with Air Canada in late 2019 or early 2020, according to Calin.
  5. It's a her...and you're spot on....random thoughts about airlines and Air Canada...I was surprised that the lost bag on her flight in 1996 from LHR wasn't mentioned...
  6. What a stupid article....why do they assume that the exposure happened on Air Force 1?? The fact that Hope Hicks was constantly in the presence of POTUS everyday and didn't wear a mask....it could have been transmitted anywhere.
  7. In 2018 VIA Rail received almost $400,000,000 in a Federal Government subsidy and still lost another $272,000,000..... Their customers pay no Station Improvement Fees, Rail Canada Navigation surcharges, no Rail Security fees.....
  8. That's an AC thing....WJ does not have the same requirement.
  9. I love all my paycheques...
  10. Even though the model is certified, each individual airframe has to be equipped and certified. You would have to buy service bulletins from Airbus that detail how the airframes have to be modified. Things like Long Range Radio systems (HF/Satcom), cargo fire suppression, rafts etc. It is quite expensive to upgrade an airframe to ETOPS rather than buy it from the factory already equipped.
  11. MICK TAYLOR In 1965, at age 16, Taylor went to see a John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (featuring Eric Clapton) performance at "The Hop" Woodhall Community Centre, Welwyn Garden City. Taylor said after seeing that Clapton hadn't appeared, but that his guitar had already been set up on the stage, he approached John Mayall during the interval to ask if he could play with them. Taylor mentioned that he was familiar with the band's repertoire, and after a moment of deliberation, Mayall agreed. Taylor amended, "I wasn't thinking that this was a great opportunity ... I just really wanted to get up on stage and play the guitar." Mick later joined the Rolling Stones, replacing Brian Jones, from 1969 to 1974, widely believed to be the golden era of the Stones and he played on 5 of their best albums.
  12. small correction....sidesticks are independent...they don't move in tandem.
  13. A220 type rating covers -100 and -300 There's no way there is some CCQ for the A320 and A220...they are totally different birds, FBW systems are totally different, so I'd say there is no training benefit between those two types A220 type rating
  14. Yeah, I am sure that Calin can line up at the Boeing Customer service desk, with his Boeing Club card, and a trolly filled with 50 737s and tell them he's not happy and wants his money back.
  15. There were never notices given out to individuals, but a notice to the union was given to start the clock on our contractual timelines before individual notices are given out. An MOA was reached last night between WJ/Swoop and ALPA that prevents any layoffs until at least May 1, 2020 via a reduced MMG, the temporary pause of the ESP interim cash program and a kicking of the can down to Nov for our stock option lump sum payment which was due in May. Let's hope this thing settles down ASAP. I think all the actions the governments are taking are to eradicate this virus sooner than later to get the world back to some sense of normalcy. We all need to do our part.
  16. He's a Westjet troll now...I'm sure Gerry Schwartz is real happy about buying Westjet these days!!
  17. Yes it was....he resigned and left the building the same day essentially even though the effective date wasn't for 30 days. If you're a valued member of the team they don't ask you to leave the same day. Changing the parameters for OTP and increasing the block times is not really fixing problems, it's just increasing your performance bonus. Most, if not all, of his cost cutting/slashing in Flt Ops has been reversed and the people associated with them are all gone as well.
  18. Buddy of mine just emailed me....Klaus is gone from BA....given his ignomanious departure from AC and now BA, I think his career had peaked! https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/british-airways-coo-people-director-leave-september-pilot-walkout-executives-2020-2-1028908766
  19. I wonder what Westjet's profit margin was??? i guess we will never know.
  20. I hope so, otherwise I've been bustin' AOM limits for several weeks now!
  21. 3 or 4 years ago, you needed an FAA medical, write a short exam and do some paperwork. Just like Americans have to do to get a TC ATPL. Congress passed new regulations so that now you will have to do all the above plus.... The written exam is much bigger, and most importantly you have to get a certificate for the following... This will cost several thousand dollars (USD$) and take a week or more of your time ...regardless of experience. It also includes simulator time... FAA Advisory Circular PS: Americans don't have to do a similar course to get their Canadian ATPL...just do the paperwork/medical/test like we used to....and TC doesn't care that Canadian ATPL holders have to jump through those hoops.
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