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  1. Unifor vs ALP re: Cargojet pilots https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/interference-by-us-pilots-association-unwelcome-in-canadian-bargaining-process-818756159.html
  2. Israel's IAI now has a program to convert Boeing 777-200LRs into freighters, so if AC thinks it doesn't need them as passenger planes...
  3. What are the logistics for a US owned airline to be based on Canada? I get that it is doing transborder, but something about this feels not quite right.
  4. I see AC operating a 7xxx numbered flight into DEL at the present time, so a freight op. First time in a while I have seen a 7xxx to DEL as most cargo, I assume, was being handled on the passenger flights.
  5. Each package is likely to be different, although Transat's support is likely to be closer to that of AC's since it, too, is a publicly traded corporation. How the feds deal with the others, especially WS which is owned by a wealthy holding company, will be most interesting.
  6. Sure is, very small, but potentially rewarding. Government gets a 15% to today's closing share price of $27. And it gets warrants at just under $28.
  7. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/ceefc-announces-financial-assistance-to-air-canada-832198478.html CEEFC announces financial assistance to Air Canada Assistance will protect Canadian air travellers, jobs, and regional service TORONTO, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, the Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation (CEEFC), a subsidiary of Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDEV), announced that it will enter into agreements with Air Canada to provide financial support to the airline to protect jobs and to ensure
  8. News Releases Air Canada and Government of Canada Conclude Agreements on Liquidity Program Financial package makes available repayable loans and equity MONTREAL, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Air Canada announced today that it has entered into a series of debt and equity financing agreements with the Government of Canada, which will allow Air Canada to access up to $5.879 billion in liquidity through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) progr
  9. I haven't seen as many of the Incheon flights continue on to PVG. What's new is that some are being routed ICN-BKK. And of course, some returns from both Asia and Europe are routing through ATL and ORD. Someone at AC is having the time of his/her life with all of this exotic route planning.
  10. Another oddity the past few days - a whole lot of Air Canada 777s flying between Halifax and Inchon. I'm guessing that seafood is part of this, but it still seems like a lot of capacity for lobsters. Maybe the regular lift has disappeared, chasing higher rates. Inchon seems to be sort of a hub for AC cargo ops right now, with regular service to NRT, PVG and TPE as well. Occasional flights to Australia/New Zealand. Saw an another AKL-YYZ flight on Flightradar
  11. I see AC is now doing what amounts to daily 7xxx numbered flights into NRT and ICN, mainly with 777s, and has added near daily 7xxx-numbered flights to TPE with heavies. Also, some routings (charters?) via ATL and ORD. It will be interesting to see Q2 cargo revs.
  12. An interesting tidbit from Scott Hamilton of LeeHam http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/45dace257f3472f0892507ce15ccf233?s=50&d=http%3A%2F%2F1.gravatar.com%2Favatar%2Fad516503a11cd5ca435acc9bb6523536%3Fs%3D50&r=G Pontifications: Southwest didn’t invite Airbus to bid by Scott Hamilton By Scott Hamilton April 5, 2021, © Leeham News: Southwest Airlines didn't ask Airbus to submit a commercial bid for
  13. And I said, as one who is soaking up info on vaccines, that they all tend to perform a bit better in the real world than they did in those limited and rather time-constrained trials. For example, the Brits have found that AstraZeneca has a higher efficacy - well above the original trials - when the interval between doses is extended. First doses of all the vaccines seem to be doing better than the trials. The first dose of Pfizer has an 80% efficacy rate after four weeks, the second dose is more of a top-up. But the trials suggested greater urgency to get a second dose after only two weeks bec
  14. I see AC moved another 777-300ER from Marana to YMX today, likely for temp freighter conversion.
  15. Actually, heavy equipment operators are hardly unskilled. They are certainly paid big bucks.