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Bombardier shouldn't even be included in this topic anymore since everything is now controlled by AIRBUS. The employees included. Anyone working on the 220 are now classified as and paid by Airbus.

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Bombardier Engineers Designed the Aircraft and Bombardier Employees Built and Proved the design.  Bombardier has everything to do with it.

 

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On 9/1/2019 at 2:13 PM, boestar said:

Bombardier Engineers Designed the Aircraft and Bombardier Employees Built and Proved the design.  Bombardier has everything to do with it.

 

All concerned are better off, Airbus planting their flag at Mirabel is the best thing to happen to the Canadian aerospace industry in forty years.

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41 minutes ago, Super 80 said:

All concerned are better off, Airbus planting their flag at Mirabel is the best thing to happen to the Canadian aerospace industry in forty years.

Certainly better than Boeing's short (and painful) ownership of de Havilland. 

 

This, from wikipedia:

In the 1980s, the government of Canada privatized DHC and in 1986 sold the aircraft company to then Seattle-based Boeing. The government claimed to have guarantees from Boeing not to discontinue any product lines, but shortly thereafter, Boeing discontinued both the successful Twin Otter and the Dash 7. The jigs and specialised equipment for their manufacture were destroyed.

Boeing was in heavy competition with Airbus Industrie for a series of new airliners for Air Canada, at that time a Canadian crown corporation. Boeing used the DHC purchase to further strengthen its commitment to shared production contracts. The contract was particularly contentious. When Air Canada announced that Airbus had won the contract in 1988, amid claims of bribery, Boeing immediately put DHC up for sale, placing the company in jeopardy.

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The Jigs were never destroyed.  They were sold off to Viking who now holds the type certificates for the entire legacy DH line.

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3 minutes ago, boestar said:

The Jigs were never destroyed.  They were sold off to Viking who now holds the type certificates for the entire legacy DH line.

That's not really the point I was making.  Boeing bought DHC simply to ingratiate itself to the government hoping to sell a bunch of 737 junk and then dumped the company when their plan didn't work.  It seems like Airbus's participation in the Canadian Aerospace industry is likely to last longer and provide more benefits for Canadians.

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Yes aand they also raped a whack load of R&D from DH.

 

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6 hours ago, Tango Foxtrot said:

Looking like C-GROV might fly Nov. 29. Friday. They took it out for ground runs today.

 I thought C-GROV was cool.  Then I found out it has something to do with Calin Rovinescu ?

739, a 777-300ER has a similar tribute registration C-FRAM.

 

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7 hours ago, mrlupin said:

739, a 777-300ER has a similar tribute registration C-FRAM.

 

That is better than one of our new 767-300's that came into service with CF-UKN.

Robert was in our office one afternoon as it taxied in and I commented that it was an awful registration. He questioned why.  I said it already had a moniker of 'Here comes that f***n airplane again.  The reggy was changed before the end of the month.

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16 hours ago, seeker said:

That's not really the point I was making.  Boeing bought DHC simply to ingratiate itself to the government hoping to sell a bunch of 737 junk and then dumped the company when their plan didn't work.  It seems like Airbus's participation in the Canadian Aerospace industry is likely to last longer and provide more benefits for Canadians.

Theoretically Boeing wanted to use a stretched DHC-8 as the basis of a P-3 Orion replacement.

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https://twitter.com/HowardSlutsken/status/1200082465739685889

Airbus has stretched out the A and C check intervals based on the experiences of existing operators.

 

Also, the CRJ line at Mirabel will be converted to a pre-Final Assembly line in 2021.

 

https://twitter.com/HowardSlutsken/status/1200086514673303552

 

 

 

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The first Air Canada (C Series) A220-300 arrived in YYZ on December 23. 

C-GROV went directly to a hangar  

 

 

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On 11/27/2019 at 3:25 PM, Fido said:

That is better than one of our new 767-300's that came into service with CF-UKN.

Robert was in our office one afternoon as it taxied in and I commented that it was an awful registration. He questioned why.  I said it already had a moniker of 'Here comes that f***n airplane again.  The reggy was changed before the end of the month.

I think in the early 90’s a bunch of foul mouth registrations were sitting at the top of the pile that no one wanted.  Then AC came along and just took them without paying attention.  

320 Fin

220 C-FKCK

221 C-FKCO

222 C-FKCR

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Mark:
C-GJXV
 
 
 
Common Name:
Airbus
Model Name:
BD-500-1A11 A220-300
 
Serial No.:
55079
 
Basis for Eligibility for Registration:
CAR Standard 507.02, 507.03 - Type Certificate - A236
 
Category:
Aeroplane
Engine:
2, Turbo Fan
 
Max Take-Off Weight:
30656.04 kg
 
 
 
 
24 Bit Address:
Bin=110000000101111011011000, Octal=60057330, Hex=C05ED8
 
Regional Office:
Dorval
 
 
 
Base of Operations:
MIRABEL, Quebec, CANADA
 

Manufacturer Information

 
Manufacturer:
AIRBUS CANADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
 
Country of Manufacture:
CANADA
Year of Manufacture:
2020
 

Registration Information

 
Type of Registration:
Private
 
Owner Registered Since:
2020-02-13
 
Latest Certificate of Registration Issued:
2020-02-13
 
 
 

Registered Owner Information

 
Name:
Bombardier Inc.
 
 
 
 
Address:
Box 6087 Station Centre-Ville
 
City:
Montreal
Postal Code:
H3C 3G9
 
Province/Territory/State:
Quebec
Country:
CANADA
 
Region:
Quebec
 
Mail Recipient:
Yes
 
 
 

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