Bombardier Aerospace, Cost Cutting and the CSeries Problem

By Monday, January 19, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

On January 15, 2015 Bombardier Aerospace announced it was suspending its LearJet manufacturing program in a cost cutting move. It needs the cash to salvage its CSeries gamble.   The Cost Cutting Effect The announcement’s impact played out in Mexico and Kansas, on the company’s financial sheets and on its share value. Manufacturing work suspension will mean about ...

The Porter Airlines Terminal Saga Continues

By Thursday, January 8, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Several well-respected business journalists have reported the imminent sale of the Porter Airlines terminal at BBTCA. Have they been taken in?   Oliver Moore and David Hains On August 29, 2014 the Globe and Mail published Toronto’s Billy Bishop terminal sale not linked to runway plans, Porter says.  Moore and Hains cited Porter senior executive Michael Deluce as ...

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) – One Down, One to Go?

By Wednesday, January 7, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 1

Air Canada's press release January 6 outlined their 2014 load factor gains. It also contained a potential bombshell - Air Canada’s future at BBTCA.   Air Canada Leaving BBTCA? Aside from the news about Air Canada’s passenger traffic success, the press release is noteworthy for the single headline in the body: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Operations. The short ...

Porter Airlines or Diversion Airlines?

By Monday, January 5, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

The Diversions The diversion of Porter Airlines' Montreal Flight 405 to Pearson on January 3, makes the fourth such incident in a week, five if you include a passenger. The previous Sunday saw three Porter diversions. A flight bound for Washington D.C. ended up in Williamsport, Pennsyvania. There was too much smoke in the cockpit. Not a Porter destination Hours ...