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#41 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:03 AM

Hopefully they had a bit more than the required 60-day notice, to save up.  3 months off over late summer would be great for some.


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#42 Mike K.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

Starts in July, I think, and it's only three months. The crews will go on EI for that period of time, I'm sure.

 

Viking needs to kill production to allow sales to catch up. Whether or not this means they'll start back up in three months as planned depends on sales, I suppose.


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#43 spanky123

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:13 AM

Hopefully they have sales in the pipeline now as you would think that it would be hard to acquire and close new deals in 90 days over the summer.



#44 jonny

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

Tough news for Viking staff. This is 1/2 of the workforce.

 

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To be honest, most trades people are laid off pretty routinely. Construction and shipyard workers are two local examples.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 11:17 AM

Hopefully they have sales in the pipeline now as you would think that it would be hard to acquire and close new deals in 90 days over the summer.

 

Maybe they could build a water bomber version of the Otter.



#46 exc911ence

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:20 PM

Maybe they could build a water bomber version of the Otter.

 

Legacy Twin Otters have been equipped with water-bombing floats for years.

 

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#47 spanky123

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 06:48 AM

To be honest, most trades people are laid off pretty routinely. Construction and shipyard workers are two local examples.

 

Although a construction worker properly has a greater chance of finding a job locally than an aircraft engineer.



#48 LJ

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:51 PM

Maybe they could build a water bomber version of the Otter.

They just bought the rights for parts and spares for the CL415 purpose built water bomber with an eye to producing the aircraft itself.

Unfortunately all the work would be done in Calgary, but they expect to immediately hire 900 new employees if they go ahead with producing the aircraft.


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#49 jonny

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 08:31 AM

Although a construction worker properly has a greater chance of finding a job locally than an aircraft engineer.

 

I assume these type of layoffs to be of the front line assembly and production line worker variety and not head office types, since this is only a three month layoff. Although, we do not have that type of detail. I'd imagine the lead time to hire a decent aircraft engineer is longer than three months. .



#50 Bingo

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:09 AM

I assume these type of layoffs to be of the front line assembly and production line worker variety and not head office types, since this is only a three month layoff.

Although, we do not have that type of detail. I'd imagine the lead time to hire a decent aircraft engineer is longer than three months. .

 

Unless we are about to have WW III.



 



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