Let us consider the maintenance, repair and overhaul centres in the world. Lufthansa Technik is a German company that is a subsidiary of Lufthansa. Right now, Air France does all its own maintenance. Air Canada's Boeing 777 engines are sent to Air France, where the three services are centralized: the company takes care of engines, the aircraft and their components. When you start separating these things, problems arise.
When a plane is brought to a hangar for a 21-day inspection, the engine is removed. The engine must be checked in a hangar reserved for that purpose, whereas some engine components are sent elsewhere.
When we talk about an overhaul centre, we are talking about three things: an engine maintenance centre, a components maintenance centre and a hangar. If the decision is made to take a piecemeal approach, suppliers will start to fight with each other. For example, the garage is located in a certain place but it costs too much for the engine and so the decision is made to send the engine to China to save money, but this causes the facilities in the original location to close. It all needs to be centralized.
What we want right now is to keep the jobs. We want to get people back to work. There is a federal law in this regard. Mr. Jeanniot, who was the president of Air Canada, very clearly explained that the overhaul centres are made up of engine maintenance centres, components maintenance centres and hangars. The tools are there. Everything is in place. All that needs to be done is to call the employees back to work. We are open to the idea of having another supplier help Air Canada do it but, for that to happen, we will need your help.