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Air Canada and El Salvador

What’s the connection you ask? Well, the threat of machinists jobs at the carrier heading South is playing a role in decision by IAMAW today to endorse contract extensions and pension funding freezes necessary for Air Canada to regain financial strength and avoid heading into its second formal restructuring this decade. Air Canada needs approval […]

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Republic’s acquisitions — Ornstein weighs in

Recently-announced plans by Republic Airways Holdings of planned acquisitions of Frontier and Midwest airlines generated massive attention on the Indianapolis-based regional operator, and caused its competitors to pause. Chief executive of Mesa Air Group Jonathan Ornstein recently told employees it’s clear Republic would like to gain some independence. And while he says the move is […]

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IAE’s chief Beatty stays positive

I’m finally feeling normal again after the Paris air show last week. I had the chance to sit down with International Aero Engines chief executive John Beatty who agreed to give his assessment  of the industry’s resilience to survive the downturn. Take a look for yourself.

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