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Flight staffers report on the first fatal accident of a Q400

This morning’s horrific tragedy in Buffalo is deservedly occupying the attentions of many Flight editorial staffers right now. I’ve pushed out a couple initial pieces about the Colgan Q400 crash for ATI and Flight, as has safety specialist David Kaminski-Morrow. Here are some key facts from Bombardier this morning: 1) The accident aircraft was delivered in […]

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When the cash bug bites at Mesa…hire?

Go to the front page of Mesa Air Group’s web site and you’ll discover that the regional has launched an all-out hiring blitz. The web page is flanked with hiring notices. Captains, first officers, mechanics and dispatchers are all urged to apply for “immediate” openings. If you’re looking for “great, friendly service or you’re keen […]

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Top heavy at Northwest and bottom heavy at American?

What a week it has been for the US air transport industry, eh? Mesa Air Group appears to have narrowly avoided Chapter 11 after prevailing in a court case against Delta Air Lines. US Airways and United Airlines have decided that a merger doesn’t make sense under current economic conditions (note to Delta and Northwest). […]

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Déjà vu: 50-seat RJ glut appears to loom large

It seems like only yesterday that a big, nasty glut of 50-seat regional jets was being predicted, and then didn’t quite come to fruition. The threat foretold around the middle of this decade seemed to dissipate last year, as Independence Air’s RJs found homes, and as reported in May 2007 by Darren Shannon at Flight […]

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