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  • Delta looks for up to 143 regional jets, including 76-seaters as scope clause restrictions eased by pilots


    <P>Delta Air Lines issued a request for proposal (RFP) yesterday for up to 143 regional jets, including as many as 50 76-seaters.</P> <P>The RFP covers a portion of the Delta Connection network that has not been affirmed in the bankrupt major’s Chapter 11 proceedings, including flying from wholly-owned subsidiary Comair, Mesa Air Group’s Freedom Airlines unit and Republic Airways’ Chautauqua Airlines and Shuttle America subsidiaries, says Delta. Comair was teh North American launch customer for Bombardier CRJ regional jets and currently operates 179 of the family (one example of which is pictured below), with 67 CRJ100ERs, 42 CRJ100LRs, 43 CRJ200ERs and 27 CRJ700-701ERs.   </P> <P>Bids are being accepted for the operation of up to 43 70-seaters and up to 50 50-seat regional jets operated by these Delta Connection carriers at the major’s hubs in Atlanta, New York JFK and Cincinnati, Ohio as well as other point-to-point flying.</P> <P>Feeder contracts held by Atlantic Southwest Airlines


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  • United pulls more business from Mesa


    <p>Struggling US regional Mesa Air Group faces another challenge in sustaining its business as the time period for its...


  • Deferral of 10 CRJ700s part of struggling Mesa's cash plan


    <p>Struggling regional airline operator Mesa Air Group predicts it will become cash flow positive and profitable during...


  • Mesaba to fly CRJ900s previously allocated to Freedom Airlines


    <p>A framework of regional operations between the merged Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines is starting to emerge...


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  • Used turboprop transactions - 3/10 December 2012

    News | 10 Dec 2012 10:00 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Fly Go-Air wetleases Beech 1900s Fly Go-Air has wetleased a pair of Beech 1900Ds from partner Cemair as it plans to launch domestic services later...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Used-turboprop-transactions-310-December-2012-379939/
  • Regionals special report: Sombre fiesta

    News | 20 Sep 2010 14:47 | Victoria Moores

    <P><B><I></I></B><B><I>Regional airline executives gathering in Spain will be hard-pushed to get into the party mood after a year that has forced them to seek out new niches and innovative ways to make ends meet</I></B></P> <P>This month around 500 regional airline executives will gather for the European Regions Airline Association general assembly in Barcelona, but the Spanish fiesta spirit is likely to be lacking. "Traffic figures were picking up," says long-standing ERA director general Mike Ambrose. "But the light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be the burning top of the Icelandic volcano."</P> <P>Mount Eyjafjallajöekull struck a fiery blow to European regionals, crippling them with lost revenues and hefty payouts under European compensation rules. "It was enormously damaging for cashflow - the absurd regulation 261 just milked cash from our members," says Ambrose. "It wasn't that they had their business strategy wrong. Some airlines with a fleet of only 20 aircraft had hahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Regionals-special-report-Sombre-fiesta-347556/
  • Comair names Gumm as VP of aircraft operations

    News | 09 Sep 2010 16:33

    <p>Delta's wholly-owned regional subsidiary Comair has appointed Ryan Gumm as vice president of aircraft operations.</p><p>Gumm will be responsible for flight...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Comair-names-Gumm-as-VP-of-aircraft-operations-347167/
  • Mesa continues to post monthly losses

    News | 25 Aug 2010 14:33 | Dan Webb

    <p>Mesa Air Group has reported $27.9 million net loss for the month of July, continuing a trend of losses except for January when its net profits were $542,000.</p><p>The...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mesa-continues-to-post-monthly-losses-346588/
  • Mesa’s monthly losses widen

    News | 21 Jun 2010 20:04 | Lori Ranson

    <p>Mesa Air Group posted a $2.6 million loss for the month of May, a 62.5% jump from the $1.6 million loss posted in April.</p><p>Phoenix-based Mesa entered...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mesas-monthly-losses-widen-343497/
  • Mesa targets August deadline to cease flying for Delta

    News | 02 Jun 2010 19:40 | Lori Ranson

    <p>US regional operator Mesa Air Group has started to work on a schedule to shutter Delta Connection flying operated by its Freedom Airlines subsidiary, and...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mesa-targets-August-deadline-to-cease-flying-for-Delta-342700/