US regional carrier Pinnacle Airlines is seeking to reject 19 turboprop aircraft as part of its Chapter 11 restructuring process.
In a filing with the bankruptcy court, Pinnacle indicates it will be "disposing" of its turboprop fleet as "such operations are wound down".
The airline has a term sheet with United-Continental through 30 November with "such service being wound-down incrementally during that period." In addition, the airline expects to "cease flying" for US Airways by June.
Pinnacle is seeking to reject four Saab 340 aircraft (MSNs 340B-239, 340B-242, 340B-237, 340B-201) on lease from AeroCentury Leasing.
The regional carrier is also looking to scrap two Saab 340s (MSNs 340B-339, 340B-356) on lease from Global Aircraft Leasing.
It is also aiming to return eight Saab 340 aircraft on lease from Fairbrook Leasing (MSNs 340B-402, 340B-414, 340B-407, 340B-416, 340B-418, 340B-412, 340B-413, 340B-420).
Another two Saab A340 aircraft on lease from Lambert Leasing (MSNs 340B-321 and 340B-251) are under consideration.
Pinnacle also is seeking to terminate leases on three Bombardier Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft, which are owned by Bombardier Capital (MSNs 4033, 4351 and 4354).