US regional Mesa Air Group is to terminate its leases on two Fokker 70s, and has begun negotiations to acquire up to eight alternative regional jets within the next nine months. The New Mexico-based company blames the decision to return the aircraft on the "limited production and uncertainty as to availability and future value" caused by Fokker's bankruptcy. Mesa says it is evaluating all new-aircraft types, as well as used aircraft such as the Fokker 100.

Source: Flight International