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January 23, 2007, 11:12 AM

Notwithstanding recent complaints of poor operational performance by the nation’s biggest regional airlines, passenger boardings, revenue passenger miles (RPMs), load factors and average trip distance all broke records during last year’s third quarter, according to statistics compiled by Washingt

January 23, 2007, 11:09 AM

The FAA wonders why pilots occasionally land on taxiways, and in new Engineering Brief No. 72 recommended “mitigation measures” to prevent such landings.

January 23, 2007, 11:08 AM

Pinnacle Airlines bought Manassas, Va.-based Colgan Air for $20 million last month.

January 23, 2007, 11:08 AM

A new code-share contract signed last month by St. George, Utah-based SkyWest to fly from Milwaukee and Kansas City as Midwest Connect stands as the centerpiece of Midwest Airlines’ strategy to fend off a hostile buyout overture from AirTran Airways.

January 23, 2007, 11:07 AM

Although the FAA needs to hire 11,800 new controllers through Fiscal Year 2015 to replace retirees and other vacancies, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association noted the agency’s latest FAA Administrator’s Fact Book reports that the overall total number of controllers dropped from 14,227

January 23, 2007, 11:06 AM

Mike Redenbaugh, who joined Bell Helicopter in May 2003 as president after being a v-p at Honeywell engines, resigned from the company last month. Textron, Bell’s parent, named Textron executive Richard Millman to replace Redenbaugh.

January 23, 2007, 11:05 AM

Mesa Air Group will help establish a new Chinese regional airline under a contract it signed in late December with China’s Shenzhen Airlines. The deal gives Mesa a 25-percent stake in the new company, expected to launch service by the end of the year with 50-seat regional jets.

January 23, 2007, 11:05 AM

Confusion over French visa requirements for U.S. general aviation aircrews is causing many flight departments to scramble for proper documents. While visas have been a requirement for years, U.S. corporate aircrews are only now encountering vigilance from French authorities.

January 23, 2007, 11:03 AM

Cessna will construct a Citation Service Center at the Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz., and close the Long Beach, Calif. service center. The new operation is scheduled to open in a “phased transition” by the first quarter of 2009.

January 23, 2007, 11:03 AM

US Airways expects to launch Embraer E190 service from Philadelphia this month, marking the first application of the Brazilian narrowbody in mainline service in the U.S.

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