Alleged maintenance-related gaffes at Trans States Airlines, GoJet Airlines and Executive Airlines prompted the FAA to propose more than $3.1 million in civil penalties against the carriers in late June. The proposed fines against St. Louis-based Trans States Holdings subsidiaries TSA and GoJet totaled $2,476,075, while American Eagle unit Executive Airlines faces a $700,000 penalty.
The FAA is proposing a $450,000 civil penalty against Dassault Falcon and its completion center in Little Rock, Ark., for improperly plating certain parts and installing them on airplanes. The agency alleges that after receiving a warning notice on this issue in January 2008, Dassault Falcon approved 18 airplanes for return to service between March 2008 and April 2009.
Mitsubishi Aircraft scored an enormous marketing coup last month when it signed its first customer outside Japan for the 78- to 92-seat MRJ. The letter of intent, signed by St. Louis-based Trans States Holdings, owner of Trans States Airlines and GoJet, calls for a firm order for 50 airplanes, along with options for another 50.
Mitsubishi Aircraft scored an enormous marketing coup today when it signed the first letter of intent from a non-Japanese airline for its new MRJ. The LOI, signed by St. Louis-based Trans States Holdings, owner of Trans States Airlines and GoJet, calls for a firm order for 50 of the 78- to 92-seat airplanes, along with options for another 50.
Trans States Holdings president and COO Rick Leach has seen his company through rough patches in the past, and he has helped the RAA tackle “challenges” of many sorts from his position as an association board member. But as this year’s RAA chairman, Leach finds himself presented with a rare opportunity–a chance make a tangible difference during a time of genuine economic upheaval.
A new division of Hulas Kanodia’s Trans States Holdings will start flying scheduled service on August 1 with the first of up to 30 Bombardier CRJ700s, according to an application for a public convenience and necessity certificate filed with the DOT. Registered as GoJet Airlines, the new operation will fly as a United Express partner from St.
The DOT on July 15 issued Trans States Holdings’ GoJet unit tentative approval for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, bringing it a step closer to launching service as a United Express carrier. The new entity, established in December to fly 70-seat jets for United, would start flying by the end of this month with a pair of CRJ700s if all goes according to schedule.
The pilots of St. Louis-based Trans States Holdings subsidiary GoJet Airlines have elected the Teamsters union as their collective bargaining representative. The Teamsters filed for representation with the National Mediation Board on September 15, the day GoJet flew its first revenue flight, and after six months of lobbying received near unanimous approval from the approximately 100 pilots.
GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has agreed to buy five more Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets for subsequent lease to St. Louis-based GoJet Airlines, the Canadian manufacturer announced last month. Four of the airplanes involve conversions of conditional orders. The other represents a new firm order.