Regional airline

January 17, 2012 - 1:05pm
Pilot sleeping

It took quite a while, but the FAA finally did the right thing—to a point—when it announced that it would give passenger-carrying airlines two years to institute new flight/duty time rules.

January 17, 2012 - 10:38am
WestJet 737-800

Calgary, Canada-based low-fare airline WestJet yesterday confirmed that it considering the launch of a new short-haul, regional airline as early as next year, using a fleet of some 40 “smaller” turboprop aircraft.

January 7, 2012 - 12:40am

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines began flying as a US Airways Express partner on December 16, when it launched six daily flights from US Airways’ hub in Phoenix. The new three-year contact calls for SkyWest Airlines to operate some 49 flights to 19 destinations by the spring and includes an option for US Airways to switch equipment to CRJ700s.

January 5, 2012 - 1:05am

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) board of directors elected officers for 2012 during last month’s first American Association of Airport Executives/RAA Airport & Regional Airline Executive Summit in Memphis. American Eagle’s Dan Garton becomes RAA chairman; ExpressJet’s Brad Holt, vice chairman; Cape Air’s Dave Bushy, secretary; and Empire Airlines’ Tim Komberec, treasurer. The board also elected Air Wisconsin’s Jim Rankin and Jazz Air’s Joe Randell to its executive advisory committee.

January 3, 2012 - 2:35am
Silver Airways

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Gulfstream International Airlines continues its transformation with a name change–to Silver Airways Corp.

The airline emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May, when its new owner, Chicago-based asset management firm Victory Park Capital, provided $5 million in debtor-in-possession funding.

December 14, 2011 - 11:41am
American Eagle Embraer ERJ 135

AMR Corporation’s bankruptcy filing in late November will at least delay the planned divestiture of its American Eagle subsidiary, as well as throw into disarray any agreements forged between leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and airline management.

December 1, 2011 - 3:40am
Air Europa

Tough cost battles in the market segment where regional airlines and low-cost carriers converge are driving demand for Embraer’s E-Jet series, according to the Brazilian airframer.

November 12, 2011 - 10:30am
Libyan Airlines.

Politicians viewing air transport as a soft target are the greatest threat to the air transport industry, according to the secretary general of the Arab Air Carriers Organization.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Mike Ambrose

On several fronts Europe’s regional airlines face challenges to achieve parity with larger airlines–which operate larger aircraft and wield more clout–and the heavily subsidized rail sector.

October 11, 2011 - 6:30am

Aaxico, a stocking distributor for factory-new aircraft parts and a manufacturer of parts under FAA parts manufacturer approval (PMA) regulations, is showing its wide range of capabilities here at NBAA in Booth No. N3204.

 
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