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Mesa Airlines Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJets

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mesa Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100 that could see the American regional service operator taking 50 firm orders with options for an additional 50 aircraft. If negotiations are completed, deliveries will begin on 2024. Announcing the deal at the Annual Regional Airlines conference held in Nashville, Hisakazu Mizutani, president for Mitsubishi Aircraft corporation said, “As we developed the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family, we knew we had to change the way that…

Inside the Regionals: A Look Inside Mesa Airlines’ Headquarters and…

Regional airlines are the backbone of the current hub-and-spoke system employed by the world’s major airlines. For many pilots, their first foray into the airline world is through a regional airline. However, few people know what goes on behind-the-scenes of these airlines. Fortunately for us, Mesa Airlines was kind enough…

From American to United: A Big Decision for Waterloo, Iowa

Located in Iowa, Waterloo Regional Airport is currently hard at work deciding the future of the airport’s only airline. For six years, the airport has seen service from American Airlines, operating through its regional brand. The airport is proposing to switch its sole carrier from American Airlines to United Airlines…

Regional Reconstruction: The Decline of the 50-Seat Jet

While the mergers of the last ten years have changed the way people fly and the experience they have in aviation in the United States, the regional jet image is changing as well. In the late 1990s through mid-2000s, airlines were determined to make the 50-seat or smaller market with…

Trip Report: Three Hours in Business Class on an American…

Date: April 30, 2017 Flight: AA 3460 From: Calgary International Airport (YYC) To: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Class: Business Seat: 3D Flight Duration: 3:46 Introduction This past weekend, my family and I decided to surprise my aunt and uncle in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday night. This meant we had to catch the Saturday morning flight up…