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An Endeavor Air CRJ900 painted in the Delta Connection livery. (Photo: AirlineGeeks)

Final Bombardier CRJ Leaves Assembly

On Sunday, the final Bombardier CRJ aircraft came off the assembly line at the manufacturer's Mirabel plant in Canada, marking the end of the jet’s 30-year history and the closing of the facility. The CRJ-900, registered N840SK, is the 1,945th produced and will be delivered to Delta Air Lines and operated by SkyWest Airlines. SkyWest is one of the primary operators of the aircraft, with 371 in the fleet. The regional carrier flies the CRJ on behalf of Delta Air…

Hundreds of American Flights Cancelled as PSA Regional Fleet Grounded

PSA Airlines has grounded the majority of its fleet as it works to carry out required nose gear door inspections. PSA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines and operates flights under the American Eagle banner. The grounding is related to a maintenance issue with the airline's fleet. The airline…

Interview: Regional Carriers at Fulcrum of U.S. Airline Industry Recovery

Two U.S. regional carriers are largely prevailing as victors in a battle for survival as airlines globally continue to weather an unprecedented downturn in travel demand. Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines and St. George, Utah-based Skywest Airlines have both posted profits for the last quarter while larger airlines report losses in the…

Mitsubishi and Bombardier to Close CRJ Deal in June

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Bombardier announced on Thursday that they will close their deal for the CRJ aircraft series on June 1. Bombardier is selling the line to Mitsubishi for $500 million whilst Mitsubishi will assume liabilities worth $200 million. Bombardier will maintain CRJ production until the aircraft’s backlog runs…

First Look: Inside United’s CRJ-550 Regional Jet

United’s new CRJ-550 enters regular passenger service on Sunday, and AirlineGeeks was invited to take a look at the airplane before its inaugural run. The reconfigured CRJ-700 is a stark departure from the regional jets of the past with comfortable seating and passenger-friendly amenities. United touts the 550 as, “the…

New Midwest Express Reaches Agreement to Start Service

Milwaukee-based Midwest Express has reached an agreement with Elite Airways to begin service, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reported. No routes or a timetable for the start of flights has been announced. The announcement is a cumulation of two years of work for the Milwaukee group that is attempting to relaunch…

New Midwest Express Reaches Agreement to Start Service

Milwaukee-based Midwest Express has reached an agreement with Elite Airways to begin service, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reported. No routes or a timetable for the start of flights has been announced. The announcement is a cumulation of two years of work for the Milwaukee group that is attempting to relaunch…

New Midwest Express Reaches Agreement to Start Service

Milwaukee-based Midwest Express has reached an agreement with Elite Airways to begin service, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reported. No routes or a timetable for the start of flights has been announced. The announcement is a cumulation of two years of work for the Milwaukee group that is attempting to relaunch…

Elite Airways Returns to Long Island While Frontier Enhances Florida…

Following a year and four-month long absence, Elite Airways has decided it will return to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York with a twice-weekly flight to Melbourne, Florida and onward service to Bimini, Bahamas. The airline initially began serving the central Long Island airport in 2016 with flights…

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…