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One of CommutAir's Embraer E145XR aircraft at Washington Dulles Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

From Turboprops to Turbofans: Inside CommutAir’s Transition to the Embraer ERJ145

AirlineGeeks has partnered up with regional airline CommutAir to give AvGeeks an inside look at the operations of a regional airline and the life of a regional pilot through a series of articles and videos. Over the course of our partnership, we hope to give readers a behind the scenes look at what goes on behind the cockpit door and inspires the next generation of pilots. Today’s regional airlines operate about 50 percent of all flights for the “big-3,” American…

Stolen in Seattle: Airport Employee Steals Q400

The skies above Seattle, Wash. were the focus of the world last night as a stolen plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was taken for a joyride around the Puget Sound area. Following a statement from Alaska Airlines GCEO Brad Tilden, we can confirm that the thief was a 29-year old…

Piedmont Retires Final Bombardier Dash 8 with Sunset Sendoff

Piedmont Airlines officially retired the Bombardier Dash 8. The final service will mark the end of a 33-year tenure of the type for the airline. This final flight will operate to Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY) from Charlotte (CLT) as flight number 4927. The aircraft will depart from CLT at…

Flybe Propels Into Profit Loss, Looks Towards Fleet Reduction

UK regional carrier Flybe announced this week that it finished in the red with a £20 million loss this year to the end of March, swinging from a £2.7 million profit the year before. Although company revenues increased by 13.4 percent to £707 million, the causes for the pre-tax loss…