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A prototype of the ES-19 in United's livery. (Photo: United)

United Airlines Invests in Heart Aerospace’s Electric Aircraft

United Airlines is eager for innovation. After committing to an order of 15 of Boom's 'Overture' jets earlier this year, the company has now invested in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. The Sweden-based business is developing the ES-19, an electric-powered plane, that is expected to decarbonate regional air travel. Production should be complete within the next five years, with the aircraft taking flight by 2026. United's Commitment to Sustainable Aviation Heart Aerospace has partnered with United Airlines, Breakthrough Energy Ventures…

Mesa Airlines Plans European Startup

American regional airline Mesa Airlines has announced plans to launch a new subsidiary in Europe. The company plans to use Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, which it already uses extensively in the U.S., for the new airline, meaning the carrier will likely resemble Mesa Airlines itself as it begins its life cycle.…

United Airlines Invests in Electric Aircraft Company

In a press release, United Airlines announced on Wednesday it has finalized an agreement to work with air mobility company Archer in an effort to invest in emerging technologies that reduce air travel’s carbon emissions. Archer is currently developing aircraft that take off and land vertically, relying on electric motors…

Mesa Air Group Signs Contract With DHL, Adds Boeing 737

Mesa Air Group, a major regional carrier in the United States, announced Monday that it will provide air cargo services for DHL Express starting this year. Mesa will inaugurate the Boeing 737-400F into its fleet for the flights. The contract will see Mesa operate two cargo aircraft out of Cincinnati/Northern…

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…

Regional Carrier Compass Airlines Operates Final Flight

Three hours and 32 minutes after pushing back from the gate at Tulsa International Airport, Compass flight 6047 pulled into a gate for the final time. Arriving at Los Angeles International Airport nine minutes ahead of schedule, the American Eagle-colored Embraer 175 and the crew and passengers inside were the…

Mesa Airlines Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Up to 100…

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…

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…