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January 31, 2007, 7:46 AM

Republic Airways became the second regional airline to claim a stake in US Airways last month when it inked a conditional deal to commit $125 million in equity and up to $110 million in asset-related financing.

January 31, 2007, 7:44 AM

Bombardier has answered the call for a series of improvements to its line of 70- to 86-seat RJs, ranging from new engines on the CRJ700 to wing modifications on the CRJ900. Bombardier also plans to certify its CRJ700 and CRJ900 for higher mtows, giving each significantly more range.

January 31, 2007, 7:42 AM

Comair pilots have agreed to forego salary increases for the next 2.5 years in return for a promise by the airline to add 20 fifty-seat and 15 seventy-seat regional jets, contingent on similar concessions from mechanics and flight attendants.

January 31, 2007, 7:41 AM

Transcripts released by the FAA early last month reveal that the pilots of the Pinnacle Airlines CRJ200 that crashed in Jefferson City, Mo., on October 18 purposely climbed to 41,000 feet to “have a little fun” before the jet, its 50 passenger seats empty, lost power and began a rapid descent.

January 31, 2007, 7:40 AM

Embraer commercial vice president Fred Curado told AIN last month that he expected an order from China Eastern Airlines for 10 Harbin-Embraer ERJ 145s “sooner rather than later.” The contract would come as a blow to Bombardier, which has already delivered eight CRJ200s to China Eastern, one of wh

January 31, 2007, 7:38 AM

A bankruptcy court judge has approved a deal between Air Wisconsin and US Airways that will see the Appleton, Wis.-based regional take an equity stake in the bankrupt major airline and fly up to 70 regional jets as US Airways Express.

January 31, 2007, 7:33 AM

SkyWest COO Brad Rich said last month that Delta Air Lines has “expressed its desire specifically to us” to sell one or both of its regional subsidiaries–Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair–to the St. George, Utah-based regional carrier. “I think it’s more than just an interest,” said Rich.

January 31, 2007, 7:33 AM

The apparent theft on November 1 of a Piper PA-25 Pawnee cropduster near Mexicali, Mexico, was the subject of a Transportation Security Administration advisory notice.

January 31, 2007, 7:28 AM

Inconsistent and incomplete FAA oversight of its designee programs limits the agency’s ability to ensure designees perform their work according to federal standards, according to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

January 31, 2007, 7:21 AM

Plano, Texas-based PFSweb has been named to manage Raytheon Aircraft Western Hemisphere parts and inventory distribution (Rapid) inventory of more than 300,000 serial-numbered parts.

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