Delta Air Lines

April 19, 2012 - 12:17pm
Pinnacle COO John Spanjers

Current Pinnacle Airlines COO John Spanjers will replace Sean Menke as chief executive of the Memphis, Tennessee-based regional airline group on June 1, Pinnacle said in a statement issued Thursday. Menke, who, according to Pinnacle, has chosen to resign from the company, has agreed to help with the leadership transition over the next five weeks.

April 16, 2012 - 10:00am
Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson

Calling it an issue that “really hurts,” Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson used a keynote speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., to explain why Delta opposes U.S. Export-Import Bank loan guarantees that help foreign carriers buy Boeing airplanes.

April 9, 2012 - 10:45am
Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has advanced airspace adjustment efforts in about a third of the regions designated under its multi-year Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) effort.

April 2, 2012 - 10:15am
Colgan Air Bombardier Q400

Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 1, marking the start of a process in which it plans to “wind down” all its United Airlines turboprop flying, including its Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 operation.

January 10, 2012 - 11:37am
Delta Connection CRJ900

All 41 Bombardier CRJ900s and 19 Bombardier CRJ200s flying with Mesaba Airlines as Delta Connection on January 4 moved to the Pinnacle Airlines certificate, marking a “huge milestone” in Memphis-based Pinnacle’s efforts to shed one of its three operating certificates. Although Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

December 12, 2011 - 5:04pm
ANZ Boeing 777-300ER

Boeing has received type-design approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for up to 330-minute extended operations (ETOPS) for its 777 fleet, the manufacturer announced today.

December 6, 2011 - 1:40am

Pinnacle Airlines said in late October that it would close the headquarters of its Eagan, Minn.-based Mesaba Airlines subsidiary toward the end of next year’s first quarter as it moves to reduce the number of its operating certificates from three to two. Pinnacle also owns Manassas, Va.-based Colgan Air.   

October 3, 2011 - 11:10pm

Delta Air Lines last month became the first airline in the world to provide in-flight Internet service aboard its regional aircraft with the launch flight of a Wi-Fi-equipped Bombardier CRJ700 operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

August 25, 2011 - 7:30am

Boeing and Delta Air Lines today announced an order for 100 B737-900ERs worth $8.5 billion at list prices. The order was placed as part of Delta’s fleet renewal effort to replace Airbus A320s acquired from its 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines, as well as older Boeing 757s and 767s.

July 29, 2011 - 10:20am

In an effort to halt $14 million in annual losses, Delta Air Lines plans to “adjust” flying in 24 markets in concert with the retirement of its Saab 340 turboprop fleet.

 
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