Mesa Airlines

October 4, 2007 - 5:51am

Bombardier recently opened its Tucson, Ariz. Part 145 repair station for CRJ and Q-series aircraft. Bombardier Regional Aircraft Services Tucson is modeled after Bombardier’s other heavy-maintenance facility, the West Virginia Air Center (WVAC) in Bridgeport, W. Va. The 131,000-sq-ft facility, designed to support U.S.-based regional airline operators, can handle as many as 10 regional aircraft at a time.

October 3, 2007 - 12:35pm
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The Harbin-Embraer Aircraft joint manufacturing venture on September 28 delivered the first of 100 airplanes to its biggest Chinese customer, Hainan Airlines Group (HNA) subsidiary Grand China Express.

October 1, 2007 - 10:01am

Mesa Air Group founder Larry Risley, 59, died of colorectal cancer on September 22 in Austin, Texas. A native of Abilene, Texas, Risley founded the airline in 1982 from the assets of a single-airplane charter service he started two years earlier. By the time he retired in 1998, Inc.

September 27, 2007 - 6:50am

Hawaiian Airlines claims Mesa Air Group CFO Peter Murnane destroyed evidence that supports its contention that the Phoenix-based carrier used confidential information about Hawaiian to launch its go! subsidiary last year. In a briefing filed in U.S.

August 29, 2007 - 4:45am

Mesa Air Group expected three of its Bombardier CRJ200s to enter service with the newly christened KunPeng Airlines by the end of this month. All three airplanes came from Mesa’s U.S. fleet, from which it continues gradually to shed 50-seat jets and de Havilland Dash 8 turboprops in favor of 70- and 86-seat RJs.

August 28, 2007 - 11:44am

Each year the Bush Administration tries to slash funding for the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, and each year it fails, thanks in no small part to advocates for small community air service such as the Regional Airline Association.

August 24, 2007 - 5:48am
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Pilot attrition proved the bane of the U.S. regional airline business during the first half of the year, forcing flight cancellations that cost carriers not only passenger revenue and goodwill, but performance penalties under the terms of their mainline code-share contracts. Judging by the sentiments airline CEOs expressed recently, better recruiting and training efforts have stopped the proverbial bleeding.

August 22, 2007 - 6:54am

Each year the Bush Administration tries to slash funding for the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, and each year it fails, thanks in no small part to advocates for small community air service such as the Regional Airline Association.

July 25, 2007 - 9:29am

An extended period of order taking for the world’s makers of regional airliners showed little sign of relenting last month, as Canada’s Bombardier grabbed at least two more major orders for CRJ regional jets while Brazil’s Embraer and the Franco-Italian ATR partnership counted the proceeds from a busy Paris Air Show.

July 6, 2007 - 5:33am

Bombardier CL600-2B19 CRJ, Lake Michigan, Mich., April 7, 2007–The Mesa Airlines CRJ was substantially damaged when the thrust reverser translating cowling broke off the left engine during cruise and struck the horizontal and vertical stabilizers. The captain told the NTSB that at 16,000 feet msl, about 35 miles west of its departure airport, Grand Rapids Gerald R.

 
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