Regional Aviation Association of Australia

October 5, 2010 - 11:42am

Vietnam’s Air Mekong, 30-percent owned by U.S. regional airline SkyWest, plans to launch domestic services on October 9 using four 86-seat Bombardier CRJ900s subleased from the St. George, Utah-based regional.

May 7, 2010 - 7:37am

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines is considering investing in a start-up regional airline in Vietnam, the company's CFO, Brad Rich, said yesterday during the company's first-quarter earnings conference call. 

May 5, 2010 - 7:57am

Not one to shrink from any challenge, SkyWest president and COO Chip Childs accepted the position of RAA chairman in November knowing full well what likely confronted him. 

March 22, 2010 - 9:24am

An Embraer Brasilia operated by Darwin, Australia-based regional airline Airnorth crashed during a training flight this morning at around 10 a.m. local time, killing the two pilots at the controls. The 30-seat turboprop, used in both scheduled and charter passenger service, reportedly crashed soon after takeoff from the RAAF base Darwin, which shares its runway with Darwin International Airport.

December 31, 2008 - 5:20am

Australia’s SkyAirWorld has agreed to help the government of East Timor to establish a new national carrier called Timor Air with an Embraer E190. The new airline plans to launch operations next month from the East Timorese capital Dili and fly direct to Darwin, Australia and Bali. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyAirWorld will provide management support and begin training cabin crew and other employees this month.

November 16, 2008 - 3:42am

Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer announced three separate orders for its Legacy business jets here at MEBA yesterday, as well as the addition of Falcon Air Services of Abu Dhabi to its growing list of worldwide service centers.

October 8, 2008 - 10:37am

SkyWest Airlines has agreed to buy a 6-percent stake in Brazilian regional airline Trip Linhas Aereas, SkyWest vice president of finance Mike Kraupp confirmed to AIN last month. Described as a “small deal” by Kraupp, the investment equates to roughly $5 million, but the contract’s language calls for a possible increase in the St.

September 4, 2008 - 9:58am

SkyWest Airlines has agreed to buy a 6-percent stake in Brazilian regional airline Trip Linhas Aereas, SkyWest vice president of finan ce Mike Kraupp confirmed to AIN today. Described as a “small deal” to SkyWest, the investment equates to roughly $5 million, but the contact’s language calls for a possible increase in the St.

May 6, 2008 - 5:36am

While most startup airlines enjoy at least a short honeymoon with local press and industry pundits, Michael Jones spent some of his first moments on the job last month as boss of Australia’s newest regional carrier deflecting criticism about his business plan.

November 30, 2007 - 6:09am

The global scope of the airline pilot shortage became all too clear to Australia’s Regional Express (Rex) last month, when the Sydney-based Saab 340 operator found itself forced temporarily to suspend service between the Queensland capital and the Snowy Mountains (Cooma). The suspension began November 19 and will last until next May 18, said the airline.

 
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