Republic Airways

January 24, 2013 - 9:49am

Embraer’s waning E-Jet backlog received a welcome boost this week with a firm order for 47 seventy-six-seat E175s from Indianapolis-based Republic Airways. The deal, announced Thursday morning, includes options on another 47 of the airplanes, potentially raising its list-price value to $4 billion.

December 4, 2012 - 12:40am

Republic Airways’ efforts to “restructure” its Indianapolis-based Chautauqua Airlines subsidiary appear to have yielded their intended results. During a November 1 conference call to discuss the company’s third-quarter earnings, Republic CEO Bryan Bedford reported that the regional airline holding company has found a way to mitigate future negative cash flows at Chautauqua by some $45 million over five years, largely by reaching new business agreements with several “key stakeholders ” and returning idled aircraft to revenue service.

July 8, 2012 - 1:15am

Asked about the supposedly promising Indian air transport market, Embraer’s commercial aviation president Paulo Cesar Silva said this country was his “frustration.” The company had a bad experience with a small start-up airline (understood to be Paramount Airways), where hopes for success never materialized. “Repossessing our two E-Jets was costly and they were in poor condition,” he recalled. In its current condition, dominated by a very large state-owned company, India “is not a market for us,” he stated.

July 8, 2012 - 1:15am

Asked about the supposedly promising Indian air transport market, Embraer’s commercial aviation president Paulo Cesar Silva said this country was his “frustration.” The company had a bad experience with a small start-up airline (understood to be Paramount Airways), where hopes for success never materialized. “Repossessing our two E-Jets was costly and they were in poor condition,” he recalled. In its current condition, dominated by a very large state-owned company, India “is not a market for us,” he stated.

May 15, 2012 - 10:00am

Indianapolis-based Republic Airways has agreed with United Airlines to fly the 28 Bombardier Q400s that bankrupt Pinnacle Airlines plans to return to its lessors, Republic announced Monday.

April 20, 2012 - 3:49pm
E-Jet production

Embraer’s backlog for commercial airliners fell to its lowest level in more than five years, following a first quarter in which it delivered 21 E-Jets but sold only 12. As of March 31, its firm backlog stood at $14.7 billion, compared with $15.4 billion at the end of last year. The value of its backlog has fallen from a high of $21.6 billion in the third quarter of 2008.

February 7, 2012 - 12:55am

US Airways announced last month that it finished installing first-class sections on 110 US Airways Express Embraer E170/175s and Bombardier CRJ700/900s. With the addition of first-class sections on regional partners PSA, Mesa Air Group and Republic Airways, US Airways now offers same-class service to more than 85 destinations. The company began installing the two-by-one seating configurations on its Express aircraft in September and completed all aircraft in mid-December.

October 10, 2011 - 1:20am
Embraer bright future

While it has certainly felt the same pressures as its competition, Embraer expects a change in the bizjet market to come soon.

July 28, 2011 - 9:10am

The pilots of Republic Airways voted to accept the International Brotherhood of Teamsters as their collective bargaining representative by a 68-percent margin, according to a tally taken in late June.

June 26, 2011 - 6:45am

Former Frontier Airlines boss Sean Menke will succeed Phil Trenary as CEO of Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines, the regional carrier announced in late May. A managing partner at Denver-based Vista Strategic Group, Menke assumes his new duties on July 1. Trenary resigned his position on March 24, leaving interim leadership of the company to chairman of the board Donald Breeding. Menke also becomes a member of the company’s board of directors.

 
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