Republic Airways

December 1, 2008 - 6:25am

Embraer has opened a factory-owned executive jet service center at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (Fla.) International Airport, its third such facility in the U.S. The 55,500-sq-ft center will provide support for the company’s Phenom 100 and 300 and Legacy 450, 500 and 600 business jets. Embraer recently opened executive jet service facilities at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

November 3, 2008 - 7:00am

Midwest Airlines will replace all but nine of its Boeing 717s with 12 Embraer E170s flown by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways as part of an effort to restructure its fleet and fend off bankruptcy. As part of the deal, Midwest announced that Republic flight crew would fly the 12 E170s as Midwest Connect, temporarily replacing Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 crew until they receive training on the Brazilian equipment.

October 27, 2008 - 10:57am

Former airline executive David Siegel has eschewed big iron in favor of business jets, having been named president and CEO of California-based XOJet, a rapidly growing private aviation company.

Siegel is the former CEO of Gate Gourmet and US Airways and has been a member of XOJet’s board of directors since last year. Earlier in his career, he served in various senior management roles at Continental Airlines and Continental Express.

September 25, 2008 - 11:26am

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest on September 8 will drop service to seven airports from Milwaukee as financially troubled code-share partner Midwest Airlines moves to cut systemwide capacity by 34 percent. The cuts involve Baltimore/Washington; Hartford, Conn.; Louisville, Ky.; Muskegon, Mich.; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; St. Louis; and Wausau, Wis.

September 25, 2008 - 11:23am

Republic Airways and Delta Air Lines in late July reached an agreement to remove the Indianapolis-based regional airline’s final eleven 37-seat Embraer ERJ 135s from service. Original schedules called for Republic to remove the airplanes at a rate of two per month between this coming November and April next year. The revised agreement resulted in the removal of three aircraft on July 31, followed by four on August 31.

September 4, 2008 - 11:53am

Midwest Airlines will replace all but nine of its Boeing 717s with 12 Embraer 170s flown by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways as part of an effort to restructure its fleet and fend off bankruptcy. As part of the deal, Midwest announced that Republic flight crew would fly the 12 E170s as Midwest Connect, temporarily replacing Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 crew until they receive training on the Brazilian equipment.

August 29, 2008 - 1:33pm

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest on September 8 will drop service to seven airports from Milwaukee as financially troubled code-share partner Midwest Airlines moves to cut systemwide capacity by 34 percent. The cuts involve Baltimore/Washington; Hartford, Conn.; Louisville, Ky.; Muskegon, Mich.; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; St. Louis; and Wausau, Wis.

August 29, 2008 - 1:32pm

Republic Airways and Delta Air Lines in late July reached an agreement to remove the Indianapolis-based regional airline’s final eleven 37-seat Embraer ERJ 135s from service. Original schedules called for Republic to remove the airplanes at a rate of two per month between this coming November and April next year. The revised agreement resulted in the removal of three aircraft on July 31, followed by four on August 31.

August 12, 2008 - 5:09am

BEECH BE1900D, MILWAUKEE, WIS., JUNE 7, 2003–At 2 p.m. CDT Beech N901SK, operated by Skyway Airlines as Flight 1233, reported lateral control problems shortly after takeoff from Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft returned to MKE, where it landed without incident.

July 30, 2008 - 9:14am

Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford’s characterization of the Chautauqua Airlines pilots’ vote in favor of US Airways’ “Jets for Jobs” arrangement as “a day late and a dollar short” prompted Teamsters Local 747 representatives to mail strike ballots to the 700-strong pilot group. The union planned to count the ballots on June 20.

 
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