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US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705  
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

US Airways Will Not Take Delivery of CRJ-705 Aircraft; Mesa Airlines to Operate CRJ-700 as US Airways Express

"ARLINGTON, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways said today that it has notified Bombardier Aerospace that it will not be taking delivery of the 25 CRJ-705 regional jet aircraft ordered in May, and instead, will contract with Mesa Airlines to fly at least 25, and perhaps as many as 55 70- seat regional jets under the US Airways Express name."

More at: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030709/dcw057_1.html


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User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4782 times:
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So what's the bottom line for Bombardier? 25 705s don't get delivered? Or do they go somewhere else? Or do they ship more 700s? Press release doesn't clarify that.

Also -- I wonder if this is a negotiating ploy. I'm sure BBD will still sell them the 705s next week if they change their minds.

What a mess!



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User currently offlineM717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 608 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4760 times:

Of course this is a negotiating ploy. Just not one between US Airways and BBD, but U S Airways and ALPA.

[Edited 2003-07-09 22:17:14]

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

Isn't MESA part of USAirways? Or at least partially owned? Wouldn't that mean that the end result is the same?


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User currently offlineM717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 608 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

Mesa is a contractor for US Airways (among others), and is not one of their wholly owned subsidiaries.

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4714 times:

Mesa is completely independent of USAirways and actually provides regional services for a number of carriers. Actually the press release says that Mesa will operate 70-seat (CRJ-700) airplanes for USAirways so the fate of the -705 airplanes is unclear. Hopefully manufacturing has not begun...

[Edited 2003-07-09 22:17:13]

User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

"Isn't MESA part of USAirways? Or at least partially owned?"

As far as I know they are not.


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25005 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4621 times:
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A couple of years ago, an investment company headed by the MESA CEO bought some shares (quite a lot) in US Airways.

Unless they sold them at a loss (not reported), these shares went bye-byes with the US Air bankruptcy.

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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

Here is some clarification. The orders are being changed to CRJ-700s and those airplanes will go to Mesa instead of US. That was not clear to me at least until I read this:

http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/030709/airlines_usair_jets_3.html

Bombardier still makes a sale.


User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

The only difference betwee the CRJ-705 and the CRJ-700 is the seat tracks.

The CRJ-705 has seat tracks for a "first class" section.

Otherwise, exactly the same aircraft.


User currently offlineN628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

That is not quite accurate. The -705 is a -900 fuselage configured for 75 seats. The -700 in a two class configuration seats 64 IIRC.

User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4415 times:
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Isn't MESA part of USAirways? Or at least partially owned?

Mesa Airlines is a independent express airline which has pilots flying for other major airline's express routes like Frontier, America West, and US Airways.



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