LOS ANGELES, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Mair Holdings Inc. (MAIR.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , parent of Mesaba Aviation Inc., said on Friday that Northwest Airlines Inc. (NWACQ.O: Quote, Profile, Research) will remove from service the 35 regional jets operated by Mesaba,
Northwest's schedule provides that nine of the jets will be removed from service as of October 31, while the remaining leases will be terminated effective December 20.
[Edited 2005-09-24 00:35:57]
Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1381 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8847 times:
This obviously creates a bigger service gap between the regional ops (max: 50 seats) and the mainline ops (min: 100 seats) that IMHO will set up nicely for a middle tier of 70-90 seat aircraft pending scope clause changes with the pilots. I've flown on the ARJ a few times, and I'll surely miss them.
They are faster than Q400s and much quieter than most aircraft (I believe they are stage 4 compliant by a large margin). The one time I rode the ARJ it was quieter than the A320 series inside the cabin.
764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 610 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7663 times:
Well, there is one noisy thing about them - the flaps. Those sound horrible. But other than that they are great aircraft and I cannot understand why NW would want to get rid of those and replace them by CRJs of all things. Seriously, this is a really bad move IMO.
Meister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6744 times:
I wonder what this means for all the pilots Mesaba just hired to fly the new CRJs... they surely are on some pretty shaky footing now, since they are at the bottom of the seniority list and I would assume the Avro pilots will now be taking the CRJ spots.
Shame, because I know a good number of people that got hired for the CRJ there. I guess having friends laid off is just a part of being in aviation, though.
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