Mesaba doesn't actually have any CRJ's, they are all owned/operated by Express I but are ground-serviced at Mesaba stations by Mesaba staff. The Avros were limited to 36 aircraft due to a clause in NW's pilot contract restricting the amount of aircraft of that size that can be flown by the Airlink partners. Coupled with the fact that the Avro isn't made anymore, that fleet will not see any growth in terms of additional aircraft. Mesaba's goal is to try to pick up some of the new allotment of CRJ's that NW has ordered. Right now Express I has all of them but negotiations are on to take some CRJ's.
ARJ's aren't a replacement for Saabs, they are in addition to. They fill a totally different need, being that they are roughly double the size.
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