CAN HP actually use the 40 CRJ700/900 ordered by Mesa? I remember having heard that there are troubles with the unions about the operations and crew salaries. And Mesa is not getting the US Airways large RJ contract they had hoped for.
BTW, DesertJets, you are asking a very good question: where will all those ordered jets been placed by the leasing companies? Just for the records:
* 50+100 EMB170, not a single one placed to date and deliveries start in less then 12 months
* 20 A318 (?) not a single one placed
Same applies to the ordered B737-600, haven´t heard that one has been placedin recent months.