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US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:39 am

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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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:00 am

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.

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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:05 am

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]
 
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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:09 am

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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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:11 am

Mesa is a contractor for US Airways (among others), and is not one of their wholly owned subsidiaries.
 
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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:13 am

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]
 
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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:14 am

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

As far as I know they are not.
 
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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:01 am

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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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:36 am

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

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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:40 am

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.
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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:47 am

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.
 
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RE: US Airways Will Not Take Delivery Of CRJ-705

Thu Jul 10, 2003 7:48 am

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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