American Airlines has selected Phoenix-based regional Mesa Airlines—which operates as American Eagle and US Airways Express—to operate seven new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft for a 10-year term under the American Eagle brand. The aircraft, recently purchased by Mesa, will bring the total number of CRJ900s operated by the company to 64. Mesa chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein said, “We look forward to continuing to provide reliable and cost-effective regional jet ...

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