Eastern Air Lines Group, a Miami-based start-up trying to revive the iconic airline brand, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to order 20 firm MRJ90s plus hold purchase rights for 20 more of the Japanese regional jets. Eastern Air Lines Group president and CEO Edward Wegal outlined his plans at a Farnborough Airshow press conference to re-launch Eastern-branded scheduled services by the end of next year. The original Eastern operated from 1928 to 1991. ...

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