On the Cover
24 Regional Aircraft & Airlines
High fuel costs, new regulations, mainline consolidation and safety drive changes in regional aviation market.
By Aaron Karp and Christine Boynton
24 Turboprop Triumph
26 Bombardier Goes Global
28 Pinnacle Declares Bankruptcy
30 Colgan 3407’s Continuing Impact
32 Horizon Soars
37 Fast Track
The US TSA’s expedited screening program is a long-awaited step in the right direction.
By Henry Canaday
41 London Crawling
As Heathrow nears full capacity, plans fumble along to address London’s congested airspace.
By Alan Dron
44 Tough as Nails
More prevalent today, composite structures have spawned challenges for OEMs, but opportunities for trainers and MROs.
By Robert W. Moorman
50 Fleet Shift
Russian carriers are increasingly looking to the west for their new aircraft purchases.
By Polina Borodina
56 Europe’s Low-Cost Imperative
Flag carriers are ditching traditional business models to stay competitive in local markets.
By Cathy Buyck
59 Altogether Now
More collaborative work could help cargo operators through tough times.
By Michael Mackey