The March sky was steel gray and snow swirled in the bitter wind outside Bombardier's Montreal CRJ production plant, but the mood inside the hangar was warm and festive as company officials prepared to celebrate the delivery of their 250th CRJ700. This particular aircraft was going to the airframer's largest CRJ customer and one of the most successful regional jet operators in the world: St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines. Indeed, it could be called the leader of the pack among Regional ...

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