IT IS NOT WITHOUT A SENSE OF satisfaction that John Sullivan has watched the price of oil creep up to $100 a barrel. For the chairman and CEO of CommutAir, the continued escalation of fuel costs further validates his decision to remain a turboprop operator. Those who prematurely wrote the obituary for turboprops may want to take another look, Sullivan suggests. In the early 1990s when there was a stampede among regional airlines to embrace the new regional jets, CommutAir remained on the ...

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