GREAT SUCCESS STORIES IN AVIATION ARE a rarity even in good times, and noteworthy accomplishments are even less likely when an airline has had to rise from the ashes of a fallen parent. Sydney-based Regional Express, known as Rex to locals, has done all this and more and remains profitable in the worst economic downturn in at least four decades. Rex in its present form commenced operations on Aug. 1, 2002, but its legacy is linked directly to two great names in Australian regional aviation, ...

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