Utah-based SkyWest Inc., parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, plans to remove from service all Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia 30-seat turboprop aircraft operated by SkyWest Airlines by mid-2015, as it aims to improve overall efficiency and long-term profitability. According to SkyWest, the EMB-120 fleet retirement comes, in part, as a result of increased costs and additional challenges associated with new FAR117 flight and duty rules, implemented in January ...

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