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Mesa Air Group acquires former Alitalia CityLiner Bombardier CRJ900s from Irish aircraft lessors

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                                                    EI-DOT CRJ900 Challey Ltd  Mesa Air Group has acquired six former Alitalia CityLiner Bombardier Aerospace CRJ900 aircraft on lease from Irish aircraft lessors APC and Challey Ltd. Alitalia Cityliner withdrew it's CRJ900 fleet from service in 2012 as part of its restructuring process. APC and Challey Ltd ferried the aircraft from Rome Fiumicino to Dublin in basic Alitalia Cityline colours for paperwork purposes in preparation for new leases with Mesa Air Group (Mesa Airlines). These aircraft will add to  its fleet of 51 planes under contract for regional flying with American Airlines Group Inc. In a statement Mesa Airlines disclosed the lease term agreement covering the additional six aircraft is eight years. Mesa Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein said “We are delighted to add these six CRJ-900 aircraft with our partners at American Airlines. With almost 40 aircraft scheduled for delivery over the next several years,

Dublin Aerospace enters growing A330 base maintenance market

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                                                      Airbus A330 Image courtesy of Airbus  The award winning Irish MRO Dublin Aerospace provider of Base Maintenance, APU and Landing Gear services based in Ireland has introduced yet another enhancement to its already extensive service capabilities, with the addition of Airbus A330 base maintenance approval. The MRO has received both EASA and FAA approval for the base maintenance services on Airbus A330 aircraft including all engine types, complementing its existing  Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 product lines. The A330 capability was developed to support the growing market that exists worldwide. Donal Rogers Chief Executive Officer Commented “Over the past 5 years Dublin Aerospace has offered dedicated base maintenance services for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families to leasing companies and airlines from all over the world. The addition of the Airbus A330 model to our capability portfolio highlights Dublin Aerospace’s ongoin