In an article released by Simple Flying United will be swapping some of their E175’s for CRJ-900’s
More than 30 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft operated by Mesa Airlines’ regional brand, American Eagle, will soon fly exclusively for United Express, the regional brand for United Airlines. The CRJs will make their move due to Mesa Airlines terminating its relationship with American Airlines. (Simply Flying, 2022)
Now you may be wondering where these E175’s are going, and they are headed into storage. This is a move to avoid conflict with United’s Pilot Contract.
The scope provisions or clauses that Quigley referenced are part of United’s contract with the trade union of its pilots, limiting the number and size of aircraft that the airline’s regional airline affiliates may fly. According to FlightGlobal, the clauses generally prevent carriers from farming out more flying to regional airlines such as Mesa Airlines, Republic Airways, and SkyWest Airlines – thus protecting mainline pilot jobs. (Simple Flying, 2022)
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Article link: United Airlines To Swap 38 Embraer E175s For Mesa Airlines’ Bombardier CRJ900s (msn.com)