Safety: A Team Effort

RAA Safety Panel

NASHVILLE—When it comes to safety, it should be a joint effort with airlines, government agencies and manufacturers working together to be guarantors of industry standards designed to protect all stakeholders as well as the flying public, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the RAA Convention. “Data is the root of analysis,” said former FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, … Read More

Regional Airlines See Bright Future

NASHVILLE—Leaders of North America’s regional airlines expressed optimism about the future of the industry, citing the strong interest mainline carriers have in partnering with regionals to extend networks via quality, seamless products offered by regional operators. “I’m very optimistic,” Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford said at the first-ever CEO panel at an RAA Annual Convention. “I sense mainline partners’ optimism … Read More

Panelists Discuss Urgency of Maintenance Shortage

NASHVILLE—An aircraft maintenance technicians shortage is coming at the regional airline industry “like a freight train,” RAA Chairman and Trans States Holdings President Rick Leach told the President’s Council Luncheon at the 44th Annual RAA Convention here. Leach moderated a Maintenance Panel during the luncheon, exploring the technicians shortage and what the industry can do about it. “How do we … Read More

Leach: RAA, Regional Airlines Making Progress on Pilot Shortage

NASHVILLE—There has been a tangible change in the way the pilot shortage is discussed and the problem of too few aviators, which has been a major issue for the regional airline industry for years, is being approached, RAA Chairman and Trans States Holdings President Rick Leach told the 44th Annual RAA Convention here Thursday. In a Fireside Chat hosted by … Read More