Originally Posted by sevenfiveseven
and the UAL regional contract allows unlimited 70/78 seat jets.....what is the total number of regional jets that CAL/UAL has flying now? Over 500?
First off, UAL does not allow 78 seat jets. They allow 78 seat turboprops. They currently have ZERO
The 70 seat jet also has a block hour ratio. They just can't add as many as they want. They currently operate 124+/- jets in this range. Operators are GoJet, Mesa, Shuttle America, and Skywest. My data for aircraft is a couple of months old, so if you have more current information, please feel free to add.
Here is the large RJ fleet
UAX CRJ900s - 0 DCI - 101
UAX E175s - 0 DCI - 52
UAX CRJ700s - 104 DCI - 82
UAX E170s - 20 DCI - 20
UAX + CAL CRJ900/E175 = 0
DAL (76 seater) CRJ900/E175 = 153
UAX + CAL CRJ700/E170 = 124
DAL (70 seater) CRJ700/E170 = 102
LARGE RJs (51+ seats)
UAL + CAL = 124
DAL (alone) = 255
DAL TA = 325
As per the negotiators notepad UAL/CAL have 555 regional planes in operation. What is happening is their fleet will be shrinking as well. Remember the Pinnacle bankruptcy? That will park ALL of their SAAB 340s (operating for UAL). Also, all the Q400s for CAL are in being released due to bankruptcy. Their fleet will be shrinking as well. UAL has been parking 50 seaters. Mesa has lost all of their CRJ200 flying over the last several years, Trans States has shrunk incredibly also.
Caution (public math to determine 50 seaters)
555 total jets (source negotiators notepad)
16 Q200s (37 props)
5 Q300s (50 seat props)
30 Q400s (78 seat props)
34 SF340s (30 some seat prop)
85 total props
124 large RJs (from above)
That leaves 346 50 seat jets
The truth is that US Airways and Delta have the highest amount and the largest RJs flying. Only US Airways and Delta have the CRJ900 and/or the E175. Even then, USAirways has about 77 of them while Delta operates 153. We need to stop outsourcing these large RJs. The line can not move anymore.