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Old 12-08-2016, 07:04 PM   #1  
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I hear the bad stuff about XJT all the time.
Sonebody tell me good things. I know people are still going there. They see something most are overlooking.

How's the United CPP working?
What's the future like?
Are the ERJ aircraft staying for a long time?
Is IAH base staying?
What's good?

PS...I'm referring to L-XJT (UAX E135/E145/E145XR)
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You made a new thread for this? All these questions can be answered in the other post.
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How's the United CPP working? Slower then molasses
What's the future like? Bleak
Are the ERJ aircraft staying for a long time? 2 years maybe more, but who knows
Is IAH base staying? time will tell
What's good? Work rules
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So what have they put out internally about the 200 going away?? This represents 460~ pilots. Not good...
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2017 Plans

2017 will continue our transition into a stronger, more stable and sustainable airline. There will be changes ahead of us, but also opportunities for success. In particular, today SkyWest, Inc. announced via a press release an upcoming change to the size of our CRJ fleet. Over the course of next year, we expect to transition to flying primarily dual-class aircraft in our CRJ operation and plan to start removing our CRJ200 aircraft as they come off contract with Delta, the majority of which come off in the second half of 2017.

The removal of CRJ200 aircraft will improve our operating efficiency, as well as shift us to a fleet that provides better economics and increased profitability. We will continue to actively pursue economically sound flying opportunities. As the industry consolidates and opportunities arise, we will be ready, willing and able to deliver for our partners when others cannot.

As Chip Childs, President and CEO of SkyWest, Inc. mentioned in the press release earlier today, “Streamlining ExpressJet’s CRJ operations reduces our risk profile and lowers future investment in the CRJ200 fleet that would have been required. These moves strategically position us to continue to deploy our capital against our best investment opportunities and are expected to help improve future liquidity and fleet flexibility.”

The removal of CRJ200s will not impact the ERJ fleet. I know many of you have questions about our ongoing United negotiations. As of now, we continue to push for a mutually beneficial agreement for both companies, as our current contract with United is not set up to be financially successful for ExpressJet in the long run. In order for us to be a profitable and sustainable airline for the long-term future, we require necessary flexibility and operating efficiency to succeed in a hyper-competitive environment. Especially crucial to our success is acquiring flexibility in both our flying and labor contracts. Despite the challenges, both United and ExpressJet share a strong desire for us to continue flying the United Express product beyond 2019.

The importance behind the changes we are making to our fleet structure cannot be understated. Restructuring our fleet will create new opportunities to increase productivity and efficiency throughout the network. Bigger is not always better, and we cannot become a successful and profitable airline without change. A smaller, but more stable, stronger, and profitable regional airline can and will provide opportunities in the long-term. 2018 particularly is anticipated to be a landmark year for ExpressJet’s financial health and commercial success. I, along with the entire ExpressJet leadership team and SkyWest, Inc. are in agreement that this is the path that will lead us to a successful and viable long-term future. With our talent pool, solid infrastructure and a significant workforce, ExpressJet remains a formidable player in the industry.
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2017 Plans

2017 will continue our transition into a stronger, more stable and sustainable airline. There will be changes ahead of us, but also opportunities for success. In particular, today SkyWest, Inc. announced via a press release an upcoming change to the size of our CRJ fleet. Over the course of next year, we expect to transition to flying primarily dual-class aircraft in our CRJ operation and plan to start removing our CRJ200 aircraft as they come off contract with Delta, the majority of which come off in the second half of 2017.

The removal of CRJ200 aircraft will improve our operating efficiency, as well as shift us to a fleet that provides better economics and increased profitability. We will continue to actively pursue economically sound flying opportunities. As the industry consolidates and opportunities arise, we will be ready, willing and able to deliver for our partners when others cannot.

As Chip Childs, President and CEO of SkyWest, Inc. mentioned in the press release earlier today, “Streamlining ExpressJet’s CRJ operations reduces our risk profile and lowers future investment in the CRJ200 fleet that would have been required. These moves strategically position us to continue to deploy our capital against our best investment opportunities and are expected to help improve future liquidity and fleet flexibility.”

The removal of CRJ200s will not impact the ERJ fleet. I know many of you have questions about our ongoing United negotiations. As of now, we continue to push for a mutually beneficial agreement for both companies, as our current contract with United is not set up to be financially successful for ExpressJet in the long run. In order for us to be a profitable and sustainable airline for the long-term future, we require necessary flexibility and operating efficiency to succeed in a hyper-competitive environment. Especially crucial to our success is acquiring flexibility in both our flying and labor contracts. Despite the challenges, both United and ExpressJet share a strong desire for us to continue flying the United Express product beyond 2019.

The importance behind the changes we are making to our fleet structure cannot be understated. Restructuring our fleet will create new opportunities to increase productivity and efficiency throughout the network. Bigger is not always better, and we cannot become a successful and profitable airline without change. A smaller, but more stable, stronger, and profitable regional airline can and will provide opportunities in the long-term. 2018 particularly is anticipated to be a landmark year for ExpressJet’s financial health and commercial success. I, along with the entire ExpressJet leadership team and SkyWest, Inc. are in agreement that this is the path that will lead us to a successful and viable long-term future. With our talent pool, solid infrastructure and a significant workforce, ExpressJet remains a formidable player in the industry.
Why is XJT getting rid of the 200's and Endeavor is planning on an Atlanta base with....Wait for it.............................Crj200's.
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So fast foward to 2018. And XJT could be just CRJ 700/900's. Thats 61 airplanes 600~ pilots. (Currently 2600~?). Seems they don't want to have anything to do with the E145 product or CRJ200's
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"We will continue to actively pursue economically sound flying opportunities."

"As the industry consolidates and opportunities arise, we will be ready, willing and able to deliver for our partners when others cannot."

"With our talent pool, solid infrastructure and a significant workforce, ExpressJet remains a formidable player in the industry."
I nominate these three quotes for the Joke of the Year, 2016 award. The rearranging of all the deck chairs on the Titanic won't change the wind down that Inc. has had planned for us since day one. Maybe they'll offer us preferential interviews at mainline Skywest when we're all out on the street.
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So fast foward to 2018. And XJT could be just CRJ 700/900's. Thats 61 airplanes 600~ pilots. (Currently 2600~?). Seems they don't want to have anything to do with the E145 product or CRJ200's
From my perspective (15+ year captain) this is just more restructuring which is typical of Delta. I think the Delta side could see more dual class a/c. If you want to live in a Delta base as a regional pilot, plan on many changes in fleet count and base size.
As for the ERJ side, only the top level execs of Skywest/Expressjet know what the long range plan is. It will be reduced to around 100 a/c by the end of 2017, with expected further reductions in 2018. No current talk of dual class a/c for the ERJ side. Pretty gloomy picture for both sides to be honest.
One other factor to consider: the Expressjet pilots will be entering negotiations for another try at a new contract in Oct 2017. Over the next year you will hear alot of doom and gloom and expectation management from our company leadership teams (Skywest and Expressjet). Every message from our leadership has some sort of expectation management in it. Don't expect much if any good news over the next year.
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The company comments about continuing long-term are a ruse. Once they are rid of the -200s they will start transferring-700s to SKYW. Inc has no intention of sustaining xjt long-term.
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