American Airlines’ new 12-year capacity purchase agreement with Republic Airways Holdings will provide incremental growth at American Eagle Airlines even as the feeder operation continues to cull smaller jets. The holding company’s Republic Airlines unit will operate 53 aircraft for American Eagle, and the company has placed a firm order with Embraer for 47 E-175s to fulfill its commitment. Republic also will operate five previously owned aircraft obtained from a third party, and a ...


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