The average retirement age of the world’s regional jets dropped to nearly 14 years in 2012, an analysis of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network fleets database shows, but the near-term trend will depend in part on what happens with Embraer’s ERJ-145 model, and the engines that power it. The database classifies 10 of the 50-seat ERJ-145s as retired in 2012, based on time in storage and storage location, in Hot Springs, Ark. Aerovision, which acquires aircraft for disassembly, resale or ...

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