Many regional carriers were planning to replace their aging fleets of first-generation jets as new models began to be certified a few years ago. But then oil prices tanked and jet fuel was suddenly cheap. Now, as is happening at longer-haul airlines, regionals are reassessing their legacy equipment and in some cases opting to keep flying them longer.  “The regional carrier MRO market is at the beginning of a transition period in which the new generation of regional jets is coming ...

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