NEWS Mesa Airlines agrees to buy seven Bombardier CRJ900s

Phoenix-based regional Mesa Airlines—which operates as American Eagle and US Airways Express—has reached an agreement in principle with Montreal-based Bombardier to buy seven new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to operate under a long-term capacity purchase agreement with a major US airline. The agreement also includes an “undisclosed number of options,” said Mesa, which expects to take delivery of the aircraft in 2015.