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  1. The cost of becoming a pilot is making the job a pipe dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | Mashable

    ... officer's seat of sophisticated regional jets." Then, regional airlines started having crashes, most famously the Colgan Air disaster in Buffalo, New York, in 2009. Forty-nine people were killed due to errors made by the pilot and co-pilot. After ...

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  2. Up in the airRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 11 | Long Island Business News

    ... of aviation at Farmingdale State College. "Since 9/11, the career field has been less attractive." In 2009, Colgan Air flight 3407 crashed near Buffalo, N.Y., killing all passengers and crew, as well as one person on the ground. Mostly in reaction ...

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  3. Tough Times Selling A Turboprop In The U.S. MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | Seeking Alpha

    ... and to play on a green theme in the Pacific Northwest. Customers don't seem to mind. However, after the Colgan Air 3407 crash in 2009 and the 1994 American Eagle 4184 crash, the major US airlines started going "all jet". Turboprops were sent to warm ...

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  4. JetBlue's Creative Solution to the Pilot and Diversity ShortageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | The Huffington Post

    ... since lawmakers raised the minimum hours needed to be an airline pilot to 1500. The move followed the crash of a Colgan Air turboprop in Buffalo, which exposed gaps in the airlines training programs and culture. The result? Some regional airlines ...

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  5. Small airlines face challenges landing pilotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | Albany Times Union

    ... for pilot candidates, which followed the 2009 crash in Buffalo of a Continental Connection flight operated by Colgan Air, reduced the candidate pool even as starting salaries remained low. When United Express carrier Commutair announced it was ...

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  6. Chamber of Commerce holds annual Business AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | Potomac Local

    ... not limited to their own organization. Just like Senator Colgan who was a long-time member of the Chamber with Colgan Air and a Past Chairman of the Chamber's Board of Directors. This individual should be known as an innovator, a great partner, a ...

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  7. Small airlines face challenges landing pilotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 29, 2016 | Albany Times Union

    ... for pilot candidates, which followed the 2009 crash in Buffalo of a Continental Connection flight operated by Colgan Air, reduced the candidate pool even as starting salaries remained low. When United Express carrier Commutair announced it was ...

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  8. Lessons Learned: Retrospective Analysis From A Bankrupt InvestmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2016 | The US Market Blog

    It's a moment I'll never forget. 4:15pm. I check my phone as I get into my car after work.

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  9. Pilot shortage, other pressures push Republic into bankruptcyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Indianapolis Business News

    ... pilots can take the controls. Lawmakers were driven to the new flight-hour rules by the 2009 crash of a Colgan Air regional flight near Buffalo, New York. That case revealed lapses in the pilots' training and rest before the flight, and shocked many ...

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  10. Pilot Shortage Affects WyomingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | KCWY13

    ... When you wait for loved ones to arrive at the airport, you hope they'll arrive safely. But in February, 2009, a Colgan Air flight crashed into a house in western New York State. Fifty people were killed. Their loved ones lobbied Congress to make ...

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  11. Concerns raised about overreliance on autopilotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... respond successfully, it makes no news. When they don't, however, it makes for gruesome reading. In 2009, a Colgan Air flight bound for Buffalo crashed after its pilots fumbled when a stall warning went off. The plane crashed, killing 47. The same ...

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  12. 10 Transportation Safety Issues That Need to Improve in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | Conde Nast Traveler

    ... Consider the history: Several major crashes have been blamed on bad decision-making due to fatigue, notably the Colgan Air accident in 2009, in which 50 people were killed-and which led the Federal Aviation Administration to increase the mandated ...

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  13. Does autopilot dull the skills of U.S. commercial pilots?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... respond successfully, it makes no news. When they don't, however, it makes for gruesome reading. In 2009, a Colgan Air flight bound for Buffalo crashed after its pilots fumbled when a stall warning went off. The plane crashed, killing 47. The same ...

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  14. FAA fails to ensure pilots' manual flying skills: Report 1:11 pm...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Business Insurance

    ... seriously injured in the crash. In a separate case, the NTSB said that 49 passengers and crew members aboard a Colgan Air Inc. Bombardier DHC-8-400 regional flight died in 2009 after the flight crew failed to monitor the plane's slowing airspeed ...

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  15. Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed: Congress must stand strong on pilot training requirementsRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2015 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    ... we've made, nor will we compromise on safety." The crash of Continental Flight 3407, operated by regional carrier Colgan Air, occurred in Western New York on Feb. 12, 2009. Members of Western New York's federal delegation, along with the families of ...

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  16. NTSB urges renewed emphasis on standard proceduresRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2015 | Flight Global

    ... involving crewmembers' failure to follow procedures," says the video. The video also cites the 2009 crash of Colgan Air flight 3407, a Bombardier Q400 that stalled, then crash near Buffalo, killing 50 people. "The captain engaged in non-pertinent ...

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  17. Regional airlines seek to ease rules for new pilotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2015 | HeraldNet

    ... was prompted by concerns over pilot performance in the last fatal accident involving a U.S. airline, the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo, New York, on Feb. 12, 2009. Pilots on that flight misunderstood a relatively benign cockpit warning and lost ...

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  18. Regional airlines want U.S. to ease 2013 curbs on hiring pilots with less than 1,500 hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | The Japan Times

    ... was prompted by concerns over pilot performance in the last fatal accident involving a U.S. airline, the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo, New York, on Feb. 12, 2009. Pilots on that flight misunderstood a relatively benign cockpit warning and lost ...

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  19. Regional Airlines to Seek Easing of U.S. Rules for New PilotsRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2015 | Bloomberg

    ... was prompted by concerns over pilot performance in the last fatal accident involving a U.S. airline, the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo, New York, on Feb. 12, 2009. Pilots on that flight misunderstood a relatively benign cockpit warning and lost ...

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  20. Alliance Aviation buys 21 Fokker jets from Lufthansa GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 | The Age

    Alliance Aviation Services has bought 21 Fokker jets from Lufthansa Group for $US15 million in cash and shares in a move will give it spare parts to help keep its fleet run longer, expand its operations into Europe and potentially sell the popular aircraft to other operators like Qantas and Virgin Australia. Australia's fleet of regional aircraft is ageing given Fokker F50s, F70s and F100s haven't been produced since 1997, while the Saab 340s used by Regional Express were last produced in 1998 and Bombardier no longer produces versions of its Dash-8s smaller than the 74-seat Q400.

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