Delta’s CS100 selection – regional impact

Less discussed, so far, in terms of follow on impact of Delta’s decision to select the CS100 is its impact on the US regional airline market.  Any discussion on the US regional airline market brings up the scope clause issue.  This week the RAA has its annual...

Scope clause impacts

Unique to the United States airline industry is a labor restriction called “Scope Clause”.  The clause essentially limits US regional airlines to an aircraft weighing no more than 86,000 pounds and limited to 76 seats.  The idea is protectionist.  Mainline...