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American Eagle set to sell off some RJs. (Regional News).(AMR Eagle Inc. sells 14 planes to Trans States Airlines Inc.)(Brief Article)

American Eagle, the Regional affiliate of American Airlines, announced an "agreement in principle" under which it will sell 14 of its ERJ-145s to independently owned Trans States Airlines, which operates out of St. Louis as American Connection.

The potential deal is subject to lender approval and final documentation. The move is part of AMR Corp.'s continuing effort to rationalize its Eagle fleet to remain in compliance with scope clause restrictions in the contract of its mainline pilots, who are represented by the Allied Pilots Assn. Under the scope clause, Eagle can operate only 67 RJs of more than 44 seats. Its current delivery schedule of CRJ700s means it will exceed the cap in January. …

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