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Horizon Air News

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Crew Domiciles: PDX, SEA

Number of Pilots: 697

Number of Aircraft: 53

Type of Aircraft: CRJ700 (13)
Q400 (40)

Most Junior Captain Hire Date: July 31, 2000

83 pilots on furlough; additional 20 on voluntary furlough; 40 additional furloughs and 20 captain downgrades expected by the end of 2010

Management committed to single fleet type - the remaining 13 CRJ700 to be sold or subleased as soon as possible.  8 new Q400 are expected to take the place of the 13CRJs arriving at a total fleet of 48 Q400s.

Union - Teamsters; Contract amendable Sep. 2006; Negotiations continue under supervision by the NMB