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Indianapolis-based Republic Airways, along with Rolls-Royce, are among numerous investors in Eve, an urban air mobility company that aims to develop an international network of electric vertical-lift aircraft.
Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. announced Sept. 21 that it will move its corporate headquarters to Carmel and consolidate its training programs there as part of a mixed-use development project.
Indianapolis-based Republic Airways announced plans Thursday to start what it says is the state’s first aircraft dispatch training program.
Republic, which provides passenger flights that operate under the flags of major airlines, plans to move about 1,900 jobs to Carmel, the city said in a news release. Its headquarters is now at 8909 Purdue Road.
Indianapolis-based Republic expects the layoffs to take place in two waves on Oct. 1 and Nov. 1, although they likely will be temporary for local pilots, flight attendants, dispatchers and maintenance facility employees.
Officials for Indianapolis-based Republic said the registered program will be the only one of its kind in Indiana and one of only eight in the United States.
The Indianapolis-based airline said the problem has now been fixed, though some of its flights will be affected Friday as it works through its schedule.
The agreement, which still must be ratified by Teamsters Local 135 members, covers about 2,100 Republic flight attendants.
The first group of future pilots at the Leadership in Flight Training, or LIFT, Academy will begin training Tuesday at the school at Indianapolis International Airport.
The Indianapolis-based parent company of Republic Airline also secured purchase rights for an additional 100 aircraft.
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. plans to open an aviation school at Indianapolis International Airport that it hopes will help it address an ongoing pilot-shortage problem.
The extension includes immediate pay increases and improvements to retirement contributions from the company, according to the pilots’ union.
Two business partners are looking to bring Midwest Express, also known as Midway Airlines, back to business.
The airline, which emerged from bankruptcy as a privately held company on April 30, said it’s strongly positioned to tackle the ongoing pilot shortage.
The approval clears the way for the Indianapolis-based airline to emerge from Chapter 11 as a privately held company by the end of the month.
Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February, says it expects to emerge from bankruptcy during the first quarter of 2017.