Alaska Airlines has retired the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop from its fleet, with the final flight taking off from Spokane to Seattle on January 27. Alaska is to use only Embraer E175s for its Seattle-based Horizon Air subsidiary, which connects cities on the west coasts of Canada and the US, the carrier announced. “Flying two smaller fleets of aircraft wasn’t sustainable or cost effective for Horizon”, parent company Alaska said. “Two of everything was required: parts, tools, training programs and more. Aside from pilots, every workgroup needed to know two aircraft types. Moving to one fleet type allows us

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