American has announced that Envoy (Formerly American Eagle) will lose 50 additional aircraft. These ERJ 145 aircraft will pass on to TSA, Piedmont and another unnamed carrier. American has struggled to retain pilots at Envoy as they have un-apologetically pitted their wholly owned subsidiary against each other in an attempt to reduce regional airline pilot wages. The struggle Envoy has had to retain and attract new pilots was initially exacerbated by the American management team’s frank promises about the future of Envoy if American did not see the wages cuts they expected.
The loss in ERJ 145 aircraft has been reflected in the websites projections for Envoy.