DLA Piper represented Mesa Air Group, Inc., a leading regional airline, in connection with a $100 million engine financing facility that will be used to purchase a portfolio of new General Electric CF34-8C5 engines and for additional financing capacity to support Mesa's business expansion.
Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines operates as American Eagle from hubs in Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth and as United Express from Washington Dulles and Houston. Mesa currently operates 133 aircraft, with more than 600 daily system departures to 124 cities, 38 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas. The company has approximately 2,800 employees.
The DLA Piper team representing Mesa consisted of partners Greg Hall
and Melissa Bengtson (both Phoenix), and Chair of the New York Finance practice group Jamie Knox
and associate Kira Mineroff
(both New York).