Posted on: 25 July 2016 by Mark Howells
SkyWest, Inc. carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines have extended their heavy maintenance agreements with Bombardier Services Corporation, covering CRJ Series aircraft, for a further 10 years.
“Bombardier’s CRJ Series airliners continue to be essential to our two airlines’ fleets and have helped our company become one of the largest regional jet operators in the world,” stated Wade Steel, CCO of SkyWest, Inc. “As we continue to concentrate on our fleet, we know that our CRJ aircraft heavy maintenance remains in good hands with Bombardier.”
The maintenance can be performed at any of Bombardier’s maintenance facilities in the US, including the Tucson Air Center, West Virginia Air Center and Macon Air Center.
“We are proud that SkyWest, Inc. has once again placed its confidence in Bombardier for the heavy maintenance of its CRJ Series aircraft fleet,” commented Todd Young, VP and general manager of customer services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We manufactured these aircraft, we know them best, and we are determined to provide SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet with the very best in maintenance to maximise their reliability and earning power. Including the fleets of aircraft operated by SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet, we are now providing maintenance services for approximately 90% of the CRJ Series aircraft operating in the US.”
Together SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines operate a total of 433 CRJ Series aircraft, including 234 CRJ200s, 135 CRJ700s and 64 CRJ900s for Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.