Posted on: 17 October 2013 by Mark Howells
SkyWest Airlines has announced that Bill Dykes will be its new vice-president of maintenance, with effect from 7 January 2014, when he succeeds Mike Gibson, who is retiring after 26 years with the airline.
Dykes will oversee all of SkyWest's maintenance operations, including its major repair, overhaul and maintenance bases at Chicago O'Hare, Colorado Springs, Fresno, Milwaukee, Nashville, Palm Springs, Salt Lake City and Tucson. This includes the more than 1,300 SkyWest Airlines maintenance professionals who support a fleet of more than 330 aircraft.
During the past 20 years at SkyWest, Dykes has helped lead and implement SkyWest's growth and evolution from its first jet aircraft to the addition of the CRJ900 and upcoming delivery of the Embraer 175, as well as the expansion from two maintenance bases in the West to a total of eight nationwide. He took up his current position as director of maintenance in 2007.