Posted on: 17 June 2015 by Ross McSweeny
GE Aviation has signed an 18-year OnPoint services agreement valued at more than $550 million with SkyWest Airlines for material to support the 86 CF34-8E engine fleet that powers the operator’s Embraer 175s.
“Ensuring our fleet of CF34 engines is well maintained is critical to our success,” explained Wade Steel, chief commercial officer of SkyWest, Inc., the parent company of SkyWest Airlines. ”As a leader in the industry, this agreement for GE material will enable us to continue delivering to our customers who depend on the more than 1,700 flights SkyWest Airlines flies each day.”
“SkyWest Airlines depends on the highly reliable and dependable CF34 engines that power its regional jet fleet,” remarked Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of GE Aviation’s Services organisation. “This agreement, along with a similar agreement signed in 2012 on the airline’s CF34-8C engine fleet for the Bombardier’s CRJ aircraft, will provide the best material support to meet SkyWest’s customer commitments.”