RAA 2014: SkyWest Airlines signs E175 service agreement with Embraer

Embraer and SkyWest Airlines have signed a 12-year component management service agreement which will see the airframer provide support for the carrier’s entire fleet of E175s, the first of which is due to enter service on 17 May.

The agreement includes more than 160 repairable part numbers, covering 21 ATA (Air Transport Association) chapters of the SkyWest Airlines E175 fleet. Embraer also signed a 10-year contract with the airline to provide the Ahead-Pro system.

“We are proud that one of our most valued, long-term customers has trusted Embraer as a service provider to support its new fleet of E175s. Embraer and SkyWest Airlines share a long history and partnership, since 1987, when SkyWest added the EMB 120 Brasilia to its fleet,” remarked John Linn, vice-president, services and support, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “This agreement further demonstrates the continuous commitment to our mutual success.”

“Over the years we have experienced Embraer’s consistent expertise and support of their aircraft and components,” noted Bill Dykes, SkyWest Airlines’ vice-president of maintenance. “We are pleased to expand our strong relationship with Embraer through their component management services programme.”

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