Bombardier Signs Skywest, ASA For Heavy Maintenance

Bombardier Services Corporation (BSC), a subsidiary of Bombardier Inc., announced today that SkyWest Airlines of St. George, Utah, has signed a maintenance contract under which BSC will perform “C” checks, other heavy maintenance and modifications on the airlines’ fleet of CRJ regional jets.

The contract is for a 10-year term and applies to SkyWest’s CRJ200, CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft, of which SkyWest operates 222.

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) of Atlanta, Georgia has also selected BSC to perform heavy maintenance services. The ASA pricing agreement (undisclosed terms) applies to the airline’s CRJ200 regional jets, of which ASA operates 110.

“We are delighted that both SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines have entrusted us with the heavy maintenance requirements for their CRJ aircraft,” said Stephen McCoy, General Manager, Bombardier Services Corporation. “We look forward to working in partnership with them to ensure that we meet and exceed their expectations for quality, cost-effectiveness and timely maintenance.”

The SkyWest maintenance will be performed at the BSC - Bombardier Aircraft Services facility in Tucson, Arizona, while the ASA maintenance will be performed at the BSC - Bombardier Aircraft Services facility (West Virginia Air Center) in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Both facilities provide all levels of aircraft maintenance, repair, modification, as well as component repair and overhaul. Each facility is authorized by the appropriate regulatory agencies, and is staffed by highly trained, efficient, experienced professionals working to ensure that every aircraft is maintained in a safe and timely manner.    

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For information
Bert Cruickshank
Bombardier Aerospace
(416) 375-3030