WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- StandardAero, an Authorized CF34(TM) Service Provider, licensed by GE Engine Services, Inc., announced the signing of an amendment to its exclusive contract with SkyWest Airlines ("SkyWest") of St. George, Utah, to add 44 CF34-8 engines to the program. Standard Aero is now contracted to service all 114 of SkyWest's engines which power their fleet of CRJ-700 aircraft for United Express. This amendment is expected to add more than
"This amendment builds on our existing business relationships with SkyWest," commented Paul Soubry, President of StandardAero's Engine Services Division. He added, "We have a long and successful partnership with SkyWest, and this addition speaks to the relationship and trust our organizations have for one another."
StandardAero's CF34 engine maintenance authorization was secured from General Electric in September of 2001 and a dedicated facility was erected and certified by July 2002.
Mike Gibson, Vice President of Maintenance for SkyWest, stated, "Together we work with StandardAero every day to keep our fleet operational and our customers happy. The decision to extend our existing relationship to include the additional CF34-8 engines was a natural one."
SkyWest Airlines, based in St. George, Utah, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., and operates approximately 1,570 daily departures to 128 cities in the United States and Canada. SkyWest provides service as United Express and as Delta Connection under contractual agreements with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
StandardAero is a world leader in providing aerospace maintenance repair and overhaul services. StandardAero services Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Honeywell, and General Electric engines used in regional airlines, business aviation, military and government aircraft and industrial applications. StandardAero is a recognized leader in business process redesign and facility transformation in the aviation MRO industry, providing the tools, training and implementation to drive profitable growth and dramatically improve business performance including increased throughput and reduced costs.
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