US Airline, SkyWest, Invests in Next Generation of Aviation Technicians With Donation of Aircraft and Parts
SkyWest Airlines is pleased to announce a significant donation of retired aircraft and parts to aviation maintenance schools. These donations, valued at approximately $2 million, will provide students with enhanced experience as they have a chance to learn and hone their skills working on the same type of aircraft they will work on once they complete their training program.
“We’re excited for the opportunities this donation will provide for students pursuing their A&P by giving them real-world, hands-on experience with commercial aircraft and components,” said Wade Steel, SkyWest Chief Commercial Officer. “This investment of resources is just another step SkyWest is taking to support students as they advance toward becoming aviation technicians.”
SkyWest’s donations consist of four retired CRJ200 airframes and parts. These items will be donated to: Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah; Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah; San Joaquin Valley College in Fresno, California; and Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. The arrival of the donated items is being coordinated through each school and is expected to be complete in the coming months.
In addition to these donations, SkyWest is supporting future aviation technicians through our AMT Pathway Program. This program allows student mechanics to qualify for elite access to SkyWest benefits, such as mentoring by experienced mechanics, enhanced company seniority, and a final job interview to become an A&P mechanic at one of SkyWest’s maintenance locations.
SkyWest Airlines is the largest regional airline in the world and is committed to working with local communities to grow the future of aviation.
About SkyWest Airlines
SkyWest Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines carrying more than 36 million passengers in 2021. Headquartered in St. George, Utah, its fleet of over 500 aircraft connects passengers to over 230 destinations throughout North America.
Source: SkyWest Airlines Press Release
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