SkyWest Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines extend heavy maintenance agreements

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (TSX: BBD) Bombardier Services Corporation has extended heavy maintenance agreements with SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) carriers SkyWest Airlines, Inc. and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. for an additional 10 years, the company said.

The agreements cover the airlines´ fleets of CRJ Series regional jets.

The two airlines operate a total of 433 CRJ Series aircraft, including 234 CRJ200, 135 CRJ700 and 64 CRJ900 regional jets for Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

Maintenance can be performed at any of Bombardier´s maintenance facilities in the US, including the Tucson Air Center, West Virginia Air Center and Macon Air Center.

CRJ Series regional jets have transported more than 1.64 billion passengers. The CRJ Series aircraft family includes over 100 owners and operators in approximately 40 countries. The worldwide fleet has logged over 43.5 million flight hours.

Bombardier is a manufacturer of both planes and trains based in Montreal with revenues of USD20.1 million in 2015.