September 21, 2014 7:28 AM ET


Company Overview of SkyWest Airlines, Inc.

Company Overview

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. operates as a regional airline in the United States. It operates a fleet of passenger aircrafts to various destinations throughout North America. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in St. George, Utah with operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. SkyWest Airlines, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of SkyWest Inc.

444 South River Road

St. George, UT 84790

United States

Founded in 1972





Key Executives for SkyWest Airlines, Inc.

Age: 46
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 65
President of Skywest Inc
Age: 52
Director of Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. Key Developments

SkyWest Airlines Names Tracy Gallo as Vice President - Flight Operations

SkyWest Airlines announced the promotion of Tracy Gallo to Vice President -- Flight Operations effective Sept. 4, 2014. Gallo will succeed Klen Brooks, who will retire after 40 years with the airline. As Vice President -- Flight Operations, Gallo will be responsible for all areas of SkyWest's flight operations, including the airline's Flight Training, Flight Control, and Crew Scheduling, and will oversee the development and implementation of operations policies and procedures to ensure the possible level of safety and efficiency. Gallo steps into the role of Vice President with more than twenty years in flight operations, including flight instructor, simulator instructor and check airman. He takes on the VP role after nearly four years as the Director -- Flight Training, a position in which he oversaw the airline's flight training program and the implementation of Advanced Qualification Program training to ensure pilots remain proficient and adapt to the changing conditions at the airline and throughout the industry.

Federal Aviation Administration Proposes $295,750 Civil Penalty against SkyWest Airlines, Inc. for Allegedly Violating DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $295,750 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines, Inc. for allegedly violating DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to include more than 150 safety sensitive employees in its random drug testing pool. Further, SkyWest allegedly failed to receive verified negative drug test results for two other employees before hiring one for, and transferring the other to, safety-sensitive positions. The FAA also alleges SkyWest subjected three employees who were not in safety-sensitive positions to post-accident drug tests that are only applicable to safety-sensitive employees, and improperly cancelled a return-to-duty test because it was not directly observed.

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. Announces Promotion of Russell "Chip" Childs to President

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. holding company SkyWest, Inc. and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. announced the promotion of Russell "Chip" Childs to president, effective May 12, 2014. Childs has been serving as president and chief operating officer of SkyWest Airlines. In his new role at SkyWest, Inc., Childs will oversee all activities of the holding company, as well as those of the operating airlines, with a focus on improved profitability, quality and value for all SkyWest, Inc. stakeholders. Jerry C. Atkin will remain chairman and chief executive officer of SkyWest, Inc. Childs has served as president and chief operating officer of SkyWest Airlines since 2007.

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