SkyWest Airlines starts operating for American Airlines as a new American Eagle carrier

SkyWest Airlines (St. George) as planned, on November 15 started its capacity purchase agreement with American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) for the operation of 23 Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet aircraft. The aircraft are now starting to be operated under the American Eagle Airlines brand from the Los Angeles hub. This is a new type to appear in American Eagle’s colors.

The aircraft are being painted by Dean Baldwin Painting in Roswell, NM. The following statement was issued by Dean Baldwin Painting:

Dean Baldwin Painting, LP. has been painting aircraft for Skywest Airlines for over 12 years. The recently announced contract between Skywest Airlines and American Airlines has become additional slot orders for Dean Baldwin’s Roswell, NM aircraft painting facility. According to recent press releases, Skywest Airlines will be placing 23 regional jets in service flying for American Airlines; all will be in service prior to the first quarter of 2013. The new contract is good news for the 46 year old aircraft painting company, which has painted over 300 aircraft for Skywest Airlines since 1999.

Dean Baldwin Painting, LP paints a number of liveries for Skywest Airlines including US Airway, Delta Connection, United Express in addition the their own Skywest Airlines livery. They have been providing expert aircraft painting services to the aviation industry for over forty-six years. The company has a respectable client base that includes US Airways, SkyWest Airlines, jetBlue Airways, ABX Air, Air Canada, and many other highly regarded air carriers. In addition, the company is an experienced service provider to the US Air Force having completed over 250 strip and paints on C130 aircraft during the past ten years. Dean Baldwin also performs VIP aircraft painting services for corporate and private operators.

With corporate offices located in Bulverde, Texas, Dean Baldwin Painting operates from three locations in the U.S. – Phoenix Goodyear, AZ; Roswell, NM and San Antonio, TX a and fourth location in Peru, Indiana will be coming on line in the fourth quarter of 2012. The company is a certified minority-woman owned, small, privately held business specializing in aircraft refinishing services.

Copyright Photo: James Helbock. Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N464SW (msn 7827) completes its final approach into Los Angeles International Airport.

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