Stay thirsty my friends
- Feb 28, 2002
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2017 is an eternity in this industry.
Has it occurred to anyone that these planes may not be flown by SkyWest or ASA/XJet? Most of you have no idea how Jerry operates. Do you know that Skywest also has a plane leasing company? Do you know that Jerry has made deals before for planes (though not this many at one time) and then sold the slots to other airlines. Jerry is a speculator with planes and he makes money at it. Do you know who Steven Udvar-Hazy is and his relationship with SkyWest?
I can also say that whenever SkyWest has bought airplanes before, that within 24 hours or so, management have come out and spoken about it and what it means for the company. Well Jerry and the gang are completely mum on this. Not a word, complete silence from all. I'm finding it all strange. The press release mentioning that these are replacement aircraft is BS. Something else is going on and I don't think he's planning on an Indy type operation either. Mitsubishi has to meet certain conditions, like deliver it when they say or Jerry can break this contract. But this deal gives SkyWest, Inc a lot of options depending on how this industry goes the next few years.
Well if you go back to July 11 and read Brad Rich's memo about the agreement, it clearly states:
"These 100 aircraft would be replacement aircraft for current ExpressJet and SkyWest Airlines fleets and are fully intended to fly under contract with major partners. They are not growth aircraft".
Now I know things can change over time and probably will but figured I would just throw this out for reference.
All true. When it's parked on the ramp and they tell you to go fly it, then you can believe it. I know who Steve Hazy is, he has been on the SkyWest BOD for a long time.
Realize that the first delivery of these aircraft won't be until Hillary is President. Anything can happen in the mean time.
If anybody thinks they spent $4.2 BILLION on aircraft and haven't already figured out where they are going or who they will fly for you are out of touch. Just because it hasn't been announced does not mean that it hasn't already been agreed to.
If code-sharing is the future of this industry, no one is in a better position to succeed than SkyWest, Inc. Let's the chips fall where they may.
Fixed for ya..I see these as replacement aircraft only. By the time these things show up, our original CRJ-700's will be pushing 15 years old. That is about all these -200's have shown to be good for. The C-series would be great, but they are remaining mainline gauge equipment. The MRJ is allowed by all our puppeteers.