I had the fish for dinner
- Sep 9, 2007
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Skywest preparing to hire pilots for the acquisition of 30 turboprops for UAL, presumably the Q400. Anyone at skywest care to comment?
I think even before ASA furloughed they were welcome to come to SkyWest with a "gentleman's interview." I think they even maintained the ASA DOH for certain benefits.They absolutely should be. I hope that St George et al agree. I would also think that SKYW crews would also be on board with that.
They would have had to had these q's ordered for quite some time because of the backlog of orders for them
They have 105 Q400 on current backlog with only 13 designated "undisclosed". http://www.bombardier.com/files/en/supporting_docs/BA-Q-Series_Program_Status.pdfNot necessarly. Manufactuers can change the delivery rate on fairly short notice. If Skywest (one of Bombardier's best customers) called up and said we need some Q's and we need them quickly, they would get them. You might pay a little more, but you almost never have to wait until the last one already ordered has been delivered. Add to that this, there are probably more than one customer out there that might just want to defer their delivery.
Manufacturers set their production rate as to always have a backlog. Think about it. What good would it be to have the line shut down waiting for the next order to walk in the door? You have to keep things flowing at a constant rate. You can adjust the rate when need be, but it must always flow.
Yea you get to keep your DOH for travel and vacation benefits. Well at least that's what a bunch of us got when we got hired on after LAX closed.I think even before ASA furloughed they were welcome to come to SkyWest with a "gentleman's interview." I think they even maintained the ASA DOH for certain benefits.