SAINT GEORGE, Utah, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines is pleased to name Steve Black as Managing Director of Safety and Quality. Black succeeds Dave Faddis, who has returned to his roots in flight instructing in the airline's Flight Operations Department. Black will report to Russell "Chip" Childs, SkyWest Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer, and will be responsible for all safety programs, auditing and compliance throughout the airline's operation, including flight operations, maintenance, ground operations and passenger safety. He will manage the airline's emergency response, audit and internal evaluation programs, and will oversee development and implementation of procedures to ensure the highest possible level of safety throughout the company's operation.
"Steve has extensive knowledge of SkyWest's operation from top to bottom, and his progressive approach will ensure SkyWest Airlines remains an industry leader in both safety and performance," said Childs.
Black's extensive background with the airline spans two decades and includes significant station, regional, and code share expansion where SkyWest's enviable blend of high quality and efficient costs has proven very successful. His leadership, vision and expertise will prove invaluable to his new role and to furthering SkyWest's commitment to safety and quality.
SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), employs more than 11,000 aviation professionals and operates more than 1,600 flights each day to 156 destinations throughout North America. As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world's largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines and US Airways. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah. More about SkyWest Airlines and this press release can be found at www.skywest.com, or by following us on Twitter @SkyWestAirlines.SOURCE SkyWest Airlines