SkyWest CEO Chip Childs has warned the U.S. Congress of a “growing pilot shortage,” that could become significantly more pronounced over the next three years, leading to the grounding of large numbers of aircraft in U.S. regional airlines’ fleets. Testifying March 8 at a House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing, Childs said SkyWest—the parent of SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines and the U.S.’ largest regional airline ...

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