Airline donates retired jetliner to local college. How will students use the aircraft?

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A local trade college now has students in its aviation maintenance program in Fresno receiving invaluable hands-on experience – and potentially a head-start in their professional careers – following an airline’s donation of a retired jetliner to the school.

Utah-based SkyWest Airlines, which has a maintenance base at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, offered the Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet to San Joaquin Valley College. Although the 50-seat aircraft is 23 years old, it is nearly identical in its airframe and systems to many of the other jets that remain active in the airline’s fleet.

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