New fleet touted as "faster, farther, and over the weather"
This weekend marks the end of an era, as United Express will no longer operate the Bombardier Q200 turboprop aircraft, making United Express an all-jet operation in North America.
Another of the US Regionals that has undergone a dramatic fleet transition is Cleveland-based CommutAir, which has had United as a minority shareholder for a couple of years now.
CommutAir, a United Express® carrier, received approval from the FAA for its Safety Management System “SMS” Under USDOT FAA Order 8000.3698. The massive undertaking to achieve a fully approved SMS program was facilitated by the CommutAir Safety Team, and led by John Darke, Director of Safety.
CommutAir, a United Express® carrier, reached an agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association to pay its First Officers at Captain scale pay rates one year after their completion of initial training. Under the agreement, CommutAir will also begin paying quarterly retention bonuses to its Captains.
NORTH OLMSTED, OH. – CommutAir, a Vermont-based regional airline carrier operating as United Express, announced today that it plans to consolidate its administrative functions at Great Northern Corporate Center in North Olmsted, where the company expects to operate its corporate headquarters and expand its administrative staff.