CommutAir®, a United Express® Carrier, Appoints Jeffrey Harris Director of Flight Operations Training

North Olmsted, OH (July 25, 2017) CommutAir has appointed Jeffrey “Jeff” Harris as its Director of Flight Operations Training. He will be based in the North Olmsted Corporate Office.

Jeff will lead a rapidly growing cadre of training professionals and spearhead the expansion of training facilities in Dulles and Cincinnati. Chief Operating Officer Joel Raymond said, “As CommutAir continues its rapid deployment of the ERJ 145, it is imperative that our training department leadership have the vision and experience to execute these ambitious plans. Jeff’s experience and impressive track record will make him an immediate contributor to our future success.”

Jeff comes to CommutAir from FlightSafety International, where he was Assistant Director of Training and responsible for managing all aspects of a training operation with over 100 instructors, 17 simulators, and multiple aircraft types. Previously, Jeff worked for Ameriflight, Horizon, Empire, and Allegiant Airlines. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.

To sustain its extraordinary growth, CommutAir has created an industry leading benefits package for pilots which includes:

  • Career Path Program (CPP) offering eligible pilots a direct path to a United® flight deck
  • Attractive sign-on bonus
  • Rapid position upgrades for qualified applicants
  • Top-tier pay and benefits including 401K match
  • Unparalleled Commuter Policy

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About CommutAir

CommutAir, founded in 1989 and operating as United Express, is majority owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc. and 40% owned by United Airlines, Inc. Today CommutAir operates more than 900 weekly flights to more than 30 destinations, using Bombardier Dash-8 Q200/300 and Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles. CommutAir’s 800+ employees are well known in the industry for fostering a family culture and a friendly work environment.

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