CommutAir, a United Express® Carrier, Appoints Vernon Berry Director of Quality Control and Chief Inspector

NORTH OLMSTED, OH., Feb. 01, 2018, Fast-growing CommutAir announced it has appointed Vernon Berry as Director of Quality Control and Chief Inspector (14 CFR 119).  Vern will report to CommutAir’s Chief Operating Officer, Joel Raymond, and be based at the company’s main maintenance base in Albany, NY.

Vern will lead CommutAir’s Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Maintenance Records, and CASS functions during a period when it will more than double its fleet of Embraer ERJ145 jet aircraft.

Vern brings a wealth of quality control and quality assurance experience to CommutAir. Previously, Vern was the VP of Quality Assurance and Chief Inspector for RAVN Alaska based in Anchorage. Vern also held a similar role at Silver Airways in Gainesville, Florida.


Through 2019, CommutAir will triple in size to an all-jet fleet of 61 aircraft and is actively hiring Aircraft Technicians, Supervisors, Inspections, and Specialists at multiple Maintenance facilities.  A key differentiator of CommutAir is that it can recruit personnel directly into various positions and fully compensate them for their experience.

CommutAir is also recruiting Pilots and guaranteeing Captain pay 1 year after training.  Its industry-leading benefits include:

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About CommutAir

Founded in 1989, CommutAir operates as United Express and is majority-owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc. and 40% owned by United Airlines, Inc.  CommutAir operates ~900 weekly flights to 30+ destinations, using the Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles. CommutAir’s 900+ employees are well-known in the industry for fostering a family culture and a friendly work environment.

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