CommutAir, a United Express Carrier, Names New Director of Training

North Olmsted, OH (January 28, 2020)  CommutAir, a United Express regional carrier, today announced the appointment of John Nyaradi to the role of Director of Training, effective January 31.

“John brings a wealth of experience to our CommutAir family,” said David Fitzgerald, CommutAir’s Vice President of Flight Operations. “John’s long career and established leadership will continue to help shape CommutAir’s training programs and professional pilot development, ensuring the latest generation theory and standards are employed throughout our professional pilot training programs.

Nyaradi served in the US Air Force before joining United Airlines as a pilot and later serving as a Line Check Airman. Since retiring from United in 2015, he has held key roles as VP of Flight Standards & Training and Director of Operations at XOJET.  Most recently he was  employed by a Part 121 startup, helping them develop their 121 certification.

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CommutAir is in the process of expanding the size of its all-jet fleet of Embraer aircraft, and is actively hiring 400 pilots to fly them. CommutAir’s industry-leading benefits include:



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 ~1,000 weekly flights to 50+ destinations in the US and Canada, using the Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles. CommutAir’s 1,000+ employees are well-known in the industry for fostering a family culture and a friendly work environment.