On January 7, CommutAir said farewell to its turboprops as they flew their last revenue flights, and hello to a new era. For the first time in history, CommutAir is an all-jet carrier, operating ERJ-145s and completing a year two fleet-transition project.
Fast-growing CommutAir announced it has appointed Vernon Berry as Director of Quality Control and Chief Inspector (14 CFR 119).
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.