CommutAir expands flight training center and aircraft maintenance facilities

United Express carrier CommutAir announced that it would double the size of its Washington-Dulles Flight Training Center and expand its Albany, New York Maintenance Hangar campus, the company said.

The new Flight Training Center will include state-of-the-art technology, software, and training equipment. The facility is expected to open in January 2018.

CommutAir also added another facility in its Albany, New York maintenance hangar campus. It will primarily house the technical acceptance team tasked with rapid jet aircraft inductions and turboprop aircraft retirements.

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 Bombardier Dash-8 Q200 and Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles.