CommutAir gets FAA approval for safety management system

CommutAir, a United Express® carrier, received approval from the FAA for its Safety Management System “SMS” Under USDOT FAA Order 8000.3698, the company said.

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.

After receiving United´s 40% investment in 2016, CommutAir is on its way to tripling in size to 61 all-jet aircraft and hiring an additional 3x pilots and 2x maintenance technicians.

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. CommutAir´s 900+ employees are well-known in the industry for fostering a family culture and a friendly work environment.