CommutAir makes executive appointments in advance of tripling fleet size

CommutAir has made three executive appointments to its Maintenance & Technical Operations organization as it establishes the platform to triple the size of its fleet and expand its flying footprint when it inducts 40 Embraer 145 aircraft under the previously announced United Express agreement, the company said.

Robert Degrie joins as Director of Technical Services. He will be responsible for the Fleet Engineering, Engineering & Programs, Production Planning, Materials, and and Maintenance Technology functions.

Lon Ziegler joins as Director of Maintenance. He will be responsible for all production functions and have responsibility for in-house and 3rd party station and base maintenance operations. He will also be nominated as CommutAir´s Director of Maintenance (DOM) under 14 CFR part 119 regulations.

Ron Cruz joins as Manager of Dulles (IAD). He will be responsible for maintenance operations at CommutAir´s largest aircraft base.

CommutAir, based near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, operates as United Express and is majority owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc, an airline holding company founded in the 1980s. Today, CommutAir operates a large fleet of Bombardier Q200/Q300 aircraft with more than 650 weekly flights to 29 airports. CommutAir´s 500+ employees are well known in the industry for fostering a family culture and friendly work environment.