CommutAir names director of technical services

United Express carrier CommutAir has announced the appointment of Keith Lockhart as Director of Technical Services, the company said.

Keith will oversee CommutAir´s Technical division consisting of engineers, technical writers, and reliability and conformity experts to increase aircraft dispatch reliability, on-time performance, and provide technical assistance in all phases of the maintenance organization.

Before joining CommutAir, Keith was the Director of Engineering and Reliability at Allegiant Air (ALGT) where he helped induct the Boeing 757, Airbus A319/A320, and played a significant role in the retirement of the MD-80 aircraft.

Founded in 1989, CommutAir is majority-owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc. and 40% owned by United Airlines, Inc. CommutAir operates ~1,000 weekly flights to 30+ destinations, using the Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles.