CommutAir names new chief pilot

CommutAir said it has appointed Captain David W. Fitzgerald as chief pilot after the completion of a methodical internal and external search.

The appointment will be effective upon fulfilling the necessary FAA regulatory requirements.

Captain Fitzgerald comes from Mesa Airlines, where he was a Captain and Check Airman on the Canadair CRJ-700. He has flown over 12,000 hours and holds type ratings for BE-1900D, CL-65, and EMB-145 aircraft.

CommutAir, operating as United Express, is the d/b/a of Champlain Enterprises Inc., an airline holding company founded in the 1980s. Today, CommutAir operates a large Q200/Q300 fleet with more than 650 weekly flights to 29 airports.