CommutAir names senior manager of schedule optimization

CommutAir has hired Josh Stone as Senior Manager of Schedule Optimization, the company said.

In this newly created role Josh will be responsible for all aspects of CommutAir´s network operations planning, including detailed analysis of future schedules to ensure that CommutAir´s flying commitments are aligned to its current and future crew, aircraft, and maintenance capabilities.

Previously, Josh was the Manager of Network Planning at Embark Aviation. His duties included network and capacity planning, scheduling, and alliance development. His aviation experience includes stints at American Airlines, US Airways, and Mobile Airport Authority.

CommutAir, operating as United Express, was founded in 1989 and is majority owned by Champlain Enterprises Inc. Today CommutAir operates more than 900 weekly flights to more than 30 destinations, with Bombardier Q200/300 and Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles. CommutAir´s 800+ employees are well known in the industry for fostering a family culture and a friendly work environment. More information is available at