CommutAir today has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to add the ERJ 145XR regional jet to its operating certificate, a milestone in the company´s growth plans as it expects to take delivery of forty jets over the next two years, the company said.
The first ERJ145 is expected to enter commercial service at the beginning of July and CommutAir expects to add two to three new aircraft every month. The airline said it expects that the addition of forty jets to the fleet will drive an accelerated need for pilot hiring and promotions.
CommutAir, operating as United Express, is majority owned by Champlain Enterprises Inc., an airline holding company founded in the 1980s. CommutAir operates a fleet of Bombardier Q200/Q300 aircraft with more than 650 weekly flights to 29 airports.