New Pilots

CommutAir Continued Growth for ERJ-145 Program

2016 08 02

Captain Timothy Bell and Zachary Davis, of CommutAir, have been appointed Aircrew Program Designees (APD) under the FAA Aircrew Designated Examiners (ADE) program.

This highest FAA designation "Reposes special trust and confidence in the integrity, diligence and discretion of the Aircrew Program Designee (APD) who has been found to have the necessary knowledge, skill, experience, interest and impartial judgement to merit special public responsibility" and allows Bell and Davis to perform airman type certifications on the ERJ-145 on behalf of the FAA.

"We congratulate Tim and Zach for achieving this milestone and it reflects highly on the quality of our flight training program.  It also means that we can significantly increase our training throughput and get incoming pilots doing what they want to do – getting trained and flying as quickly as possible" said Joel T. Raymond, Chief Operating Officer at CommutAir.

This is excellent news for CommutAir, whose significant growth is leading to unprecedented hiring and advancement opportunities within all functional areas of the Company. In particular, the addition of forty ERJ-145 jets to the fleet is driving an accelerated need for pilot hiring and promotions. To address this, CommutAir has designed an industry leading pay and benefits package including:

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus & rapid position upgrades for qualified applicants
  • Career Path Program – offering qualified pilots a pathway of advancement to United subject to program terms and conditions
  • Top-tier pay and benefits including vacation, 401(K) match & health care
  • Unparalleled Commuter Policy including company paid commuter hotels
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About CommutAir:

CommutAir, operating as United Express, was founded in 1989 and is majority owned by Champlain Enterprises Inc.  Today, CommutAir operates more than 800 weekly flights to 30 plus destinations, with Bombardier Q200/Q300 and Embraer ERJ145XR aircraft, from its bases in Newark and Dulles.   CommutAir's 600+ employees, are well known in the industry for fostering a family culture and friendly work environment. Click or contact us at or +1 (440) 779-4588 x 371.