NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CommutAir announced that it had hired Mr. Jeffrey "Jeff" Penn as its (14 CFR 119.65) Chief Inspector and promoted Mr. Jobin "Joey" Dhaliwal to Director of Crew Resources.
Jeff was previously the Chief Inspector and Manager of Quality at Jet Aircraft Maintenance, in Miami, FL, where he oversaw fifty plus airline customers, at half dozen locations. His career spans two decades in quality oversight positions at large regional operators such as Independence Air, Mesa, and Compass. Jeff also served in the U.S. Marine Corps as Crew Chief. He is finishing his MBA to add to his BS in Aeronautical Studies and Aviation Maintenance. He will report to CommutAir's COO, Joel Raymond, who commented that, "Adding an industry veteran with a breadth of credentials, such as Jeff, to our maintenance leadership team, bolsters our capabilities as we continue to execute our rapid growth plans." Jeff will take over from Robert "Bob" Melone, who had previously announced his departure, but is assisting in a smooth transition.
Joey joined CommutAir in November of 2014, as Regional Manager of Airport Operations, overseeing airport operations throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including hub operations at Washington Dulles. Vice President of Flight Operations, Justin Conrad, stated, "I'm confident Joey's keen understanding of airline operations coupled with his proven leadership will add significant value to our growing Crew Resources department." Joey relocated to the corporate offices in North Olmsted, OH, from Dulles, VA.
These appointments are in partial fulfilment of the unprecedented hiring and advancement opportunities at CommutAir, required as it triples in size through the addition of 40 ERJ145 aircraft (over the next 2 years). In response to these hiring needs, CommutAir has designed industry leading pay and benefits packages. For example, for incoming pilots, CommutAir offers:
- Up to $15,000 sign on bonus and rapid position upgrades for qualified applicants
- Career Path Program- offering qualified pilots a pathway for advancement to United Airlines (subject to program terms and conditions)
- Top-tier pay and benefits including 401K match
- Unparalleled Commuter Policy including paid commuter hotels
For career opportunities go to www.flycommutair.com/careers
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 ERJ145XR aircrafts, from bases in Newark, NJ and Dulles, DC. CommutAir's 800+ employees are well known in the industry for fostering a family culture and a friendly work environment. Visit our website, www.flycommutair.com, contact us at PR@CommutAir.com, or (440) 779-4588 ext. 371.
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