NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CommutAir named Radha Iyer as its new Chief Technology Officer, as the airline mobilizes to accommodate its planned four and a half times growth in capacity (as measured by available seat miles).
Radha joins the team from United Airlines, where she was the Director of Operations Automation and Innovation, responsible for key technology-enabled business initiatives in the areas of Airport Operations, Network Operations, Cargo, and United Express. She has a double Masters in Computer Science from Loyola University and Arts from Calcutta University. Radha's 20 years in aviation automation includes stints as an IT solution provider and then as an advocate for the use of innovative technologies to improve business processes and further key business initiatives.
"We are privileged to have someone so accomplished, highly driven, and strategic - with such a record of distinguished leadership in program management, operations innovation, and process improvement – join us at CommutAir," said Subodh Karnik, president & CEO. "The caliber of our leadership team has been significantly enhanced by her arrival," he added. Commenting on her new position, Radha said that, "Very rarely does one get to build a technology platform for a fast-growing business, and I am excited at the prospect of enabling CommutAir's growth through the implementation of robust, state-of-the-art, and long-lived solutions."
CommutAir will be adding 40 Embraer ERJ145 jets to its 21 turboprop Q200/300 aircraft over the next two years. This 450% capacity growth (as measured by available seat miles) is creating massive opportunities for incoming pilots, who will enjoy CommutAir's industry-leading pay and advancement structure – including:
- Up to $15,000 sign on bonus and immediate upgrades for eligible applicants
- Career Path Program- offering qualified pilots a potential pathway to United Airlines (subject to program terms and conditions)
- Top-tier pay and benefits
- Unparalleled Commuter Policy including paid commuter hotels
For Career Opportunities click: http://www.flycommutair.com
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 30 + destinations, with Bombardier Q200/300 and Embraer ERJ145 aircrafts, from bases in Newark, NJ and Washington Dulles. CommutAir's 700 + 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 call (440) 779-4588 ext. 371.
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