CommutAir, a United Express® Carrier, Headed Paperless in the Flight Deck



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CommutAir, a United Expresscarrier (UAL),began issuing pilots iPads to replace heavy paper-based flight kits for its cockpit crewmembers.

The implementation of Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) is a part of CommutAir’s commitment to establishing modern technology infrastructure to sustain its rapid growth.  “Our monthly aircraft deliveries already make us the fastest growing U.S. Regional Airline.  Andwe want to make sure that we have the technology platform to sustain that growth” said Joel Raymond, Chief Operating Officer.

The iPads-EFBs will replace roughly 40 pounds of conventional paper-based charts and manuals while providing a digitized interface to increase situational awareness in congested airspace and airport environments. “Digitizing manuals and charts is just the beginning,” says Radha Iyer, Chief Technology Officer. “We are gearing up for future phases that will include providing key real-time information, flight releases and all sorts of exciting enhancements.”


Through 2019, CommutAir will triple in size to an all-jet fleet of 61 Embraeraircraft and is actively hiring 400 pilots over the next two years. It’s industry-leading benefits include:

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SOURCEAero Crew News, November 2018
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Founded in 1989, CommutAir operates as United Express and is majority-owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc. and 40% owned by United Airlines, Inc. CommutAir operates approximately 1,000 weekly flights to 50+ destinations in the US and Canada, using the Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles. CommutAir’s 1,000+ employees are well-known in the industry for fostering a family culture and a friendly work environment. CommutAir is always hiring. Visit for details.


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