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CommutAir Plans Expansion Of Maintenance Facilities

U.S. regional carrier plots business growth as fleet set to treble in size by 2019.

United Express carrier CommutAir has unveiled plans to expand its aircraft maintenance facility at Albany, New York. The plans announced on Monday (Aug. 28.) also include doubling the size of its flight training center at Washington-Dulles airport.

CommutAir said that adding another MRO center to its existing campus will house its technical acceptance team overseeing rapid aircraft inductions and turboprop aircraft retirements.

According to Lon Ziegler, the carrier’s vice president of maintenance, the move to expand was driven by capacity demands. “We have already outgrown our existing facilities in just a couple of years. Moreover, this addition will allow us to effectively manage the next phase of our growth,” he said.

The expansion of the maintenance facility and the flight training center are both expected to be completed by next year.

In the next two years, CommutAir will treble its fleet size to more than 60 aircraft and said it intends to grow its staff numbers in all areas of the business.

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