ExpressJet Airlines, which operates as United Express, hired Bruce Jones to vice president of maintenance and engineering. He most recently managed aircraft transfers for United Airlines, but before that spent a 21-year career at ExpressJet in a variety of maintenance and engineering roles, including senior director of maintenance control, planning and production.
Jones replaces 15-year ExpressJet veteran Jamie Hill, who is joining United Airlines as technical operations managing director.
ExpressJet, based in Atlanta, is under new ownership as of January. SkyWest sold the airline to ManaAir, in which United Airlines holds a minority stake.
Subodh Karnik joined the airline as president and CEO at the completion of the sale after holding the same roles with CommutAir, another United Express carrier where he is credited with recapitalizing the airline and helping it transform to an all-jet fleet.
ExpressJet started flying Embraer E175s in June and plans to expand that fleet to 25 by the end of this year.