Showing posts with label ERJ145. Show all posts
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16 June, 2023

Loganair shows off Pride plane.....

The UK's regional airline, Loganair has shown off its latest livery,  an Embraer 145 with a special Pride livery to show its support for the LGBT+ community.

Wrapped in the classic Pride colours, the jet will fly across Loganair’s route network visibly underscoring the airline’s commitment to creating an inclusive, safe and secure working environment for all its employees.

The 49-seat Embraer Regional Jet was kept under wraps in Loganair’s Glasgow hangar before its first flight in the new colours – sporting the airline’s iconic Tartan Tail alongside the rainbow flag.

Loganair says it is committed to creating a safe and secure working environment in which all staff, including those from minority backgrounds, can thrive and excel. In a recent company-wide survey in which over three-quarters of Loganair employees took part, a record 82% of respondents said that people from all backgrounds can succeed at Loganair.

The airline will also be sponsoring this year’s Northern Pride in Newcastle (22-23 July), where this year Loganair has based a second aircraft and expects to carry a record number of customers across its network of routes within the UK and to Norway from its home base in the North East.

Loganair Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles said: “We’re firmly pinning our colours to the mast – or the fuselage in this case – as an airline that is not only open to all but as one that is a vocal advocate for equality.

Since we launched Flying’s for All, we’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm of our team to find ways to show support to each other. We’ve established that our teams already viewed Loganair as an inclusive place to work – and there’s a keen understanding of the need to imbed that in our services every day and at every level.’’

Loganair is Northern Pride’s official airline partner and is supporting their health and wellbeing zones with volunteer staff, which have become one of the festival’s main attractions. Thanks to Loganair’s sponsorship, these health and wellbeing zones will be spread across both days of the festival for the first time this year.

14 January, 2023

Fleet enhancements for CommuteAir,

CommuteAir, a leading regional airline and the sole Embraer ERJ145 operator for the United Express network, recently announced, in partnership with United Airlines, a significant fleet investment aimed to bring next-generation capabilities and efficiencies to its operations through the installation of an enhanced Honeywell Flight Management System (FMS). The upgraded FMS is designed to drive significant operational efficiencies and leverage enhanced safety capabilities as next-generation air traffic control initiatives roll out over the next decade.

“This update to the avionics system will increase safety, efficiency, and mechanical reliability. Our maintenance team is scheduled to begin installing the upgraded FMS in March 2023,” remarked Lon Ziegler, CommuteAir’s Vice President of Maintenance and Technical Services.

“Our upgraded FMS will provide additional instrument approaches at dozens of airports that were not available in prior versions, optimizing flight approach procedures and further strengthens both safety and reliability,” said Captain David W. Fitzgerald, CommuteAir’s Vice President of Flight Operations.

This latest fleet investment in next-gen technology is part of an ongoing multi-million dollar ERJ145 fleet enhancement campaign at CommuteAir that began in 2021.  CommuteAir has already refurbished 44 of its aircraft interiors with new sidewalls, overhead bins, bulkhead finishes, LED cabin and reading lights, and a completely redesigned lavatory.  Interior refurbishment on the rest of the fleet will be completed in 2023.

06 September, 2022

Loganair starts Aberdeen - Oslo route

UK regional airline, Loganair, is introducing six flights per week to Oslo Gardermoen Airport from Aberdeen.  The services will operate Sunday-Friday, on a 49-seat Embraer 145 Regional Jet aircraft.

The flights depart Aberdeen at 08:30, and arrive in Oslo at 11:05 local time and the return departs Oslo at 11:40 local time and landing back in Aberdeen at 12:20 during the week. Whilst the Sunday flights leave five hours later at 13:30, with the return departing Oslo at 16:40. 

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer, Beverley Law, Cabin Crew and Jordan Cameron, First Officer  Photo Loganair
Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer, Beverley Law, Cabin Crew and Jordan Cameron, First Officer  Photo Loganair

Norway is also the ideal location for an autumn or winter city break. Oslo has countless places to explore from art to architecture to its gripping history. Scottish guests can get acquainted with the vibrant nightlife of Oslo, with five-star restaurants and nightclubs, or can choose to immerse themselves in culture by visiting The beautiful Oslo Opera House.

The route from Aberdeen to Oslo is Loganair’s latest international Norwegian connection this year, following the revival of flights from Edinburgh to Bergen and Stavanger in June following the pandemic. 

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Operating Officer at Loganair, said: “We're delighted to restore the important Aberdeen-Oslo route today. We know it's been hugely missed by the business community and are confident it will support growth and strengthen ties between the North-East of Scotland and Norway."

Mark Beveridge, operations director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We are delighted Loganair has launched this year-round Oslo route, and it was great to see the first aircraft take off from our airport.

“Loganair is a valued airline partner, and we warmly welcome this route giving our passengers a chance to visit the Norwegian Capital and allow visitors to see what our region has to offer.”

04 January, 2022

ExpressJet Airlines leisure sideline Aha starts Palm Springs to Reno service

aha! the leisure brand of ExpressJet Airlines has launched flights between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport, with the first flight taking off yesterday, 3rd January.

The airline will operate the schedule on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with the Reno to Palm Springs flights departing at 8:40 am. arriving at 10:15 am. The return departs Palm Springs International Airport at 11:05 am and arrives in Reno-Tahoe at 12:40 pm. The carrier has a fleet of Embraer ERJ145 jets featuring 50 passenger seats. 

"It's great to see yet another airline recognize the opportunity in Palm Springs," said Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs Mayor. "Our airport, which was recently named Best Small US Airport, continues to add more travel options making it easier for our community to choose to fly PSP. aha!'s flights to Reno are a welcome addition, and they will provide residents in northern Nevada an easy way to visit our desert paradise."

"We see a huge demand for a direct route connecting these two popular vacation destinations," said Tim Sieber, head of ExpressJet's aha! business unit. "We are thrilled that aha! can help Reno-Tahoe travellers escape to the desert and for Coachella Valley residents to get up to the mountains to take advantage of world-class skiing with an affordable, convenient nonstop flight." 

aha! has been designed to provide travellers in smaller communities, many who have seen air service reduced over the past decade with convenient, short, nonstop flights to high-quality destinations like the Reno-Lake Tahoe region. 

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28 May, 2021

ACIA Aero Leasing Acquires Two Embraer ERJ145s from Jetcraft

ACIA Aero Leasing, a leading provider of regional aircraft leasing and lease management services,  announced the purchase of two Embraer ERJ145 aircraft from Jetcraft Commercial, the commercial aircraft division of a global leader in jet sales and acquisitions, Jetcraft.

The aircraft covered under the sale transaction, structured by Jetcraft and sourced from HOP! Air France, will be ferried over to Johannesburg, South Africa and Toulouse, France for pre-delivery maintenance work before entering into service with ACIA’s existing airline customers.

15 April, 2021

Loganair boosts UK regional connectivity with new East Anglia to South West direct air link

The UK’s largest regional airline, Loganair has announced a major step in connecting East Anglia with the South-West of England through the launch of a new air route between Norwich and Exeter.

The service, which starts on 12 July, will operate a four flights per week service across the summer season on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – moving to Monday and Friday flights from September onwards.

The 70-minute flight on Loganair’s 49-seat Embraer 145 jets represents a much more convenient way to travel than rail connections via London or an exhausting 320-mile road journey, particularly difficult on packed roads during the summer season.

Fares start from £49.99 one-way including all taxes and charges. All Loganair fares include a free checked baggage allowance, and tickets are on sale from today at

The service links existing Loganair destinations. Norwich is already served from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Jersey, and Exeter from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.

29 March, 2021

CommutAir Lands in Denver, Continues Expansion of United Express Operation

CommutAir, a United Express carrier, began flying from its new hub in Denver this week, continuing a stretch of remarkable growth.  Just nine months ago, CommutAir had 37 aircraft operating from two hubs. Today, the airline has 168 aircraft, with 60 in revenue service and serves hubs in Denver, Houston, Washington-Dulles, and Newark. The company also has a maintenance base in Albany, New York, and plans to open an additional maintenance base soon.

The Denver hub opening comes only six months after the company opened its largest hub in Houston, which includes a 47,000 square foot maintenance hangar and a 50,000 square foot training centre.

To support its growth, the company has already hired over 200 pilots in the first quarter of 2021 and plans to recruit up to 400 additional new pilots by the end of the year. CommutAir is proud to be a United Express partner for Aviate, United Airlines’ pilot development program. CommutAir pilots who are in Aviate can transition to United as a First Officer upon successful completion of the Aviate program and hiring requirements.

08 March, 2021

Loganair looking to increase Teesside - London service whilst adding Bristol route to the schedule.

The UK regional airline, Loganair announced on Monday that it is looking to increasing its schedules from Teesside to London following the news that the Treasury is set to create a base in Darlington.

The new Treasury North campus, which was announced in last week’s Spring Budget, will see 750 civil servants come to the town, just a ten-minute drive from Teesside International Airport.

The news came as a new connection between the airport and Bristol was revealed. Pictured here is Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen with Logonair ERJ145 jet named Spirit of Teeside.

The Bristol service, which starts on 24 May, will operate a service in each direction Monday to Friday and on Sundays.  The 70-minute flight will leave Teesside on weekdays at 14.25, with the return flight departing from Bristol 16.05.  

Loganair returned to Teesside on 1 February after an absence of over two years. In a short time, the airline is already well established on the key route to Aberdeen; has launched its London Heathrow flights and is introducing flights from Teesside to Belfast City, Dublin, Jersey and Cornwall Airport Newquay over the coming weeks, with Bristol its seventh route. As part of the renewed partnership with Teesside International, Loganair has named one of its Embraer 145 jets Spirit of Teesside. 

25 February, 2020

ExpressJet to add 36 Embraer ERJ145 jets to its fleet to become the globes largest operator of the type.

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ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced today it will add 36 Embraer ERJ145 aircraft to its United Express fleet, which will make ExpressJet the world’s largest operator of the 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 aircraft.  The parties are working towards a long term extension of the ExpressJet Capacity Purchase Agreement.
The agreement will include:
  • The addition of 36 Embraer ERJ145 aircraft over the next 12 months, totalling more than 125 ERJ145s in the fleet.
  • A multi-year extension of the company’s Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with United Airlines.
  • A significant investment in a complete interior refresh of the ERJ145 aircraft comprising new panels, new seats and LED lighting.
“We have made the long-term commitment to the Embraer ERJ145 and designed the comprehensive cabin, seat, and entertainment upgrade to deliver a contemporary customer experience,” said Sarah Murphy, Senior Vice President of United Express. “We’re confident that our partners at ExpressJet can execute that vision.”

12 August, 2019

Star Air is all set to Connect Belagavi With Mumbai

Following impressively positive customer feedback,  Star Air is set to expand its operations. Mumbai is the latest addition to its already existing air routes. The airline is expected to start its operation between Belagavi and Mumbai from 6thSeptember 2019.  

Star Air is currently operating at five stations, Bengaluru, Hubballi, Belagavi, Ahmedabad, and Tirupati.

"We started our airline operations in January 2019 with an endeavour to fulfil people's aspirations of travelling in superior but affordable airline services. From a single route to five routes and now adding few more, reflects the trust and love passengers showered on us. Today, I feel delighted to announce that the much-demanded air connectivity between Belagavi and Mumbai is starting from 6th September," asserted Mr Sanjay Ghodawat, Chairman, Sanjay Ghodawat Group."I would also like to extend my gratitude to our beloved and passionate staff without which this feat would not have been achieved."

29 July, 2019

Increased demand for captains prompts CommutAir, to increase pilot sign-on bonus

CommutAir, a United Express regional airline, announced it is increasing its sign-on bonus to $50,000 for captain-qualified candidates.

"Our rapid growth continues to drive opportunities across our expanding operation with jet deliveries continuing," said Joel Raymond, Chief Operating Officer. "That rapid growth has increased our demand for experienced leaders in the left seat— so much so that in addition to a $50,000 sign-on incentive, we are offering immediate upgrade slots for captain-eligible pilots."

As one of the fastest-growing regional airlines, CommutAir appeals to pilots who want to move up the seniority list quickly. This also allows for shorter reserve times, so pilots are in the air, doing what they love, more often.

19 February, 2019

Loganair favourite to take over flybmi's public service route between Derry and London Stansted

The British government has confirmed that a new contract for an airline to operate public service route between the City of Derry in Northern Ireland and London Stansted airport should be signed before the end of the week.

The Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani told MPs on Monday the government "expects services to resume swiftly".  Emergency talks started almost immediately after flybmi ceased all operations on Saturday evening. "The government recognises the importance of maintaining regional connectivity, that is why we fund a public service route from Derry/Londonderry to London which was recently extended from the 1 April 2019 for a further two years," Ghani told MPs.

Ghani said the local council had "the power to transfer the public service obligation contract to another airline for up to seven months to allow for a new procurement process to be conducted. - Subject to due diligence we expect the council to sign contracts and appoint an airline later this week and we are expecting services to resume swiftly," she said.

24 October, 2018

Embraer signs multi-year deal with Air Peace

Embraer recently announced that Nigeria’s leading private airline, Air Peace,  has signed a multi-year Pool Programme Agreement for spare parts and support covering more than 250 components for their six Embraer ERJ 145 jets. Based at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in Ikeja, Lagos State, the airline provides passenger and charter services and serves the major cities of Nigeria, the West Coast of Africa and hopes to launch its international operations soon. With their ERJ 145 jets, it aims to expand their local and regional routes and transform air travel in the country.

04 October, 2018

CommutAir expands into Canada

CommutAir, a United Express carrier expands its route network from today, 4th October as the airline now operates five daily roundtrips from New York/Newark and Washington D.C's Dulles to Montreal's Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport.

Montreal becomes CommutAir's first international destination since transitioning to an all-jet fleet and the airline plans even more cross-border operations. Over the next few months, Commutair will spread its wings to Quebec City and Ottawa. "We're thrilled to add international service into Canada and look forward to watching our route map continue its rapid expansion as monthly aircraft deliveries fuel our growth," said Joel Raymond, Chief Operating Officer.

CommutAir was started in 1989 and operates flights under the United Express brand, using the Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles. The airline flies some 1,000 weekly flights to more than 35 destinations.  During 2019 the airline plans to increase its fleet to 61 Embraer ERJ145's and is therefore currently seeking more than 400 pilots over the next two years. 

03 August, 2018

Jet and food truck collide at Newark Liberty International Airport

An investigation is underway in New York into why a United Airlines Express jet was pushed back into the side of a food service truck, so hard that it knocked the vehicle onto its side.

The incident happened around 11.40am today at Newark's Liberty Airport when the aircraft was being pushed back by a tug. The driver of the food service truck was taken to hospital with minor injuries to her arm, none of the 47 passengers on the aircraft were said to have been injured. 

The FAA is investigating the collision that occurred near gate 26 at Terminal A at Liberty International Airport. The aircraft, Embraer ERJ145 of ExpressJet operating under the United Express brand, sustained damage to the tail area and had been operating flight UA4080 to Richmond, Virginia.