CommutAir - First Officer

CommutAir (C5) is now offering two class dates a month for First Officers, and an immediate $22,100 sign-on bonus paid prior to training!

Founded in 1989, C5 operates more than 1,000 weekly flights to 50+ destinations along the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada. The fleet of nearly 40 (and growing) Embraer ERJ145 aircraft is based in Newark, NJ and Washington-Dulles. Even after 30 years of continuous growth, C5 maintains the family culture and friendly work environment it had at its founding. And even at 1,100 employees, our pilots are known by name, not just a number.

Operating exclusively as a United Express carrier and 40% owned by United Airlines, C5 offers a clear path to the United Flight Deck as a partner in the Aviate program.

Compensation: First- Year First Officer

  • $38.02/flight hour
  • $1.85 per diem
  • Deadhead and Cancellation pay
  • Paid Training and Lodging- Single occupancy
  • Upgrade into the Left Seat Faster

Immediate Upgrades

  • CommutAir First Officers can expect to meet the 1,000 hours of flight time on average within 13-18 months.
  • Immediate upgrades for pilots with 1,000 applicable 121/135 hours. Upgrade within first week of new hire ground school!

Pilot Incentives

  • Career Path: offering pilots a fast, direct path to a United Airlines Flight Deck via United Airlines' Aviate Program.
  • Commuter Benefits: Skip the Crash pads with CommutAir. We offer 4 Company-paid hotel rooms to all registered commuter pilots in addition to our "make a good effort to get to work" policy, PLUS paid parking at your home airport.
  • Preferential Bidding System - CommutAir utilizes the NavBlue (PBS) Preferential Bidding System for all crew bidding. PBS helps you to get a block that suits you by customizing your bid according to your likes and dislikes, based on the work available at your seniority level. The CommutAir scheduling team builds trips in the most efficient way to maximize your workdays and increase your number of days off.
  • Preferred Bases – with bases in New York/Newark (EWR) and Washington D.C. (Dulles), – to/from work is a breeze.
  • ATP-CTP course and travel/lodging during the course provided at no cost to you

Solid Benefits

  • Health & Wellness packages - competitive and affordable benefits include: Health, dental and vision insurance options
  • Company provided short-term disability and life insurance
  • Unlimited World-Wide Pass travel benefits with United Airlines for you and your family, deep discounts on partner airlines after 6 months
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Uniform Allowance
  • A wide range of employee discounts
  • FULL LIST

Minimum Qualifications

(NOTE: Candidates may apply and interview if they are within 6 months of meeting the minimum qualifications)

  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Meet ATP or R-ATP Aeronautical Experience Minimums
  • Instrument current-logged 20 hours of flight time in the past six months
  • 25 hours of multi-engine fixed wing experience-actual flight time (you can credit additional required hours from CommutAir training)
  • Current FAA First Class Medical
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit
  • Valid Passport
  • Able to travel internationally without restriction
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States


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