Direct-Entry Captain


CommuteAir is a regional airline operating flights on behalf of United Airlines as a United Express partner. With our fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft, we operate up to 1,500 weekly flights - connecting people and communities to the world via United's global network. Headquartered in Cleveland: we have major hubs in Houston and Washington Dulles, with maintenance bases in Houston, Albany, New York, and Lincoln, Nebraska. We are looking for individuals to join our growing team of over 1,500 diverse professionals who work together to solve each day's unique challenges. Our purpose is to connect people and communities to the world. Our work has an impact on people's lives, and we do what it takes to get the job done. We are guided and grounded by our core4 values: Safe, Caring, Dependable, and Efficient. From the flight deck to the finance team, and everyone in between, it takes a coordinated effort to keep our operation running smoothly. Why work with us? When you join the CommuteAir family, you unlock a whole suite of perks, including:

Why work with us?

When you join the #C5family, you unlock a whole suite of perks, including:

  • Simple, secure flow to United Airlines through Aviate
  • 90-Day Training Footprint - Fly the line in 90 days or less
  • 1:1 Payscale Credit for 20 years of Prior 121 Experience
  • Annual Opt-in Retention Bonus - $50,000
  • Pay Overrides for all Pilot instructors
  • Six company-paid commuter rooms monthly
  • Company-Sponsored Commuter Travel Program
  • 401K contributions up to 16% matched 50% by company
  • Minimum Monthly Guarantee (MMG) - 76 Hours
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid sick, holiday, and vacation time
  • Support when you need it most. CommuteAir Cares, our non-profit organization, provides emergency financial assistance to employees during extreme hardship - As well as free access to our EAP services

Essential functions:

  • Contribute to a reliable and on-time operation by meeting all report times, departure times, and minimum turn times.
  • Proper planning of each flight utilizing all applicable weather information and reports in accordance with Company policies and procedures and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
  • Acts as Pilot-in-command and exercises sound judgment in all safe and efficient operation of the flight
  • Incorporate relevant information, develop operational strategies and choose the best course of action consistent with safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the aircraft in accordance with FARs, and Company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the equipment operated, FARs governing the operation of equipment, and manuals, policies, procedures, and other instructions.
  • Communicate information, ideas, and other operational factors affecting the flight in a timely manner to crew and passengers.

General requirements & qualifications:

  • Current FAA ATP MEL license with instrument rating
  • 1,000 hours of applicable 121 SIC or 135 PIC experience (FAR 121.436)
  • Instrument current-logged 20 hours of flight time in the past six months
  • Current FAA First Class Medical
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit
  • Valid Passport
  • Able to travel internationally without restriction, especially in Canada and Mexico.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Contact PilotRecruiting@CommuteAir.com for more information or visit https://www.commuteair.com/careers/pilots/ for more information.