NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio, June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CommutAir welcomed Josh Stone as Senior Manager of Schedule Optimization.

In this newly created role Josh will be responsible for all aspects of CommutAir's network operations planning, including detailed analysis of future schedules to ensure that CommutAir's flying commitments are aligned to its current and future crew, aircraft, and maintenance capabilities. Previously, Josh was the Manager of Network Planning at Embark Aviation. His duties included network and capacity planning, scheduling, and alliance development. His aviation experience includes stints at American Airlines, US Airways, and Mobile Airport Authority.

Joel Raymond, Chief Operating Officer at CommutAir, said, "As we continue our aircraft growth, our flying footprint is expanding rapidly, and our operation is becoming increasingly elaborate. Having an industry veteran like Josh come on board will help us better deliver United's flight schedule and plan for the future."

CommutAir's rapid and sustained expansion plans are driving strong hiring in all areas, including pilots. In response, they have created an industry leading pay and benefits package for pilots that includes:

Career Path Program (CPP) offering eligible pilots a direct path to a United® flight deck
Up to $15,000 sign on bonus
Rapid position upgrades for qualified applicants
Top-tier pay and benefits including 401K match
Unparalleled Commuter Policy
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