CLEVELAND, Ohio – CommuteAir, a leading regional airline and the sole Embraer ERJ145 operator for the United Express network has executed a purchase agreement with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for an Embraer E170 aircraft.

“The CommuteAir team is pleased to complete this acquisition of an E170 from NAC as part of our previously announced plan to add the aircraft type to our certificate and pursue independent charter opportunities,” said CEO Rick Hoefling.

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued the company a certificate of public convenience and necessity which will enable the airline to operate commercial flights with larger aircraft.