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ATLANTA, November 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, today “pinned the wings” on 29 new flight attendants at a graduation ceremony at its training  center in Houston, TX. This is the first group of flight attendants to be hired since the airline began flying the Embraer E175 aircraft.

“We are excited to begin hiring again as we ramp up operations on the E175 aircraft,” said Brandee Reynolds, Vice President of Inflight Services and Airport Operations. “And we are preparing for a busy next year in our flight attendant hiring and training department.”

ExpressJet will expand its flight attendant hiring, with plans for one new hire flight attendant class per month in 2020. This will complement other recruiting efforts across the company, including 700+ pilots and 70+ maintenance personnel, as ExpressJet continues on its growth trajectory.

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ATLANTA, November 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, began assigning pilots to its Embraer E175 aircraft base of operations at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, in advance of a January 1, 2020 open. 

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 “Chicago’s size and central location makes it a highly desirable location for commuter pilots and locals alike,” said Scott Hall, Vice President of Flight Operations. “Opening the E175 crew base in Chicago is a natural outcome of ExpressJet’s growth trajectory.”

The E175 base will be in addition to ExpressJet’s existing ERJ145 pilot, flight attendant, and maintenance bases in Chicago. This is ExpressJet’s second E175 base, after the first base opened at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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ATLANTA, November 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, this week welcomed Kevin Langford as Vice President of the company’s Human Resources division. Langford’s key responsibilities will include talent acquisition, employee relations, corporate communications and compensation and benefits administration. 

Langford joins ExpressJet with 18 years of progressive Human Resources and Labor Relations experience in both corporate and field locations, primarily in the oil and gas and manufacturing industries.

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“We are in the midst of tremendous activity – in 2020 we will hire the equivalent of 25% of our staff,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “Kevin’s broad background and experience will benefit ExpressJet as we seek to excel as a United Express partner.”

Langford will report to John Varley, the company’s General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer.

Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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United announced last week an updated Career Pathway Program (CPP) for pilots being called Aviate. The new program provides a clear and direct path forward for career progression to United for our current pilots. It will also provide exciting opportunities for incoming pilots looking to join the ExpressJet Airlines team. Further details of the program are still being finalized, and will be shared once completed.

Chicago Business Journal picked up the story in an article which can be found here: https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2019/10/03/united-airlines-launching-a-fast-track.html

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ATLANTA, August 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced Larry Snyder has been named Managing Director of its Operations Support Center. Snyder will lead dispatch and flight control teams for the airline. He replaces Captain Scott Hall, who was recently promoted to Vice President of Flight Operations.

Snyder joins ExpressJet from United Airlines where he was responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of United Express partner performance and served as the primary liaison between United and the senior leadership of its regional partners.

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“We’ve worked with Larry for many years and have always appreciated his collaborative and thoughtful leadership style,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “He is a natural fit for the ‘orchestra conductor’ role in our Operations Support Center, and we are lucky to have his expertise, temperament and work ethic at ExpressJet.”

Snyder will report to John Greenlee, ExpressJet’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning and Operations Control. Among Snyder’s 2019-2020 goals will be to smoothly integrate the 25 incoming Embraer E175 aircraft into ExpressJet’s flying footprint.

Snyder holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and served four years in the U.S. Air Force.  

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ATLANTA, August 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced Bruce Jones has been named Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering. Jones will be responsible for ExpressJet’s aircraft maintenance program that encompasses a fleet of more than 100 Embraer aircraft supported by 750 professionals in eight locations. He will replace Jamie Hill who is advancing to a leadership role at United Airlines.

Jones joins ExpressJet from United where he managed aircraft transfers. Prior to United, he enjoyed a 21-year career with ExpressJet that spanned every area of aircraft maintenance and engineering. He last served as Senior Director of Maintenance Control, Planning and Production.

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“I am thrilled that Bruce has decided to rejoin the ExpressJet family,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “He brings a wealth of experience gained during his years at ExpressJet and United that will be immensely valuable as we grow with new Embraer E175s.”

Bruce is a Texas native and is married with four children and two grandchildren.

Hill moves to United after a 15-year career with ExpressJet. He began as an aircraft mechanic and steadily advanced into leadership roles of increasing responsibility. In 2016, he was named vice president.

“We are very proud of Jamie’s accomplishments at ExpressJet,” said Karnik. “ExpressJet’s loss is United’s gain, and we will continue to follow his trajectory at United.”

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ATLANTA, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced Captain Scott Hall as Vice President of Flight Operations. Hall will be responsible for ExpressJet’s 1,300 pilots and will serve as the airline’s FAA 14 CFR 119.65 Director of Operations. He replaces Greg Wooley who is retiring after more than 20 years at ExpressJet.

Hall joined ExpressJet in 2005 and has served in multiple leadership roles. Most recently, he was Managing Director of the airline’s Operations Support Center, overseeing flight control, technical publications and customer service. He also led the recent launch of ExpressJet’s Embraer E175 aircraft program and previously held the position of System Chief Pilot.

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“Scott knows airplanes, airlines and the industry. He has lived industry cycles and delivered for his pilots and customers,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “He embodies the spirit of United Airlines’ core4 principles: safe, caring, dependable and efficient. I am pleased to have him step into this role as we continue our rapid aircraft growth.”

In addition to ExpressJet, Hall served in senior leadership roles at ATA Connection and flew as a line pilot for Northwest Airlink and Pan Am Express. Hall holds a bachelor of science degree in Aviation from Southern Nazarene University.

Wooley has chosen to retire after more than 20 years at ExpressJet and serving in nearly every Flight Operations leadership position.

“Greg’s impact on ExpressJet is immeasurable,” said Karnik. “We will miss him and wish him and his family all the best in his next adventure.”

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ATLANTA, July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced that it will open a flight crew base at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to support its growing fleet of new Embraer E175 aircraft.

“We’re excited to expand our E175 footprint to include Chicago O’Hare,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “O’Hare is a highly desirable base for our crew members thanks to its easy connectivity, both for Chicago locals and for those who commute in from other cities.”

ExpressJet began flying E175s in June and will expand its fleet to include 25 of the aircraft by year-end. It currently has an E175 crew base at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

To support its rapid growth, ExpressJet is hiring more than 600 new pilots in 2019. ExpressJet pilots enjoy top compensation, work rules and quality of life as well as a direct path to a flying career at United Airlines through the United Career Path Program. Pilots who sign on with ExpressJet can expect a quick selection process, an immediate class date, and to bid for flying within three months. Pilots interested in signing on with ExpressJet should apply at expressjet.com/pilots or on airlineapps.com.

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ATLANTA, July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced this week that Gerhard Dupont has joined the airline as Managing Director of Crew Resources. He will be responsible for leading strategic planning and functional areas that support the airline’s 2,000 flight crew members.

Dupont joins ExpressJet with decades of airline experience. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of Operations Logistics for Horizon Airlines, where he led teams responsible for workforce planning, long-term maintenance planning, strategic planning and operations support. He also has network operations, crew planning and ground operations experience from careers at Air Canada and Lufthansa.

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“Gerhard is a strategic operations leader whose diverse experience will greatly benefit ExpressJet as we grow our fleet with new Embraer E175s and hire record numbers of new pilots,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “We look forward to his expertise, particularly in crew resource planning, driving greater reliability and efficiency into our operation.”

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ATLANTA, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, today began service with its newest aircraft type – the Embraer E175. The first flight, UA4042 departed Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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“For ExpressJet and its 3,000 aviation professionals, the Embraer E175 is more than a new, high-tech aircraft,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “It is a symbol of ExpressJet’s future as a growing and trusted United Express partner.”

ExpressJet is adding 25 new E175s to its fleet in 2019. To date, the airline has taken delivery of four E175s and will continue adding new aircraft throughout the year. Additionally, ExpressJet recently expanded its crew training capabilities with the addition of an E175 full-motion flight simulator and a cabin door trainer at its Houston Training Complex.

To support its rapid growth, ExpressJet has hired more than 350 new pilots since the start of the year and will double that number by year end. Pilots who sign on with ExpressJet can expect a quick selection process, an immediate class date, and to bid for flying within three months. Pilots interested in signing on with ExpressJet should apply at expressjet.com/pilots or on airlineapps.com.

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