Fast growth imposes the most strenuous demands on mechanic recruitment, but fast growth can itself be an attraction, for the career-advancement opportunities it offers, to young mechanics. At least that's the way it looks at CommutAir, a U.S. regional carrier operating 30 ERJ145s now and headed for a fleet of 61. Chief operating officer Joel Raymond says he has 275 maintenance workers now to do all except heavy checks on his airframes. “We outsource C checks, and engines are under ...

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