California Pacific Airlines (Carlsbad, CA) has announced it has acquired ADI Aerodynamics (4A, Pontiac) as part of its bid to commence commercial flight operations.

According to the San Diego Reader, CPAir founder Ted Vallas told a stakeholders meeting last week that the purchase of ADI, also trading as SkyValue Airways, would allow for the launch of flights in April next year following several failed attempts at securing an Air Carrier's Certificate (ACC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“California Pacific Airlines is now a fully FAA-certified scheduled air carrier,” CPAir chief operating officer Paul Hook said.

ADI president Darrell Richardson will remain in his position under CPAir.

CPAir has acquired five ERJ-145s, with options to purchase two EMB-170s. The 145s will be reduced to forty-four seats to allow for more passenger comfort, Hook said.

Operationally, CPAir will serve Sacramento Int'l, Oakland, San José, CA, Las Vegas McCarran, Phoenix Sky Harbor, and San José Cabo, with up to 15 flights per day

For its part, Georgia-based ADI is a certificated FAA Part 121 Air Carrier offering large aircraft flight operations using a fleet of four ERJ-145s.