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Airline Hiring Partnerships For Your Career Success Today & Tomorrow

Proven by More Alumni Flying for Airlines Than From Any Other Academy.

ATP's hiring partnerships set the foundation for your career success, with paths to all major airlines and multiple options on how to get there. Exclusive agreements with 24 airline, cargo, and corporate operators allow you to take advantage of tuition reimbursement and cadet programs, and corporate pathway programs specifically adapted to today's hiring. ATP has placed graduates at airlines every year since 1984. You can train confidently, knowing you have the competitive edge with innovative hiring partnerships and a dedicated Career Services Team backing you at every step.

Explore ATP's airline partnerships for information about each airline, including; pilot career paths, company benefits, hiring information, payscales for captains and first officers, pilot salary, aircraft fleet, crew bases and contact information.

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Fastest, Proven Path to the Major Airlines

Proven by thousands of successful graduates, ATP's airline partnerships open up more options and provide you with the fastest path to the major airlines. Airline-oriented fast track training and unparalleled resources take your career further, faster, and get you to the airlines first.

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Delta Air Lines
Your Path to Delta Air Lines
American Airlines
Your Path to American Airlines
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Your Path to United

Step 1: Earn Pilot Certificates & Ratings
9 Months

Starting with zero experience, you must first earn an FAA commercial multi-engine pilot certificate and instrument rating. The Airline Career Pilot Program is the most efficient and proven way to earn the certification you need to become an airline pilot, which will take you just 9 months.

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Step 2: Build Experience as a Flight Instructor

Earn 1,500 hours of flight experience as an instructor with ATP.

Step 3: Earn Tuition Reimbursement with ATP's Airline Partners

When you're a flight instructor, you can participate in the Tuition Reimbursement Program and earn up to $11,000 in financial assistance from your preferred Delta Connection air carrier and ATP airline partner, such as Republic Airways.

Step 4: Start Flying as a Regional Airline Pilot
~2 Years

Once you reach 1,500 hours of flight time, you will start flying for your regional airline. Each of ATP's Delta Connection partner airlines put you ahead of thousands of other Delta pilot applicants with a guaranteed application review by Delta. Every month a guaranteed minimum number of applications from each carrier are reviewed for open Delta pilot positions, accelerating you to the top of process.

Step 5: Start as a Pilot with Delta Air Lines
~6 Years

Delta Air Lines

After gaining experience as a regional airline pilot, you will then have the opportunity to progress to Delta Air Lines.

Step 1: Airline Career Pilot Program

Start flight training in ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program. The Airline Career Pilot Program is the most efficient and proven way to earn the certification you need to become an airline pilot.

Step 2: Apply for United AviateSM
3 Months

United Aviate

In three months, you'll earn your private pilot certificate and be eligible to apply for United Aviate.

Step 3: Earn Pilot Certificates & Ratings
9 Months

Once accepted into the Aviate program, you can begin taking advantage of United travel privileges and mentorship while you earn your commercial and flight instructor certificates in just 9 months.

Step 4: Build Experience as a Flight Instructor

Earn 1,500 hours of flight experience as an instructor with ATP.

Step 5: Earn Tuition Reimbursement with ATP's Airline Partners

As an instructor, interview with the United Express® airline you want to fly before moving on to United and start earning airline-sponsored tuition reimbursement.

Step 6: Airline Pilot Job Placement
~2 Years

Once you reach 1,500 hours of flight time, you will start flying for your regional airline as a pilot.

Step 7: Fly for United

United Airlines

After gaining 2,000 hours and 24 months of experience flying at your United Express airline, you can then transition directly to United with no additional evaluation or interviews required. You’ll be at the top of the priority list, and once a first officer position at United is open, you’ll receive a job offer.

Step 1: Earn Pilot Certificates & Ratings
9 Months

Starting with zero experience, you must first earn an FAA commercial multi-engine pilot certificate and instrument rating. The Airline Career Pilot Program is the most efficient and proven way to earn the certification you need to become an airline pilot, which will take you just 9 months.

Step 2: Build Experience as a Flight Instructor

Earn 1,500 hours of flight experience as an instructor with ATP.

Step 3: Envoy Cadet Program
Envoy Air

When you're a flight instructor, interview with Envoy Air for participation in the Cadet Program. This will be your first and last interview; no future interviews are required by Envoy Air or American Airlines.

Participating in the Cadet Program as an instructor makes you an Envoy Air employee, allowing you to enjoy health and travel benefits from the airline while you gain experience. Once you reach 500 hours of flight time, you will also begin earning financial assistance.

Step 4: Fly as Regional First Officer
~2 Years

Once you reach 1,500 hours of flight time, complete the ATP CTP course sponsored by Envoy. Once finished, you’ll be placed into the next available new hire class at Envoy Air and begin flying as a regional airline first officer.

Step 5: Upgrade to Captain
~4 Years

After approximately two years flying as first officer, upgrade to captain with Envoy Air.

Step 6: Fly for American Airlines
~7 Years

American Airlines

Next, you will have the opportunity to become a pilot with American Airlines. An agreement between Envoy Air and American Airlines allows you to flow-through to the major airline in just over five years, with no additional interview required.

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Tuition Reimbursement Partner Airlines

The nation's leading regional airlines are providing ATP graduates with tuition reimbursement and a proven path to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United, with flow-through agreements, pathway programs, and fast upgrade times.

Envoy Air
Horizon Air
GoJet Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
Silver Airways
CommutAir
Republic Airways

The Fastest Path to American Airlines Envoy Air Cadet Program

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Airline Hiring Alliances

Further airline hiring alliances with Mesa Airlines, PSA Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, and Endeavor Air give ATP graduates the advantage over other pilots. Click on the airline to view the details of each airline hiring partnership and find out why ATP graduates have the competitive edge.

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Corporate & Cargo Hiring PartnershipsMore Great Opportunities to Fly

As an Airline Career Pilot Program graduate, you can take advantage of ATP's regional airline partnerships or fly for a corporate operator partner, such as, Martinair, Freight Runners, West Coast Aviation Services, STA Jets, Ameriflight, Air Choice One, Key Lime Air, Mountain Air Cargo, PlaneSense, Empire Airlines, Tradewind Aviation, and Sierra West Airlines.

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