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Airline Hiring Partnerships

The fastest path to becoming an airline pilot starts at ATP.
Proven by graduates hired in the last 12 months.

ATP's airline partnerships allow you to go further, faster, and gain seniority quicker — proven by more alumni flying for airlines than any other academy. Airline Career Pilot Program graduates have more options of who to fly for and can take advantage of the industry's most efficient path to a successful career at the nation's airlines.

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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, guaranteed flight instructor job, 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
Your Path to United Airlines

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. Successful graduates of the Airline Career Pilot Program are guaranteed a Certificated Flight Instructor job with ATP.

Step 3: Earn Tuition Reimbursement with ATP's Airline Partners
SkyWest Airlines
GoJet Airlines
Compass Airlines
Republic Airways

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 SkyWest Airlines, GoJet Airlines, Compass Airlines, or 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: 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. Successful graduates of the Airline Career Pilot Program are guaranteed a Certificated Flight Instructor job with ATP.

Step 3: Earn Tuition Reimbursement with ATP's Airline Partners
CommutAir
ExpressJet Airlines
Mesa Airlines

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 United Express air carrier and ATP airline partner, such as CommutAir, ExpressJet, or Mesa Airlines.

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 and can take advantage of the United Career Path Program, which allows you to schedule your United interview immediately after successfully completing new hire training and United's Job Fit Assessment.

Step 5: Start as a Pilot with United Airlines
~6 Years

After gaining 3,000 hours of experience flying as a regional airline pilot, you can then transition directly to United Airlines with no additional evaluation or interviews required.

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. Successful graduates of the Airline Career Pilot Program are guaranteed a Certificated Flight Instructor job 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 Airlines, with flow-through agreements, pathway programs, and fast upgrade times.

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Envoy Air
Skywest Airlines
Mesa Airlines
Horizon Air
GoJet Airlines
Trans States Airlines
Compass Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
Silver Airways
ExpressJet Airlines
CommutAir
Republic Airways

Airline Hiring Alliances

Further airline hiring alliances with Ameriflight, Air Choice One, Key Lime Air, Mountain Air Cargo, PlaneSense, Empire Airlines, Tradewind Aviation, PSA Airlines, and Sierra West Airlines give ATP graduates the advantage over other pilots. Click on the airline agreement letter to view the details of each airline hiring partnership and find out why ATP graduates have the competitive edge.

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