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CommutAir Airline Pilot Hiring Partnership

ATP graduates achieve their career goals sooner and have more choices of who to fly for. CommutAir recruits commercial pilots trained by ATP and is one of ATP's 21 airline partners.

Meet with CommutAir pilot recruiters during an upcoming airline training center visit.

Airline Sponsored Tuition Reimbursement

The Fastest Path to United Airlines.

CommutAir has selected ATP as a preferred training provider to build their pilot pipelines with the best training in the fastest time frame possible, offering Airline Career Pilot Program students airline sponsored tuition reimbursement. Here’s how you can take advantage of this program:

Step 1
Airline Career Pilot Program

Graduate from the Airline Career Pilot Program with CFIs.

Step 2
Build Experience as a Flight Instructor

Become a flight instructor with ATP — guaranteed instructor job for Airline Career Pilot Program graduates, earning up to $42,000 annually with airline tuition reimbursement.

Step 3
Airline Interview & Airline Tuition Reimbursement

Between 300-500 hours total time, interview with CommutAir. If you accept CommutAir's offer, they make a financial contribution toward your loan payment and you make a commitment to fly for that airline. Payments are $5 per flight hour, based on how much flight time you acquire each month. If you did not finance your flight training, payments are made directly to you.

Step 4
Airline Pilot Job Placement

About two years after starting flight training, and with approximately $5,000 in airline tuition reimbursement received, you start your new hire class with CommutAir. $500 monthly payments continue to supplement first-year airline pay for at least 12 months.

Step 5
Fly for United Airlines

As a CommutAir pilot you can schedule your United interview immediately after successfully completing new hire training and United's Job Fit Assessment under the United Career Path Program. This program puts you on an accelerated path to transition directly to United with no additional evaluation or interviews required, after gaining 3,000 hours of experience flying as a CommutAir pilot.

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Airline Hiring & Placements

Congratulations to these ATP graduates who have achieved the next step in their professional pilot careers. ATP’s airline hiring partnership agreements get ATP graduates hired faster. For more success stories, see all the airline placements.

About CommutAir Fleet & Crew Bases Information

CommutAir serves more than 1.4 million passengers annually and averages 100 flights a day to more than 20 cities within the United States.

Crew Bases


  • ERJ-145
Crew Bases

Crew Bases

  • EWR
  • IAD

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