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CommuteAir Airline Pilot Hiring Partnership

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ATP graduates achieve their career goals sooner and have more choices of who to fly for. CommuteAir's exclusive partnership with ATP provides applicants a conditional job offer for a first officer position upon the successful completion of a background check and technical interview, creating a more streamlined hiring and on-boarding experience for qualified candidates.

Fast Track to CommuteAir

CommuteAir Pilot Development

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$25k in Airline Assistance

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CommuteAir Pilot Development ProgramSummary of CommuteAir's Benefits

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CommuteAir 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 access to a fast track hiring process.

Bonuses & Financial Incentives

Receive $25,000 in bonuses and airline financial incentives.

Secure Path to United

Take advantage of the United Aviate program through ATP and CommuteAir's status as an Aviate-participating United Express® carrier to be on a secure path to United Airlines®.

Tuition Reimbursement

Receive up to $20,000 in airline sponsored financial assistance to help you pay for flight school. Only at ATP is this paid to you while you are an instructor!

Pilot Career Path and BenefitsSteps to Participate in the Program

The Most Secure Path to United

  1. Step 1

    Airline Career Pilot Program

    Begin flight training in the Airline Career Pilot Program.

    United Aviate

    If your goal is to fly for United, apply to join the United Aviate program after earning your private pilot certificate. Aviate through ATP offers a secure path to a career at United. Upon acceptance into the program, you'll receive a conditional job offer as a United First Officer.

  2. Step 2

    Build Experience as a Flight Instructor

    Become an instructor with ATP's — flight instructor job for Airline Career Pilot Program graduates, where you can fly one of the newest and most reliable fleets, earn airline tuition reimbursement, and build flight experience faster.

  3. Step 3

    Airline Interview & Airline Tuition Reimbursement

    Only at ATP, can you earn $19/hr in CommuteAir's Tuition Reimbursement as an instructor!

    ATP instructors can apply and interview for the CommuteAir Cadet Program and if you accept CommuteAir's offer, they make a financial contribution toward your loan payment and you make a commitment to fly for that airline. Receive a $1,000 payment upon signing, and an additional $19 per flight hour from 500 hours total time up to $20,000 based on how much flight time you acquire each month. If you did not finance your flight training, payments are made directly to you.

  4. Step 4

    Airline Pilot Job Placement

    In two years after starting flight training, and with approximately $20,000 in airline tuition reimbursement received while working as a flight instructor, start your new hire class as a First Officer with CommuteAir.

  5. Step 5

    Fly for United

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    After 1,200 hours flying for CommuteAir as a Pilot In Command (PIC), you will be eligible to transition to United as a First Officer.

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Get on the Most Secure Path to Fly for United® Get on the Most Secure Path to Fly for United®

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