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Mesa Airlines Airline Pilot Hiring Partnership

Mesa Airlines

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Mesa Airlines 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 at least $11,000 in airline 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 Mesa Airlines. If you accept the Mesa'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.

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 new hire class with Mesa Airlines. $500 monthly payments continue to supplement first-year airline pay for at least 12 months. Then up to two years or captain upgrade, whichever occurs first.

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Mesa to Operate Embraer 175& Extends CRJ 700 Agreement for United Express

Phoenix, AZ — September 13, 2013 Mesa Air Group, Inc. is pleased to announce a new agreement with United Airlines that extends the term of its existing fleet of 20 Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft to 2019 and adds 30 new United owned Embraer 175 aircraft.

Under the terms of this agreement Mesa will place the new Embraer 175 jets into service over the next two years. Mesa will hire approximately 350 pilots, 300 flight attendants and 200 maintenance and other support personnel to support the additional aircraft.

"This is truly a great day for Mesa. We will continue to work hard to provide the best possible service to United's customers," said Jonathan Ornstein Mesa's Chairman and CEO. "Mesa began operating under United Express banner in 1992 and we are delighted to have this opportunity to expand our longstanding partnership. Our first codeshare agreement with United transformed our company and I am sure this one will do the same. We are also very pleased to rejoin the Embraer family of operators and look forward to working with our many friends there as well."

Paul Foley Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer said, "It has always been our goal to exceed the expectations of both our partners and customers. We believe this contract is evidence that our operational performance and industry leading cost structure has begun to pay big dividends for the company and our people. Based on data from the Department of Transportation, Mesa has been the number one performing regional airline for each of the last three years. We'd like to thank all of our people who have contributed to our success and enabled us to compete successfully for this new business."

Mesa currently operates 71 aircraft with approximately 425 daily system departures to 82 cities, 32 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. Mesa operates as US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as go!. This operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island airports of Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Lihue. The Company was founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982.

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