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ASA, Trans States, & Pinnacle Hire 23 First Officers during On-Site Interviews at ATP

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Florida — January 11, 2007

Pinnacle Airlines
Trans States Airlines

This week ASA, Trans States Airlines, and Pinnacle Airlines interviewed 25 pilot applicants during an on-site airline hiring event at ATP headquarters. Twenty-three pilot applicants received firm class dates or conditional offers of employment, based on successful completion of ATP’s Regional Jet Standards Certification course.

In the last 12 months, ATP has assisted more than 150 pilots with achieving their career goals.

ATP facilitated the airline interviews for pilots with flight time between 330 and 700 hours total time. Applicants interviewed before meeting published minimums thanks to the Airline Pilot Hiring Agreement letters ATP has established with the airlines.

The agreements are based on completion of ATP’s Regional Jet Standards Certification program, which prepares pilots for the airlines with airline-style training in a CRJ-200 FTD, and a comprehensive ground school covering jet aircraft systems, flight deck management, jet automation, crew resource management, flight management systems (FMS), and electronic flight instrumentation systems (EFIS). Regional airline pilots developed and teach the course, providing the added benefit of real-world operating experience to the learning environment.

Trans States Airlines hired and offered class dates to 5 applicants. Pinnacle Airlines hired and offered class dates to 9 applicants. ASA notified 9 applicants of conditional offers of employment based on successful completion of a simulator evaluation.

With the success of these 23 applicants, ATP remains the leading provider of pilots to the regional airlines. In the last 12 months, ATP has assisted 150 pilots with achieving their career goals—more than any other single flight school or academy.

In 1984 ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP’s Airline Training Programs prepare pilots for airline careers with nationwide flying experience in multi-engine and jet aircraft. Airline hiring partnership letters recognize the value of this experience by offering ATP pilots specially reduced flight time minimums for airline employment, enabling pilots to reach their career goals faster. ATP flies over 5,000 hours and provides more than 300 FAA pilot certifications each month at 22 locations nationwide.

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