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ATP Hosts American Eagle Airlines’ Hiring Event in July

JACKSONVILLE, FL — July 15, 2010

Confirming that regional airlines will resume hiring in 2010, Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) today announced that American Eagle Airlines will send their top Pilot Recruiters to ATP Headquarters in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on Thursday, July 22 to meet exclusively with an assembly of ATP Instructors, students and graduates.

American Eagle’s Manager of Pilot Recruitment, Richard King, will present on the state of hiring in the airline industry, additions to American Eagle’s fleet of Regional Jets, and the “flow-through” of senior American Eagle pilots to American Airlines. These factors have increased the need for American Eagle to hire qualified pilots now and into the foreseeable future.

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“American Eagle anticipates a strong demand for pilot hiring in the near future, long term trends favor continued pilot hiring as well.” said Jim Winkley, American Eagle’s Vice President of Flight Operations. “With ATP’s proven track record of training well-qualified commercial multi-engine pilots, American Eagle looks forward to a continued pilot recruiting relationship with ATP.”

As airline hiring rebounds in 2010, ATP is the first place airline recruiters turn to for pilots. In the past six months, 30 ATP flight instructors and graduates have received First Officer position class dates with American Eagle, AmeriFlight, Colgan Airlines, CommuteAir, and PenAir.

In 1984 ATP pioneered cost-efficient, accelerated, multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today, ATP’s Airline Training Programs prepare graduates for airline pilot and corporate pilot careers with nationwide flight experience in the largest, multi-engine training fleet. Advanced jet training transitions these pilots from light twins to modern regional jets in CRJ-200 flight training devices. With thousands of graduates who have completed airline training on time and on budget, airlines come to ATP first to meet their demand for pilots. ATP flies over 6,000 hours to provide more than 300 FAA pilot certifications each month at 22 locations nationwide.

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ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers from zero time to 1,500 hours, with CFI jobs and airline employment. Addressing the pilot shortage, airlines attract new pilots to the industry with ATP's Tuition Reimbursement Program, where airlines sponsor a portion of pilots' flight training loan repayment. ATP also provides type-rating and ATP CTP certification. ATP's 574 aircraft fly over 540,000 hours each year to provide over 12,000 FAA pilot certificates and ratings. As America's largest flight school, ATP is the leading supplier of professionally trained pilots to the nation's regional airlines.

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