Compass Airlines to Provide Tuition Reimbursement for ATP Students

September 17, 2015

Compass Airlines

Compass Airlines has finalized an agreement with ATP Flight School that paves the way for its participation in ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program. This program allows ATP graduate flight instructors to have up to $11,000 of their ATP training costs paid for by Compass, in exchange for agreeing to fly for Compass after earning the requisite number of hours.

"We recognize that the path to becoming a commercial airline pilot can be expensive," said Jacob Rosholt, Chief Operating Officer at Compass Airlines. "The ATP Tuition Reimbursement program is a terrific opportunity to ease the financial burden faced by aspiring pilots, while simultaneously giving Compass immediate access to some of the nation’s top aviation talent."

"Tuition reimbursement helps address the long-term need to attract new pilots into the airline career. Compass is helping innovate a real, sustainable solution to the pilot shortage by participating in this program," said Justin Dennis, Vice President at ATP.

Compass is now hiring 40 pilots per month, and currently offers an upgrade time is less than one year, provided Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and General Operations Manual (GOM) requirements are met.

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About Compass Airlines

Compass Airlines serves over 4 million passengers annually, averaging over 180 daily departures to destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Compass operates a fleet of Embraer 170/175 aircraft on behalf of American Airlines (as American Eagle) and Delta Air Lines (as Delta Connection), and is in the midst of major growth, adding 20 Embraer 175 aircraft to its fleet in 2015. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Compass has crew bases in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Seattle.

About ATP Flight School

In 1984, ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers with an airline-sponsored career track from zero time to 1500 hours, with CFI job placement and airline employment. ATP flies over 150,000 flight hours annually with 266 aircraft which results in more than 4,500 FAA pilot certificates each year. As America’s largest flight school, ATP is the leading supplier of professionally trained pilots to the nation’s regional airlines, air charter operators, and corporate flight departments. Learn more at ATPFlightSchool.com.