ATP Flight School Tuition Reimbursement

Envoy Air to Provide Tuition Reimbursement for ATP Students

December 11, 2015

Envoy Air

Envoy Air 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 Envoy, in exchange for agreeing to fly for Envoy after earning the requisite number of hours.

"I know that becoming a commercial airline pilot takes a big investment up front," said Captain Ric Wilson, Vice President Flight Operations for Envoy. "The ATP Tuition Reimbursement program allows Envoy to ease the financial burden faced by aspiring pilots, while simultaneously giving Envoy immediate access to some of the nation’s top aviation talent."

ATP graduate flight instructors starting their career at Envoy gain a direct path to a long-term pilot career, as Envoy offers an industry-leading flow through to American Airlines, the largest mainline carrier in the world.

“ATP has proven that Tuition Reimbursement builds a predictable supply of pilots, which is a competitive advantage for progressive airlines like Envoy. With Envoy’s entry into the program, pilots gain access to a premier career path with flow through to American and highly sought-after pilot crew bases,” said ATP Vice President Justin Dennis.

Envoy is now hiring more than 30 pilots per month, with new hire pilots projected to upgrade to Captain in 2.5 years and flow through to American in just over five years. Envoy pilots who flow through to the mainline make up half of every American new hire class – nearly 70% of new hires since 2013 came from Envoy.

About Envoy Air

Envoy Air Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, operating about 180 aircraft on about 900 daily flights to more than 150 destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company’s more than 14,000 employees provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and ground handling services for many American Airlines Group flights.

Envoy is headquartered in Irving, Texas, with hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago and large ground handling operations in Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

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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 605 aircraft fly over 546,000 hours each year to provide over 12,500 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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