Becoming a Pilot for United Airlines

ATP Flight School Partners with United Airlines® to Offer United AviateSM — the Most Direct Route to Becoming a United Pilot

Jacksonville Beach, FL — February 5, 2020

United Airlines

ATP Flight School and United have partnered to provide aspiring airline pilots with outstanding training and the most direct route to a United flight deck. United and ATP’s Aviate partnership is an innovative career development program that combines ATP's accelerated fixed-cost pilot training with defined milestones to advance pilots toward a rewarding career with United.

ATP Flight School is the nation's largest flight school and leader in airline-oriented flight training. Students in ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program earn pilot certification in just nine months and can apply to United Aviate early during their training. After graduating, participants in Aviate take advantage of ATP's flight instructor job, allowing them to build flight experience and progress toward United. Once meeting the flight hour requirements, pilots first fly for a United Express® carrier. Then, after satisfying Aviate program requirements, they are eligible to transition to United as a First Officer without any additional interviewing required.

“ATP represents the industry’s best, who are resolute in providing students with the most efficient path to a successful airline pilot career,” said Michael Arnold, Marketing Director, ATP Flight School. “Sharing the same passion for excellence, high standards, and delivering on our commitments to our customers, we are proud to partner with United to advance the careers of our graduates and develop the nation’s next generation of professional pilots.”

United is pleased to partner with ATP and benefit from the sophistication, scale and quality of their professional flight training program…

Curt Brunjes

United Managing Director of Pilot Strategy

“United is pleased to partner with ATP and benefit from the sophistication, scale and quality of their professional flight training program,” said Curt Brunjes, Managing Director of Pilot Strategy, United. “We’re excited to welcome ATP students and instructors to Aviate and to United in the coming years!”

The structured milestones of United Aviate define a clear path to United for aspiring pilots, while ATP's proven flight training and nationwide resources equip them for success. With global demand for qualified airline pilots reaching record levels, pilots are entering the industry with more opportunities than ever before. Through United Aviate, ATP graduates can advance their careers with the most direct route to a job with United.

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About ATP Flight School Training Pilots Since 1984

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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