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Republic Airways Logo Republic Airways Now Hiring First Officers

April 2021 - We’re looking for highly qualified, motivated pilots who want to work for an airline that respects its employees, offers fantastic opportunities and is dedicated to making a difference. If that sounds like you, then you’re Republic ready!


CommutAir Logo CommutAir Hiring ATP Graduates. No HR Interview Required Under New Partnership.

April 2021 - CommutAir, a United Express carrier, announced it will offer a fast-track hiring process for ATP Flight School students, strengthening CommutAir’s partnership with ATP as the airline continues growing.

The program, which is available exclusively to ATP Flight School students and instructors, provides applicants a conditional job offer for a first officer position upon the successful completion of a background check and technical interview, creating a more streamlined hiring and onboarding experience for qualified candidates.


Skywest Airlines Logo SkyWest Airlines Now Hiring First Officers

April 2021 - SkyWest Airlines pilots have more opportunity, exposure, and access than any other regional pilots, allowing them to truly Take Control of Their Pilot Careers.

With 18 domiciles, a fleet of over 450 aircraft and growing, and flying agreements with four mainline partners – United, Delta, American and Alaska – SkyWest offers the best quality of life for pilots.


United Airlines Logo United Airlines® Hiring Hundreds of Pilots and Interviewing for Aviate

April 2021 - United Airlines on Thursday told staff it will soon begin hiring hundreds of pilots — a process the airline was forced to halt when coronavirus pandemic devastated travel demand last year, according to an internal email reviewed by CNBC. The Chicago-based airline is the first of the large U.S. carriers to announce it will resume pilot hiring, the latest sign it’s preparing for a recovery.


PSA Airlines Logo PSA Airlines Hiring 30 Pilots Bi-Weekly

March 2021 - PSA is officially hiring! Planning classes of 30 new hires bi-weekly, starting in April.


Air Wisconsin Logo Air Wisconsin Opens First Officer Applications Window

March 2021 - Air Wisconsin has updated their “open positions” to include First Officers.


Endeavor Air Logo Endeavor Air Hiring First Officers

March 2021 - Endeavor is hiring pilots again - join our growing team!

Endeavor provides an exciting opportunity to fly commercial MHI CRJ 200/700/900 aircraft. Our pilots are safety conscious and customer oriented. The Pilot conducts flight operations in strict compliance with company policies, procedures, and federal regulations.

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Frontier Logo Frontier Airlines to Hire 100 Pilots This Year

January 19, 2021 - U.S. ultra low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines, which is owned by private equity firm Indigo Partners, is planning to resume new pilot hiring this year, a Frontier spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The airline intends to open the pilot application window soon with the aim of re-starting hiring that was frozen during the pandemic by July, provided passenger demand recovers, the spokeswoman said, confirming a report from sources. The current plan is to hire around 100 pilots this year, she said.


GoJet Logo GoJet Airlines Opens First Officer Pilot Hiring

March 2, 2021 - We're ready, are you?! It's been a long year, but we're excited to announce that the Pilot application window at GoJet Airlines is NOW OPEN!


CommutAir Logo CommutAir Visiting ATP Training Centers

March 28, 2021 - CommutAir visiting ATP training centers the week of March 28.

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United Logo United Interviewing Eligible Aviate Applicants

March 1, 2021 - Starting February 23, 2021, United will resume interviewing eligible Aviate applicants from across our partner network: universities, flight schools, Part 135 operators and United Express carriers.


Spirit Airlines Logo Spirit Airlines to Hire 400 Pilots

February 13, 2021 - Spirit Airlines has announced it is hiring new pilots and flight attendants in anticipation of a return to normal travel levels in 2021. It’s also hiring flight instructors and flight attendant recruiters as it gets ready for recovery. “We’ll be a big hirer again,” CEO Ted Christie told CNBC.


Horizon Air Logo Horizon Air Opening First Officer Applications

February 26, 2021 - Come fly with us: Our First Officer application window opens March 1 to March 7.


Delta Logo Delta To Reactivate All Pilots By October

February 28, 2021 - Delta has told its pilots it plans to have them all back to flying status by October to get ready for a return to more normal operations. A memo from Chief of Operations John Laughter says details will be unveiled March 5 and COVID-19-idled pilots can expect a busy summer of training and refreshers. “Looking ahead, we’re preparing to potentially build back to 2019 levels of flying by summer 2023,” he wrote. “This decision is a significant step to position Delta for the network recovery and supports projected customer demand.”


Atlas, FedEx and UPS Hired a Combined 91 Pilots in January of 2021

January 2021 - FedEx hired 36 pilots in January. Atlas Air hired 32 pilots in January. UPS hired 23 pilots in January.


FedEx Logo FedEx Is Projected to Hire 560 New Pilots in 2021

January 2021 - FedEx reports it will hire 52 pilots a month until their staffing needs are met. Projecting a total of 560 new pilots in 2021.


UPS Logo UPS Is Expected to Hire 227 Pilots in 2021

January 2021 - UPS reports they expect to hire 227 pilots in 2021.


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American Airlines Logo 7,200 of American Airlines’ 15,000 pilots are set to turn 65 over the next decade.

April 8, 2021 - Before the Covid pandemic hit, airlines were preparing for a wave of pilot retirements, which are federally mandated when pilots reach age 65. At American Airlines, for example, more than 7,200 of the airline’s more than 15,000 pilots are set to turn 65 over the next decade.


Aviation Industry to Face Post-Pandemic Pilot Shortage

March 22, 2021 - CNBC’s Jon Fortt discusses the potential for a post-pandemic pilot shortage with Geoff Murray, partner at Oliver Wyman and former commercial airline pilot.


In North America, a Shortage of 12,000 Commercial Pilots Is Expected by 2023

March 2, 2021 - In North America, a shortage of 12,000 commercial pilots is expected by 2023, driven by mandatory and COVID-related retirements. A supply shortage might also mean higher pilot salaries.


United Logo United Said It Would Buy 25 New 737 Max Jets

March 1, 2021 - United said it would buy 25 new 737 MAX jets and moved up the delivery of 40 of the previously-ordered planes to 2022. The fleet additions, which also include another 24 MAX aircraft for 2023, will enable the carrier to manage the surge in travel demand it expects to see over the next two years.


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