Fourteen ATP flight instructors and graduates from ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program received First Officer position class dates with American Eagle. ATP extends congratulations and thanks to the 14 CFIs who recently interviewed and received job offers with American Eagle, one of the nation’s largest regional airlines.
There are more ATP Graduates scheduled for interviews over the coming weeks and it is anticipated that more announcements will be made soon.
“ATP graduates have a proven track record with American Eagle, and we’re glad ATP is in a position to assist with their pilot recruitment needs as hiring increases,” said Jim Koziarski, ATP’s Vice President of Flight Operations. “With Regional Jet Standards Certification, over a thousand hours total time, and hundreds of hours multi-engine experience, these are highly qualified pilot candidates.”
American Eagle anticipates steady demand for pilot hiring through 2010 and beyond. In an open letter to ATP, American Eagle explains the driving forces behind their pilot recruiting goals: improved fleet utilization, delivery of additional aircraft, attrition, end of “Age 65” rule effectiveness, and potential flight crew duty time regulation changes. Read the positive industry outlook in the American Eagle letter.
Regional airlines appreciate the structured experience that pilots receive in the ATP system, starting with their primary flight training and extending through the critical phase of building experience as flight instructors. With the recent increase in regional airline pilot hiring, ATP is also hiring more flight instructors from the Airline Career Pilot Program. ATP has already hired nearly 40 CFIs in 2010.
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.