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American Eagle Taps into the ATP Flight Training Pipeline with PilotPool.com

Posted on | June 22, 2011 | No Comments

American Eagle Airlines recently used ATP’s pilot recruitment tool, PilotPool.com, to reach out to hundreds of pilots to notify them of newly reduced hiring minimums to 500 TT / 50 ME / ATP RJ Program. American Eagle also announced that pilots hired at 500 TT / 50 ME will be sent to ATP’s 7-Day Regional Jet Standards Certification Program at American Eagle’s expense. Read more details after the break…

American Eagle will interview pilots who have 500 hours of total flight experience with 50 hours of multi-engine experience. If they complete the interview successfully, they will be sent to participate in ATP’s Regional Jet Standards Certification Program, paid-for by American Eagle.

Pilotpool.com is a pilot recruitment tool that airlines have been using as a first point of contact to track and recruit all past and present customers of ATP as they work their way through the flight training pipeline. ATP Airline Career Pilot Program students are tracked real-time by recruiters and the student themselves can see exactly where they stand with respect to their peers and airline hiring minimums.

PilotPool will soon be available for use by all pilots who are commercial multi-engine and instrument certified pilots. We will take a closer look at the benefits of using PilotPool.com, a free service provided by ATP, in a future post.

For information about how to take advantage of the new hiring minimums, please see the announcement sent out through PiltoPool.com by American Eagle:

American Eagle Airlines is excited to announce that we have adjusted our new hiring minimum. American Eagles hiring goals are to hire over 670 pilots in 2011, and foresee hiring to continue into 2012. Our new minimums are as follows:

  • 500 Total time with 50 hours multi-engine
  • Successful completion of the hiring process
  • Successful completion of ATP’s Regional Jet Standards Course (Paid for by American Eagle Airlines)
  • Two year signed commitment to fly for American Eagle Airlines

Pilots who currently have 800 total time and 100 hours multi-engine time will not be subject to completing the RJ Course or the two year signed commitment. Pilots interested in working for American Eagle should ensure their application is updated and published via airlineapps. If you have an application on file with us, please send an email to AEPilotRecruitment@AA.com!

Sincerely,
American Eagle Pilot Recruitment Team

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Paul Templeton ATP Regional Jet Director

Paul Templeton is ATP's Regional Jet Program Director, and a regular contributor to PilotJobs.com. His extensive experience in the Regional Airline environment gives him insight into the continually changing status of the industry. He served as Captain for 12 years at Piedmont Airlines and was also Chairman of the Master Executive Council for ALPA, representing Piedmont Airlines.

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