The second day of training consists of “Line Operating Experience” or LOE. LOEs mimic an actual flight, but usually have some sort of emergency en-route. For example, this year we flew two flights, one from Newark to Cleveland and a second from Cleveland to Chicago. During our first flight our Thrust Management Computer (TMC) broke […]
One of the most important aspects of being an airline pilot is always being prepared for the unexpected. Routine trips can be mundane at times but proper preparation can help avert tragedy when disaster strikes. Obviously, we cannot practice things such as engine fires and failures, navigation equipment failures or really much else during the […]
I checked my schedule online Saturday evening before going to bed in my hotel room in Dulles, Virginia. I had been on temporary duty assignment in D.C. for over a month, and had gotten used to the typical flying in and out of Dulles International Airport. However, this assignment was a bit confusing and daunting. […]
American Airlines placed the largest aircraft order in commercial aviation history Wednesday, committing to purchase 130 Airbus A320 family aircraft, 130 A320neos, 100 Boeing 737NGs and also committing to order 100 of a new re-engined variation of the Boeing 737.
AerCap Holdings, an independent aircraft leasing firm, has entered into a purchase-leaseback transaction with American Airlines to finance up to 35 Boeing 737-800s. The deal covers 29 deliveries, of which 26 were previously ordered and three are new. American said the deal also includes six more 737-800 aircraft that American can purchase and, if exercised, […]
United Airlines has announced that it will be recalling 100-200 of its pilots that are presently on furlough. Recalls will be taking place over the next year. United currently has around 1,400 pilots on furlough and expects to make the recall offer shortly. The recalled pilots will actually be flying for Continental as the two […]
Clear signs are emerging of a long-expected and much talked about severe pilot shortage. At the Paris Airshow last week, both Airbus and Boeing booked orders for more than $25 billion in airliner sales. AirAsia alone ordered 200 aircraft.
More passengers are filling the seats of America’s airliners then they were last year in spite of inflated oil prices and a struggling economy.
Air Choice One – is hiring pilots. Ameriflight – is hiring pilots. Air Wisconsin – is hiring pilots. Cape Air – is hiring pilots. CommutAir – is hiring pilots. Compass Airlines – is hiring pilots. Endeavor Air – is hiring pilots. Envoy – is hiring pilots. ExpressJet – is hiring pilots. GoJet – is hiring […]
American Eagle used PilotPool.com recently to announce to the pilots there that they were lowering their hiring minimums, and that Eagle would be paying for pilots they hire to take ATP’s Regional Jet Standards Certification Program before they begin training with Eagle. That is a great endorsement of ATP’s RJ Program for sure, but it […]