ATP’s recruiting partner Mesa Airlines announced that it has been chosen by American Airlines to fly seven additional new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft under the American Eagle brand for the next ten years. The new aircraft will bring the total number of CRJ900s flown by Mesa to 64.
“As the CRJ900 launch customer in 2001 and one of the world´s largest CRJ900 operators, we are extremely pleased to add these brand new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to our fleet,” said Mesa Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein.
Delivery of the additional aircraft from the Bombardier factory is expected to begin in July of this year, with the last of the seven aircraft delivered by September of 2015.
Mesa Airlines also recently signed a historic agreement with ATP, the Mesa Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), which commits Mesa to subsidize flight training for ATP students who are in the TAP Program both while they are instructing for ATP and after they begin flying for Mesa. Mesa is one of the most successful recruiters of the graduates of ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program (ACPP), hiring a large percentage of graduates who have gone on to build the quality flight experience valued by the airlines. After a pilot completes the ACPP, they begin giving flight instruction for ATP until they have the required flight time to be hired by the airlines. These pilots are tracked throughout their flight training career by Mesa using PilotPool.com and added to Mesa’s Pipeline Agreement with ATP. Then when the pilot reaches Mesa’s hiring minimums they join their fellow ATP graduates at Mesa to begin their airline careers.
ATP offers the most direct path from beginning flight training in the ACPP with no flight time to flying for the airlines, and it can be completed in less than two years. When you decide that a lucrative career flying for the airlines is for you, get there ahead of your competition by beginning your career with ATP.