Republic Airways Pilots Approve New Contract: Next Challenge is Hiring Pilots

More than 2,100 pilots who fly for Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, both owned by holding company Republic Airways, approved a new union contract which places them among the highest paid regional pilot groups in the country.

Republic’s recently approved contract should help because it raises first-year First Officer pay by 74% to $40 per flight hour, which is approximately $40,000 per year. The new contract also allows for senior pilot’s pay rates to increase to become par with the highest paid pilots in the regional airline industry.

Republic Airways‘ fleet is scheduled to grow by about 10% over the next two years. This places even more pressure on Republic’s pilot recruiters over the course of 2015 and 2016. Republic, like every airline in the world, needs new pilots soon.

In order to be successful Republic needs to hire and train enough pilots to fill its current vacancies, but also to offset ongoing attrition and prepare for growth.

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