We have written many times on PilotJobs.com about the acute shortage of qualified pilots to fly for the airlines. Although the news hasn’t spread quite as far, there is also a shortage of other specialists required to run an airline safely. Airline professionals such as Certified Aircraft Dispatchers, mechanics and technicians are also in short supply, and they are very important parts of any airline’s team. Continue reading
Getting the Job
As the Director of ATP’s Regional Jet Program I have the opportunity to assist people who are in various stages of their aviation career, and who need a little help achieving their career goals. In the last post, I shared Part One of Jason Hallenborg’s story that he titled, “To the Airline Pilots of Tomorrow”, and this is Part Two. Continue reading
As the Director of ATP’s Regional Jet Program I have the opportunity to speak with people who are in various stages of their aviation career, and who need a little help achieving their career goals. ATP has helped tens of thousands of pilots meet those goals through the first-rate flight training and sincere mentor-ship that we provide our students. I am fortunate enough to stay in touch with these pilots even after they have moved on to the airlines, and I want to share the story of one such pilot who wants to give back to the “Airline Pilots of Tomorrow”. Continue reading
ATP’s recruiting partner Compass Airlines has joined ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program as a sponsoring airline. The Tuition Reimbursement Program provides up to $11,000 be paid toward an ATP graduate’s and flight instructor’s flight training costs by Compass Airlines. The ATP graduate then agrees to fly for Compass when the pilot reaches 1500 hours of flight experience. Continue reading
A very interesting survey of over 8,000 professionals by business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn was published recently and the professionals were asked as young people what they thought they wanted to be when they grew into adults. Continue reading
I read an article today that talked about the pilot shortage that is impacting the airline industry right now. The article points out that according to a report issued last year by the Regional Airline Association, the major airlines will need to replace 18,000 pilots within the next seven years when they reach the mandatory retirement age of 65. Continue reading
ATP hosted a recruiting event at our Mesa-Gateway Flight Training Center in Phoenix recently. The event featured the new relationship between Allegiant Air, Ameriflight and ATP. ATP and Ameriflight have been close recruiting partners for over a decade and ATP has placed 49 pilots with Ameriflight just since 2012. Recently, Allegiant Air signed on to the partnership with an agreement that pilots from Ameriflight will now “flow through” to Allegiant Air. Continue reading
In the middle of the worst shortage of pilots in the history of the airline industry, the regional airlines are trying to make improvements to starting pay and the working environment that will attract new talent to fly for their airlines.
Airline manufacturing giant Boeing updated the number of new pilots needed per year to keep up with airliner deliveries that are already on their delivery schedule. The number of new pilots needed has increased 4.7% over last year’s requirements in the midst of the deepest pilot shortage to hit the industry in the history of the airlines, and the demand is greatly outpacing the supply.