Envoy Air has joined airlines participating in ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program which provides up to $11,000 of the cost of flight training with ATP. In return, ATP students and instructors participating in the program with Envoy will commit to flying with Envoy after they have completed flight-training and gaining experience at ATP.
In addition to the monetary benefits granted by ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program with Envoy, ATP pilots flying for Envoy continue the direct path from a beginning flight-training student, to an ATP Instructor, to an airline pilot for Envoy, to flying for American Airlines via an industry-leading flow through agreement Envoy has in place with American Airlines, the largest mainline carrier in the world.
“I know that becoming a commercial airline pilot takes a big investment up front,” said Captain Ric Wilson, Vice President Flight Operations for Envoy. “The ATP Tuition Reimbursement program allows Envoy to ease the financial burden faced by aspiring pilots, while simultaneously giving Envoy immediate access to some of the nation’s top aviation talent.”
“ATP has proven that Tuition Reimbursement builds a predictable supply of pilots, which is a competitive advantage for progressive airlines like Envoy. With Envoy’s entry into the program, pilots gain access to a premier career path with flow through to American and highly sought-after pilot crew bases,” said ATP Vice President Justin Dennis.
Envoy is now hiring more than 30 pilots per month, with new hire pilots projected to upgrade to Captain in 2.5 years and flow through to American in just over five years. Envoy pilots who flow through to the mainline make up half of every American new hire class – nearly 70% of new hires since 2013 came from Envoy.