Mesa Airlines

Mesa Airlines

Founded on a mesa in New Mexico in 1982 and headquartered in Phoenix since 1998, Mesa Airlines provides regional air service for American Airlines under the American Eagle and US Airways Express brands and for United Airlines under the United Express banner. Mesa operates 100+ aircraft with more than 500 daily system departures to 92 cities, 37 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. The company's agreements with its partners are among the longest in the regional industry and extend to 2025 (American/US Airways) and 2020 (United).

Latest News

Here we Grow Again!
Mesa expands its partnership with United adding 12 new Embraer 175 aircraft. Arrivals begin May 2017.

• In addition to $12,500 in Tuition Reimbursement, pilots are eligible for the following:

•Pilot candidates are eligible for up to $42,100 in incentive compensation during the first 4 years of employment as a First Officer.

•$22,100 paid after the completion of training if you choose the CRJ Aircraft

•$18,000 paid after the completion of training if you choose the E175 Aircraft

•$5,000 paid after the completion second year of employment

•$5,000 paid at the completion of the third year of employment

•$10,000 paid at the completion of the fourth year of employment

*Unless eligible for upgrade (Based on Company Seniority and FAA Part 121 requirements)
*First Officer Programs are subject to adjustment if the wages in Section 3 of the Collective Bargaining are adjusted.

Hiring Information

Accepting Resumes


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  Minimum Competitive Preferred
Total Time 1500 2000  
Last 6 Months: 0 100
Multi Time: 25 0 350 0
Turboprop Time: 0 0 0 0
Jet Time: 0 0 0 0
Certificate Commercial ATP ATP
ATP Written No Yes Yes
Regional Jet
Standards Certification
No No Yes
Education No College Required 2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree
Age: 21  

Resume Submittal

Mesa Airlines has teamed with ATP to offer the ATP/Mesa Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), which is the first time in the history that an airline has reached out to help defray the cost of flight training for new pilots entering the airline industry. Mesa will take pilots into the TAP once they reach 500 hours of flight time, and contribute directly toward their flight training while they are still instructing for ATP and building quality flight time toward the ATP Minimums required to be hired by any airline. The payments then continue after the plot has reached minimum requirements and begins to fly for Mesa.

Mesa Airlines currently operates its fleet consisting of twenty CRJ 700s, fifty-seven CRJ 900s and twenty ERJ 175s as American Eagle for American Airlines and United Express for United Airlines.

Mesa is also scheduled to take delivery of seven additional CRJ 900s and ten additional ERJ 175s in 2015 to operate on behalf of their legacy airline partners.

Mesas pilots fly out of crew bases located in Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and Washington, DC. They enjoy full health and dental benefits as well as travel benefits that can be shared with their families.

Mesa will be filling monthly new-hire classes for the balance of 2016.

For details on the ATP/Mesa Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), please call ATP at 904-595-7950.

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Updated Aug 8, 2017

Recent Mesa Airlines New Hires

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Tuition Reimbursement Offered
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Year 20$104/hr$94/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 19$102/hr$92/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 18$99/hr$91/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 17$97/hr$89/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 16$95/hr$88/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 15$92/hr$87/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 14$90/hr$84/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 13$87/hr$82/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 12$85/hr$79/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 11$82/hr$77/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 10$80/hr$75/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 9$78/hr$72/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 8$75/hr$70/hr$37/hr$37/hr
Year 7$73/hr$68/hr$36/hr$36/hr
Year 6$71/hr$66/hr$36/hr$36/hr
Year 5$69/hr$64/hr$35/hr$35/hr
Year 4$67/hr$63/hr$34/hr$34/hr
Year 3$65/hr$61/hr$32/hr$34/hr
Year 2$63/hr$59/hr$29/hr$29/hr
Year 1$61/hr$57/hr$22/hr$22/hr
CRJ 900
CRJ 900

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Line: 76 hours
Reserve: 76 hours

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Career Earnings Considerations


Your airline pilot career and earnings will be influenced by your seniority. The sooner you begin flying for an airline, the higher your seniority will be, impacting your monthly schedule, vacation time, crew base location, and captain upgrade wait time.

Career Earnings Comparison

After starting as a junior First Officer you'll begin gaining seniority, which will determine when you upgrade to Captain. This increase in responsibility comes with a significant earnings increase. The sooner you start gaining seniority, the quicker you will realize this earnings increase. Take a look at how the training path you take can impact your seniority and total career earnings, based on the chart above:

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  • 2 Years: zero experience to 1,500 hours
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
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  • 4-5 Years: 1-2 years training, plus 3 years gaining experience
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Collegiate Flight Training Program
  • 6 Years: 4 years college, plus 2 years gaining experience
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Regional Airline
Upgrade Time: 3 years
Years at Airline: 10 years
Major Airline
Upgrade Time: 5 years
Years at Airline: 15 years
Current Age
Updated Aug 8, 2017

Domiciles, Fleet , & Contact

Current Fleet, Orders & Options

CRJ 900 Current Fleet 57
CRJ-700 Current Fleet 20
Embraer 175 Current Fleet 48

Contact Information

ContactMarcin Kolodziejczyk
Phone 602-685-4065
Email[email protected]
Mailing Address410 N. 44th St.
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Updated Aug 8, 2017
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