PSA Airlines Offers $20,000 Pilot Retention Bonus Responding to Pilot Shortage

Dion Flannery is the president of PSA Airlines, which is a subsidiary of American Airlines. Mr. Flannery has been dealing with the pressure placed on his airline by the worsening pilot shortage for a few years now. This week he announced that PSA will offer a one-time bonus for all first officers at PSA in hopes that they will stay for a while instead of taking advantage of the opportunity to quickly move to the Major and Legacy Airlines. Continue reading

ATP’s Director of Training Presented the Excellence in Pilot Training Award

ATP has grown from a single flight training center to one of the world’s largest flight training providers over the last 30+ years that we have been in business. We have enjoyed this success due to several factors, none of which are more important than the hard working professionals who work at ATP from the very top on down. This commitment to excellence made by every one of us makes us very proud when one of our own is recognized for the hard work and talent required to be successful in the flight training business. Continue reading

ATP Orders 15 Additional Piper Archers

Flight training with ATP has become the proven path from a beginning as a student with no flight experience to a career flying for the airlines. ATP has made a commitment to safely and effectively training people responding to the demand for new airline pilots due to the severe pilot shortage gripping the airline industry. ATP is meeting that commitment, in part by adding 15 new Piper Archer TX aircraft to its fleet of flight training aircraft with the option for adding 85 additional new Archers. Continue reading

GoJet Airlines and Their Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement

ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program partner GoJet Airlines announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement with their pilots on a five-year contract. The new tentative agreement contains improvements in work rules, benefits and pay which brings new First Officer pay to over $38 per hour / $40,000 per year, which is becoming the new standard in the regional airline industry. Once the agreement is ratified it will benefit the pilots that ATP will be sending to GoJet through the Tuition Reimbursement Program. Continue reading