Pilot Shortage

Which Airline Will Have the Highest Pilot Pay in 2018?

We have been following most trends involving the airlines in the United States for years, and there has recently been very good news on the pilot pay issue. Airlines have been raising wages and improving workplace rules that allow for a much-improved quality of life for pilots. So just what can airline captains plan to earn in 2018? With the global airline industry flourishing with net profits exceeding $31 billion, pilots can expect to earn more than they used to according to an article at Airline Pilot Central. Continue reading

Trans States Airlines Sweetens Offer for First Officers

As recently as 2008 pilots entering the airline industry with a regional airline could expect to earn $25,000 in the first year. Ten years later, first year pay has increased exponentially and keeps increasing as the pilot shortage forces airlines to compete with each other for new airline pilots entering the industry. An article in AOPA highlights the kind of pressure the regional airlines are feeling to raise wages and attract talented new pilots. Continue reading

A New Flying Career Begins at ATP

The global shortage of airline pilots has created opportunities for career-oriented people to successfully begin a career flying for the airlines in the U.S. We at ATP have been working hard to help interested people achieve those career goals and have seen countless success stories such as the story of Robert Norris. Robert is the latest addition to ATP’s Instructor Corp and is months away from a job flying an airliner. Robert began by asking for advice from mentors who are ATP Airline Career Pilot Program graduates who are now flying for the airlines. Chris Carey is one of those graduates now helping bring new pilots to the airline industry and he tells Robert’s story. Continue reading

Airline Pilot Hiring Update

Airlines in the United States continue to hire new pilots at a pace that hasn’t been seen for decades, if ever. FAPA.aero is a career and financial advisory service for professional pilots that tracks hiring at the airlines. These figures show the number of career opportunities available that have been realized in the second quarter of this year, as well as year-to-date hiring figures. Continue reading

Airline Pilot Hiring Climbs During First Quarter of 2017

The pilot shortage that the airlines are struggling with has been the subject of many studies and has prompted many calls for action to fix the problem before it throttles the airline industry. The subject that is also increasingly talked about these days is the opportunity the shortage is creating for thousands of people to start careers flying for the airlines in the US and across the globe. Continue reading

FAA Reports U.S. Pilot Numbers Tumbling

Adding to the concerns focusing on the current shortage of airline pilots, the FAA has reported that the number of pilots attempting to earn an Airline Transport Pilot rating is projected to drop by over 50% between 2016 and 2017. They also report that less than half of the Commercial Multi-Engine Certificates issued last year went to US pilots while the balance went to foreign nationals with no intention of flying for the airlines in the United States. Continue reading