The worsening shortage of new airline pilots is the direct cause of one of the country’s largest regional airlines canceling a considerable number of flights this summer, including canceling 6% of their flights in August alone as reported by FlightGlobal.com and The Seattle Times. Continue reading
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My job with ATP allows me to make enduring friendships with pilots who come through ATP on their way to rewarding flying careers in the Aviation Industry. One such ATP Alumni who has been a part of the ATP family for many years is John Tatara. John came to ATP to begin his flying career by joining the Airline Career Pilot Program in 2007. Continue reading
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
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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
Envoy Air recently featured one of their new First Officers in an interesting article in the Women with Wings section of EnvoyAir.com. The article featured a student who chose to be an airline pilot, rather than the field she was training for in college, and follow in the footsteps of some very talented aviators in her family. Continue reading
Air Force General Carlton D. Everhart II is commander of the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. He recently wrote an article for Military.com in which he ties the pilot shortage in the military with the airline’s pilot shortage. Continue reading
“Major airlines are scrambling to prevent a projected shortage of qualified pilots over the next decade.” Continue reading
New signing and retention bonuses will make Trans States Airlines and GoJet Airlines pilots among the highest paid in the regional airline industry. Both airlines are subsidiaries of Trans States Holdings along with Compass Airlines. Continue reading
Pilots flying for many regional U.S. airlines saw substantial pay increases in the past 14 months and offer incentives to entice people to consider a career as an airline pilot in hopes of overcoming the nationwide pilot shortage plaguing regional carriers. Continue reading
Investors who are famous for investing in solid companies positioned for future stability and growth have recently invested billions of dollars in the airline industry, reversing a decades old trend where they avoided the industry because of a boom and bust cycle the industry suffered in the past. Continue reading