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Pilot Employer Categories

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Category DescriptionPilot WorkforceInterview Status
Global U. S. Airlines

Flying 100 or more widebody aircraft

46,171 Pilots Flying 3211 Aircraft

5 of 5 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Major U.S. Airlines

Flying 100+ aircraft w 100 seats or 50 widebodies

12,169 Pilots Flying 1229 Aircraft

4 of 4 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Regional Airlines (Jet)

Flying small jets and feeding Global/Major airline hubs

17,809 Pilots Flying 1647 Aircraft

13 of 13 Interviewed Pilots Recently

U.S. Jet Fractionals

Flying Business Jets Under Fractional Agreements

3,249 Pilots Flying 853 Aircraft

5 of 6 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Large Jet - Cargo

Flying Cargo Only in Large Jets

1,060 Pilots Flying 180 Aircraft

5 of 13 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Large U.S. Passenger Airlines

Flying Less Than 100 Large Jets (100 seats)

3,313 Pilots Flying 296 Aircraft

6 of 6 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Prop Scheduled

Flying Scheduled Passengers in Propeller Aircraft

1,247 Pilots Flying 292 Aircraft

11 of 12 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Large Jet - Charter

Flying Passenger Charters (and Cargo) in Large Jets

526 Pilots Flying 66 Aircraft

3 of 9 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Foreign Large Jet/Direct Hire

Foreign Carriers hiring directly through the carrier

6,199 Pilots Flying 1071 Aircraft

19 of 20 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Foreign Large Jet/Crew Leasing

Foreign Carriers hiring through a Crew Leasing Firm

3,750 Pilots Flying 832 Aircraft

24 of 27 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Other Companies

All Types of Pilot Employers - Ground and Flight Jobs

842 Pilots Flying 643 Aircraft

18 of 21 Interviewed Pilots Recently

Meet the FAPA team

Tom Hiltner

Vice President - Operations

TomHiltner

Tom Hiltner is a native of Margate, NJ and has been a part of the FAPA.aero team since 2012.  Since then he has progressed from Director of Content and Communications to Vice President of Operations. Tom is responsible for the products offered by FAPA.aero to its members, as well as planning and executing pilot career conferences and Job Fairs around the country. As an active airline pilot, Tom understands how important achieving career goals is to each and every pilot he serves. 

Client Testimonials

Bryan Q.

Hired at United Airlines

Claudette, I wanted to thank you for the interview prep a couple of weeks ago. I'm happy to report I was offered a job with United Airlines. What's incredibly amazing is the first 6 or 7 questions you asked me turned out to be the identical questions I was asked. Thanks again from one happy pilot, Bryan Q.