FAPA.aero | Pilot Hiring History - Monthly - Current Year

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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2018 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

The industry projection for total hiring at the below airlines in 2018 is 5,332. At the request of the airlines FAPA will not be releasing all individual airline projections.

Airline Jan Feb Mar Apr May YTD

Alaska Airlines
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14

34

16

22

12

98

Allegiant Air
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0

0

0

0

0

0

American Airlines
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81

50

68

78

101

378

Atlas Air
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53

37

59

33

35

217

Delta Air Lines
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116

94

95

97

97

499

FedEx
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20

20

20

37

37

134

JetBlue
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38

34

28

31

27

158

Southwest Airlines
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84

84

77

78

66

389

Spirit Airlines
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58

56

54

50

50

268

United Airlines
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38

41

30

0

0

109

UPS Airlines
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39

21

23

19

20

122

TOTALS 541 471 470 445 445 2372


          Figures in future months represent anticipated class sizes. Carriers that have not published a complete monthly breakdown may have a YTD total.


Notes:

3

Alaska Airlines

Application window (Job ID: 31414) was open through 11/23. Hired 12 in May and 98 year-to-date.

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47

Allegiant Air

No hiring through May of this year. To apply, click on Quick Link and choose Flight Ops under Category. First Officer will display as one of the options.

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357

American Airlines

Hired 101 in May and 378 year-to-date.

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22

Atlas Air

35 hired in May and 217 year-to-date.

Atlas will be sending pilot recruiters to FAPA's Pilot Job Fair in ANC on 09/22.

Atlas plans on hiring into both the 747 and 767 in 2018. Total number of new hires 390 to be hired in 2018. Hired a total of 339 in 2017.
1,500 total time if a graduate of a 141, 142, or a U.S. Military training program and holds a SIC/PIC type rating in a turbojet aircraft (or 2000 hours of total time and 500 hours turbine time).

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 97 in May and 499 year-to-date.

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9

FedEx

Hired 37 pilots in May and 134 year-to-date.

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34

JetBlue

Application window is open (Job ID #: 35050). Hired 27 pilots in May and 158 year-to-date. Classes for selected pilots should be approximately 2 months after the interview.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Application at southwest.com/careers is open 06/18 - 06/28 (requisition #2018-23910). Applicants in this window will be considered for July through August interviews. Anyone interested in being considered for an interview will be required to apply to the open job posting AND update their profile at SWA.Pilotcredentials.com.
Applicants must submit an application and review their PilotCredentials profile. Review the "Pilot Questionnaire" on PilotCredentials, questions have recently changed. Hired 66 pilots in May and 389 year-to-date.

SWA has provided further clarification on higher education requirements:
Q: Do I need a 4-year university degree to apply?
A: Currently, a Bachelor's degree is a preferred qualification. If you state on your application that you have any degree (Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's), the highest level of education completed will be verified by Southwest in order for your application to be further considered. The degree must have been awarded after completing required coursework recognized as standard within the education community. If the degree is not verified, it could disqualify you from consideration.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 50 pilots in May and 268 year-to-date. Pilots gained a new collective bargaining on February 28, 2018, with seventy percent of the pilots who voted (98%) approving it. According to ALPA, the agreement provides "significant pay raises, job security provisions, and improvements in retirement and insurance benefits." The new first-year First Officer pay rate is $55.95 per hour (annual compensation is $48,340 based on the proposed 72-hour monthly guarantee).

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12

United Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in May and 109 year-to-date. Almost 400 pilots will retire in 2018. In 2018, 35 percent of United's new hires will be from Career Path Programs, compared to 30 percent in 2017.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 20 pilots in May and 122 year-to-date. UPS sent pilot recruiters to FAPA's Pilot Job Fair in LAS on May 2. Additional 14 747-8 and 4 767 aircraft ordered, announced on 02/01/2018. This is in addition to the 14 747-8 order announced in 2016. All aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2022.

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