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

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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2017 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

Airline Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct YTD

Alaska Airlines
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20

24

36

14

0

0

24

24

24

25

191

American Airlines
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77

75

76

77

41

25

79

65

38

0

553

Atlas Air
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24

35

32

42

40

51

34

14

28

12

312

Delta Air Lines
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78

104

96

98

98

80

95

81

96

119

945

FedEx
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44

47

35

50

35

36

39

43

33

15

377

JetBlue
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30

28

27

34

19

7

17

29

22

30

243

Southwest Airlines
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84

84

82

44

72

73

54

107

52

112

764

Spirit Airlines
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32

32

40

40

38

36

36

40

42

60

396

United Airlines
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32

44

66

91

21

0

0

0

0

0

254

UPS Airlines
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73

26

43

10

28

44

28

40

19

7

318

TOTALS 494 499 533 500 392 352 406 443 354 380 4353


          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 25 in October and 191 year-to-date. Alaska sent pilot recruiters to FAPA's Pilot Job Fair in SEA on August 25th.

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357

American Airlines

Hired 0 pilots in October and 503 year-to-date. Plans to hire approximately 750 in 2017.

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22

Atlas Air

Hired 12 in October and 312 year-to-date. Currently interviewing once per quarter for both 767 & 747. Also hiring for B-737 and B-777 for Southern Air. 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). Click for the full job posting and to apply.Atlas sent pilot recruiters to FAPA's Pilot Job Fair in LAS on April 21.

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 119 pilots in October and 945 year-to-date.

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9

FedEx

Hired 15 pilots in October and 377 year-to-date. 300 to 350 forecasted to be hired in 2017.

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34

JetBlue

Application window was open (Job ID #: 33754). Hired 30 pilots in October and 243 year-to-date. Interviewing twice per month in 2017. Classes for selected pilots should be approximately 2 months after interview. Plans to hire 371 in 2017.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Hired 112 pilots in October and 764 year-to-date. Increased projected 2017 hiring to 885 pilots.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 60 pilots in October and 396 year-to-date. 350 pilots were forecasted to be hired in 2017, and hiring increased. Sent pilot recruiters to FAPA's Denver Job Fair on June 23, 2017.

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12

United Airlines

No hiring in October and 254 year-to-date. Next planned class is in December 2017. Subject to change. United expects to hire significantly more in 2018.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 7 in October and 318 year-to-date. Expects to hire approximately 325 in 2017. UPS sent pilot recruiters to FAPA's Pilot Job Fair in MCO on October 28.

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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.