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

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Major Airline Pilot Hiring 2019 by MonthReturn to Hiring History

Airline JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN YTD

Alaska Airlines
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51

44

42

8

0

0

145

Allegiant Air
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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

American Airlines
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90

65

69

99

92

85

500

Atlas Air
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24

42

22

35

18

26

167

Delta Air Lines
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38

91

39

25

24

35

252

FedEx
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41

36

42

35

42

56

252

JetBlue
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56

35

33

32

29

69

254

Southwest Airlines
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24

28

26

52

52

52

286

Spirit Airlines
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16

15

8

4

4

4

51

United Airlines
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72

103

114

58

59

30

436

UPS Airlines
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53

20

13

23

25

19

153

TOTALS 465 479 408 371 345 376 2496


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


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3

Alaska Airlines

Hired 0 in June. Application window is now closed. Last opened (July 29-August 5, 2019).

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47

Allegiant Air

Hired 0 in June. 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 85 in June. Interviews continue.

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22

Atlas Air

Hired 26 in June. Projected to hire 735 in 2019.
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). Will be attending FAPA's FREE Pilot Job Fairs in SEA on 08/24.

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7

Delta Air Lines

Hired 35 in June. Interviewing continues.

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9

FedEx

Hired 56 pilots in June.

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34

JetBlue

Hired 69 in June. JetBlue pilot application window is expected to open in July.

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11

Southwest Airlines

Application Window Open July 29, 2019 through August 11, 2019. Hired 52 in July. Interviewing continues. Expect classes in August, but September classes are deferred until relaunch of the Boeing 737 MAX.

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43

Spirit Airlines

Hired 4 in June.
Launched a new application system in 2019. Click the Quick Link to apply.

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12

United Airlines

Hired 30 in June. In 2018, 35 percent of United's new hires were from Career Path Programs, compared to 30 percent in 2017.

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13

UPS Airlines

Hired 19 in June. 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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Mike joined the retired ranks in 2000 after a collegiate aviation teaching career spanning over 20 years. Much of this time was concurrently served as an active-duty and reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force from which he retired in 1991. Although he held professorships at Ohio State and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mike's last and longest-tenured academic appointment was with the Department of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University.

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