CommutAir has announced a partnership with ATP Flight School to provide ATP graduate flight instructors a financially subsidized path to a pilot job at CommutAir, and the opportunity to enroll in the United Career Path Program (CPP) at the time of entry into CommutAir, the company said.
The tuition reimbursement program allows instructors to have up to USD 11,000 of their flight training costs paid for by CommutAir, in exchange for agreeing to fly for CommutAir after earning the requisite number of flight hours.
The CPP provides qualified pilots with a direct path to a United Airlines´ flight deck upon completing the necessary interview/testing, flight hours, and other normal requirements. The combination of the CommutAir-ATP partnership and the United CPP provides ATP students with a defined path to a long term commercial pilot career.
CommutAir, operating as United Express, was founded in 1989 and is majority owned by Champlain Enterprises Inc. The airline operates more than 900 weekly flights to more than 30 destinations, with Bombardier Q200/300 and Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, New Jersey and Washington-Dulles. The company employs approximately 900 employees.
ATP´s Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers from zero time to 1,500 hours, with CFI jobs and airline employment. The company also provides type-rating and CTP certification. Its 293 aircraft fly over 175,000 hours annually to provide more than 4,500 FAA pilot certificates each year.