Compass Airlines said it has finalized an agreement with ATP Flight School that paves the way for its participation in ATP´s Tuition Reimbursement Program.
This program allows ATP graduate flight instructors to have up to USD11,000 of their ATP training costs paid for by Compass, in exchange for agreeing to fly for Compass after earning the requisite number of hours.
Compass is now hiring 40 pilots per month, and currently offers an upgrade time in less than one year, provided Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and General Operations Manual (GOM) requirements are met.
Compass Airlines serves over four million passengers annually, averaging over 180 daily departures to destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Compass operates a fleet of Embraer 170/175 aircraft on behalf of American Airlines (as American Eagle) and Delta Air Lines (as Delta Connection), and is in the midst of major growth, adding 20 Embraer 175 aircraft to its fleet in 2015. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Compass has crew bases in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Seattle.
In 1984, ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP´s Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers with an airline-sponsored career track from zero time to 1500 hours, with CFI job placement and airline employment. ATP flies over 150,000 flight hours annually with 266 aircraft which results in more than 4,500 FAA pilot certificates each year.