JetBlue Accepting Applications for 'Gateway Select' Pilot Training Program

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) is currently accepting applications for the second cycle of its innovative new pilot recruiting pathway – Gateway Select – the airline´s competency-based training program for aspiring pilots, the company said.

The opening of the second window comes as JetBlue´s first set of six candidates complete the airline-focused training program and continue to earn their FAA-mandated 1,500 hours of flight time.

The program provides participants with the opportunity to become JetBlue pilots after completing a rigorous four-year training program which encompasses classroom learning, extensive real-world flying experience and instruction in full-flight simulators. JetBlue partners with CAE (NYSE:CAE; TSX:CAE) to deliver Gateway Select´s training curriculum. Gateway Select takes the best from training programs used by the US military and international airlines and applies the safety standards and federal requirements for current pilots.

JetBlue is now accepting applications for the next round of candidates to begin the training program in January 2018. Applications for Gateway Select can be submitted at http://pilots.jetblue.com/gateway-select.

JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airline®, and a carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information visit jetblue.com.

CAE is a global provider of the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets.