Swift Air joins Southwest Airlines' pilot development as corporate partner

iAero Group´s airline charter company Swift Air has announced it has joined Southwest´s Destination 225° Pilot Career Development Program as a corporate partner, the company said.

The career program provides pathways to becoming a competitively qualified candidate for future Southwest First Officer positions. It directly addresses the projected increase in demand for qualified and professional pilots in the coming years. On a compass, 225° is the southwest directional heading, and Destination 225° was developed to lead aspiring pilots to Southwest Airlines.

To accomplish this goal, Southwest is partnering with well-known industry partners that will provide participants with training and flight experience that reinforces the Southwest Way of flying as candidates complete their journey to becoming a professional Pilot.

iAero Group, based in Miami, Florida, is an integrated aviation platform business providing a full range of services including charter airline, engine and airframe MRO, and aircraft and engine leasing. iAero Group is supported by investment firm Blackstone/GSO.

Swift Air, based in Greensboro, North Carolina and Miami, Florida, is an airline charter business with customers that include professional and collegiate sports teams, entertainers, vacation companies operating domestically and internationally and government agencies.