Aviator Bulletins, July 2015


united-airlinesUnited Airlines announced they will add 10 Embraer E175 aircraft to the United Express fleet, offering more customers greater comfort and convenience during their inflight experience.  In addition to the these E175 aircraft, United announced they will be adding to their fleet four used Boeing 737-700s that Copa Airlines (CM) previously operated in addition to a recently announced lease agreement with AerCap Holdings for 25 A-319s.  United also has a large order book of new aircraft to include 737-900 ERs, 737 Max, A-350s, and 787-10s.

United has announced the long awaited decision to consolidate their Flight Ops Training Centers in Denver after evaluating several options that included building a new center in Houston, Chicago or Denver and renovating the existing centers in Houston or Denver.  The Denver facility sits on 23 acres currently totaling more than 400,000 square feet which will be renovated as an efficient, modern center that will serve as the industry’s benchmark and provide superior training for United’s more than 12,000 pilots.

United announced plans to expand their code-sharing cooperation with their Star Alliance partner Air China (CA), covering an additional 22 routes in the China and U.S. markets. With this expansion, United will codeshare together with CA on more than 110 routes, offering customers the most comprehensive route network between the U.S. and China.



Piedmont Airlines is getting ready to welcome new jets to their fleet. An Embraer-145 made a special two day visit to Piedmont’s headquarters in Salisbury, Maryland, to give the team a sneak peak of the aircraft they’ll be receiving later this year.  Piedmont expects to add more than 200 pilots to accommodate the additional flying. The company will announce a new hub domicile and route structure for the EMB-145 soon, and  revenue service  will begin in February, 2016. Piedmont will also continue to fly its fleet of 37 deHavilland Dash 8 aircraft.


Air Wisconsin Airlines officially launches its new in-house CTP course starting this summer. The CTP course will allow new hire candidates to take advantage of a paid CTP training, single occupancy lodging accommodations and space positive flights to and from training.  We’re planning to hire over 200 pilots for 2015 and host a very friendly commuter policy and an industry leading pilot contract. 2015 marks our 50th year anniversary celebration!

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation is the largest privately held regional airline in the United States. Having reached 50 years of operation in 2015, Air Wisconsin has proven our stability and success by providing superior service in flight and ground handling operations. We are pleased to announce our multi-year contract extension as a regional express carrier with the new American Airlines, flying to 26 states and 70 cities; as far North as Canada, and as far South as Florida!

We are pleased to announce that we have become only the second airline to have an FAA approved Certified Training Program (CTP)! Starting this summer, pilots which lack the ATP written now have the opportunity to enjoy the transition of becoming a qualified First Officer pilot with benefits that are unrivaled throughout regional airline industry.


Kalitta Air is acquiring new aircraft and continuing to hire more pilots.


Great Lakes Airlines is hiring below ATP minimums.  Our current posting for 135 First Officers is requiring:

600 hours total time with 25 hours of ME

At least 35 hours logged in the last 90 days

ME and Instrument Current

FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating

ATP Written Preferred

Upgrade right now is averaging around 13 months and we have under 100 pilots currently and plan to interview and hire continuously.


Horizon Air will start flying to Gunnison, Colorado from LAX starting Dec. 16th. This will be a brand new destination for Horizon and will officially be the furthest East that they fly.


Cape Air has recently started managing a seaplane operation in Opa Locka, Florida, and is hiring both captains and first officers for their new fleet of C208 Amphibian aircraft.  Check out their website and apply today! www.capeair.com/jobs


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