Republic Airways is Suing 12 Pilots, Seeking a Combined Total of $406,550.


Republic is suing 12 pilots who formerly attended the airline's “Lift Academy” for failing to honor their 5-year employment commitment with the airline after graduating. In each case, it appears the pilot found employment at rival carriers such as Envoy. Republic claims the pilots received tuition discounts by enrolling in the Lift Academy. One defendant claims that Republic failed to offer employment within a reasonable time frame after graduation. ACN reported in January 2023 that Republic had delayed all new hire first officer classes until Q3.

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