Southwest LEADs Center and Pilot Hiring

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Southwest Airlines has completed the move to their new Flight Training Center – LEADs “Leadership Education and Aircrew Development” The LEADs Center currently has 14 simulators with four more to be added by the end of next year. Southwest will conduct 18,000 simulator periods this year.

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There has been a rumor going around that Southwest Airlines has slowed down pilot hiring.  While the Company is looking at headcount, the 2018 pilot hiring plan is unchanged.  Southwest has 200 pilot interviews scheduled for August and are on track to meet our 2018 Pilot hiring target of 754 new hire pilots. ACN

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SOURCEAero Crew News, August 2018
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