Trans States Airlines is Hiring Captain Qualified First Officers (CQFOs) for May Class Dates


Captain-qualified, but still waiting to upgrade?  This program allows qualified pilots to fly as either a Captain or a First Officer, depending on the airline’s scheduling needs.  Take advantage of this great opportunity to start earning PIC time.

CQFO Qualifications

2,500 hours total time

1,000 hours multi-engine time

1,000 FAR Part 121 time (Can be a combination of Part 121 and Part 135 time (Time for this qualification is considered on a case-by-case basis.)

Visit for more information or to apply online.

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SOURCEAero Crew News, April 2017
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When Trans States Airlines began as Resort Air in 1982, it operated just a handful of Metro II aircraft and carried just under 7,000 passengers during its first year of operation—tourists, primarily, between its headquarters in St. Louis and a popular lake two hours south of the city (hence the call sign "Waterski," which Trans States still uses to this day).  However, things have changed a great deal since 1982.  Since that time, Resort Air has evolved from a small boutique carrier into Trans States Airlines, a carrier that served nearly 3 million passengers in 2015.  The Metro IIs have been replaced by an all-jet fleet of Embraer 145s, and Trans States now flies on behalf of United Airlines (as United Express) and American Airlines (as American Eagle), providing service to over 70 cities in North America with approximately 237 daily flights.  At Trans States, our mission is simple:  To remain flexible and responsive to the needs and challenges of our major partners and the aviation industry , while striving to do our best for our customers.  We are committed to providing safe, reliable and on-time air transportation and to delivering the highest standards in professionalism and customer service.  We’d love the opportunity to demonstrate this commitment to you in person.  Our over 900 employees look forward to welcoming you onboard! 


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