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American Airlines Group’s wholly owned subsidiary Envoy Air announced a partnership with ATP Flight School to expand the carrier’s pilot cadet program that could eventually land students a full-time position with American Airlines.

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The deal calls for nine months of training before ATP graduates are guaranteed a flight instructor position that allows them to build time and experience to meet airline pilot hiring minimums. The agreement allows ATP instructors the chance to work for Envoy and includes travel benefits, health insurance, retirement, and profit-sharing plans.

When a candidate transitions from ATP to a first officer position with Envoy, they are in a position to grow their experience with the regional airline as part of a six-year flow-through to a flying career with American Airlines, according to a June 30 news release.

Danielle Calnin, ATP's director of airline business development, said she was “excited” to partner with the Envoy Cadet Program.

The program offers training, support, mentorship, and a personalized interview experience that begins “upon completion of a private pilot license.”

John Dixon, Envoy Air’s vice president of crew planning, said it was a “great opportunity for students that want to quickly pursue a career as a pilot and for Envoy, as we gain access to some of the nation’s top aviation talent.”

ATP’s fleet includes more than 300 aircraft, 42 training centers, and 12 maintenance centers. The school’s training accounts for 6,600 FAA pilot certificates each year, according to the news release.

David Tulis

David Tulis

Associate Editor Web/ePilot
AOPA Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a seaplane-rated private pilot who enjoys vintage aircraft, aerobatic flying, and photography.
Topics: Aviation Education Programs, Student

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