Atlas Air and Southern Air sign pathway program agreement with Ameriflight

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 14, 2018 23:10

Atlas Air and Southern Air sign pathway program agreement with Ameriflight

Atlas Air, Southern Air and Ameriflight have entered into a pilot pathway agreement that guarantees Ameriflight pilots an interview with Atlas Air and Southern Air, creating an opportunity for career progression.

“We are pleased to form this special relationship with Ameriflight,” said Atlas Air President and Chief Operating Officer John W. Dietrich. “Our business is growing, and our airlines are a great place to build a career. Innovative partnerships like this one help us ensure a solid pipeline of qualified candidates dedicated to a career in aviation, which is at the centre of today’s modern global economy.”

“Our partnership with Atlas Air and Southern Air provides an exceptional career advancement opportunity for our pilots,” said Ameriflight Chief Executive Officer Paul Chase. “We have made a commitment to our team and the industry that Ameriflight will be the nation’s top place for pilots to become professional, major-airline ready, aviators. This is why we choose to align ourselves with the world’s best companies, like Atlas Air Worldwide. ”

The Pilot Pathway Program between Ameriflight, Atlas Air and Southern Air is open to qualified Ameriflight pilots. Participants will gain requisite experience fulfilling a number of benchmarks while at Ameriflight for 36 months, including Atlas’ ATP/CTP program, professional/career development programs and more. Successful completion of the program will afford for these Ameriflight pilots a guaranteed interview with Atlas Air and Southern Air subject to hiring needs and meeting all program and hiring requirements.

Under the program, a Pathway Pilot reaching the outlined benchmarks will be recommended for Atlas’ ATP/CTP program. Successful completion of the program and acceptance of employment will result in the pilot being placed in an aircraft class, such as the 747 with Atlas Air for higher-time pilots or the 737 with Southern Air for lower-time, new-hire pilots.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 14, 2018 23:10