ASA, TSA Promise Interviews To Recommended Pilots
When you're just starting out on the path to flying
left seat in a commercial airliner cockpit, any 'leg-up' you can
get is a good one... and Airline Transport Professionals (ATP)
tells Aero-News it has completed two agreements offering such a
ATP reports it received letters in the past two weeks from
regional operators Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) and Trans
States Airlines (TSA). Both carriers have agreed to guarantee job
interviews to pilots who are recommended by ATP.
ASA also agreed to offer conditional offers of employment to
ATP-recommended pilots enrolled in these programs prior to reaching
minimum flight time requirements.
TSA reduces its minimum prerequisites for ATP graduates to 500
hours total flight time and 100 hours total multi-engine time, in
recognition of ATP's Regional Jet Program training curriculum.
ASA's requirements are similar, with specially reduced flight time
minimums of 500 hours total time and 50 hours total multi-engine
In 2006, ATP placed 139 pilots with regional airlines, more than
any other single college, flight school, or academy. ATP offers
students several airline placement options with Airline Pilot
Hiring Partnership letters from eight of the leading Regional
Airlines, including: American Eagle, ASA, Colgan Air, ExpressJet,
Pinnacle, PSA, SkyWest, and TSA.
In 1984 ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine
flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development.
Today ATP's Airline Training Programs prepare pilots for
airline careers with nationwide flying experience in multi-engine
and jet aircraft. ATP says airline hiring partnership letters
recognize the value of this experience by offering ATP pilots
specially reduced flight time minimums for airline employment,
enabling pilots to reach their career goals faster.
ATP flies over 5,000 hours and provides more than 300 FAA pilot
certifications each month at 22 locations nationwide.