Resources, Inc. (AIR, Inc.) has acquired A.E.P.S. (Aviation
Employee Placement Service), an on-line employment referral service
based originally in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and their assets on December
AIR, Inc. purchased A.E.P.S. from the Air Line Pilots
Association (ALPA), which secured the rights to A.E.P.S. as a
result of bankruptcy proceedings against the on-line referral
service on early 2003. AIR, Inc. paid ALPA by bartering Airline
Pilot Career Development System memberships and seminar/job fair
services for the more than 9,700 furloughed ALPA pilots.
“One of the many services AIR, Inc. currently offers its
members / non-members is an on-line eapplication and job referral
service, AIRApps. With more than 14, 000 pilots in our our
database, it will be a smooth transition for us to take over
A.E.P.S.’s service and the 3,000 members in their current
A.E.P.S. will continue to operate under the same name, as an
independent division of AIR, Inc.
AIR, Inc. will offer
A.E.P.S. members, both printed and on-line career information
services. Some of these services include memberships which provide
airline pilots with a valuable library of information to aid them
in their job searches - 70% of the approximate 5,000 pilots hired
by the airlines in 2003 were AIR, Inc. members.
AIR, Inc. also conducts nationwide airline pilot seminars,
airline forums and job fairs, bringing airline pilots together with
recruiting airlines. Currently 120 of 190 airlines AIR, Inc.
tracks, hired 4,743 pilots in 2003.