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Old 01-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #1  
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Default Phoenix Job Fair-Pilot Hiring Update for 2012

The airline recruiters who attended our pilot job fair in Phoenix answered the following questions for pilot hiring in 2012. Our next event will be in Atlanta on March 24th.

The companies that participated in the survey include:
ATP Flight School
AirNet
ExpressJet
Avantair
Cape Air
Compass Airlines
GoJet
Qatar Airways
US Airways

ATP Flight School
What are your hiring minimums?
-Must have all instructors ratings.
How many pilots does the company plan to hire in 2012?
-12 per month.
What domicile would pilots be assigned?
-Any ATP locations.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a pilot candidate?
-Hold all instructor certificates.
What areas are the pilots having trouble with during the interview process?
-Interview etiquette.
If there is no job offer, how soon can a candidate reapply?
-6 months.
How to apply for a position:
ATP Flight School: CFI Jobs - ATP is Hiring Flight Instructors!

AirNet
What are your hiring minimums?
-Part 135 mins. 1200 TT, 500 cross country, 100 night time, 75 instrument.
How many pilots does the company plan to hire in 2012?
-20 to 25.
What is the upgrade time?
-Currently 2 years.
What domicile would pilots be assigned?
-Varies. Prop domiciles are: LCK, CLE, FWA, DPA, BUF, BDL, TEB, BWI, CLT, BUY, FXE, PHX, BHM, BIL.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a pilot candidate?
-Prefer instructor background, trainable, strong instrument skills.
What areas are the pilots having trouble with during the interview process?
-Instrument skills, scan with analog instruments.
If there is no job offer, how soon can a candidate reapply?
-Case by case basis
How to apply for a position:
Aviation Jobs & Air Cargo Jobs | AirNet.com


Avantair
What are your hiring minimums?
-2500 TT, 1000 ME, 250 Inst, 100 recent turbine, ATP, 1st class medical, FCC license.
How many pilots does the company plan to hire in 2012?
-30 to 40.
What is the upgrade time?
-3-5 Years.
What domicile would pilots be assigned?
-IND, STL, MDW, DFW, IAH, DEN, PHX, TUS, LAS, BUR.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a pilot candidate?
-Flexibility, professionalism, customer service oriented.
What areas are the pilots having trouble with during the interview process?
-Part 135 knowledge.
If there is no job offer, how soon can a candidate reapply?
-6 Months.
How to apply for a position:
Pilot Recruitment - Avantair, Inc.

Cape Air
What are your hiring minimums?
-1500 TT, ATP certificate or flight experience equivalent with ATP written complete.
How many pilots does the company plan to hire in 2012?
-50 to 75.
What is the upgrade time?
-6 to 8 months.
What domicile would pilots be assigned?
-Any of 37 bases.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a pilot candidate?
-We are looking for pilots with a passion for flying and a passion for customer service.
If there is no job offer, how soon can a candidate reapply?
-1 year
How to apply for a position:
Welcome to 9K Pilot Recruitment!
Additional Comments?
-Pilot Resumes. Most could use guidance with format

Compass Airlines
What are your hiring minimums?
-1500 TT, 500 Multi, 4 year degree.
How many pilots does the company plan to hire in 2012?
-40.
What is the upgrade time?
-2 to 4 years.
What domicile would pilots be assigned?
-MSP, DTW.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a pilot candidate?
-Compass airlines hires professional pilots who take their career seriously, and who refuse to settle for second best.
What areas are the pilots having trouble with during the interview process?
-Discrepancies between the pilot's job application and what is disclosed during the interview relating to checkride failures, employment history, and other background related questions.
How to apply for a position:
Compass Airlines

ExpressJet
What are your hiring minimums?
-700 TT, 100 Multi unless attended a major aviation university and acquired advanced jet training at the university. Minimums will increase each month as we approach AUG 2013 for HR 5900.
How many pilots does the company plan to hire in 2012?
-400 plus.
What is the upgrade time?
-5 Years.
What domicile would pilots be assigned?
-IAH, CLE, ORD, EWR.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a pilot candidate?
-Great work ethic in an employee who is also a great pilot.
What areas are the pilots having trouble with during the interview process?
-Not watching details in filling out an application.
If there is no job offer, how soon can a candidate reapply?
-6 months.
How to apply for a position:
Pilots | ExpressJet Airlines
Additional Comments?
Come to the job fair prepared by filling out an application on airlineapps.com

GoJet Airlines
What are your hiring minimums?
-750 TT (prefer 1000 TT), 100 multi.
How many pilots does the company plan to hire in 2012?
-TBD
What is the upgrade time?
-Varies, 4500 hrs required, 1000 hrs turbine.
What domicile would pilots be assigned?
-STL, ORD.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a pilot candidate?
-Customer service oriented, positive attitude, team player.
What areas are the pilots having trouble with during the interview process?
-No more than 3 failed checkrides, no arrests.
If there is no job offer, how soon can a candidate reapply?
-6 months.
How to apply for a position:
GoJet Airlines - Flight Crew

Qatar Airways
What are your hiring minimums?
-See website.
How many pilots does the company plan to hire in 2012?
-700 plus.
What is the upgrade time?
-3 years and minimum hours required.
What domicile would pilots be assigned?
-Doha, Qatar.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a pilot candidate?
-Professional, high standards, attitude, motivated, career oriented, strives for excellence.
What areas are the pilots having trouble with during the interview process?
-Unprepared for exam and interview.
If there is no job offer, how soon can a candidate reapply?
-6 months.
How to apply for a position:
Pilots & Flight Deck Crew | Qatar Airways Global

US Airways
What are your hiring minimums?
-Check website.
How many pilots does the company plan to hire in 2012?
-Hiring for pilot retirements.
What is the upgrade time?
-Depends on retirements and fleet plans.
What domicile would pilots be assigned?
-PHL, DCA, CLT.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a pilot candidate?
-Positive attitude, ability to work with a team.
If there is no job offer, how soon can a candidate reapply?
-Depends.
How to apply for a position:
https://usairways.greatjob.net/jobs/JobDescRequestAction.action?PSUID=9890827d-f861-4328-93e4-c70fc0e99de4

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Does anyone have insight into the Qatar hiring process? I'm a Metro driver at about 4000hrs.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #3  
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also interested in qatar details - thanks !
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