Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc., has announced a partnership with McAir Aviation in Denver, Colorado.
The cadet program partnership provides prospective pilots at McAir Aviation with a guaranteed career path to American Airlines.
Piedmont Airlines will offer tuition reimbursement and conditional employment to select McAir Aviation Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs). Once a CFI reaches the required Airline Transport Pilot certificate, he or she will join Piedmont as a first officer. Piedmont pilots are guaranteed a job at American Airlines.
“We are excited to announce a cadet program partnership with McAir Aviation,” said Scott McGuigan, chief pilot for Piedmont Airlines. “This partnership provides exceptional opportunities for young pilots and CFI’s are able to gain valuable flying experience before coming to fly at Piedmont.”
The program provides a bonus for every 100 hours of flight time until CFIs reach the required ATP minimums. After a Certified Flight Instructor reaches ATP minimums, he or she will join Piedmont as a first officer.
“Our partnership with Piedmont Airlines is an amazing opportunity for pilots and instructor pilots to have clear pathway to the airlines,” said John Wiltfang, co-owner of McAir Aviation. “The decision to enter into the exciting and fulfilling profession of aviation has just got a lot easier for folks. We look forward to our relationship with Piedmont Airlines and the incredible opportunity provided to our customers and instructor pilots.”