Posted on: 24 September 2015 by Mark Howells
Compass Airlines has been announced as the latest participant in ATP Flight School’s Tuition Reimbursement Programme, whereby the carrier will subsidise up to $11,000 of student’s ATP training costs in exchange for graduates flying for Compass after earning the requisite number of hours.
Other airlines already involved in the programme include Mesa Airlines and Compass’s sister carriers within Trans States Holdings, GoJet Airlines and Trans States Airlines.
“We recognise that the path to becoming a commercial airline pilot can be expensive,” explained Jacob Rosholt, chief operating officer, Compass Airlines. “The ATP Tuition Reimbursement Programme is a terrific opportunity to ease the financial burden faced by aspiring pilots, while simultaneously giving Compass immediate access to some of the nation's top aviation talent.”
“Tuition reimbursement helps address the long-term need to attract new pilots into the airline career. Compass is helping create a real, sustainable solution to the pilot shortage by participating in this programme,” added Justin Dennis, ATP Flight School’s vice-president.
Compass is now hiring 40 pilots per month and currently offers an upgrade time in less than one year provided Federal Aviation Regulations and General Operations Manual requirements are met.