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American Eagle invites pilots to attend Chicago career fair

Aug 01, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will be pre-screening applicants and talking to qualified pilots about open positions at the upcoming Regional Airline Pilot Job Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. The career fair will be held at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Those interested in learning more about pilot positions should bring a resume or apply online at and bring a copy of their completed application.

"We're pleased to support's 'Focus on the Future' effort, designed to promote aviation careers to future professional pilots or others interested in an aviation career," said Nicholas Alford, Manager – Pilot Recruitment for American Eagle. "They encourage high school students and their parents to get involved early, learning about the loans, grants and scholarships that are available to finance aviation education."

To register for the event, visit for more information.

American Eagle bases are located in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Juan, P.R. Because of its relationship with American Airlines, Eagle pilots also enjoy the privileges of having the best jump-seat agreement in the industry, as well as a generous travel network that includes all American Airlines, American Eagle, and oneworld® alliance destinations worldwide.

Once hired, pilots are also eligible for immediate benefit options that include medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as both life and accident insurance. Additionally, pilots can participate in the American Eagle 401(k) program immediately, with a company match after one year of service. All employees receive a monthly cash bonus as part of the Performance Bonus Plan when certain operational targets are met.

The American Eagle tuition-free, safety-based training program combines rigorous classroom study, systems training and flight training at the FAA award-winning Flight, Cabin and Maintenance Training Center at the headquarters facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

To qualify for an interview with American Eagle, a pilot must meet the following minimum requirements:

Commercial Pilot Certification with Multi-engine and Instrument ratings
Total fixed-wing time in excess of 500 hours
Multi-engine fixed-wing time in excess of 50 hours
250 hours Pilot in Control (PIC) time
Recent flying experience
Current FAA First Class Medical
IFR Currency
FCC License
Possess the ability to work in the U.S.
Possess the ability to travel in and out of the U.S. to all cities/countries served by American Eagle
A valid passport
Ability to relocate
Ability to work weekends, nights, shifts, holidays, and overnight trips
Age 21+

"After successful completion of the recruitment process, all pilots must also complete ATP's Regional Jet Standards Course, paid for by American Eagle, and sign a two-year Letter of Commitment to fly for American Eagle," said Alford. "However, this will not be required for applicants who already meet our standard minimum of 800 hours total fixed wing and 100 hours fixed wing multi-engine time."

Pilot applicants are encouraged to complete the online application at prior to attending on-site events.

American Eagle invites pilots to attend Chicago career fair

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