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Major U.S. Airlines Hire Fewer Pilots in 2023

Major U.S. airlines hired fewer pilots year-over-year in 2023, according to data from pilot career advisory firm FAPA. In total, the 13 U.S. major airlines that FAPA tracks recorded 12,335 new hires, a 6.2% decrease from 2022 figures. This decrease…

FLYING Media Group Acquires FindaPilot.com

FLYING Media Group (FMG) has acquired FindaPilot.com, a website which matches pilots with aviation employers. FindaPilot was founded in 1997 and has 25,000 pilots and 4,000 aviation employers registered on its platform. Findapilot.com attracts a diverse range of customers, primarily…

Former American CEO’s New Charity Looks to Break Down Barriers

Former American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is back in the limelight again after he retired from a nearly decade-long career leading the world’s largest airline back in 2021. But now the former airline chief is embarking on a new mission:…

Thrive Aviation Joins Southwest’s Pilot Pathways Program

Thrive Aviation, a Henderson, Nev.-based private aviation services provider, has joined forces with the Southwest Airlines Destination 225 Pilot Pathways Program. This partnership creates a direct pathway for promising pilots to become first officers at Southwest in as little as…

ATP Flight School Graduates 20,000th Airline Transport Pilot

ATP JETS, one of the largest providers of airline pilot training within ATP Flight School’s portfolio, has reached a significant milestone with the graduation of its 20,000th Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP) student. This achievement comes as…