* GoJet Airlines Announces Pilot Pathway Program with Spirit Airlines
ST. LOUIS, MO -- Flying an Airbus will now be the next step in the career progression of many GoJet Airlines pilots. GoJet has entered into a Pilot Pathway Program with Airbus operator Spirit Airlines that will guarantee GoJet pilots a First Officer position at Spirit in as little as two years. GoJet pilots who are accepted into the Pathway Program will be eligible to transition to Spirit after two years of service.
"This program gives talented pilots a defined career path, along with exceptional earning potential," remarked GoJet Director of Flight Operations Randy Bratcher.
"A direct path to flying a Spirit Airbus aircraft will be incredibly attractive to our pilots," added GoJet Chief Operating Officer Terry Basham. "We believe that the opportunity to fly the Airbus after as little as two years will prove to be an excellent recruiting tool and will facilitate our ongoing mission to hire top aviation talent."
"We are excited about creating a pathway for talented aviators to join the Spirit Team," said Jyri Strandman, DO and VP, Flight Operations of Spirit Airlines. "We believe in working together, and providing progressive opportunities for those innovative and motivated aviators who choose us for their career goal."
Current GoJet pilots with the requisite time in service will be eligible to apply for this program immediately, while new hire pilots may apply as soon as they have completed training.
About GoJet Airlines
GoJet Airlines is a premier regional carrier operating as United Express and Delta Connection. GoJet proudly flies the Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900, two of the youngest and most technologically advanced regional jets in the industry. GoJet serves over 4.5 million passengers annually, with more than 240 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations. GoJet is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and has crew bases in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Raleigh-Durham and St. Louis.