INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Republic Airline has partnered with ATP Flight School in its Tuition Reimbursement Program to contribute financial support for pilots in flight training. This program provides professional development and career progression for pilots, setting the course to gain the necessary experience to fly for the airline.
“This partnership gives us an ongoing and meaningful presence at the training centers where we recruit,” said Tonya Gilbert, Republic’s managing director of Talent Acquisition. “ATP’s students know that we are making a tangible investment in their careers and in the school’s program. We’re absolutely delighted to have established this kind of relationship with ATP. They’re a great partner with a great reputation for the quality of their instruction and the quality of their graduates.”
“ATP has proven that Tuition Reimbursement builds a predictable supply of pilots, which is a competitive advantage for airlines like Republic. With Republic’s entry into the program, pilots gain experience to prepare them for a successful future in the airline industry,” said Danielle Calnin, ATP’s director of Airline Business Development.
The ATP partnership enables ATP flight instructors to interview with Republic between 300 and 500 hours total flight time. After a successful interview and meeting Republic’s qualifications, pilots receive a conditional offer of employment from Republic and tuition reimbursement payments while working as a CFI at ATP. Upon meeting Airline Transport Pilot minimums, pilots then begin flying at Republic and continue receiving tuition reimbursement payments during their first year of employment. Pilots enrolled in the program will receive up to $11,000 in tuition reimbursement payments and up to $6,500 in bonus compensation.
Republic pilots train to fly the Embraer E170 and E175 aircraft, the most advanced commercial aircraft in the industry. Since the creation of its first partnership program in 2015, Republic has had more than 500 pilot cadets receive conditional offers of employment, many of whom already have transitioned into First Officers with the airline. For more information on Republic pilot opportunities, please visit https://rjet-pilot.jobs.
About Republic Airline
Republic Airline, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 950 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs about 5,500 aviation professionals. Visit www.rjet.com for more information, follow the company on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, and connect on Facebook or LinkedIn.
About ATP Flight School – Training Pilots Since 1984
ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers from zero time to 1,500 hours, with CFI jobs and airline employment. To help address the pilot shortage, airlines attract new pilots to the industry with ATP's Tuition Reimbursement Program, where airlines sponsor a portion of pilots' flight training loan repayment. ATP also provides type-rating and ATP CTP certification. ATP's 318 aircraft fly over 236,000 hours annually to provide over 6,300 FAA pilot certificates each year. As America’s largest flight school, ATP is the leading supplier of professionally trained pilots to the nation’s regional airlines.