US Regional Airlines Battle For Pilots

Pilot in cockpit
Envoy Air, an American Airlines regional carrier, Embraer E175.
Credit: Envoy Air

US domestic capacity in 2022 is returning to 2019 levels, but this follows the early retirements in 2020 and 2021 of thousands of flight crew. The result is that many US carriers once again face the prospect of an acute pilot shortage that is only expected to worsen in coming years. Around 40% of...

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