Alaska Airlines And United Airlines Launch Pilot Academies

Cirrus TRAC SR20 single-engine training aircraft
United recently ordered 50 Cirrus TRAC SR20 aircraft for its Aviate Academy, with the option to add 50 more.
Credit: United Airlines
Major airlines in the U.S. desperately need more pilots, and some are taking matters into their own hands. While carriers in the past were mostly content with smaller-scale talent development programs, the growing deficit of commercial pilots is leading some airlines to assume a more hands-on role...
Ben Goldstein

Based in Boston, Ben covers advanced air mobility and is managing editor of Aviation Week Network’s AAM Report.

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