Comair Provides New Opportunities to Other Airlines Searching for World-Class Pilot Recruits

Strike Prompts Aviation Academy to Invite Active Airline Recruiting



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Comair

    CINCINNATI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Comair Aviation Academy, a global
 leader in airline pilot training and subsidiary of Comair, is opening its
 doors to other airlines that are actively recruiting pilots.  The Academy
 gives airlines convenient access to world-class pilot recruits trained in an
 exacting airline operating environment.
     The Academy's decision to invite active recruiting from other airlines is
 prompted by a protracted strike initiated by Comair's pilot union on March 26,
 2001.  The strike has reduced demand for new pilots at Comair, a regional
 airline and a Delta Connection carrier.
     "One of the Academy's primary responsibilities is to provide exciting
 aviation career opportunities for our students," said Gary Green, chief
 executive officer of Comair Aviation Academy.  "The strike has created some
 uncertainty for pilot demand at Comair, and we are taking proactive steps to
 link our students with other airlines that still have tremendous demand for
 new pilots."
     The Academy's training curricula is designed by Comair to meet airline
 standards.  In addition to being an important source of new pilots for Comair,
 the Academy has placed its graduates at 19 different domestic airlines in the
 last two years.  In addition, eight international airlines have selected
 Comair Aviation Academy's ab-initio flight training program to train their
 airline cadets.
     Based at Orlando-Sanford Airport, the Academy is regarded internationally
 for producing some of the industry's best-trained pilots.  Comair Aviation
 Academy is known for the high success rate of its graduates entering initial
 First Officer training.  The Academy also is recognized for its commitment to
 safety and has been lauded by the Federal Aviation Administration for its
 safety programs.
     The Academy has taken steps in recent years to enhance its recruiting and
 training capacity to meet increasing airline industry demand for pilots --
 including Comair prior to the strike by its pilots' union.  The Academy has
 more than 900 students at its Sanford, Fla., campus and at affiliated colleges
 and universities throughout the United States.  The Academy also maintains a
 staff of 200 academy-trained flight instructors who are considered prime
 recruitment candidates for airlines.
     "We have done a great job of growing the Academy.  In 1999 and in 2000,
 the Academy issued more pilot certificates than any other school in the
 world," said Susan Burrell, president of the Academy.  "Our enhanced training
 capacity is a real benefit for our students and airlines seeking more pilots."
     Airline recruiters interested in more information about recruiting at
 Comair Aviation Academy should contact John Erskine, the academy's Director of
 Airline Training.  Erskine can be reached at 888-886-1104 or 407-330-7020, or
 by e-mail at johne@comairacademy.com .
      For more information about Comair Aviation Academy, visit
 www.comairacademy.com .
 
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    CINCINNATI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Comair Aviation Academy, a global
 leader in airline pilot training and subsidiary of Comair, is opening its
 doors to other airlines that are actively recruiting pilots.  The Academy
 gives airlines convenient access to world-class pilot recruits trained in an
 exacting airline operating environment.
     The Academy's decision to invite active recruiting from other airlines is
 prompted by a protracted strike initiated by Comair's pilot union on March 26,
 2001.  The strike has reduced demand for new pilots at Comair, a regional
 airline and a Delta Connection carrier.
     "One of the Academy's primary responsibilities is to provide exciting
 aviation career opportunities for our students," said Gary Green, chief
 executive officer of Comair Aviation Academy.  "The strike has created some
 uncertainty for pilot demand at Comair, and we are taking proactive steps to
 link our students with other airlines that still have tremendous demand for
 new pilots."
     The Academy's training curricula is designed by Comair to meet airline
 standards.  In addition to being an important source of new pilots for Comair,
 the Academy has placed its graduates at 19 different domestic airlines in the
 last two years.  In addition, eight international airlines have selected
 Comair Aviation Academy's ab-initio flight training program to train their
 airline cadets.
     Based at Orlando-Sanford Airport, the Academy is regarded internationally
 for producing some of the industry's best-trained pilots.  Comair Aviation
 Academy is known for the high success rate of its graduates entering initial
 First Officer training.  The Academy also is recognized for its commitment to
 safety and has been lauded by the Federal Aviation Administration for its
 safety programs.
     The Academy has taken steps in recent years to enhance its recruiting and
 training capacity to meet increasing airline industry demand for pilots --
 including Comair prior to the strike by its pilots' union.  The Academy has
 more than 900 students at its Sanford, Fla., campus and at affiliated colleges
 and universities throughout the United States.  The Academy also maintains a
 staff of 200 academy-trained flight instructors who are considered prime
 recruitment candidates for airlines.
     "We have done a great job of growing the Academy.  In 1999 and in 2000,
 the Academy issued more pilot certificates than any other school in the
 world," said Susan Burrell, president of the Academy.  "Our enhanced training
 capacity is a real benefit for our students and airlines seeking more pilots."
     Airline recruiters interested in more information about recruiting at
 Comair Aviation Academy should contact John Erskine, the academy's Director of
 Airline Training.  Erskine can be reached at 888-886-1104 or 407-330-7020, or
 by e-mail at johne@comairacademy.com .
      For more information about Comair Aviation Academy, visit
 www.comairacademy.com .
 
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