ATLANTA, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced today the addition of its first Embraer E175 full-motion flight simulator at its Houston training complex. The device, designed by FlightSafety International, will further bolster the airline's in-house capability to train more than 250 pilots on the E175 in 2019.
"Adding an in-house E175 simulator reinforces ExpressJet's commitment to become the preferred E175 platform for United Express," said Vice President of Flight Operations Greg Wooley. "We remain one of the select few regional airlines to train pilots almost entirely in-house, and the E175 simulator at our Houston training complex will continue giving us greater quality control and the best possible scheduling flexibility and throughput."
The E175 simulator joins ExpressJet's two Embraer ERJ145 full-motion flight simulators, a motion-capable ERJ145 cabin trainer and a host of other devices, at ExpressJet's Houston pilot and flight attendant training complex.
ExpressJet will accept delivery of its first of 25 E175 aircraft in April and will add three to four aircraft per month through 2019. The initial fleet will operate out of its Houston hub, with a second base location to be announced soon.
To support its significant growth, and to backfill the expected advancement of more than 200 pilots to United Airlines through the Pilot Career Path Program (CPP), ExpressJet is hiring more than 600 pilots in 2019 and hosting up to three new-hire pilot training classes per month. Pilots who sign on with ExpressJet can expect a quick selection process, an immediate class date and to bid for flying within three months. Paid training and single-occupancy hotel accommodations are standard. Pilots interested in joining ExpressJet should visit airlineapps.com or expressjet.com/pilots to apply.
About ExpressJet Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, on behalf of United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL), to serve more than 100 airports across the United States, Canada and Mexico, with over 3,300 weekly flights from bases in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and Newark. ExpressJet's fleet includes more than 110 Embraer ERJ145 and Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, with 25 new Embraer E175s being added in 2019. ExpressJet pilots enjoy top-tier pay and quality of life and a career path to United Airlines. ExpressJet is a subsidiary of ManaAir, LLC, a minority affiliate of United Airlines. For further information, contact 404-856-1199, [email protected]pressjet.com.
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