ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans States Airlines is pleased to announce that it has partnered with ATP Flight School to offer financial aid to aspiring commercial pilots as part of ATP's Tuition Reimbursement Program. This program assists with flight school loan repayment or refunds a portion of flight training costs for eligible participants. In exchange, ATP pilots agree to fly for Trans States after gaining the required flight experience.
"We're delighted to participate in this innovative new program that offsets the costs associated with earning a commercial pilot license," said Fred Oxley, Chief Operating Officer at Trans States Airlines. "While many regional airlines, including Trans States, offer signing bonuses to incentivize pilots, this program is the first of its kind to subsidize training costs."
"ATP students have access to numerous loan options for full financing of airline career pilot program flight training. This agreement will allow for a portion of students' training costs to be paid for by Trans States Airlines," said Justin Dennis, Vice President, ATP.
In addition to ATP tuition reimbursement, Trans States offers a $10,000 First Officer signing bonus and covers the cost of the ATP-CTP course for qualified applicants. Trans States is also one of the only regional airlines in the country with a Captain Qualified First Officer (CQFO) program, giving experienced new hire pilots immediate access to the left seat. To learn more about career opportunities at Trans States, visit www.transstates.net.
About Trans States Airlines
Trans States Airlines operates a fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft on behalf of United Airlines (as United Express) and American Airlines (as American Eagle). Trans States is one of the fastest growing regional airlines in the country, with 52 additional Embraer 145 aircraft scheduled for delivery starting in 2015. Trans States expects to serve over 2.7 million passengers in 2015, with approximately 237 daily flights to over 70 cities in North America. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Trans States has crew domiciles in St. Louis (STL), Chicago (ORD), Washington D.C. (IAD) and Denver (DEN).
About ATP Flight School
In 1984, ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers with an airline-sponsored career track from zero time to 1500 hours, with CFI job placement and airline employment. ATP flies over 150,000 flight hours annually with 266 aircraft which results in more than 4,500 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, air charter operators, and corporate flight departments. Learn more at ATPFlightSchool.com.
SOURCE Trans States Airlines