US Airways to hire 350 pilots

13th Sep 2007

US Airways announced plans to hire more than 350 new pilots with training dates beginning
in November 2007.The airline will also move 140 pilots, who currently fly for
US Airways Express carriers, back to the mainline flying seats they were
furloughed from several years ago. The airline’s pilot staffing needs are
being driven primarily by retiring mainline pilots. New hire pilots will move
onto the airline’s growing Embraer 190 fleet, which in turn will drive current
pilots to other aircraft like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 family

President Scott Kirby stated, “It was only two short years ago that both
the former US Airways’ and America West’s futures were in the air. To stand
strong two years later and announce that not only will we no longer have any
pilots on furlough, but also will begin to hire new pilots is simply great
news for our employees and our airline. Our pilots are among the most
experienced and professional in our industry, and we look forward to welcoming
our returning pilots from our Express partners as well as new pilots to our

  Positions will be filled over the next 12 to 16 months. The airline’s
Philadelphia base is home to Embraer 190 flying. Candidates can find
qualifications and apply on-line at or by clicking
the Careers link online at


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