ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express Carrier, Bolsters Pilot Training Capability with New Embraer E175 Simulator

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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.

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express Carrier, Welcomes Australian Pilots Through E-3 Visa Program

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, today announced that it is welcoming Australian pilots to join in its growth by introducing a new E-3 Visa Program. The program allows Australian pilots to live in the U.S. while flying for ExpressJet. ExpressJet is hiring more than 600 pilots as it grows with 25 new Embraer E175 aircraft in 2019. 

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“ExpressJet’s E-3 Program is the perfect gateway for Australian pilots who want to grow their careers by flying an all-jet fleet on behalf of United – one of the world’s largest airlines and most iconic brands,” said Vice President of Flight Operations Greg Wooley. “Our program provides a smooth, worry-free transition to the U.S. and offers an on-going support network to ensure our E-3 pilots are successful in their careers.”

Pilots who participate in ExpressJet’s E-3 Program will complete training at the airline’s Houston, Texas, training complex, where the airline has its own E175 and ERJ145 full-motion flight simulators. Training is paid and single-occupancy hotel accommodations are provided. 

After training, pilots will be based at one of ExpressJet’s five domiciles (Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee; Houston, Texas; Newark, New Jersey) and may choose to live in base or the city of their choice by using flight and airline jumpseat privileges to travel to base.  

E-3 Program pilots are eligible for ExpressJet’s $22,000 new-hire bonus and an additional $5,000 bonus for an eligible type rating. In addition, pilots are eligible for ExpressJet’s health and wellness insurance plans and have access to travel privileges on United Airlines and other participating, global carriers. E-3 Program participants will also have access to a company liaison to help navigate their new careers in the U.S.     

Australian pilots interested in flying for ExpressJet should apply at expressjet.com/apply or on airlineapps.com. After completing a video interview, ExpressJet will initiate the Visa application and cover costs related to the process as well as travel expenses to the U.S. Applicants can visit expressjet.com/pilots for complete qualifications and application requirements. ACN

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express Carrier, Welcomes Australian Pilots Through E-3 Visa Program

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