WASHINGTON, November 16, 2017 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center’s announcement of an initiative to help non-pilot veterans become commercial pilots.
“Today’s announcement is a tremendous step in helping our nation’s veterans gain high-paying, high-quality jobs as commercial pilots. As the U.S. airlines continue to grow, demand for pilots is on the rise and this program will prove to be pivotal in filling those positions,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “We look forward to welcoming those from the program into our network of passionate employees who operate the 27,000 flights each day that carry more than 2 million passengers and 50,000 tons of cargo.”
Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.
A4A advocates on behalf of the leading U.S. airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.