United Airlines Creates New Pilot Training Program Written 31 January 2022


United Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX. | Credit: Konstantin von Wedelstaedt; Wikimedia Commons; GNU Free Documentation License

CBS News reported that United Airlines “has launched a program to train the next generation of pilots, including promoting other workers to fill those vacancies.” United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said, “We’ve got over 100 regional aircraft that effectively aren’t flying because there are not enough pilots to fly them.” CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg said, “One of the biggest sources for airlines was the military. The problem today is there are not that many pilots in the military. There are a lot of drone pilots – that doesn’t really help in terms of being able to bring people in.” United Airlines “offers some scholarships and priority to relatives of staff.”
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