We attend 30th annual Women in Aviation International Conference

Our Pilot Recruiting team attended the 30th annual Women in Aviation International (WAI) Conference held last week in Long Beach, California.

“The Women in Aviation Conference is always an inspiring and amazing event,” said Pilot Recruiter Venus Ramos. “This year, there were more than 4,300 attendees, and it was great to be able to share our positive growth story with so many of them as well as catch up with some of our ExpressJet alums.”

Venus said that the good word about our E175 fleet growth and pilot hiring plans kept the recruiting team busy throughout the conference.

“We were non-stop from the moment the doors opened until the conference wrapped!”

WAI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.

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We attend NGPA conference

Our Pilot Recruiting team attended the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) Winter Warm-Up conference held over the weekend in Palm Springs, California. The annual event, presented by United Airlines, brings together thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aviation professionals and enthusiasts – as well as allies – from around the world.

“It was great to return to NGPA this year with the ExpressJet growth story to share,” said Pilot Recruiter Venus Ramos. “We connected with people in all stages of their aviation careers and even had the opportunity to catch up with one of our Airline Pilot Pathway Program (AP3) students. We’re already looking forward to the next NGPA event!” ngpa

Ready to fly? Join us at a First Officer hiring fair!

Ready to fly? We’re hosting three First Officer hiring fairs that can have you in a February or March class!

Houston, Texas
Saturday, February 9
ExpressJet Training Center

Newark, New Jersey
Wednesday, February 13
Hilton Newark Airport

Chicago, Illinois
Monday, February 18
Sheraton Suites O’Hare

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! As always, if you cannot make the hiring fair, we are happy to set up an interview time that works best for you – either in-person or video chat. Just drop us a message and we’ll make it happen.

To sign up for one of these events:

First, be sure you meet our eligibility requirements and that you have an application on file, either through Airline Apps or our website.

Then, register by following the links above.  We’ll be in touch to confirm details and verify hiring eligibility.

Florida, here we come! 3-day, 5 stop, 6-school plane tour!

Florida, here we come! We’re flying an Embraer E145 to you, on a three-day, five-stop tour of some of your top aviation schools. It’s going to be a total AvGeek experience! We’ll also fill you in on our 2019 growth plans, including our 25 new Embraer E175s and plan to hire more than 600 pilots!

Here is where we’ll be:

Monday, January 21

  • L3 Airline Academy (Million Air): 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Embry-Riddle Daytona (Yelvington): 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22

  • Polk State (Warbird Ramp): 9 – 11 a.m.
  • FlightSafety International & Paris Air (Sun Aviation): 3 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, January 23

  • Pan Am Flight Academy (Pan Am Ramp): 9 – 11 a.m.

We invite students of these schools to join us for aircraft visits. The aircraft parking location for each stop is noted in parenthesis. Hope to see you there!

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Top-tier pay gets better, pilot bonus increased to $22,000!

Our top-tier pilot pay just got ever better! New-hire pilots to ExpressJet will now receive a $22,000 sign-on bonus, plus an additional $5,000 bonus for an eligible type rating.

The first $5,000 of the bonus is paid during week one of employment, and the remaining amount, including the type-rating bonus (if eligible), is paid after successful completion of Initial Operating Experience.

With the increase, ExpressJet pilots can now earn upwards of $71,100 during their first year on the job!

ExpressJet is growing with new Embraer E175s, and we’re looking to hire more than 600 pilots in 2019! Pilots who interview can expect immediate class dates and to be complete with training and flying the line within approximately three months.

If you’re thinking about signing on, give us a shout. We’d love to talk.

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