is now accepting applications for approximately 100 new pilot positions the company expects to fill this
year. This is the first time since 2001 that the company has created new opportunities to add to the ranks of its world-class
"We're investing in our business; and our expansion in international markets enables us to add to
our team of the best, highly skilled professional aviators in the world,"
said Captain Hank
Krakowski, vice president of Flight Operations. "United's industry-leading, advanced qualification
training program ensures that our pilots are technically proficient and have also mastered the
crew-based, collaborative decision making and real-world problem solving that sets United pilots
United's six-week, scenario-based training requires captains and first officer candidates to train
together as a crew, while requiring the individual candidates to demonstrate at various checkpoints throughout the training that they have
mastered the same skills required of line pilots by the Federal Aviation Administration.
"Our training program, led by experienced United line pilots, mimics the real-world scenarios that require extensive experience and
consummate professionalism," Krakowski added. "The men and women who fly for United are the best of the best, and we expect our new
hires will help us continue our leadership role in flight safety into the future."
Once selected, new hire pilots will begin training at United's state-of-the-art Flight Training Center in Denver as early as October and will be
flying by the end of the year. A full listing of the minimum qualifications for pilot applicants can be found at
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