First Officer Hiring Requirements
FAA commercial pilot's license with instrument and multi-engine ratings
ATP or R-ATP eligible
Minimum 25 hours multi-engine
A current first class FAA medical certificate
A current ATP written (company covers cost of ATP-CTP for successful candidates)
Current valid passport
FCC Radio Operator's Permit
Legal right to work in, and travel freely in and out of, the United States
Reserve Your Seniority Program
seniority reservation program allows new hire pilots to come to
training for two days, and then leave for up to 90 days to complete
other commitments. When pilots return to training, they already have up
to 90 days of seniority.
determines everything for
pilots, including schedule, base assignment, and upgrade time. Pilots
are more likely to get their preferred base assignment right out of
training with three months of seniority backing their bid.
Movement to the MajorsOur pilots are upgrading to Captain and moving onto legacy carriers in as little as one year. Here's a snapshot of where some of our pilots have gone so far this year.
- Starting First Officer Pay: $36.35 per flight hour
- Starting Captain Pay: $62.84 per flight hour
- Captain Qualified First Officer Pay: $49.33 per flight hour when flying as a First Officer; $62.84 per flight hour when flying as a Captain
Now offering a $7,500 First Officer signing bonus!
$7,500 Signing Bonus Payment Schedule
Payment 1: $3,500 after the completion of IOE
Payment 2: $2,000 after 6 months with the company
Payment 3: $2,000 after one year with the company
Note: Captain Qualified First Officers are not eligible for the $7,500 signing bonus
All of our pilots have a 75 hour minimum monthly guarantee. We also offer:
- 100% cancellation and deadhead pay
- 150-200% premium pay
- Per diem at $1.80.hour
- Leg-by-leg pay protection
- Paid airport parking
Pilots can earn a $1,500 bonus for each pilot candidate they recommend that is hired and completes training. That bonus increases to $5,000 for pilots who mentor a new hire they recommend through their two years with the company.
Upgrade Time & Reserve Time
Taking on 52 new aircraft in
2015-16 means that we can offer one of the fastest Captain upgrades in the
industry. Fast Captain upgrades mean
that our pilots start earning PIC time fast.
And don’t expect to spend much time on reserve—our pilots are spending
two months or less on reserve before getting a line.
Our pilots upgrade in an average of 12-16 months, assuming Captain FAR requirements are met. Our most junior Captain was hired in March of 2015.
Seniority by Base
Most Junior Captains and First Officers by Date of Hire|
Includes pilots who have finished training, are not awaiting domicile assignments and are on the bid list.
Initial flight crew training is conducted at the Trans States Airlines Training Center in St. Louis, MO. Single occupancy hotel accommodations and transportation to and from our training center are provided for the duration of training.
The ATP-CTP course is provided for sucessful candidates.
Tuition Reimbursement & Paid Training
Tuition reimbursement is available for ATP Flight School Instructors Learn more
Let Trans States Airlines sponsor your training at Epic Flight Academy Learn more
Interview Your Way
know that finding the time to interview can be tough, especially if
you're flying for another airline. That's why we give our pilot candidates the option of interviewing in person or via Skype. Just let the recruiter know what your preference is.
Applying is easy. Just click on the link below to get started. Don't forget to include the addendum section at the end of the application.
To connect with a recruiter, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the below form to request that a recruiter contact you directly.