United Airlines Calls for Applications for New Flight School; Promote women, diversity
(RTTNews) – United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (UAL) said on Tuesday it will begin accepting applications for its flight school, as it plans to train around 5,000 new pilots over the next decade. Airlines have further said that half of the applicants will be women and people of color.
United Airlines’ flight school, United Aviate Academy, will train students, supported by scholarships from its parent company as well as JP Morgan Chase. The Academy plans to enroll around 100 students this year. United Airlines said the first class of 20 pilots will begin their studies in the third quarter of this year, with the class graduating in the first half of 2022. The company plans to hire around 10,000 pilots by 2030, half of whom will bring in the academy and the rest of other airlines or the US military.
Flight school sponsor JPMorgan Chase will invest $ 1.2 million to fund women and people of color who enter United Aviate Academy. Airlines have also partnered with Sallie Mae to offer private student loans to those who enroll.
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