American Airlines Pilot Hiring Information

American Airlines Boeing 737

American Airlines is the largest commercial air carrier in the Unites States operating a fleet of over 900 aircraft throughout the world.

AMERICAN AIRLINES PILOT HIRING REQUIREMENTS

Accepting Applications: Yes

Minimum Flight Time Requirements:

Multi-engine ATP certificate

1,500 hours total time

500 hours cross-country

250 hours PIC

100 hours night

75 hours instrument

25 hours multi-engine land

Competitive Flight Time:

4,000 - 7,000 hours total time​

1,000+ hours turbine PIC

Previous 121 or military

Pilot Career Services:

Application Link:

COMPANY INFORMATION

Fleet Type & Count:
AIRCRAFT
TOTAL
ORDERS
B-777-300ER
20
-
B-777-200ER
47
-
B-787-900
22
30
B-787-800
26
10
A-321-NEO
60
10
A-321-200
218
-
A-320-200
48
-
A-319-100
133
-
B-737-MAX-8
42
58
B-737-800
303
-
Boom Overture
-
20
Total
919
128

Number of Pilots:

14,556

Estimated Age 65 Retirements:

2022: 273

2023: 729

2024: 832

2025: 882

2026: 874

2027: 765

2028: 687

2029: 646

2030: 568

2031: 585

Pilot Bases:

BOS, CLT, DCA, DFW, LAX, LGA, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX

American Airlines Pilot Bases Map

Regional Airline Affiliates:

Air Wisconsin (March 2023)

*Envoy Air

Mesa Airlines

*Piedmont Airlines

*PSA Airlines

Republic Airways

SkyWest Airlines

*American Airlines subsidiary with pilot flow agreement

AMERICAN AIRLINES CAPTAIN PAY SCALES (Per Hour)

Monthly Reserve (long-call)/Line Guarantee: 73 hours

Monthly Reserve (short-call) Guarantee: 76 hours

Ex: 12+ Year B-777 Captain Minimum Reserve Compensation: $342.72 x 73 hours x 12 months = $300,223

AMERICAN AIRLINES FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALES (Per Hour)

Monthly Reserve (long-call)/Line Guarantee: 73 hours

Monthly Reserve (short-call) Guarantee: 76 hours

Ex: 12+ Year B-777 First Officer Minimum Reserve Compensation: $234.09 x 73 hours x 12 months = $205,063

First Year First Officer Minimum Reserve Compensation: $79,655