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

Currently Hiring: No

Minimum Flight Time Requirements (ATP Minimums):

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:

5,000 - 7,000 hours total time​

1,000+ hours turbine PIC

Previous 121 or military

*Approximately 40-45% of AA new-hire pilots flow from Envoy, Piedmont, & PSA

Pilot Career Services:

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COMPANY INFORMATION

Fleet Type & Count:

*Fleet information obtained from SEC Form 10-K

Number of Pilots:

14,909

Mandatory Age 65 Retirements:

2021: 466

2022: 592

2023: 770

2024: 876

2025: 914

2026: 896

2027: 768

2028: 687

2029: 646

2030: 566

Pilot Bases:

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

American Airlines Pilot Bases Map

Regional Airline Affiliates:

*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