Delta Air Lines Pilot Hiring Information

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330

Delta Air Lines is one of the largest commercial air carriers in the United States. Major hubs include: ATL, DTW, LAX, MSP, NYC, SEA, and SLC.

DELTA AIR LINES PILOT HIRING REQUIREMENTS

Accepting Applications: Yes

Minimum Flight Time Requirements:

Multi-engine ATP certificate

1,500 hours total time

1,000 hours fixed-wing turbine

250 hours PIC or SIC as defined in 14 CFR 61.159(a)(5) in airplane category

50 hours multi-engine airplane

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
A-350-900
24
20
A-330-900-NEO
14
23
A-330-300
31
-
A-330-200
11
-
B-767-400
21
-
B-767-300
42
-
B-757-300
16
-
B-757-200
111
-
A-321-NEO
1
154
A-321-200
127
-
A-320-200
58
-
A-319-100
57
-
B-737-900
144
15
B-737-800
77
-
A-220-300
10
40
A-220-100
44
1
B-717-200
61
-
Total
849
253

Number of Pilots:

13,533

Estimated Age 65 Retirements:

2022: 396

2023: 421

2024: 520

2025: 543

2026: 527

2027: 459

2028: 475

2029: 499

2030: 540

2031: 466

Pilot Bases:

ATL, DTW, LAX, MSP, NYC, SEA, SLC

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DELTA AIR LINES CAPTAIN PAY SCALES (Per Hour)

Monthly Reserve Guarantee: 72 hours

Monthly Line Guarantee: 65 hours

Ex: 12+ Year A-350 Captain Minimum Reserve Compensation: $353.85 x 72 hrs x 12 months = $305,726

DELTA AIR LINES FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALES (Per Hour)

Monthly Reserve Guarantee: 72 hours

Monthly Line Guarantee: 65 hours

Ex: 12+ Year A-350 First Officer Minimum Reserve Compensation: $241.71 x 72 hrs x 12 months = $208,837

First Year First Officer Minimum Reserve Compensation: $79,324