Amerijet International Airlines announced the launch of its Pilot Pathway Program with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle is the first university to sign an agreement with Amerijet to launch this program. The airline will recruit and provide mentoring and coaching to sophomores, juniors and seniors who are enrolled in Embry-Riddle’s Aeronautical Science degree program. Upon successful completion of their degree, with proper FAA certification and having completed three semesters as full-time flight instructors at Embry-Riddle, candidates will be offered further training and employment with Amerijet.
The international shipping company, which was founded in 1974, started with one leased aircraft and provided small cargo and passenger flights between the United States and the Bahamas. Today, employing nearly 300 pilots, Amerijet officials are collaborating with Embry-Riddle to meet the company’s growing demand. “Amerijet International Airlines is thrilled to sign our first Pilot Pathway Program with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,” said Craig Bentley, chief operating officer at Amerijet. “Embry-Riddle is the leader in aviation education, and the graduates who join our airline will have the knowledge and experiential learning that prepares them to be valuable crew members in our airline.”