FAPA.aero | Pilot Hiring History - All Time

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Major Airline Pilot Hiring by Year (2000-Present)Return to Hiring History

Airline 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Totals

Delta Air Lines

812

420

0

0

0

0

0

392

332

0

155

0

0

0

915

958

1206

5190

Southwest Airlines

425

444

195

147

384

350

628

432

384

0

0

262

140

60

345

276

631

5103

JetBlue

124

121

250

216

206

498

450

434

95

30

113

275

68

283

420

289

273

4145

United Airlines

1032

194

0

0

0

0

0

120

115

0

0

0

0

398

381

872

522

3634

American Airlines

1171

797

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

500

313

519

3320

FedEx

216

404

210

7

159

433

315

38

0

0

0

139

152

14

8

137

427

2659

Continental Airlines

75

137

0

0

0

408

495

544

110

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1769

AirTran Airways

96

183

84

111

190

259

263

287

81

0

140

16

0

0

0

0

0

1710

Alaska Airlines

137

121

65

26

0

59

122

131

7

0

0

6

76

45

153

225

184

1357

UPS Airlines

206

223

0

0

32

244

170

232

0

0

0

0

0

0

40

85

63

1295

Northwest

355

264

0

0

0

0

0

90

108

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

817

America West

250

40

13

126

190

50

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

669

Spirit Airlines

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274

288

562

ATA

63

52

34

221

38

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

408

TOTALS

5105

3408

851

854

1199

2301

2443

2766

1299

30

408

748

553

1084

3053

3429

4113

33644

Meet the FAPA team

G.W. "Bo" Corby

Vice President - Flight Training Standards

G.W.

Captain Corby began his aviation career as a Flight Crew Instructor for the Boeing Company, followed by 3 years in the Middle East as a pilot/flight engineer for several airlines, returning to the U.S. in 1977 as a pilot for Hughes Airwest in San Mateo, California. Hughes Airwest later merged with Republic Airlines and eventually Northwest Airlines (NWA).  At NWA, he served as NWA ALPA Training Committee Chairman and in this position participated as one of 3 Board Members on the Pilot Training Review Board at NWA. This Board evaluated issues in the NWA training department relating to pilot training deficiencies. He retired from NWA in 2006.

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Hired at United Airlines

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