15,000 pilots

» represented by the Allied Pilots Association
» contract amendable Sept 2022


News (updated Sept 10, 2017)

  • Pushed back delivery of its first A350s until late 2020
  • Taking delivery of 22 A350s 2020-2024
  • American’s 9 regional providers: Envoy Air, PSA, Piedmont, Mesa, Air Wisconsin, Chautauqua, ExpressJet, Republic, and SkyWest
  • 500 new jets through 2022
  • 8 hubs (5 from A’A; 3 from US Airways)
  • MD-80, 757 and 767 replacements underway

Fleet

  • 777-300ER: 15
  • 777-200ER: 47
  • 787-9: (26 on order)
  • 787-8: (16 on order)
  • 767-300ER: 58
  • 757-200: 77
  • A-321-NEO: (100 on order)
  • A-321: 29 (36 on order)
  • B-737-MAX-8: (100 on order)
  • B-737-800: 243 (63 on order)
  • MD-82/83: 135

American-APA Contract 2015

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Hiring – YES (interviewing into pool) – updated April 22, 2015

Hiring approx. 100 pilots in 2015.

HIRING BOX

First officer application.

Flight Qualified Supervisor (“management pilot”) application. Be advised that once hired into management, you’re not allowed to ever cross over as a line pilot.


New-hire minimums: ATP/1,500 TT fixed-wing/1,000 PIC turbine


New Hires: What to expect

Most new hire pilots going to the MD-80 and A320 in Miami, Chicago, and New York.


Pilot domiciles – 8 total

  • New York (LGA/NYC/EWR)
  • Dallas/Ft Worth (DFW)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Washington, DC (DCA/IAD)
  • Los Angeles (LAX/ONT/SAN/SNA/BUR)
  • Phoenix (PHX)

Flying the Line


Demographics


Benefits


Health Insurance


Contract Nuggets

  • Minimum days off per month: 10 line holders (X for reserve)
  • Minimum calendar day credit: (none)
  • Duty rig:
  • Trip rig:

Minimum Retirements


Pilot Lingo


Jumpseating – CASS approved

List online (works for most reciprocal airlines). Contact your jumpseat committee chairman for your airline code if doesn’t work. Only the following airlines’ pilots may jumpseat internationally on American: Alaska, Delta, FedEx, United, US Airways, and Southwest. Two jumpseats on most jets; only one on the MD-80. American Eagle destinations also available with online listing.

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