After the December 12th announcement by American Airlines Group, Inc., PSA Airlines is ramping up hiring in order to fill large training classes of first officers, captain upgrades, and flight attendants to prepare for the delivery of 30 Bombardier CRJ 900 NextGen aircraft.
2014 will be a year of accelerated hiring in order to fill the need for these crewmembers, maintenance technicians, and other aviation professionals. January 2014 has already seen pilot classes of 24 every two weeks and similarly large flight attendant classes every 2 weeks.
Anticipated quick upgrade times are coming to fruition as current PSA first officers are being pulled from the line for captain upgrade classes every couple of weeks. Along with a quicker upgrade to captain, a rapid path to line holder is in store for pilots coming aboard at PSA during this time of growth. PSA pilots are making the jump to mainline at a current rate of 4 pilots a month.
This rate of hiring will continue throughout 2014 and 2015- as the CRJ NextGens come into service. Four hundred additional pilots will be required in order to account for the additional aircraft as well as vacancies from upgrades. Pilot recruitment is aided, not only by the obvious career growth opportunity, but benefits such as paid training and low reservation time.
Interested parties can find out more about these positions at http://www.psaairlines.com/careers/ and apply therein.