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American Eagle Invites Pilots to Attend Chicago Career Fair
Partnering with FltOps.com to Promote Aviation Careers

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will be pre-screening applicants and talking to qualified pilots about open positions at the upcoming FltOps.com Regional Airline Pilot Job Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. The career fair will be held at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Those interested in learning more about pilot positions should bring a resume or apply online at www.americaneaglecareers.com and bring a copy of their completed application.

"We're pleased to support FltOps.com's 'Focus on the Future' effort, designed to promote aviation careers to future professional pilots or others interested in an aviation career," said Nicholas Alford, Manager - Pilot Recruitment for American Eagle. "They encourage high school students and their parents to get involved early, learning about the loans, grants and scholarships that are available to finance aviation education."

To register for the event, visit www.fltops.com for more information.

American Eagle bases are located in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Juan, P.R. Because of its relationship with American Airlines, Eagle pilots also enjoy the privileges of having the best jump-seat agreement in the industry, as well as a generous travel network that includes all American Airlines, American Eagle, and oneworld® alliance destinations worldwide.

Once hired, pilots are also eligible for immediate benefit options that include medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as both life and accident insurance. Additionally, pilots can participate in the American Eagle 401(k) program immediately, with a company match after one year of service. All employees receive a monthly cash bonus as part of the Performance Bonus Plan when certain operational targets are met.

The American Eagle tuition-free, safety-based training program combines rigorous classroom study, systems training and flight training at the FAA award-winning Flight, Cabin and Maintenance Training Center at the headquarters facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

To qualify for an interview with American Eagle, a pilot must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Commercial Pilot Certification with Multi-engine and Instrument ratings
  • Total fixed-wing time in excess of 500 hours
  • Multi-engine fixed-wing time in excess of 50 hours
  • 250 hours Pilot in Control (PIC) time
  • Recent flying experience
  • Current FAA First Class Medical
  • IFR Currency
  • FCC License
  • Possess the ability to work in the U.S.
  • Possess the ability to travel in and out of the U.S. to all cities/countries served by American Eagle
  • A valid passport
  • Ability to relocate
  • Ability to work weekends, nights, shifts, holidays, and overnight trips
  • Age 21+

"After successful completion of the recruitment process, all pilots must also complete ATP's Regional Jet Standards Course, paid for by American Eagle, and sign a two-year Letter of Commitment to fly for American Eagle," said Alford. "However, this will not be required for applicants who already meet our standard minimum of 800 hours total fixed wing and 100 hours fixed wing multi-engine time."

Pilot applicants are encouraged to complete the online application at www.americaneaglecareers.com prior to attending on-site events.

About American Eagle

American Eagle - named Best Regional Airline in North America by the 2011 World Airline Awards - operates more than 1,500 daily flights to over 170 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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