WHY PILOTS CHOOSE MESA AIRLINES

At Mesa, Recruiting Is About Pilots Helping Pilots Progress In Their Careers

Pilots choose Mesa because of the real opportunities that exist for both experienced pilots and newcomers to the industry. Mesa's training, job security and upgrade times are second to none. Since our latest expansion began in the Spring of 2013, we have hired over 800 pilots and upgraded
more than 380. A testament to our success and future opportunities – is the fact that – while our growth is among the fastest in the industry, our pilot attrition is among the lowest.

Pilot candidates are eligible for up to $30,000 in incentive compensation during the first 4 years of employment as a First Officer.

$5,000 paid after the completion of training
$5,000 paid after the completion of first year of employment
$5,000 paid after the completion second year of employment
$5,000 paid at the completion of third year of employment
$10,000 paid at the completion of fourth year of employment
*Unless eligible for upgrade (Based on Company Seniority and FAA Part 121 requirements)
*First Officer Programs are subject to adjustment if the wages in Section 3 of the Collective Bargaining are adjusted.

With pilots at Mesa Airlines currently upgrading within 24 months, we offer the most competitive career progression in the industry. This new pilot recruitment program combined with our rapid advancement resulting from our expansion of highly desirable large regional jets ensures that you are making the correct choice for your future as a Mesa Airlines pilot.

The Pilot Recruitment Program incentives apply only to First Officer compensation.  Having the opportunity to upgrade rapidly to Captain not only increases your earnings, but provides you with valuable Pilot in Command time.

More Opportunity, Enhanced Compensation, Greater Career Development…Mesa Airlines provides this all to you.

Average time on reserve for our first officers is ranging between 2-4 months from the completion of training!

Get paid and earn seniority while you obtain your ATP-CTP Written! 

Unlike our competition, Mesa Airlines does not have 50 seat or less aircraft to park! 

 Most Junior Captain By Crew Base:  Most Junior First Officer By Crew Base:
DFW: September 2015
IAD: September 2015
IAH: December 2014
PHX: April 2013
DFW: New Hire Base
IAD: New Hire Base
IAH: New Hire Base
PHX: March 2016

Updated November 2016. Based on current roster post completion of training.
 



Our fleet of large regional jets has grown to 128 with 5 more scheduled for delivery in 2016...yes, our fleet doubled in two years and we expect to continue our growth. We’re the only regional airline with no small aircraft to park and our codeshare agreements are among the longest in the industry. We understand your career goals. For job stability and a quick path to upgrade, apply now. It is a great time to join Mesa Airlines! 




 

Qualifications

ATP 1500 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • 1500 hours Total Flight Time
  • 500 hours Cross Country Time
  • 100 hours Total Night Time
  • 50 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • 100 hours of Instrument Time
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 23 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to read and speak English language

Restricted ATP 1500 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • 1500 hours Total Flight Time
  • 200 hours Cross Country Time
  • 100 hours Total Night Time
  • 25 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • 75 hours of Instrument Time
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to read and speak English language

Restricted ATP 1250 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • 2-Year Degree from an FAA Approved Aviation Program 
  • 1250 hours Total Flight Time
  • 200 hours Cross Country Time
  • 100 hours Total Night Time
  • 25 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • 75 hours of Instrument Time
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • Ability to read and speak English language

Restricted ATP 1000 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • 4-Year Degree from an FAA Approved Aviation Program 
  • 1000 hours Total Flight Time
  • 200 hours Cross Country Time
  • 100 hours Total Night Time
  • 25 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • 75 hours of Instrument Time
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • Ability to read and speak English language

Restricted ATP 750 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • Military Pilot
  • Honorable Discharge or Current Service
  • Obtain a DD-214 Form
  • 750 hours Total Flight Time
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • Ability to read and speak English language
 

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Benefits

  • Pilots hired at Mesa Airlines receive a Airline Transport Pilot type rating upon completion of initial training (CL-65 or EMB170/190)
  • Pilots receive unlimited travel benefits including jumpseat agreements.
  • Family members (spouse, domestic partner, dependents, and parents) also receive travel benefits on our code share partners
  • Mesa Airlines offers competitive medical and dental benefits, vision, life, 401K and travel benefits with our code-share partners
  • ATP flight instructors receive tuition reimbursement  Learn more
  • ATP-CTP course provided by Mesa Airlines for those pilots who qualify

Crew Bases  

  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Washington Dulles (IAD)
  • Houston (IAH)
Mesa pilots are initially assigned to a hub city based on current openings in seniority order

Electronic Flight Bag

  • Mesa Airlines was the FIRST airline approved for Electronic Flight Bag usage for all phases of flight
  • All manuals and charts are issued electronically at no cost via a pilot provided iPad
  • Each pilot is required to have an iPad (2, 3, 4, Air, or Air2) prior to simulator training 

Training

  • Pilots will receive FULL monthly guarantee pay from the start of training
  • Ground Training is conducted at the Mesa Airlines' Training Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • The Company provides single-occupancy lodging during training

Mesa Airlines recognizes the skills associated with helicopter flying. Rotary Wing time may be included in Total Time, but the applicant must meet the 100 hour Multi-Engine, Fixed Wing requirement.

 

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Accommodation for Applicants With Disabilities: Mesa Airlines, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may email us at HRADMIN@mesa-air.com or alternatively send a fax to 602-685-4350.  In order to quickly respond to your request, please use the words "Accommodation Request" as the subject line of your email or as the title of your fax document.

Candidates who have previously interviewed for a Flight Officer position are required to wait a minimum of six months before reapplying.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Mesa Airlines recognizes that our strength lies in our people.