PURCHASE, N.Y., July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAWW) today said that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit and GoJet Airlines have entered an agreement guaranteeing GoJet pilots an interview with Atlas after as little as one to two years of service. First Officers with military flying experience will be eligible to interview with Atlas after just one year of service at GoJet, while all other pilots will be eligible to interview after a minimum of two years of service.
The world’s largest operator of modern Boeing 747 all-cargo aircraft, Atlas Air Worldwide is widely recognized as a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. With a focus on express, e-commerce and fast-growing markets, the company is in an era of significant business growth and development, with opportunities to expand its cargo and passenger operations with existing customers and with new ones.
“We are delighted to begin this special relationship with GoJet,” said Atlas Air President and Chief Operating Officer John W. Dietrich.
“Aviation is at the center of today’s modern global economy. And its continued ability to provide access to markets, serve as a catalyst for international trade, and propel economic and social development will benefit greatly from innovative partnerships like this one, which will help ensure a solid pipeline of attractive candidates dedicated to a career in aviation.”
“Our new partnership with Atlas provides an excellent career progression opportunity for our pilots,” said GoJet Chief Operating Officer Terry Basham. “Given Atlas’ healthy economic outlook, our pilots will find it an ideal place to build a long-term career.”
“This agreement opens the door for GoJet pilots to potentially fly the Boeing 747 or 767, among the most storied aircraft in aviation history,” added GoJet Director of Flight Operations Randy Bratcher. “The opportunity to join the Atlas team and operate big Boeings all over the world is a very attractive career move for our pilots.”
Current GoJet pilots with the requisite time in service may immediately opt-in to the Atlas guaranteed interview program, while new GoJet pilots may do so as soon as time-in-service requirements are met.
With GoJet mentoring and a guaranteed interview, pilots invited to join Atlas can look forward to advancing their careers with a growing global air carrier, the opportunity to fly wide-body Boeing aircraft, and airline transportation to and from their base.
About Atlas Air Worldwide:
Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., Southern Air Holdings, Inc. and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. Our companies operate the world’s largest fleet of 747 freighter aircraft and provide customers a broad array of Boeing 747, 777, 767, 757 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.
Atlas Air Worldwide’s press releases, SEC filings and other information may be accessed through the company’s home page, www.atlasair.com.
About GoJet Airlines:
GoJet Airlines is a premier regional carrier operating as United Express and Delta Connection. GoJet proudly flies the Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900, two of the youngest and most technologically advanced regional jets in the industry. GoJet serves over 4.5 million passengers annually, with more than 240 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations. GoJet is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and has crew bases in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Raleigh-Durham and St. Louis.
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