FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways is further expanding its partnership with Aerosim Training Solutions. The airline will send its new hire pilots to the Aerosim Flight Academy in Orlando to complete their Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP). Upon completion of the program, pilots will complete the required ATP Written Exam, and ultimately meet the initial requirements for the pilot to receive their Airline Transport Pilot certification.
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Silver Airways is advancing the more than $5,000 in expenses for each of its new hire pilots to complete Aerosim’s ATP CTP training and written exam. Once completed, pilots will go through Silver Airways’ new hire training to receive their Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP) and Saab 340 type rating.
Aerosim’s program, selected as the sole third-party provider for the ATP CTP, meets and exceeds all FAA Part 142 rules.
“Aerosim’s industry-leading expertise combined with Silver Airways’ financial support will allow us to continue building a strong pipeline of pilots by providing the financial support necessary for pilots to bridge the gap from training to flying,” said Silver Airways head of pilot recruiting Mary Chevalier. “We’re thrilled to further expand our partnership with Aerosim and fuel the pilot movement.”
“Aerosim was one of the first Part 142 organizations to have received certification for its ATP CTP early last October of 2014 and has since successfully provided the ATP CTP to over 100 pilots,” said Rick Brown, Director of Aerosim Training Solutions. “Aerosim Training Solutions is excited to extend the ATP CTP training to Silver Airways, strengthening our existing relationship.”
This agreement further expands Silver Airways’ existing Pilot Pathway Program that was established with Aerosim Flight Academy over a year-and-a-half ago.
Silver Airways offers an attractive career opportunity for pilots, including:
- $12,000 hiring bonus
- $2,500 pilot referral bonus for current employees who refer new pilots
- Fast upgrade time from First Officer to Captain
- Pilot bases in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Washington-Dulles
- Low cost medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401(k) with company match, life and disability insurance
- Travel benefits with Silver Airways and other carriers
For additional information on Silver Airways pilot career opportunities, visit www.silverairways.com/pilots.
About Silver Airways
As the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas, Silver Airways operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline. The airline averages nearly 145 daily flights to 30 destinations in Florida, the Bahamas, and Southeast U.S., as well as the Mid-Atlantic region from Washington-Dulles. Silver is a codeshare partner with JetBlue and United Airlines, and has interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, Bahamasair, Hahn Air, and All Nippon Airways. Silver’s fleet is comprised of 27 highly reliable and fuel-efficient 34-seat Saab 340B Plus turbo-prop aircraft. With the lowest accident rate of any other commercial aircraft, Saab is the safest in the world. Silver is privately owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm that launched the airline in May 2011. Visit Silver Airways at silverairways.com.
About Aerosim Training Solutions
Aerosim Training Solutions provides cost effective design and implementation of training solutions for the aviation industry. Aerosim Training Solutions leverages subject matter experts (SME) with complete aerospace/aviation operational knowledge within the National Airspace, including the ATC environment. Training Solutions also leverages hardware and software products of Aerosim Technologies division to develop training curriculum and programs for all aspects of aviation. Aerosim has extensive experience with training design and implementation along with many years of experience in curriculum design. Training for internal programs not only meets FAA Part 142 rules, but exceeds them in the following areas:
- Use of simulation-based courseware.
- Distance learning using VFD-based CBT, free-play, and specific study references.
- Monitoring of student progress using Aerosim or third-party LMS.
- Instructor-led training using Virtual Procedures Trainers (VPT™) and hardware devices.
Aerosim Training Solutions Part 142 Training Center employs this curriculum and maintains a Quality Assurance and Compliance program to ensure that training standards comply with all regulatory requirements, and are monitored and updated as required. For more information on Aerosim Training Solutions visit www.aerosim.com.
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Source:Silver Airways Corp