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Aviate is United's industry-leading pilot career development program offering aspiring and established pilots the most direct path to a United flight deck.

Find your path

We believe the success of our airline depends on the success of each individual  —  so you can have your dream career and count on our support every step of the way.

A clear path to United

We intend to hire more than 10,000 pilots in the next decade and have the largest fleet of widebody aircraft in North America, offering you exciting opportunities to advance.

  • A direct path. Aviate participants can transition to United as a First Officer upon successful completion of the Aviate program and hiring requirements
  • Travel privileges. Aviate participants enjoy travel privileges to United destinations around the world
  • Coaching. Aviate participants will have the opportunity to participate in a coaching program and receive mentorship from United pilots
  • Culture. You'll gain deeper connections with our United team, with access to senior leadership, site visits and tours, and an inside look at our inclusive culture

Love to fly, born to lead

Find out what makes United a great place to fly.

Fleet & Network Cleared for takeoff

Work your way toward the career you want with an expansive fleet and network that offer unmatched opportunities for advancement.

The most widebody aircraft of any North American carrier

236 widebody aircraft

41 more than the next leading competitor

That means more United pilots enjoy our highest pay rates and best schedules.

The most comprehensive global route network among North American carriers

4,000 flights per day on average

335 airports served

60 countries around the world

We have nonstop or one-stop service from almost anywhere in the U.S., and our network grows each year. Plus, our participation in Star AllianceTM provides access to an even bigger, growing global network with 28 member carriers.

Find out more about our fleet | See our routes

Bases & Flexibility Choose your own adventure

With hubs and crew bases in great cities across the U.S., and the ability to explore new opportunities for yourself and your future, you’ll find more ways to live the life you want at United.

Map of USA with United Hubs

Training & Innovation Above and beyond

From industry leadership to cutting-edge technologies to next-level training — we create the best pilots in the industry. Everyone at United delivers on our core4 service behaviors: Safe, Caring, Dependable and Efficient.

  • Our unique pilot development program matches pilots of different experience levels, making it easy to share knowledge in a personalized way.
  • Our Flight Training Center (FTC) in Denver is the world’s largest and the industry’s leading airline training facility.
  • Over 20 other airlines and government agencies send their personnel to train at our FTC.
  • Our FTC recently completed a $150 million renovation, which allows us to support more than 50,000 live training events per year.

Learn more about our Flight Training Center

Culture Of Connection Connections that matter

We take our Shared Purpose — Connecting people. Uniting the world. — seriously. The moments we share with our customers and our colleagues make United a special place to work and a great way to fly, together.

Awards we've won

Our initiatives

We invest in an inclusive culture where the best pilots and leaders want to work with supportive business groups and game-changing diversity initiatives. We pride ourselves on creating a working environment with opportunities for everyone.

Find out more about our diversity initiatives

Our partnerships

Our Aviate participants’ success stories

Our United stories

Industry Leadership Together, we soar

We take pride in our ability to continually thrive and grow. Count on us to be there for you for the long haul.

How we grow

We've added 120 new domestic routes and 22 new international routes to our network over the last two and a half years.

How we win

Learn more about how we grow every day on our Hub

Follow Aviate on Instagram

Looking for the latest and greatest from the Aviate team? Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see what’s going on with our program, partners and participants! You can also see updates by checking out #UnitedAviate. Be sure to tag for a chance to be featured on our account!

Any questions?

Full details regarding Aviate eligibility and transition requirements can be found in the Aviate Program Guide (APG). For questions not covered in the APG, please provide your information and question in the space provided, and we’ll get back to you soon.

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