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VICE News features United Aviate Academy’s diversity efforts


See how the United Aviate Academy is leading the charge on addressing the pilot shortage by aiming to train over 5,000 pilots in the next decade, with more than half of those pilots being women or people of color.

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United Express (UAX) Aviate participant transition timeframe FAQs


As Aviate participants continue to transition to United Airlines flight decks, the Aviate team will be providing UAX Aviate participants visibility into when they may transition to United.  

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Inaugural Aviate participant event in Denver recap


Last month, we hosted our inaugural Aviate participant event in Denver at United’s Flight Training Center (FTC), which provided participants with the opportunity to come together to celebrate their progress in their pilot journeys and learn more about what awaits them at United.

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United launches new pilot hiring application


To help bring the best and brightest talent to the flight deck, United has officially launched a new pilot application system. This modernized, mobile-friendly platform will streamline the application process and is customized to ensure that both First Officer and Aviate program candidates can put their best foot forward in their application with United.

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Aviate at AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI on July 25-31, 2022


We’re back at EAA AirVenture and better than ever. Come join us for an exciting week of aviation fun, recruiting opportunities, forums and more. The Aviate program and United Aviate Academy teams can’t wait to meet you!

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FAPA’s Pilot Job Fair and Future Pilot Forum, June 25, 2022


We’re going LIVE at FAPA’s Pilot Job Fair and Future Pilot Forum this Saturday, June 25! You’ll have the opportunity to speak with Aviate team members and United Express partners about the path to United and what your pilot journey could look like.

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FAPA’s Pilot Job Fair and Future Pilot Forum, May 21, 2022


We were LIVE at FAPA’s Pilot Job Fair and Future Pilot Forum on Saturday, May 21! Attendees had the opportunity to speak with Aviate team members and United Express partners about the path to United and what their pilot journey could look like.

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2022 Family Programs info session with Q&A: watch on demand


Rewatch the recording of our Aviate team diving deeper into the Aviate Family Programs, a pathway for current employees, dependents of employees and former Flight Ops interns.

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The Aviate family expands: welcoming Auburn University as a new partner university


We’re thrilled to announce Auburn University is an official Aviate university partner school, offering Auburn students and instructors the opportunity to apply to Aviate and, upon acceptance, receive a conditional job offer from United Airlines.

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Welcoming The Ohio State University as an Aviate university partner


We’ve added the Buckeye nation as an official Aviate university partner! Students and CFIs at Ohio State can now apply to Aviate and, upon acceptance, receive a conditional job offer from United Airlines.

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Welcoming Purdue University as an Aviate university partner


We’ve added Purdue University as an official Aviate university partner! Students and instructors at Purdue can now apply to Aviate and, upon acceptance, receive a conditional job offer from United Airlines.

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Women’s History Month Profile: Dana Donati


United Aviate Academy (UAA) CEO Dana Donati took her passion for aviation from the flight deck to the classroom when she discovered she could have just as much of an impact on people through education.

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State of Aviate, February 22, 2022 | Watch on demand


Re-watch our biggest virtual event of the year where we discussed all things Aviate and United!

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Aviate allows for more flexibility on United pilot path


Aviate offers pilots the most direct path to becoming a United First Officer and, ultimately, Captain. And we’re giving our United Express pilots a more direct path to realize that dream.

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Welcoming our newest Aviate partner, Epic Flight Academy


We’re hopping on an exciting bandwagon! Last Thursday, Garmin® International announced its long-term agreement with Heart Aerospace® to provide the ES-19 electric airliner with Garmin G3000® integrated flight deck. Heart Aerospace is an electric aircraft company developing the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger regional aircraft driven entirely by batteries and electric motors that – before the end of the decade – has the potential to fly customers up to 250 miles.

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The doors at United Aviate Academy have officially opened


The ribbon has been cut! On January 27,  United Aviate Academy (UAA), United’s wholly-owned flight school, hosted its grand opening where UAA staff, United leaders, government officials and members of the media welcomed a historic inaugural class of future pilots.

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Introducing our newest Aviate partner, Skyborne Airline Academy


We’re proud to share that Skyborne is an official Aviate partner flight school, offering Skyborne students and instructors the opportunity to apply to Aviate and, upon acceptance, receive a conditional job offer from United Airlines.

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Aviate participants will take flight with cutting-edge Garmin avionics!


We’re hopping on an exciting bandwagon! Last Thursday, Garmin® International announced its long-term agreement with Heart Aerospace® to provide the ES-19 electric airliner with Garmin G3000® integrated flight deck. Heart Aerospace is an electric aircraft company developing the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger regional aircraft driven entirely by batteries and electric motors that – before the end of the decade – has the potential to fly customers up to 250 miles.

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FAPA’s Pilot Job Fair and Future Pilot Forum, December 11, 2021


We’re going LIVE at FAPA’s Pilot Job Fair and Future Pilot Forum this Saturday, December 11! United Captain and Managing Director of Aviate & Pilot Strategy, Curt Brunjes, and CEO of United Aviate Academy, Dana Donati, will make a special appearance to present information to help you prepare for your pilot journey. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with Aviate team members and United Express partners.

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United Aviate Academy: taking pilot development to greater heights


We are thrilled to announce the inaugural class of approximately 30 United Aviate Academy students will begin training on December 6 at the newly acquired, state-of-the-art 340,000 square-foot facility at Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

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United welcomes first all-Aviate pilot class


Aviate is reaching new heights. We’re proud to welcome our first all-Aviate class of new-hire pilots to United!

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RTAG 2021 National Convention, October 23 – 24, 2021


We’re excited to share the Aviate Team will be at the RTAG National Convention this Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 in San Diego!

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United Aviate Academy is hiring CFIs!


Ready to build your hours, connect with our United family and gain more high-quality flying experience? We’re offering you the chance to join us at United Aviate Academy as a CFI!

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EAA AirVenture 2021, July 26 – August 1


*Drum roll* We’re back at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI and better than ever. Come join us for an exciting week of aviation fun, with live recruiting events, special announcements, panel discussions and more; the Aviate team is ready to connect with YOU!

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FAPA’s Pilot Job Fair & Future Pilot Forum, July 17, 2021


We’re going LIVE at FAPA’s Pilot Job Fair and Future Pilot Forum this Saturday, July 17! With a special appearance from United’s Managing Director of Flight Training, Marc Champion, along with Aviate and United Express Partner recruiters, we’ll present information to help you prepare for your pilot journey.

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United Aviate Academy Information Session, April 15, 2021


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Aviate adds GoJet Airlines as a United Express Aviate Partner


We’re proud to share GoJet Airlines is now an official United Express (UAX) Aviate Partner, offering GoJet pilots the opportunity to apply to Aviate and get on the most direct path to a United Airlines flight deck.

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United Aviate Academy is now accepting applications


Big news: We’re now accepting applications for the first classes at United Aviate Academy.

Last year, we announced that as a part of Aviate, United would become the only major U.S. airline to own and operate a flight training academy. Today, we’re excited to begin accepting applications for United Aviate Academy with a new diversity initiative and plan to have at least 50% of the students be women or people of color.

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Aviate expands partnerships with HBCUs


We’ve been on a mission to inspire and develop the next generation of diverse and talented United pilots, and we recognize our promise is only as strong as the connections we keep. Through our vast partnerships, now including three new Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), we’re one step closer to reaching our goal.

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International Women in Aviation Conference, March 11-12, 2021


We’re excited to celebrate IWD and Women’s History Month at the 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Virtual Conference this Thursday March 11 and Friday March 12. Join our virtual sessions to chat about career opportunities at United, learn how to prepare for an interview, and discover more about the current state of the airline industry and how to join the most direct path to a United flight deck.

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United Aviate Family Programs Info Session and Q&A, February 24, 2021


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State of Aviate, January 25, 2021 | Watch on demand


Re-watch the all-inclusive virtual event with the United Aviate team, with appearances from United Airlines President Brett Hart, ALPA MEC Chairman Todd Insler, and Managing Director of Aviate & Pilot Strategy Captain Curt Brunjes.

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