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Latest news

HBCU Day at United’s Flight Training Center

June 19, 2024


Last week, United’s Aviate program, Flight Training Center, People Impact, Pilot Hiring and Talent Acquisition teams along with BEACON, United’s Black Business Resource Group, hosted 45 students and several academic leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at the Denver Flight Training Center.

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Captain Theresa Claiborne: A pioneer in the sky

June 11, 2024


After 34 exceptional years and over 23,000 flight hours, EWR Boeing 787 Captain Theresa Claiborne is officially retired from flying with United. She’s often described as a pioneer, trailblazer and mentor to so many in the aviation industry and beyond.

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Aviate Participant Spotlights

May 31, 2024


We’re back with more of our Aviate Success Stories, celebrating participants who have forged their path to United through the Aviate program. For this round, we at United Airlines are proud to honor Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and share the stories of our pilots’ dedication to their cultures and careers.

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Join us for the 2024 PAPA Expo!

May 24, 2024


United is a proud cultural sponsor of the 2024 Professional Asian Pilots Association (PAPA) Expo in Las Vegas, which the United and Aviate teams will be attending June 4-5! This two-day event celebrates Asian & Pacific Islander culture while supporting and empowering all in the aviation & aerospace industry. Attendees will enjoy a career fair, food, cultural activities and performances, guest speakers and more.

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Aviate Participant Spotlights – World Pilots’ Day

April 26, 2024


In honor of World Pilot’s Day and to continue celebrating our Aviate participants who have completed their path to United through the program, we’re sharing more of our Aviate Success Stories.

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Aviate Participant Spotlights

March 20, 2024


We’re excited to introduce our new Aviate Success Stories series, celebrating the achievements of Aviate participants who have charted their path to United with the support of the Aviate program. Keep reading to discover the stories of three remarkable United pilots who went through the Aviate journey.

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Join us for Women in Aviation 2024

March 13, 2024


United is thrilled to attend the 2024 Women in Aviation International Conference (WAI)! This is Women in Aviation’s 34th annual conference and will be held March 21 – 23 in Orlando, FL. So, if you’re looking for inspiration and to share your passion for aviation with fellow enthusiasts, this is the conference for you!

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State of Aviate 2024

February 15, 2024


In case you missed it, we hosted our biggest virtual event of the year, where we discussed important United initiatives, Aviate program highlights, our 2024 outlook and more.

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Join us for NGPA 2024

February 9, 2024


The Aviate team is headed to Palm Springs, CA for the 2024 NGPA Industry Expo from February 15 – 16, where United is the presenting sponsor! This promises to be an exciting week filled with education, networking, celebration and more. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with the Aviate and United teams, as well as Aviate partners at this event.

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Aviate wrapped: 2023 events & partnerships in review

December 20, 2023


This year, the Aviate team was kicking it into high gear and on the road every month. We met many prospective and current Aviate participants – as well as alumnus – and we celebrated new partnerships around the country.

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Aviate at AirVenture in Oshkosh,WI from July 23-30, 2023

July 27, 2023


We’re back at EAA AirVenture for a jam-packed week at the world’s largest airshow for aviation fun, networking opportunities, forums and more. The teams from the Aviate program can’t wait to meet you!

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My Aviate app: FAQs for Aviate participants

June 8, 2023


My Aviate, the industry-first mobile app designed for Aviate participants, will help you track your progress on your way to United, input flight hours, update personal information and more.

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The Aviate network grows: Welcoming MSU Denver as a new partner university

May 3, 2023


We’re excited to share that Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has been added as an official Aviate university partner! Former and current students and Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) at MSU Denver can now apply to Aviate and upon acceptance, receive a conditional job offer from United Airlines.

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Aviate participants: Complete your My Aviate profile

April 6, 2023


We are thrilled to be launching My Aviate soon. This industry-first mobile and web-based app is designed for all Aviate participants.

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Aviate Public Town Hall | Watch the Recording

March 24, 2023


In case you missed it, last week we hosted a public Aviate Town Hall where we discussed all things Aviate including an overview, the difference between the Aviate program and United Aviate Academy, what the journey looks like for our participants and more.

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Aviate program changes

March 3, 2023


Meeting our commitment to Aviate participants is a top priority at United and the program will remain an important pipeline source for our airline. Aviate continues to provide the most secure, direct path to the United flight deck.

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United, United Aviate Academy snag 7 Anthem Awards, Feb 15, 2023

March 1, 2023


On Feb. 15, United and United Aviate Academy, were both recognized during the second annual Anthem Awards.

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United Express (UAX) Aviate participant transition timeframe FAQs

March 1, 2023


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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State of Aviate 2023 | Watch on demand

February 24, 2023


In case you missed it, we hosted our biggest virtual event of the year where we discussed important United initiatives, Aviate program highlights, our 2023 outlook and more.

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VICE News features United Aviate Academy’s diversity efforts

November 11, 2022


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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Inaugural Aviate participant event in Denver recap

August 30, 2022


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

August 8, 2022


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

July 25, 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

June 24, 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

May 15, 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

April 28, 2022


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

April 28, 2022


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

April 28, 2022


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

April 28, 2022


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

March 22, 2022


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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United – State of Aviate 2022 | Watch on demand

March 8, 2022


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

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Welcoming our newest Aviate partner, Epic Flight Academy

February 15, 2022


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

February 15, 2022


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

December 9, 2021


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

December 9, 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

December 4, 2021


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, 340,000 square-foot facility at Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

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United welcomes first all-Aviate pilot class

November 15, 2021


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

October 20, 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!

September 15, 2021


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

July 26, 2021


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

July 14, 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 is now accepting applications

April 14, 2021


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

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United Aviate Academy Information Session, April 15, 2021

April 14, 2021


Watch the United Aviate Academy information session recording on demand.

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United – State of Aviate 2021 | Watch on demand

April 14, 2021


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

April 14, 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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Aviate expands partnerships with HBCUs

April 14, 2021


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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Aviate adds GoJet Airlines as a United Express Aviate Partner

April 14, 2021


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 Family Programs Info Session February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021


Watch the United Aviate Family Programs information session recording on demand.

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