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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!

On November 9, we celebrated the addition of 50 new-hire pilots — who were previously Aviate participants — with an Aviate-themed lunch and networking event based at United’s world-class flight training center. Managing Director of Aviate & Pilot Strategy Captain Curt Brunjes, System Chief Pilot Captain Mary Ann Schaffer, Managing Director of Flight Training Captain Marc Champion and representatives from Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) welcomed these new hires with excitement and shared United’s vision for the future of Aviate and our pilots.

United’s commitment to hiring the best pilots in the industry is at the forefront of our efforts, and we are just getting started. As we celebrate this all-Aviate class and welcome them to United, we are certain Aviate will continue to be the most direct career path to United and an integral part of United’s pilot-hiring efforts. We fully expect to see this continued movement to our flight deck in 2022, and beyond!