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NASHVILLE FLIGHT TRAINING NAMED LAUNCH PARTNER SCHOOL FOR EXPRESSJET AIRLINES PREFERRED SCHOOL PROGRAM
Program to offer Nashville Flight Training aviation students’ career opportunities
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 22, 2016 – Nashville Flight Training has been named the launch partner school for the ExpressJet Airlines Preferred School Program (PSP). The announcement was made during a signing event today. The program will offer Nashville Flight Training aviation students’ career progression opportunities with ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW).
“We are honored to be the launch school for the ExpressJet Airlines Preferred School Program,” said Chris Erlanson, Nashville Flight Training president. “This program is a mutually beneficial opportunity, allowing our school to provide a career path for our flight students while helping fill the pilot pipeline for ExpressJet.”
Through the preferred school agreement students completing flight training at a partner school will receive an early interview at ExpressJet. Upon successful completion of the interview, qualifying students will be offered a conditional offer of employment with ExpressJet. He or she would continue to flight instruct as a Certified Flight Instructor for Nashville Flight Training until they meet the required hours to be hired at ExpressJet. ExpressJet is the only regional airline that offers career pathways to United Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
The ExpressJet Airlines Preferred School Program is also a unique way to address the pilot shortage the aviation industry is already experiencing.
For more information on NFT’s aviation program, located at the Nashville International Airport, contact Isaac Shrum, director of marketing and sales – email@example.com.
About ExpressJet Airlines
Headquartered in Atlanta, ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., is the world’s largest regional airline with 8,000 aviation professionals, an average of 1,200 daily flights and an all-jet fleet of Embraer and Bombardier aircraft. Through capacity purchase agreements, ExpressJet operates as American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express to serve 200 airports in 42 U.S. states, District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit expressjet.com.
About Nashville Flight Training
Established in 2010, Nashville Flight Training provides affordable flight instruction from award winning, FAA-certified instructors and offers state-of-the-art equipment. The flight training facility is based at the Nashville International Airport. Nashville Flight Training has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by the world’s largest aviation association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The flight school has been awarded a spot on the Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to an elite list of flight schools from AOPA’s annual flight training poll.