Atlas Air enters into pilot agreement with GoJet Airlines

Atlas Air Worldwide Holding has entered into an agreement with GoJet Airlines guaranteeing GoJet pilots an interview with Atlas after as little as one to two years of service.

First officers with military flying experience will be eligible to interview with Atlas after just one year of service at GoJet, while all other pilots will be eligible to interview after a minimum of two years of service.

The world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 freighters, Atlas Air is focusing on express, e-commerce and fast-growing markets, and seeing business growth and development, with opportunities to expand its cargo and passenger operations with existing customers and new ones.

Atlas Air president and chief operating officer, John W. Dietrich said: “Aviation is at the centre of today’s modern global economy. And its continued ability to provide access to markets, serve as a catalyst for international trade, and propel economic and social development will benefit greatly from innovative partnerships like this one, which will help ensure a solid pipeline of attractive candidates dedicated to a career in aviation.”

Current GoJet pilots with the requisite time in service may immediately opt-in to the Atlas guaranteed interview program, while new GoJet pilots may do so as soon as time-in-service requirements are met.

GoJet director of flight operations, Randy Bratcher said: “This agreement opens the door for GoJet pilots to potentially fly the Boeing 747 or 767, among the most storied aircraft in aviation history.

“The opportunity to join the Atlas team and operate big Boeings all over the world is a very attractive career move for our pilots.”