Flexjet is hiring new pilots to meet business surge
Flexjet has resumed external hiring of pilots for the first time since 2015.
Flexjet plans to hire a significant number of pilots to handle new business that increased 50 percent in the first five months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, on top of 20 percent growth in new business during 2016.
“I am pleased that we are once again hiring experienced pilots from outside the company. The hiring of new pilots signals a landmark in Flexjet’s growth.”
Michael Silvestro, chief executive officer of Flexjet said: “I am pleased that we are once again hiring experienced pilots from outside the company. The hiring of new pilots signals a landmark in Flexjet’s growth. The combination of the world’s most modern fleet, outstanding Owner service and innovative offerings such as Red Label by Flexjet has generated extraordinary growth during the past several years, and our approach is further affirmed by our need for additional pilots.”
Open pilot positions at Flexjet include those flying light through super-midsize jets (Phenom 300, Learjet 75LXi, Legacy 450 and Challenger 350), including the Red Label aircraft.
One of Red Label’s most distinctive features is dedicated crewing. Dedicated crewing provides Flexjet pilots with a sense of ownership and familiarity with their assigned aircraft and teams, which enhances the entire travel experience for Red Label Owners.
“Flexjet has a very selective hiring process that ensures we hire only the best pilots, men and women who honor our deep-rooted culture of safety and service. As the face of the company, our pilots are essential to the service we offer to Owners. The world-class service our pilots provide is one of the many reasons for our unprecedented levels of Owner referrals, which grew 23 percent in 2016 versus 2015 and have continued to increase this year,” added Silvestro.