Hiring Requirements for SkyWest Airlines

Type of airline: U.S. Passenger

Headquarters: St. George, Utah

Hubs: As American Eagle: Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth International, Los Angeles, Phoenix Sky Harbor; as Alaska SkyWest: Dallas-Love, Portland (Oregon), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma; as Delta Connection: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma; and as United Express: Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Houston-George Bush Intercontinental, Los Angeles, and San Francisco with service to 233 destinations.

Origin: The company started in 1972.

Values:

  • Operational Reliability
  • Fairness and Consistency
  • Respect and Teamwork
  • Personal and Corporate Integrity
  • Superior Profitability
  • Efficient Use of All Resources

Hiring Requirements: 

  • Must possess a current first-class medical
  • Must hold an FCC radio license
  • Must have a current passport
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or right to work in the U.S.
  • Must have English Proficiency Endorsement
  • Must hold a Commercial License
  • Must be at least instrument current
  • Must be willing to rescind seniority with current carrier if applicable
  • ATP Certificate Holders (1,500 hours) must be 23 years old, 500 hours of cross country, 100 hours of night, 75 hours of instrument, and 25 hours of actual multi-engine
  • Restricted ATP Holders (1,500 hours) must be 21 years old, 200 hours of cross country, 100 hours of night, 75 hours of instrument, and 25 hours of actual multi-engine
  • Restricted ATP Holders (1,250 hours) must be 21 years old, 30 semester credit hours of aviation-related coursework and transcripts, associate degree from approved institution and proof of completion, 200 hours of cross country, 100 hours of night, 75 hours of instrument, 25 hours of actual multi-engine, instrument commercial rating earned under Part 141 at approved institution
  • Restricted ATP Holders (1,000 hours) must be 21 years old, 60 semester credit hours of aviation related coursework and transcripts, bachelor’s degree from approved institution and proof of completion, 200 hours of cross country, 100 hours of night, 75 hours of instrument, instrument commercial rating earned under Part 141 at an approved institution
  • Restricted ATP Holders (750 hours) must be military pilot with DD-214 Honorable Discharge or record of current service

Homepage: SkyWest Airlines

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