Hiring Requirements for FedEx Express

Type of airline: U.S. Cargo

Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee

Hubs: Memphis, Tennessee is the main U.S. hub. Other U.S. hubs: Indianapolis International Airport, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Miami International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Oakland International Airport, Piedmont Triad International Airport, and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Non-U.S. hubs include: Asia Pacific – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Incheon International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Singapore Changi Airport; Canada – Toronto Pearson International Airport; European – Charles de Gaulle Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, and Malpensa Airport; and Dubai International Airport with more than 375 global destinations.

Origin: The company was founded in 1971 and began operating in 1973.


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  • Loyalty

Hiring Requirements:

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-engine and Instrument rating without limitations
  • ATP Certificate
  • Must pass FAA mandated drug screen
  • Must have 20/20 correctable vision
  • Recency and type of experience is considered
  • Meet requirements for and currently hold First Class Medical certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Eligibility for rapid visa issuance, issued by offices in the United States to fly to any FedEx destination
  • Eligibility for issuance of US Security Clearance
  • 1500 hours total fixed-wing time as pilot-in-command (PIC) or second-in-command in multi-engine turbo-prop A/C or jet A/C or combination thereof (GTOW 12,500). A minimum of 1000 hours total fixed-wing pilot-in-command in multi-engine turbo prop A/C or jet A/C or combination thereof (GTOW 12,500 or greater) is preferred. Note: PIC for this purpose is defined as Captain/Aircraft Commander of record, not simply the sole manipulator of the controls. Note: FedEx considers only pilot time in fixed wing aircraft toward minimum qualifications. This does not include simulator, helicopter, flight engineer, bombardier, navigator, RIO, EWO, WSO, NFO, or Special Crew
  • All certificates and ratings required to be USA FAA issued

Homepage: FedEx

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