Hiring Requirements for UPS Airlines

Type of airline: U.S. Cargo

Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky

Hubs: Main: Louisville International Airport; Asia/Pacific: Hong Kong International Airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport; US: Philadelphia International Airport, Ontario International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Chicago Rockford International Airport, Miami International Airport, and Columbia Metropolitan Airport; Europe: Cologne Bonn Airport and East Midlands Airport; and Canada: John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport with 372 global destinations.

Origin: The company was founded in 1988.


  • Integrity – It is the core of who we are and all we do.
  • Teamwork – Determined people working together can accomplish anything.
  • Service – Serving the needs of our customers and communities is central to our success.
  • Quality and Efficiency – We remain constructively dissatisfied in our pursuit of excellence.
  • Safety – The well-being of our people, business partners, and the public is of utmost importance.
  • Sustainability – Long-term prosperity requires our continued commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
  • Innovation – Creativity and change are essential to growth.

Hiring Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Hold a current unrestricted ATP certificate with an Airplane category multi-engine class rating and English proficiency endorsement.
  • Hold a current FAA First Class Medical Certificate.
  • Hold an FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
  • Hold a valid passport.
  • Have authorization to work in the United States.
  • Have a minimum of 1500 hours of total fixed-wing pilot time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Recent and type of experience will be considered; for example, preference given to candidates with demonstrated flight experience in transport category aircraft within the last 12 months from date of application.
  • Minimum of 1000 hours Pilot in Command (PIC) hours in fixed-wing jet and/or fixed-wing multi-engine turboprop per 14 CFR 1.1 (UPS will allow military candidates to add a plus (.3) per sortie factor to flight time)

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