INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2016--
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (OTC:RJETQ) and The Ohio State University
have signed a Career Pipeline Interview Agreement that will increase
Republic’s access to qualified applicants for Pilots and to increase
employment opportunities for Ohio State graduates.
“These partnerships are crucial for our Company in combatting the
serious Pilot shortage,” said Lauren McNamara, College Relations
Consultant for Republic. “Current students and parents of incoming
college students are encouraged by these opportunities.”
Republic now boasts Career Pipeline Interview Agreements with 16 top
aviation universities across the country, including Purdue University,
Vincennes University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
and University of North Dakota, among others. The OSU agreement was
signed last week during the annual NIFA Safecon national competition at
Ohio State Airport (KOSU).
The career pipeline interview program allows aviation students to
interview before they graduate. If all qualifications are met, students
could be given a conditional offer of employment. Pilots also will
receive a $7,500 signing bonus upon employment.
“The pipeline agreement we’ve signed with Republic Airways brings Ohio
State students and alumni great benefits: a defined path to a leading
regional carrier while they are engaged in flight training, the
provision of mentorship opportunities and the potential opportunity to
live in-base without having to move out of Columbus,” said Martin
Rottler, Airline Bridge Program Coordinator for OSU’s Center for
Since beginning the pipeline agreement program late last fall, Republic
has offered more than 100 conditional offers of employment to flight
students who are building flight time.
“That number is growing on a weekly basis, and we’re just getting
started,” McNamara said. “These conditional offers are going to provide
our largest pool of qualified applicants within the next few years, and
I’m glad Ohio State students will be among that bunch.”
About the Company: Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (RJETQ/OTC),
based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline holding company that owns
Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively called “the
airlines.” The airlines operate a combined fleet of about 200 aircraft
and offer scheduled passenger service with approximately 1,000 flights
daily to about 120 cities in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. The
airlines provide fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline
partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express.
The airlines currently employ about 6,000 aviation professionals. For
more information, visit www.rjet.com,
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