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Atlas Air Worldwide announces guaranteed interview program for pilots at GoJet Airlines

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. today said that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit and GoJet Airlines have entered an agreement guaranteeing GoJet pilots an interview with Atlas after as little as one to two years of service. First Officers with military flying experience will be eligible to interview with Atlas after just one year of service at GoJet, while all other pilots will be eligible to interview after a minimum of two years of service.

The world’s largest operator of modern Boeing 747 all-cargo aircraft, Atlas Air Worldwide is widely recognized as a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. With a focus on express, e-commerce and fast-growing markets, the company is in an era of significant business growth and development, with opportunities to expand its cargo and passenger operations with existing customers and with new ones.

“This agreement opens the door for GoJet pilots to potentially fly the Boeing 747 or 767, among the most storied aircraft in aviation history,” added GoJet Director of Flight Operations Randy Bratcher. “The opportunity to join the Atlas team and operate big Boeings all over the world is a very attractive career move for our pilots.”

Current GoJet pilots with the requisite time in service may immediately opt-in to the Atlas guaranteed interview program, while new GoJet pilots may do so as soon as time-in-service requirements are met.

With GoJet mentoring and a guaranteed interview, pilots invited to join Atlas can look forward to advancing their careers with a growing global air carrier, the opportunity to fly wide-body Boeing aircraft, and airline transportation to and from their base.

All photos by Atlas Air and GoJet Airlines.

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GoJet Airlines announces a new pilot bonus package

United Express-GoJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N169GJ (msn 10273) YYZ (Jay Selman). Image: 403779.

GoJet Airlines has announced a new bonus package to attract the most qualified pilot candidates to its team.  Now with up to $56,000 in bonuses for new hire First Officers, total compensation for GoJet pilots is among the highest in the regional airline industry.

The new bonus package includes a $51,000 bonus for new hire First Officers, as well as a $5,000 Air Carrier Experience Match for current and qualified pilots from any scheduled US or international air carrier.  Pilots eligible for this program may carry over longevity from their previous carrier at a rate of 1 to 1, and are also eligible for up to six months of early seniority.

GoJet programs include customized options for military pilots, helicopter pilots, student pilots, and flight instructors.  Furthermore, as the only regional airline with a direct pathway to Spirit Airlines, select GoJet plots can transition to a First Officer position at Spirit in as little as two years.  Additionally, GoJet’s referral program allows GoJet pilots to earn a $10,000 bonus for each successful pilot candidate they refer to the company.

“Our upgrade time is one of the fastest in the industry, our partnerships are unique, and we have the absolute best company culture,” GoJet Chief Operating Officer, Terry Basham said. “When pilots join the GoJet team, they launch their careers in a productive environment and could advance to a major airline in record time.”

GoJet Airlines is a regional carrier operating as United Express and Delta Connection. GoJet flies the Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900, two of the youngest and most technologically advanced regional jets in the industry. GoJet serves over 4.5 million passengers annually, with more than 240 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations. GoJet is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and has crew bases in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Raleigh-Durham and St. Louis.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by GoJet): United Express-GoJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N169GJ (msn 10273) YYZ (Jay Selman). Image: 403779.

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United Express flight UA 3645 makes a nose wheel-up landing at Chicago O’Hare

 

United Express-GoJet CRJ700 N157GJ (CO 91)(Nose landing) ORD (Scott Frody)(LR)

United Airlines (Chicago) flight US 3645 from Grand Rapids, MI to the Chicago (O’Hare) hub landed this afternoon (March 14) with the nose wheel retracted. There were no reported injuries on the Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N157GJ according to WGN. The flight was operated by GoJet Airlines (St. Louis).

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According to a report by WZZM13, the passengers were informed 20 minutes into the flight there was a problem with the nose gear and the flight would be making an emergency landing at ORD.

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In related news, GoJet will take delivery of its first Bombardier CRJ900 in June. GoJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., will operate seven Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft under the Delta Connection regional service brand. Deliveries will begin in June of 2015 and continue through October 2015.

GoJet Airlines currently operates a fleet of 47, two-class Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft, of which 22 are in service for Delta (the others for United under the United Express banner). GoJet has provided regional service for Delta under the Delta Connection brand since 2011.

Top: Twitter photo by Scott Frody. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N157GJ (msn 10230) of GoJet sits on its nose after landing. ARFF personnel assist the safe exit of all passengers and crew members.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. N157GJ departs from Dulles International Airport (IAD) prior to the O’Hare incident.

GoJet Airlines to expand its Delta Connection contract, will operate seven Bombardier CRJ900s

GoJet Airlines (St. Louis), a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Delta Air Lines to operate seven Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft under the Delta Connection regional service brand. Deliveries are slated to begin in June of 2015 and continue through October.

The addition of these CRJ900 aircraft continues Delta’s domestic fleet optimization plan focused on reducing 50-seat regional jets while improving the overall customer experience.

GoJet Airlines currently operates a fleet of 47, two-class CRJ700 aircraft under the United Express and Delta Connection brands, of which 22 are in service for Delta. GoJet has provided regional service for Delta under the Delta Connection brand since 2011.

GoJet serves over 4 million passengers annually, with more than 220 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N367CA (msn 10069) lifts off the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

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Trans States Holdings commits to order 50 Embraer E175-E2 jets

Trans States E175-E2 (Flt)(Embraer)(LRW)

Embraer S.A. announced today, at the 2014 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow, that it has received an order for 50 E175-E2 jets from Trans States Holdings, parent company of Trans States Airlines, Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines. The agreement also includes options for an additional 50 units, taking the total order potential to 100 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in June 2020.

The order, which is valued at approximately $2.4 billion at list prices, is subject to certain conditions. It will be added to the Company’s firm order backlog when these conditions are met and final confirmation of the aircraft is received from Trans States.

The Trans States E175-E2s will be configured with 76 seats in a dual-class layout.

The three new E-Jets E2 (E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2) are powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest generation geared-turbofan engines, have new aerodynamically advanced wings, full fly-by-wire flight controls, and systems advances that will bring lower external noise levels and double-digit savings in fuel burn, maintenance costs, and CO2 emissions.

Previously in 2009 Trans States Holdings had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Mitsubishi for an order of 100 next-generation Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft (50 firm, 50 options).

Trans States Airlines is the fifth largest independent (privately held) regional airline in the United States. It was founded in 1982 as Resort Air. In 1989 the company changed its name to the current Trans States Airlines. GoJet Airlines was established in 2005 by Trans States Holdings to operate contract services for United Airlines under the United Express name with a fleet of 70-seat Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets. In July 2010, Delta Air Lines sold Compass Airlines to Trans States Holdings.

 

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Delta to start Hartford-Cleveland service on June 5

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) continues to fill-in the void left by United Airlines (Chicago) at the slowly disappearing Cleveland hub. Delta will launch Delta Connection Bombardier CRJ700 service from Hartford/Springfield to Cleveland with one daily flight starting on June 5 per Airline Route. The operator is not specified, although GoJet Airlines is a likely candidate.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N390CA (msn 10106) of GoJet Airlines operating as a Delta Connection carrier taxies at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

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Cities served by GoJet Airlines for both Delta and United:

GoJet 3.2014 Cities Served (Delta and United)

 

 

GoJet Airlines to operate 12 Bombardier CRJ700s in 2012 for Delta

GoJet Airlines (St. Louis) is planning to become a Delta Connection carrier in 2012. The company is planning to operate 12 Bombardier CRJ700s for DL starting in the first quarter.