To help you learn more about aviation and becoming a pilot, Phoenix East Aviation provides occasional summaries of airlines.
Today, the spotlight is on American Airlines. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation.
The airline averages more than 3,400 flights each day, every day of the year. The combined network aircraft fleet totals more than 900 airplanes.
American Airlines alone employes 11,987 pilots. Their larger aircraft include MD80, B757, B767, and B777. As a first officer for American Airlines, your minimum annual salary will be $30,984 plus any international overrides, overtime pay, special credits and per diem. As an experienced captain for American Airlines flying the B777, your minimum salary will be $157,294 plus overtime pay etc.
To learn more about being an airline pilot, go to www.pea.com. To learn more, fill out an Information Form and a knowledgeable Admissions Officer will tell you how you can become a pilot.