At American, we’re more than just an airline. We’re a global company committed to driving change and innovation in an evolving industry. Our business allows us to connect people from different cultures and communities around the world – something our more than 100,000 employees take great pride in every day. With a competitive network and strong foundation, American is continuing to build on the momentum of our merger with US Airways, and we are looking for people who want to be part of something great – the new American.

Simply put, we’re looking for the best!

Safe, professional, skilled – when you think of American Airlines pilots, those are the qualities that immediately come to mind. And at American, we understand that being a pilot is about more than just the technical aspect of flying an airplane… it’s also about the joy of flying and the thrill of adventure.

But it’s more than just flying skills. Our pilots are not only leaders on the aircraft – they’re also leaders in our operation. That requires a special type of person, someone who can anticipate a need, develop a plan and draw all the necessary players together to make it happen.  

Whether you’re ready to be hired now or just figuring out where you want to land, look to American because flying is more than what we do… it’s who we are.

We are looking for great people that can:

·         Set a high standard for providing our customers safe and reliable travel

·         Handle a wide variety of situations while working with other team members and our customers

·         Work independently or as part of a team with limited supervision

·         Ensure the safety and comfort of our customers

·         Provide leadership by responding to a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations

·         Work in climates and locations across the globe and work variable shifts


Here is what it takes to be a successful pilot at American:

·         Excellent communication skills and quick and accurate decision making

·         Close attention to detail

·         Minimum age of 23

·         Ability to work varying hours of the day or night, on weekends and holidays

·         Must be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or Customs security badges

·         Fulfillment of FAA criminal background checks

·         Ability to learn and work with PEDs

·         Distance vision corrected to 20/20 and near vision corrected to 20/40 or better in each eye

·         Current Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating (multi-engine)

·         Valid FCC Restricted Radio Telephone Operator permit

·         Valid First Class Medical Certificate

·         Flight time in accordance with all FAA requirements

·         Must be able to fluently speak and understand English

·         Must have the right to work in the United States

·         Additionally, we require all of our pilots to have a valid passport and documentation allowing for entry into

          the United States after an international flight. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please make sure to complete an online profile.  If you already completed an online profile, you do not need to take any further action other than keeping your information updated.  If, however, you would like to withdraw your application, you can do so by clicking on the Profile Summary page and selecting the Draft Mode button - your profile will then be invisible.


                    American Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets