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Kalitta Air

Ypsilanti, MI

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QUICKTAKE
  • Kalitta Air LLC pilots are representated by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
  • Kalitta Air pilots have ratified a new contract to be implemented from March 2021 - March 2025.
  • New contract calls for a 10% pay increase over 3 years. (2021-2024). Retirement will now be a direct company 401k contribution at 6% for the first 2 years; raised to 7% thereafter.
  • 777 and 767 fleet are both ETOPS certified.
  • All pilots issued EFBs with JeppFD Pro and company manuals
  • Ongoing business with: DHL, Xiamen Taidek, JAL Cargo, USPS, Pacific Air Cargo, MPL USA, U.S.TRANSCOM, CNET, UPS, and other ad hoc charters
  • Pilots are home based, with the exception of recurrent training where travel to YIP is pilot's responsibility
  • Major Destinations: CVG, JFK, EWR, LAX, SFO, MIA, BOS, GSO, SEA, PDX, YVR, YHM, HNL, ANC, ICN, HKG, DEL, LEJ, BAH, BRU, AMS, SCL, VCP, LIM, BOG, SYD, SIN, WRI, DOV, SUU, HIK, RMS, EDF, OSN, DNA, and UAM.
  • Kalitta Air began operations in 2000 with three 747s
  • 767 glass panel cockpit conversions to be completed by summer 2021.
  • Kalitta Air to be the launch airline for the 777-300ERSF in 2023.
  • Pilot count includes management pilots
  • IATA code: K4; ICAO code: CKS
  • ATC callsign: "Connie"
  • This page was last updated: March 10, 2021 (Fleet)
PILOTS
Total: 719
Active: 719
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
747-400: 24
767-300: 9
777-200: 5
DOMICILES
YIP
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Kalitta Air jobs page.

Minimums:

2500 Total Time 1000+ if Military. 

(Turbine and Turbine PIC flexible) 1500 Turbine Time 500 Turbine PIC ATP, Class I Medical. 

NO international travel restrictions.

Preferred minimums:
Boeing aircraft and glass cockpit time

New hire training is $600/week. Regular hourly flight pay begins on the first day of IOE.

Company will consider military/ex military pilots with less than 5000 hours. 

Kalitta Air interview gouge.

JUMPSEATS

CASS participant. For information on jumpseating aboard Kalitta Air, go to http://www.kalittaair.com/supernumary-travel/

Recommended advance notice for jumpseat requests:

Domestic flights: 6 hours prior notice 

International flights: 12 hours prior notice 

Jumpseat desk: (734) 544-7010, Ext. 7240 or option 2:3 (734) 484-0088 (secondary)

Kalitta Air PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
All     
12 293     
11 287     
10 280     
9 273     
8 266     
7 259     
6 252     
5 244     
4 235     
3 228     
2 196     
1 154     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
All     
12 198     
11 194     
10 191     
9 186     
8 181     
7 176     
6 171     
5 166     
4 160     
3 155     
2 134     
1 117     

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES

Monthly guarantee: 64 hours
Reserve guarantee: 64 hours

Most junior captain hired: 

747-400: October 2017 

777-200: December 2017 

767-300: December 2017

PER DIEM

$2.35/hr (dom)
$3.25/hr (int'l)

RETIREMENT

401K:

Non-elective company provided direct contribution of 6% of compensation per paycheck (2021-2022) to a crewmembers 401k, subject to annual IRS limits. Will be raised to 7% after 2022.

401K Matching: No

A/B Fund:

none

Other:

Projected Retirements: 

  • 2019-6
  • 2020-7
  • 2021-12
  • 2022-10
  • 2023-16
  • 2024-13
  • 2025-13
  • 2026-17
  • 2027-21
  • 2028-16
  • 2029-19
  • 2030-15