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Contour Aviation

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QUICKTAKE
  • Founded in 1982, Corporate Flight Management dba Contour Aviation, is one of the country’s leading providers of aviation services and is currently ranked 9th largest P135 operator by hours flown. Contour’s diverse capabilities include Part 135/91 aircraft management and charter, 30-seat Part 380 Public Charter airline operations, Fixed-Base Operations, FAR Part 145 EASA maintenance facility and FAR 141 pilot training
  • ARG/US Platinum and IS-BAO Stage II, 135 DOD (CARB) Carrier
  • Operator of Contour Airlines, Contour Private Jets
  • 121-Style SOC – Dispatch, Maintenance Control and Crew Scheduling
  • Full SMS Program
  • Fatigue Management PRISM/PULSAR
  • ASAP – Pending
  • FOQA - Pending
  • Home Basing for PICs (conditions apply)
  • ATP/CTP for upgrade candidates
  • Electronic Flight Bag – iPreflight, Jeppesen, ForeFlight, FOS, ARMOR Prism
  • CASS – Reciprocal Jumpseat Participant
  • KCM paid for by Company
  • myIDTravel – non-revenue travel program
  • Annual Profit Sharing for eligible employees
  • Comprehensive Crewmember Work Rules (P380 Airline Operations and On-Demand Operations)
  • ATC Callsign: "Volunteer" “VTE”
  • Airline Code “LF” 
  • 500+ Employees
  • Corporate Website: https://contouraviation.com/
  • This page was last updated on May 24, 2022
PILOTS
Total: 100
Active: 100
Furloughed: 0
UNION
None listed
FLEET
Citation V: 1
Citation XL/XLS: 2
CL300: 0
CRJ200: 5
ERJ 145: 14
Global XRS: 1
Hawker 400XP: 1
Legacy: 1
DOMICILES
BNA
CLT
MCN
OAK
PHX
PHL
PKB
HPN
FLL
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Contour Airlines Pilot Hiring Minimums: 

PIC MINIMUM AND/OR RECOMMENDED FLIGHT TIMES

Total Time: 1500 minimum/2000 recommended

Pilot in Command Time: 500 minimum/1000 recommended

Multi-Engine:  500 minimum/1000 recommended

SIC MINIMUM AND/OR RECOMMENDED FLIGHT TIMES

Total Time: 500 minimum/1000 recommended

Multi-Engine: 50 minimum/100 recommended

Charter Pilot Hiring Minimums: 

PIC MINIMUM AND/OR RECOMMENDED FLIGHT TIMES

Total Time: 3000 minimum/5000 recommended

Pilot in Command Time: 1500 minimum/2000 recommended

Pilot in Command Time in Type: 250 minimum 

Must meet ARGUS minimum requirements

SIC MINIMUM AND/OR RECOMMENDED FLIGHT TIMES

Total Time: 1000 minimum/2000 recommended

Pilot in Command Time: 500 minimum/1000 recommended 

Must meet ARGUS minimum requirements

  

Pilot Hiring Process:

A Contour recruiter will contact applicants once resume is received via the Contour Careers application portal for a preliminary phone interview. Once the preliminary call is complete, an in-person or web interview will be completed by Flight Operations leadership.

Vaccines required for CHARTER/On-Demand crewmembers. 

Airline crews are NOT required to be vaccinated. 

All applicants are required to fully answer all questions otherwise the application will be rejected. 

Background Checks:

PRIA / DOT Background / Criminal History / Reference Check / Fingerprints/ National Drivers Record / Pilot Record Database (PRD)

Training:

Salary begins first day of onboarding

Hourly Per Diem paid during entirety of training 

Individual hotel rooms provided to all crewmembers

Transportation provided during training

7–8-week training period for new hire pilots

All Flight Training Conducted at Flight Safety International, CAE, LOFT, Contour HQ, Smyrna, TN and online CBT (BOOM)

IOE, SOE conducted based on type of aircraft for PIC, SIC, FA

Most Junior Captain:  

Monthly

Actively Upgrading

Direct Entry

CAREER SERVICES

Health (Cigna Nationwide PPO plans), Dental, Vision, Pet Insurance, Life Insurance (Company paid and elective, Short and Long-term Disability, AD&D, CASS Reciprocal Jumpseat, myIDTravel Non-revenue Travel Program, 401k @6%, ATP/CTP for upgrade candidates, Annual Profit Sharing, Monthly Uniform Stipend

Contour covers 75% of family primary health plan premiums and 90% of single employee premiums. Some plans also have HSA.

Employee keeps hotel points, rental car points and airlines miles.

JUMPSEATS

CASS Participant, Contour Airlines specific flights use check-in at gate. Multiple jumpseaters allowed. OAL pilots not allowed to jumpseat on Contour charter aircraft.

PAY CALCULATOR
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Pay Rate:

Credit Time:

Bid Periods:

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PAY NOTES

Compensation:

ERJ Base Guarantee Pay scales

PIC:

Y1 82500

Y2 84562

Y3 86676

Y4 88843

Y5 91064

Y6 93341

Y7 95674

Y8 98066

Y9 100518

Y10 103031

SIC:

Y1 36000

Y2 37170

Y3 38285

Y4 39338

Y5 40321

Y6 40725

Y7 41132

Y8 41543

Y9 41959

Y10 42378

CRJ Base Guarantee Pay scales

PIC

Y1 118000

Y2 120950

Y3 123973

Y4 127073

Y5 130249

Y6 133506

Y7 136843

Y8 140264

Y9 143771

Y10 147365

SIC:

Y1 53000

Y2 54325

Y3 55683

Y4 57075

Y5 58502

Y6 59964

Y7 61463

Y8 63000

Y9 64575

Y10 66189

Pay Notes:

$15000 signing bonus for all PIC positions $10000 signing bonus for previous type rating $12000 Line Check Pilot Day One (conditions and experience applies)

$7500.00 retention bonus for pilots with commitment to remain for additional year.

Compensation shown above is Base Annual Compensation for all pilots. Pilots are paid by the day rather than the hour. Per Diem and other forms of Add Pay are not included in Annual Base Compensation.

Monthly Line Holder guarantee all aircraft: To determine Base Monthly Compensation, divide Base Annual Compensation (Year of Service and Seat) by 24 to determine minimum gross compensation per pay period.

Duty above 18 days a month paid at 150%.

PIC Cost Living Adjustment for designated bases.

Scheduled 2.5% pay raise:  Annual increases on employment anniversary.

Annual overrides for Line Check Pilots, Ground Instructors, Sim Instructors, Leadership Positions

Parking paid in crew bases.

Prorated Training Agreement includes training plus 12 months for new hire pilots.  Typical time is 14 months.

Employee Referral Bonus Program.

PER DIEM

Airline Service

Domestic $2.08/hr.

Intl $3.14/hr.

Charter (including ERJ Charter)

Domestic: $3.08/hr.

Intl: $4.14/hr.

RETIREMENT

401K:

401K - 6% Match 

401K Matching: Yes