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Contour Aviation

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QUICKTAKE
  • Founded in 1982, Contour Aviation, formerly Corporate Flight Management (CFM), is one of the country’s leading providers of aviation services. CFM’s diverse capabilities include Part 135/91 aircraft management and charter, P135 Commuter Airline operations, Part 380 Public Charter operations as well as three Fixed-Base Operations, a FAR Part 145 certified aircraft maintenance facility, an aircraft sales division and FAR 141 pilot training. 
  • CFM is the largest 135 DOD certified (CARB) carrier, ARG/US Platinum and IS-BAO Stage II
  • Exclusive Operator of Crystal Luxury Air
  • Direct Air Carrier: OneJet+ and Public Charter Inc. Ranked 10th in 2017 AIN Top US Part 135 Operator, 13th in 2016 ARG/US Top 135 Operator, 21st Largest Part 135 Operator FAA 
  • Operator of Contour Airlines
  • 350 total employees
  • New ERJ bases: BUF, OAK
  • Comprehensive work rules for scheduled pilot operations
  • Airline established in 1982 
  • IATA code: LF; ICAO code: VTE
  • ATC callsign: "Volunteer"
  • This page last updated: April 18, 2018 (Quicktake, Domiciles, Fleet, Hiring, Jumpseats, Pay Notes)
PILOTS
Total: 114
Active: 114
Furloughed: 0
UNION
None listed
FLEET
BAe Jetstream 31: 3
BAe Jetstream 32: 4
BAe Jetstream 41: 5
Challenger 350: 1
Challenger 605: 1
Citation XL/XLS: 2
CRJ200: 2
EMB135: 2
ERJ 145: 1
Global Express: 1
Hawker 400XP: 6
Hawker 800XP: 1
LEAR 35: 1
DOMICILES
PIT
OAK
MKE
TUP
VCT
MCN
MDW
MQY
BUF
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Applicants may view all positions within CFM at www.flycfm.com/careers

Applicants may also visit Climbto350.com and Jsfirm.com for crewmember and maintenance positions

Minimums:

As low as 1500 (PIC), 500 (SIC) for turboprop aircraft in scheduled operations. On-demand charter aircraft PIC’s vary and most require ARG/US green minimums.

Hiring Process:

Applicants will be contacted by a CFM recruiter once resume is received to schedule a phone interview. Applicants can also expect to have an on-site interview in Smyrna, TN or location of the operation.

Training:
- Salary begins first day of training in addition to per diem during training 
- Per Diem during entirety of training
- Individual hotel rooms provided to all crewmembers
- Rental car provided during training

Misc:
- Free ATP/CTP
- Employee Referral Program
- ID-90 Participant/KCM Participant
- Reciprocal Jumpseat Agreements Pending
- Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)

JUMPSEATS

CASS Participant (adding new reciprocal agreements)

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES

Based monthly compensation begins first day of training.


Monthly Pay Guarantee for Line Holders:
All pilots are compensated by a minimum monthly compensation. KCM Membership is paid for all crewmembers. 

Yearly scheduled pay raises

Most Junior Captain hired: July 2017

Most Junior PIC: April 2018

PER DIEM

Domestic (Hourly):  $2.08
International (Hourly): $2.08

RETIREMENT

401K:

50% up to 6% of your compensation

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

None