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Envoy Air

Irving, TX

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  • Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle Airlines) now offers industry leading pay, placing Envoy among the top regional airlines in pilot compensation and enabling First Officers to earn $60,000 or more during their first year. See “Pay Notes” below for more details.
  • All Envoy new hire pilots receive up to $22,100 signing bonus, payable on their first day of training. Envoy also partners with dozens of Universities and Flight Schools, offering a Cadet Program to help aspiring pilots transition from the classroom to the flight deck.
  • Direct-Entry Captains can earn an up to $45K bonus with 1,000 hours of Part121 time. Visit jobs.envoyair.com/dec for more information.
  • Envoy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, with headquarters and training facility in Irving, Texas (DFW area)
  • From 2010 to 2018, Envoy flow-through pilots have made up about 56% of all American Airlines new hires
  • At this point in time, new hires should expect to flow in 6.5 years.
  • With more than 16,000 employees, Envoy operates more than 175 aircrafts on about 1,000 flights per day to 150 destinations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas.
  • Envoy operates an all-jet fleet comprised of Embraer 175, 145 and 140 aircraft, as well as Bombardier CRJ-700.
  • American Airlines plans to add 15 more 76-seat, two-class Embraer 175 aircraft to the Envoy fleet during 2019. These aircraft are in addition to the 10 Embraer 175 aircraft currently scheduled to begin arriving in Q4 of 2018.
  • American will also retain 15 options for additional Embraer 175 aircraft, that they may choose to exercise and place with Envoy at a future date. The firm orders will bring Envoy’s E175 fleet to 69 by the end of 2019.
  • ATP-CTP Course Paid for candidates needing to complete the exam prior to training.
  • Rotor Transition Program (RTP) available for military rotor-wing pilots transitioning to a career in commercial aviation. Pilots train at Coast Flight Training in San Diego, Calif. or San Marcos, Tex. and are eligible to receive financial assistance from Envoy and Coast Flight Training.
  • Envoy offers employees a $5,000 referral bonus for every Direct Entry Captain who is referred and passes training.
  • Envoy maintains crew bases at the hubs they share with American Airlines in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago (ORD), New York (LGA), and Miami (MIA). Envoy also offers one of the most generous commuting policies in the industry. Commuting pilots receive four company-paid hotels per month at the beginning or end of their trip and schedule flexibility up to six times in a rolling 12-month period, if they experience difficulty with their commute.
  • All Envoy employees are eligible for American Airlines Group Profit Sharing Plan, as well as monthly performance bonuses of up to $100, based on meeting key operational targets.
  • Envoy provides complimentary Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check access to all crewmembers.
  • ATA code: MQ; ICAO code: ENY; ATC callsign “Envoy”
  • This page last updated: May 22, 2018 (Quicktake)
    Total: 2500
    Active: 2500
    Furloughed: 0
    CRJ700: 26
    EMB140: 25
    EMB145: 82
    EMB175: 44
    Is Hiring?: Yes

    No training contract required. Planning to hire at least 650 pilots for 2017.

    Up to a $22,100 signing bonus available to all new-hires who sign a two year agreement

    Envoy provides the ATP-CTP course for pilot candidates to take the ATP written knowledge exam (including travel and hotel accommodations).

    First Officer Minimum Qualifications:

    • Commercial Pilot Certificate with multiengine and instrument ratings
    • Within one year of achieving ATP or R-ATP flight experience minimums

    Military aviators qualify for the lowest minimum R-ATP certificate at just 750 hours total time and 250 fixed-wing PIC

    Flow-through to American Airlines:
    All Envoy pilots are eligible for seniority based, no-interview flow through to American Airlines. The following table outlines the different groups of pilots at Envoy and their corresponding rate of flow to American Airlines, based on their date of hire:


    Hire Date

    Flow Rate to American Airlines

    Protected Pilots

    On or before 10/11/2011

    35% of all AA new hire training slots. 50% of all AA new hire training slots, no fewer than 29 per month can be withheld by Envoy.

    After 10/11/2011

    From 10/11/2011
    to DOS

    35% of all AA new hire training slots, no fewer than 15 per month can be withheld by Envoy.

    After DOS

    After DOS (12/23/2014)

    Lesser of:

          A)  25% of all AA new hire training slots in that calendar year, or

          B)  Fine new hire training slots (increased by one for every  125 pilots above the base number of 480 on the seniority  list) multiplied by the number of  calendar months in that calendar year.


    List at ticket counter or gate. May also list: 888-933-5922 (option 3). CASS participant. 

    Envoy Air PAYSCALES

      CRJ700 EMB175 EMB   
    18   106 106 101   
    17   105 105 100   
    16   103 103 98   
    15   101 101 96   
    14   100 100 95   
    13   97 97 92   
    12   94 94 89   
    11   91 91 87   
    10   88 88 84   
    9   86 86 82   
    8   83 83 79   
    7   81 81 77   
    6   79 79 75   
    5   77 77 73   
    4   75 75 71   
    3   73 73 69   
    2   70 70 67   
    1   68 68 65   
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    First Officer Compensation:

    New hire First Officers will start at the Year 3 hourly pay rate ($38.28/hr) in addition to receiving a sign on bonus of up to $22,100, earning $60,000 or more during their first year.

    After one year of service, First Officers will move to the Year 4 hourly pay rate and receive a $20,000 retention bonus, paid in installments of $2,500 per quarter over a two-year period.

    Direct Entry Captain Compensation:

    New hires participating in the Direct Entry Captain program are eligible to receive a sign on bonus of up to $45,100, earning $100,000 or more during their first year.  Including per diem, performance bonuses, and profit sharing increases earnings to $110,000 or more during the first year.

    Line-holder guarantee: 72 hours
    Reserve guarantee: 75 hours

    Pay rates increase by 1% each year beginning DOS+36 months (January 2018)

    Envoy uses seniority-based pay banding for captains regardless of actual aircraft flown (i.e. E175 pay band, CRJ pay band, EMB pay band).  The size of the pay band is determined by the staffing required for the number of aircraft within the band.

    Most junior captain: 


    MIA: 6-20-2016 

    LGA: 12-18-2017 

    ORD: 8-28-2017 

    DFW: 4-27-2015  


    ORD: 4-25-2016 

    DFW: 4-27-2015 


    ORD: 1-16-17

    At this point in time, new hires should expect to flow in 6.5 years. 





    After the first year, the company provides a 50% match on first 7% of employee contribution. After five years of seniority, the company provides a 75% match on the first 7%, and after ten years seniority, an 80% match on the first 8% of employee contribution.

    401K Matching: Yes


    *based on years of service