Envoy Offers Up To $45,000 Signing Bonus for Experienced Pilots

Published: 01-11-2018
IRVING, Texas, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 – Envoy Air Inc., the largest wholly owned regional airline subsidiary of American Airlines Group (AAG) recently launched the High Value Aviator (HVA) program, geared to new pilots who join the team with a solid record of Part 121 commercial airline experience.

IRVING, Texas, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 – Envoy Air Inc., the largest wholly owned regional airline subsidiary of American Airlines Group (AAG) recently launched the High Value Aviator (HVA) program, geared to new pilots who join the team with a solid record of Part 121 commercial airline experience. The program provides a unique bonus offer of up to $45,000 at date of hire.

Envoy has a growing fleet and expanding network and is hiring pilots at a rapid pace, with more than 900 new pilots expected to be added in 2018. They’ll join the more than 2,000 current Envoy pilots who can look forward to a seamless flow-through to American Airlines in just about six years, thanks to an industry-leading agreement with the mainline.

“There’s a tremendous amount of career progression happening at Envoy today,” said Captain Ric Wilson, Vice President Flight Operations. “We’re hiring new pilots at record levels and upgrading them to Captain in about two years or less. We’ve also seen roughly 1,400 Envoy pilots make the leap to American since the flow-through agreement was introduced. All that movement means incredible opportunity for qualified pilots – especially those with prior Part 121 commercial experience.”

“We’re able to offer up to $45,000 as a signing bonus to those pilots who already have a solid record and Part 121 commercial experience, because they can immediately add value to the company,” said Wilson. “The actual amount offered will vary by candidate, but someone with a clean training record, reliable attendance and at least 600 hours of Part 121 experience can earn a check for $45,000 when they walk through the door.”

“I started off at another airline, but my goal has always been to fly for American Airlines,” said Wil Hehman, a newly minted Envoy pilot who took advantage of the HVA program. “You can certainly apply to AA ‘off the street’ and hope to get an interview, but flying for Envoy is the best insurance policy in the industry...a guaranteed spot at American, with no additional interview required. And that’s on top of Envoy’s HVA bonus, generous benefits and leading travel privileges. For me, it was a no-brainer.”

Those candidates with Part 121 commercial airline experience should apply online or contact Envoy Pilot Recruitment at [email protected] or

972-374-5607 for more information.


Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, operates more than 150 aircraft on over 800 daily flights to more than 150 destinations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas and Caribbean. The company’s more than 15,000 employees provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and ground handling services for many American Airlines Group flights. The company was founded in 1998 as American Eagle Airlines, Inc., following the merger of several smaller regional carriers to create one of the largest regional airlines in the world. Envoy is headquartered in Irving, Texas, with hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, New York and Miami, with a large ground handling operation in Los Angeles. Envoy is currently adding 54 spacious Embraer 175 aircraft to its fleet, with options for up to 76 more. Connect with Envoy on Twitter @EnvoyAirCareers, on Instagram @EnvoyAirCareers, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/envoyaircareers and Facebook.com/EnvoyPilotRecruitment.