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United Airlines plans to train 5,000 pilots in its recently acquired flight academy by 2030. The airline has also set a target to ensure 50% of those students are women or people of color.
According to United, the first 20 pilots will begin in the third quarter and finish in the first half of 2022.
“Over the next decade, United will train 5,000 pilots who will be guaranteed a job with United, after they complete the requirements of the Aviate program – and our plan is for half of them to be women and people of color,” said United CEO Scott Kirby. “We’re excited that JPMorgan Chase has agreed to support our work to diversify our pilot ranks and create new opportunities for thousands of women and people of color who want to pursue a career in aviation.”
JPMorgan Chase has committed to provide $1.2 million support to women and people of color who get accepted to United Aviate Academy.
United received an award from DiversityInc in 2019, naming the airline as one of the top 50 companies for diversity.