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545 N. Airport Road
Murphysboro, IL 62966
SIU Aviation is proud to partner with regional and major airlines to provide our flight and maintenance students with pathways to an airline career. Browse the opportunities below to find the best fit for you.
- Air Wisconsin Airlines
- Delta Air Lines Propel
- Endeavor Airlines
- Republic Airways
- Skywest Airlines
- United Airlines Aviate
Operating as a regional airline in the United States since 1965, Air Wisconsin Airlines performs flying services for United Airlines as United Express throughout the Midwest and East Coast, operating CRJ-200 regional jets. With service to approximately 70 cities throughout North America, we carry an estimated 6 million passengers a year and help unite the world by bringing passengers from their hometowns large and small to hubs that provide them with a gateway to countless travel destinations.
AirWisconsin is one of four United Express partners participating in the United Airlines Aviate program. See the United Airlines Aviate box below for more information.
Delta Air Lines is the U.S. global airline leader in products, services, innovation, reliability and customer experience. Powered by its people around the world, Delta continues to invest in its people, improving the air travel experience and generating industry-leading shareholder returns.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Delta offers up to 4,000 daily departures and as many as 15,000 affiliated departures including the premier SkyTeam alliance, of which Delta is a founding member. Delta serves nearly 200 million people every year, taking customers across its industry-leading global network to more than 300 destinations in over 50 countries.
Delta’s Propel Collegiate Pilot Career Path provides successful candidates with a Qualified Job Offer (QJO) detailing a defined path and an accelerated timeline to become a Delta pilot. Pilots meeting the requirements of the Delta Propel program can progress through their chosen career route to Delta in 42 months or less - faster and more seamlessly than ever before.
More information, including eligibility requirements and application windows, can be found at Delta’s Propel website.
Endeavor Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. Flying as Delta Connection, Endeavor operates 193 regional jets on 900 daily flights to more than 140 cities in North America. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Endeavor operates crew bases out of Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis, and New York City, and has 11 maintenance bases across the country.
Our Aviation Maintenance Pathway (AMP) Program is designed to educate, engage, and mentor students who want to become AMTs with Endeavor Air. Through AMP, you'll have access to our team, who will answer your questions and help make sure you stay on track to achieving success.
The only requirement for participation in AMP is that you are an A&P student at one of our focus schools. You must also be willing to share your contact information with us. We do not require a formal commitment or signed agreement, nor are you required to accept a job offer with Endeavor. Students who are part of our AMP program are also eligible to receive a $2,000 sign-on bonus when they accept and start a job as an Endeavor Air technician.
For more information or to sign up, visit the AMP webpage.
Envoy Air Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group operating more than 160 aircraft on 800 daily flights to over 160 destinations. The company’s more than 18,000 employees provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and livery and ground handling services for many American flights.
Envoy’s Cadet Program is designed to help the most promising university and commercial flight school student pilots make a smooth transition from the classroom to the regional flight deck. Pilots accepted into the Cadet Program will receive various levels of support as their certifications, training, and experience grow. Benefits may include mentorship, promotional materials, travel privileges, and more.For more information or to sign up, visit the Envoy Cadet Program webpage.
Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, IN, operates a fleet of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with approximately 950 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express.
Republic is committed to developing and hiring the best aviation professionals. Because of that, we’ve partnered with programs and organizations that have proven success in preparing and training our next generation of leaders. Our partnerships with these programs may include but are not limited to scholarships, preferential hiring, internship opportunities and mentorship.
And as a Delta Connection Carrier, SkyWest provides a route to a career at Delta Air Lines. For more information, see the Delta Air Lines box above for more information.
With more than 12,700 aviation professionals operating over 2,200 daily flights, SkyWest Airlines connects millions of passengers each month to 236 destinations across North America. SkyWest operates in partnership with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines and has a fleet of 435 aircraft. Headquartered in St. George, UT, SkyWest’s industry-leading workforce and excellent leadership team have consistently generated solid operational and economic performance, setting the standard for excellence in the regional industry.
The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program provides a direct path for exceptional pilots with a desire to take control of their aviation careers. Enhanced seniority, guaranteed final interview and access to pilot mentors are just a few of the benefits available to students joining the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program. And as a Delta Connection Carrier, SkyWest provides a route to a career at Delta Air Lines.
Unlike an internship, the Pilot Pathway Program allows students to remain at their campus to complete their flight training until they are able to meet SkyWest's Airline Transport Pilot standards. Each pilot is individually mentored by SkyWest pilots and may have the opportunity to participate in SkyWest recruiting events and outreach programs on their way to fulfilling commercial pilot jobs.
More information, including eligibility requirements and application windows, can be found at SkyWest’s Pilot Pathway Program website.
At United Airlines, our 70,000+ employees worldwide are on a mission to do good in the air and on the ground, working to make the world a happier, greener, more inclusive, more fascinating place. We operate a fleet of 1325 mainline and regional aircraft to 335 destinations in the US and 60 countries around the world, with around 4,000 daily departures.
Aviate is United's industry-leading pilot career development program offering aspiring and established pilots the most direct path to a United flight deck. Aviate participants enjoy benefits including travel privileges to United destinations around the world, participation in a coaching program, mentorship from United pilots, and deeper connections with the United team.
For more information, including eligibility requirements and application windows, visit United’s Aviate website.