Florida Tech Forms Alliance with American Eagle Airlines
MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology and American Eagle Airlines have formed an alliance to help secure jobs for graduates and meet the airline’s need for qualified pilots. The alliance specifies that the airline agrees to guarantee interviews (when American Eagle is interviewing) to pilots graduating from Florida Tech who meet several requirements.
According to the requirements, graduates must have a 3.0 or better grade point average and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science, aviation management or aviation meteorology with flight option. Also required are 400 hours total flight time and 100 hours multi-engine time in actual flight; a letter of recommendation from the dean of the College of Aeronautics; and must have attained a minimum of specifically defined FAA certificates and ratings. Aviation-related undergraduate degrees in the Florida Tech College of Aeronautics currently include seven bachelor of science degrees. Three of the bachelor’s degrees have a flight option. The university also offers three aviation-related master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in science education with a concentration in aeronautics.