Title

JetBlue Pilot Gateway Programs: Creative Approaches to Pilot Sourcing

Presenter Information

Nancy Shane, JetBlue AirwaysFollow

Presenter Email

nancy.shane@jetblue.com

Location

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Start Date

13-8-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

13-8-2018 12:00 PM

Submission Type

Presentation

Abstract

The JetBlue University Gateway program was the first pathway program in our industry. When it started, it offered the only structured path for aviation students to earn an aviation degree, build time as a flight instructor, gain experience at a regional partner and then end up as a first officer – and eventually a captain - on a JetBlue airplane. Now almost 10 years after its inception, the program continues to help young pilots as they make their way from dreaming of the skies to sitting in a JetBlue airplane. While still going strong, the University Gateway program is not the only creative approach JetBlue has taken to sourcing pilots. In recent years, JetBlue has also added focus to Transition Gateway, a program designed to help current crewmembers in other departments become JetBlue pilots, and Gateway Select, an innovative program that is designed to help a person with high potential but little or no flying experience make his/her way to a JetBlue flight deck. This presentation will give an overview of these three JetBlue Gateway programs - University, Transition and Select - and will show how JetBlue is creatively, proactively and effectively planning for the future.

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JetBlue Pilot Gateway Programs: Creative Approaches to Pilot Sourcing

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

The JetBlue University Gateway program was the first pathway program in our industry. When it started, it offered the only structured path for aviation students to earn an aviation degree, build time as a flight instructor, gain experience at a regional partner and then end up as a first officer – and eventually a captain - on a JetBlue airplane. Now almost 10 years after its inception, the program continues to help young pilots as they make their way from dreaming of the skies to sitting in a JetBlue airplane. While still going strong, the University Gateway program is not the only creative approach JetBlue has taken to sourcing pilots. In recent years, JetBlue has also added focus to Transition Gateway, a program designed to help current crewmembers in other departments become JetBlue pilots, and Gateway Select, an innovative program that is designed to help a person with high potential but little or no flying experience make his/her way to a JetBlue flight deck. This presentation will give an overview of these three JetBlue Gateway programs - University, Transition and Select - and will show how JetBlue is creatively, proactively and effectively planning for the future.