American Airlines has more than 2,000 applicants for its just-launched Cadet Academy pilot pipeline program, and plans to accept 200 candidates this year. The program, launched in April, gives aspiring pilots a slot to train at one of American’s three flight schools for up to 18 months. The next step would be the chance to join one of American’s regional subsidiaries: Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines, or PSA Airlines. Crucially, the program provides access to financing to pay ...

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