FedEx Express has launched a pilot training scheme as one airline association warns of a “endemic” pilot shortage across the US.
The express operator’s Purple Runway programme will assist feeder carriers Mountain Air Cargo and Empire Airlines in recruiting and developing pilots.
FedEx chief executive Fred Smith said the programme would play an “important role in the continuing success” of both the company and its third-party feeder carriers.
“FedEx is initiating a new, industry-leading …
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