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Contributor: PR Newswire New York
Friday, March 29 2019 - 06:28
ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, Welcomes Australian Pilots Through E-3 Visa Program
ATLANTA, March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Program Allows Australian Pilots to Fly for the Rapidly Growing Airline

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, today announced that it is 
welcoming Australian pilots to join in its growth by introducing a new E-3 Visa 
Program. The program allows Australian pilots to live in the U.S. while flying 
for ExpressJet. ExpressJet is hiring more than 600 pilots as it grows with 25 
new Embraer E175 aircraft in 2019. 

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"ExpressJet's E-3 Program is the perfect gateway for Australian pilots who want 
to grow their careers by flying an all-jet fleet on behalf of United -- one of 
the world's largest airlines and most iconic brands," said Vice President of 
Flight Operations Greg Wooley. "Our program provides a smooth, worry-free 
transition to the U.S. and offers an on-going support network to ensure our E-3 
pilots are successful in their careers."

Pilots who participate in ExpressJet's E-3 Program will complete training at 
the airline's Houston, Texas, training complex, where the airline has its own 
E175 and ERJ145 full-motion flight simulators. Training is paid and 
single-occupancy hotel accommodations are provided. 

After training, pilots will be based at one of ExpressJet's five domiciles 
(Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee; Houston, Texas; 
Newark, New Jersey) and may choose to live in base or the city of their choice 
by using flight and airline jumpseat privileges to travel to base.  

E-3 Program pilots are eligible for ExpressJet's $22,000 new-hire bonus and an 
additional $5,000 bonus for an eligible type rating. In addition, pilots are 
eligible for ExpressJet's health and wellness insurance plans and have access 
to travel privileges on United Airlines and other participating, global 
carriers. E-3 Program participants will also have access to a company liaison 
to help navigate their new careers in the U.S. 

Australian pilots interested in flying for ExpressJet should apply at ( 
) or on ( 
). After completing a video interview, ExpressJet will initiate the Visa 
application and cover costs related to the process as well as travel expenses 
to the U.S. Applicants can visit ( 
) for complete qualifications and application requirements. 

About ExpressJet Airlines 
ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, on behalf of United Airlines 
(NASDAQ: UAL), to serve more than 100 airports across the United States, Canada 
and Mexico, with over 3,300 weekly flights from bases in Chicago, Cleveland, 
Houston and Newark. ExpressJet's fleet includes more than 110 Embraer ERJ145 
and Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, with 25 new Embraer E175s being added in 2019. 
ExpressJet pilots enjoy top-tier pay and quality of life and a career path to 
United Airlines. ExpressJet is a subsidiary of ManaAir, LLC, a minority 
affiliate of United Airlines. For further information, contact 1-404-856-1199, 

Corporate Communications 
Atlanta, Georgia 

SOURCE ExpressJet Airlines