SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 14, 2022–
Breeze Airwaysthe new American low-cost airline Seriously Nice™ founded by aeronautical entrepreneur David Neeleman, unveiled its new Breeze Training Academy in Salt Lake City for the initial and recurrent training of its pilots, flight attendants and technical operations teams .
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Breeze Airways has installed an Embraer flight simulator for pilot training at its new training academy in Salt Lake City. (Photo: BusinessWire)
The center has offices, training and briefing rooms and, for pilot training, an Embraer 190 flight simulator. Breeze will add an Airbus A220 flight simulator this summer. The facility is large enough to house six full-motion flight simulators, four flight training devices, aircraft evacuation slides, door trainers and an aircraft cabin trainer. The facility can accommodate up to 200 pilots, flight attendants, technical operations teams and instructors daily.
Additionally, Breeze has partnered with the nation’s largest ATP Flight School to offer ATP graduates a streamlined path to a first officer position with the airline. Amid a growing shortage of airline pilots, the Breeze Embark program allows Breeze to recruit from ATP’s student and instructor population of 2,300 pilots while providing ATP graduates with more opportunities for career progression.
As part of the partnership, eligible ATP instructors can interview Breeze at 500 hours total time. Successful applicants receive a conditional job offer and mentorship from Airline Breeze pilots while gaining flight experience. Upon reaching 1,500 flight hours, instructors transition to Breeze as Embraer 190 First Officers after completing the Airline Pilot Certification Training Program with ATP.
“It’s really exciting to open our Training Academy less than a year after our first flight,” said Breeze Founder and CEO David Neeleman. “This facility is large enough to accommodate an airline of 800 pilots and 1,200 flight attendants, so it will allow us to support many years of growth. And, as a technology hub, there’s no better place to center than Salt Lake City, which is also home to our headquarters in Cottonwood Heights. Combined with our partnership with ATP, we are well positioned for continued growth and expansion of the network. »
Breeze will more than double its fleet this year, from 13 Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft to 30 aircraft, including 13 Airbus A220s and four additional Embraer E-jets. The airline has ordered 80 new Airbus A220-300s, with options for 40 more, to be delivered one per month for the next six years.
Breeze Airways began service in May 2021 primarily in the eastern and southeastern United States, but is expanding west across the United States with 77 routes between 28 cities in 18 states. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze is a low-cost carrier offering “new, enjoyable, non-stop flights” between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. Breeze’s mission is to make the world of travel simple, affordable and convenient, using technology, ingenuity and kindness to enhance the travel experience. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24 months of reusable flight credit, and personalized flight features delivered through a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and fly. Flights are on sale at www.flybreeze.com and through the Breeze app.
About ATP Flight School
ATP is the nation’s largest flight school, providing students with the most efficient path to a successful career as an airline pilot. For more than 35 years, ATP has been the leader in professional flight training and the supply of pilots to airlines. atpflightschool.com
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