Frax Pilot Hiring at Record Low, Report Shows

 - January 29, 2007, 9:34 AM

In the first 11 months of last year, the four largest fractional aircraft operators hired just 186 pilots, compared with 997 in the same time frame in 2002, according to figures compiled by AIR Inc., an Atlanta-based aviation-career consulting firm. November was one of the more active months, however, with 25 pilots reportedly being hired by one operator, Flight Options, AIR numbers show. Flight Options didn’t return telephone calls seeking comment. As of November, AIR said, there were 3,649 pilots flying with the four major frax operators–CitationShares, Flexjet, Flight Options and NetJets.