What's the current count at your airline

Dav8tor

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What's the current pilot count at your airline?
Just trying to see where the state of the airlines are these days and it might help others to make a better decision on where they stand for future airline job.
 

CoopDog

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At my former airline.....

US Airways: 4800+ pilots now, 1070 on furlough

Next month: Anybody's guess, but first number may get a little smaller, and the second number may get a lot bigger.
 

rapidD

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DAL: 9800+ pilots; 835 on furlough as of 1 Aug.
 

Goose17

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Fed Ex

Fed Ex has 4220 as of this month. Our retirement numbers coming up are:

2002 58
2003 83
2004 76
2005 128
2006 162
2007 170
2008 155
2009 133
2010 165
2011 156
2012 187
2013 177
2014 141
2015 169
2016 196
2017 195
2018 186
2019 180
2020 179
2021 186
2022 152

Grand total of 3234 in 20 years!

I was hired this year at age 33 and ran my seniority number on a program we have on our union web site. It said I will retire at seniority number 131! You can't beat that (unless you are number 130 of course)!

Goose17
 

Ted Striker

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ASA is closing in on 1500 fast with no furloughs.
 

justApilot

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AA + TWLLC = 14,200 plus or minus with 695 of those on furlough


Just received these numbers for AA retirements ONLY, I would count on atleast another 100-200 additional retirements per year from the TWLLC list.

(AA retirements only)
I don't know why the numbers for '04 are not here
6/30/2003= 180
6/30/2005= 203 Age 60 retirements
6/30/2006= 219
6/30/2007= 347
6/30/2008= 340
6/30/2009= 459
6/30/2010= 406
6/30/2011= 358
6/30/2012= 321
 

AK737FO

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Alaska

Alaska has about 1,560 on the line. Zero furloughs. Hiring about 100 this year.
Horizon has about 40 F/O's on the street I think.

Big retirment numbers in the near future for such a small pilot group. We will loose about 40, 50, 60, and 70 per year over the next 4 to 5 years.

Looking for 8% growth this year and a planned 8% growth next year. About 102 aircraft on property with more 700's and 900's coming this year and next. Rumors of 300's (with cargo doors) coming to ANC to replace the Mudhens (200's - with gravel gear).
 

TWA Dude

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ex-TWA only age 60 retirements:

4/1/2000 = 2,324 total pilots

2002- 134 .. (2,190)
2003- 108 .. (2,082)
2004- 84 .. (1,998)
2005- 62 .. (1,936)
2006- 57 .. (1,879)
2007- 77 .. (1,802)
2008- 69 .. (1,733) --25.4% of original list gone
2009- 51 .. (1,682)
2010- 51 .. (1,631)
2011- 48 .. (1,583)
2012- 46 .. (1,537)
2013- 36 .. (1,501)
2014- 47 .. (1,454)
2015- 48 .. (1,406)
2016- 58 .. (1,348)
2017- 56 .. (1,292)
2018- 63 .. (1,229)
2019- 82 .. (1,147) --49.4% of original list gone
2020- 92 .. (1,055)
2021- 81 .. ( 974)
2022- 89 .. ( 885)
2023- 81 .. (804)
2024- 81 .. (723)
2025- 84 .. (639) 27.5% of original list remaining
 

MsFan

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Northwest

NWA currently has 6016 flying, 490 on furlough

Supposed to furlough another 40 on 1 Oct

No idea on retirements
 

enigma

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Spirit

Spirit has 354 on the list. Nobody on furlough, and a couple of classes rumored to be hired for later this year. We are approximately 20 Captains heavy, with a few more upgrades to come; so I belive that the hiring rumors are legitimate.

No more than 20 retirements in the next few years.

8N
 

Lindy

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MidEx

Just received the updated seniority list:

400 Pilots and 62 (or is it 67??) on furlough.

Recalled a few at the beginning of the year, rumors for 12 more in the next few months.
 

sweptwingz

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Netjets

I know that we're not actually a major airline, but for those who might
be interested in Netjets:

Total Pilot Senority as of June 28th: 1660 pilots

On Furlough: None

Projected Hiring / 2002: 25 per month

Projected Hiring / 2003: 50+ per month

Retirements: No information available
(age 60 retirement not req.)
 

jball2

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Southwest: 4100+, don't have the list in front of me.
 

CaptainBrazilia

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SkyWest

1203 as of 7/1/2002
 

JohnDoe

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NWA

Add 40 more furloughs in November to the 40 more coming in October for Northwest............and they expect to have 430 still on furlough by the END of 2003.........I shouldn't check my email anymore........:(
 
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