INADEH and COPA Airlines Ink $2 Million Dollar Training Deal
Friday, September 23 2011 @ 02:08 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: About a week ago I spoke to a couple of American pilots who had been recruited by Copa Airlines to come down here to fly for them. Copa currently has a significant shortfall of pilots. According to the guys I spoke to, Copa is one of the worst paying airlines and therefore it's hard for then to retain the qualified pilots they already have. As soon as young new pilots get certified, once they have some experience, they take off (har) for greener pastures and higher salaries in other countries. So now Copa is being forced to recruit pilots from other countries like the United States.