06/09/2017 JETBLUE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2ND CYCLE OF ITS 'GATEWAY SELECT' PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM

JETBLUE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2ND CYCLE OF ITS 'GATEWAY SELECT' PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) began accepting applications for the second cycle of its innovative new pilot recruiting pathway - Gateway Select - the airline's competency-based training program for aspiring pilots. The opening of the second window comes as JetBlue's first set of six candidates complete the airline-focused training program and continue to earn their FAA-mandated 1,500 hours of flight time.
The program provides participants with the opportunity to become JetBlue pilots after completing a rigorous four-year training program which encompasses classroom learning, extensive real-world flying experience and instruction in full-flight simulators. JetBlue partners with CAE (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) to deliver Gateway Select's training curriculum. Gateway Select takes the best from training programs used by the U.S. military and international airlines and applies the safety standards and federal requirements for current pilots.
"The completion of this milestone proves our idea that there can be a successful competency-based pathway, with the right structure and training, to becoming an airline pilot," said Warren Christie, senior vice president of safety, security and air operations, JetBlue. "Gateway Select is the only direct path to entry into an airline in the U.S. As our second recruiting window starts, we are opening the door to making this incredible profession a reality for even more aspiring pilots."
"JetBlue's Gateway Select is one of the most innovative programs available to create the next generation of pilots," said Nick Leontidis, CAE's Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. "It makes the pilot career more accessible to men and women who would otherwise not be able to explore their passion for flying."
JetBlue is now accepting applications for the next round of candidates to begin the training program in January 2018. Applications for Gateway Select can be submitted at http://pilots.jetblue.com/gateway-select.