Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and American Eagle Airlines are partnering on a pilot-hiring program that will give the school's Aeronautical Science (professional pilot) graduates an employment advantage with one of the world's largest regional airlines.

Through its Pilot Pipeline Program, American Airlines affiliate American Eagle will gain a steady supply of airline-qualified pilots by screening, training and hiring Embry-Riddle flight students, who in turn will receive a $10,000 scholarship with a two-year commitment to the program as well as specialized training leading to employment as a commercial airline officer. After earning their B.S. in Aeronautical Science and Commercial, Instrument and Multi-Engine flight ratings at Embry-Riddle, the selected graduates will become full-time American Eagle employees while serving as Embry-Riddle flight instructors, accruing additional flight hours. After reaching a certain number of flight hours operating commercial aircraft for American Eagle, they will have a guaranteed interview for a first officer position with American Airlines.