Avelo Airlines has selected Alliance Aviation to expand the airline’s pipeline of qualified pilots.

The addition of Alliance to Avelo’s existing portfolio of pilot recruiting partners will further supplement Avelo’s aggressive growth plans. Avelo expects to hire as many as 160 pilots over the next year. The airline is accepting applications now for anticipated First Officer openings beginning in October.

Through this partnership, Avelo will have priority access to Alliance’s Preferred Referral Network of U.S. and international pilots who have completed the academy’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified training.

Avelo Airlines Head of Flight Operations Captain Scott Hall said, “While we have not experienced the pilot recruiting and retention challenges confronting other airlines, leveraging Alliance Aviation will expand our reservoir of top-tier pilots to draw from in the future. Alliance will be an exceptional addition to our existing portfolio of pilot recruiting partners. It is a great time to be a pilot and Avelo is a great opportunity for pilots at any professional stage to take their career to new heights.”

Alliance’s training and fast-track placement program is purposefully designed for driven and devoted pilots who desire a lifelong aviation career packed with fulfillment and adventure. Alliance will serve as Avelo’s preferred agent to assist in identifying, selecting and referring trained pilots as First Officers to Avelo. In addition to training and referring pilots from the U.S., eligible candidates from outside the country can participate in the Alliance Aviation certificate FAA Foreign Conversion Program, which licenses pilots without U.S. citizenship to fly for domestic airlines.