How the Program Works

This Program is offering a unique approach to pilot training, advancement and pathway to the FedEx Fleet. By working with Empire you will be guided through the necessary steps to become a FedEx pilot.

You can participate no matter where you are in your flying career: College level or Feeder Airline experience. This is a structured program to build your career to Jet Transition Training offering:

  • Pilot in Command Time
  • College Tuition Assistance
  • Advance Training
  • Mentoring

 Eligible pilots enter into a Participant Agreement with Empire. Participants must successfully complete requirements and demonstrate they meet the experience, skills and qualifications of the FedEx pilot job. 

Program Eligibility

  • Pilot must be employed for at least six months at Empire before entering the program
  • Ability to hold a First Class medical
  • Stable employment history
  • Earned two-year degree (minimum) or four-year degree (preferred) with a 2.5 or higher GPA from accredited college/university or AABI accredited aviation program
  • Pilot has not previously tested or interviewed with FedEx for a trunk position
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. and qualify for rapid visa issuance
  • Sign program authorization and commitment paperwork
  • Successfully complete CogScreen/Neo test battery

Program Completion Requirements

  • Complete four-year with a 2.5 or higher GPA from accredited program
  • Acceptable attendance, reliability, and performance records
  • Complete initial evaluation and all recurrent evaluations
  • Complete minimum service and hour obligation to Empire: at least 36 months of active service and a minimum of 500 hours as PIC for multi-engine turbo prop aircraft
  • Attend the FedEx Experience Summit
  • Complete an applicant profile on
  • Maintain ability to hold a first class medical
  • Acceptable training performance (no training or line check failures)
  • Complete the FedEx Pass Board Review
  •  Successfully complete Jet Transition Course (JTC), administered no earlier than two years after enrollment date
  • Successfully complete the Job Knowledge Test, administered no earler than two years after enrollment date
  • Successfully pass the Panel and Situational-based Interviews

For the opportunity to join one of the world’s most admired companies through its feeder program, please view our current positions