FedEx pilot careers take flight

at Empire Airlines

Empire Airlines is hiring pilots for our fleet of ATR 42s, ATR 72s, ATR 600s, Cessna 208 (Caravan) and Cessna 408 (SkyCourier)
throughout the western United States 

Empire Airlines ATR 600 Anchorage Alaska

ATP-CTP Certification Assistance: Empire Airlines may provide up to $5,000 toward the cost of an ATP Certification Program.

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After 12 cumulative months in revenue service, first officers in good standing who meet all 121 captain upgrade requirements may be considered for upgrade!

cessna c208 flight

After 2 years, Caravan Captains who meet 121 requirements may be eligible to transition to the ATR!

proud history
promising future

Empire Airlines has grown from small and humble roots to become the largest regional operator for FedEx and has added Aerospace and Unmanned divisions. Empire Airlines was chosen as the North America launch customer for the ATR 72-600F regional freighter in 2020 and, in 2022, we took delivery of new Cessna 408 SkyCouriers commissioned by FedEx.

Empire Airlines has a proud history and a promising future. Be part of our story!

Empire Airlines pilots enjoy competitive pay, state-of-the-art equipment, quality of life schedules and Flight Safety training.


Purple Runway – A FedEx Pathways Program is an innovative program designed to create a pipeline of highly trained and qualified pilots. FedEx is working with feeder operators like Empire Airlines to recruit and retain pilots with the goal of ultimately qualifying for the FedEx trunk fleet.

Empire Airlines Route Map