EKU partners with Express Jet Airlines for new aviation program

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Eastern Kentucky University has announced a new program it hopes will help aviation majors soar to a lifetime career.

EKU is partnering with Express Jet Airlines to help students interested in becoming airline pilots. University leaders say the program will allow students to begin a screening process that sets them on the right track for becoming a pilot. Express Jet pilots will mentor the students.

Students who successfully complete the program will be offered a guaranteed job as a first officer with Express Jet.

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