Along with their competitive base pay and benefits, employees receive contributions from the company’s profit sharing and shared rewards program. With the annual employee satisfaction survey, the company monitors their employee satisfaction rates and strategically plans how to achieve positive engagement rating from employees. Other important factors It usually takes up eight years and above for a pilot to become captain at an airline. However due a shortage, pilots at Delta might be able to make a fast career development if they can fly an MD-88 jet. Recently, a Delta pilot was hired and promoted to captain within six months by accepting to fly the plane. Within the major U.S. carriers, MD-88 are the oldest plane in service with controls and service that feel antiquated and counterintuitive (Sasso & Johnsson, 2017). Earlier this year, the airline also started testing with biometric scanning such as fingerprint scanners for bags check-in at Minneapolis-St. Paul international airport. This pilot testing was a $600,000 investment. In 2017, Delta Air Lines made it on Fortune ’s 100 best
DELTA AIRLINES GROUP 3 8 companies to work for list as number sixty-three. This is the airline first time on the list as well as the first airline to have made the list in over twelve years. American Airlines Group Inc. History April of the year 1926 was a very important time period for the airline industry. On April 15 th , 1926 Charles Lindbergh flew the very first flight by American Airlines. The first flight was initiated in order to carry mail from St. Louis to Chicago. These flights carrying mail continued on for approximately eight years. At that point, the company made a transition into how we know it today; transporting people and goods. The “American Airlines” brand is now a well-known name in many households around the country. This particular airline is one of the top leaders within the industry. The founders C.R. Smith and Donald Douglas worked diligently to create the DC-3 plane. This particular model plane was a jetsetter for the airline industry. This plane was the transition from carrying mail to carrying passengers. By implementing this new way of travel for passengers, this made a great positive impact of revenue for American Airlines. Mission and Goals As stated by the American Airlines group official site (2017), “American Airlines and American Eagle are in business to provide safe, dependable and friendly air transportation to our customers, along with numerous related services.” The company also believes that they have a corporate responsibility of maintaining a firm commitment to leading the industry with trust, care, and inclusivity. Being that the airline is innovative and constantly looking for new ways to continue on the path to success, there are a few goals they plan to accomplish in the future. Building a
DELTA AIRLINES GROUP 3 9 stronger pipeline of pilots is important to the company. This would be done by implementing and improving the current new pilot training program alongside the recruiting for new pilots.
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