FedEx Express

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Flying for FedEx Express

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with multi-engine and instrument rating without limitations
  • ATP Certificate
  • Pass FAA mandated drug screen
  • First Class Medical Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
    • A degree from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated for equivalency by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
  • Eligibility for rapid visa issuance, issued by offices in the United States to fly to any FedEx destination
  • Eligibility for issuance of US Security Clearance
  • Current valid passport and other travel documents that allows the bearer to freely travel in the US and without restriction to all countries outside the US
  • 1500 hours total fixed-wing time as pilot-in-command (PIC) or second-in-command (SIC) in a multi-engine turbo-prop aircraft, jet aircraft or combination thereof with GTOW 12,500 or greater. A minimum of 1000 hours total fixed-wing PIC time in a multi-engine turbo prop aircraft, jet aircraft or combination thereof in aircraft with GTOW 12,500 or greater is preferred.
    • Note: PIC for this purpose is defined as Captain/Aircraft Commander of record, not simply the sole manipulator of the controls. FedEx considers only pilot time in fixed wing aircraft toward minimum qualifications. This does not include simulator, helicopter, flight engineer, bombardier, navigator, RIO, EWO, WSO, NFO, or Special Crew.
  • All certificates and ratings are required to be US FAA issued
  • Radio Telephone Operators License
  • Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge Required
  • 1500 hours total fixed-wing time as pilot-in-command (PIC) or second-in-command (SIC) in a multi-engine turbo-prop aircraft, jet aircraft or combination thereof with GTOW 12,500 or greater. A minimum of 1000 hours total fixed-wing PIC time in a multi-engine turbo prop aircraft, jet aircraft or combination thereof in aircraft with GTOW 12,500 or greater is preferred.
    • FedEx Express Pilots must be granted security clearance to access Security Areas [SIDA] of airports and are subject to the requirements of 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1544. These requirements include employment history and criminal background checks, including a FBI fingerprint based criminal history check. This position also requires a Radio Telephone Operators License. The authority for collecting this information is 49 U.S.C. Sections 114 and 44936.s
  • Recency and type of experience is considered.