Here at API, we’re proud of our reputation and the relationships we’ve built over the past 50 years. As our tagline states: “It’s About People™”— and that’s why we love doing what we do. Our aviation recruiters match the very best talent with the most discerning aviation employers.
See what our aviation employers have to say
"Partnering with API was an investment in our future."
Of the many strategic decisions we’ve made over the years, using a recruiter like API has had one of the biggest impacts on our operation. Partnering with API was an investment in our future. We don't just hire pilots, we look for people who have the potential to become future leaders. API understood that.
"We have exclusively hired API candidates to fill all of our pilot positions."
We’ve consulted with API for over 20 years, and have exclusively hired API candidates to fill all of our pilot positions. Their careful matching of candidate-to-employer has only one drawback: it makes for a very difficult decision. I cannot foresee filling a future pilot vacancy any other way.
"API helped us build an excellent team that has exceeded expectations."
[The team] at API were tremendous partners as we staffed an entire flight department from scratch. We had extremely strict requirements and a very tight time frame to work within, and a limited network from which to pull candidates, given that we were recruiting in a new location. They provided high-quality candidates and helped us build an excellent team that has exceeded expectations.
"We had a challenging hire in terms of finding the right candidates which is why we engaged API."
We had a challenging hire in terms of finding the right pool of candidates with such a broad and diverse background, which is why we engaged API.
"My focus has never been on the latest hiring practices... API makes this their focus"
I would recommend API because, while working as a professional in the aviation industry, my focus has never been on what’s the latest hiring practices companies are using today. API makes this their focus.
"API knocked it out of the park… they really nailed the cultural fit"
API really knocked it out of the park for our flight department. I don't know how they do it, but they really nailed the cultural fit. We retained API to fill one pilot position. They presented three stellar candidates and in the end, we decided to hire all three. Our team is thrilled with the level of talent that API presented, but more importantly, impressed with how every single candidate fit within our department's culture. Having hired talent on my own in the past, I recognize how incredibly challenging this can be. API was flawless in their delivery and very professional and pleasant to work with.
"API's outplacement assistance was invaluable."
As our organization faced impending closure, we looked to API to act as the guiding hand for our members during their transition. API was ready immediately to provide the advice needed as our team faced the challenge of redirecting their careers. It's hard to put a price tag on that, but I can tell you that API's assistance—both in the early days and over the course of several months—was invaluable.
"The individual we hired is an extremely strong fit and we're very pleased the final result."
This was the first time in 15 years we outsourced to a recruiting company, and I was a skeptical that the team could get a sense of our cultural needs in our initial half-day meeting. API really understood our need for strict confidentiality, the unique job requirements, our owners' preferences and the very small niche in which to find talent. The individual we hired is an extremely strong fit and we're very pleased with the entire API process, and especially the final result. The entire team did a great job.
"API took the time to understand our needs and, most importantly, the candidate fit with our corporate culture."
We greatly appreciate API’s help finding a Director of Aviation. They are very well-connected in the business aviation industry, highly professional and produced a slate of high-quality candidates within the requested timeframe. API took the time to understand our needs and, most importantly, the candidate fit with our corporate culture. We are very pleased with the results.
"Given the opportunity to hire in the future, I would most certainly use API."
Having flown for several large departments, I learned early on that when the staff could count on certain predictable levels of stability it created a much more productive and focused working environment for the flight department. API was able to bring this to my former department and we thrived for many years after working with them. Given the opportunity to hire in the future, I would most certainly use API.
"It is a pleasure to work with (API). They are smart, intuitive and totally professional."
API has an unmatched and in-depth knowledge of the industry and continually present 'top of the class' candidates. They have a deep knowledge of the business and maintain exceptional client relations by making sure that the fit is right for both the individual and our company regardless of the complexity of the search or the length of time. It is a pleasure to work with them. They are smart, intuitive and totally professional.
"API’s support, knowledge and skills were invaluable to our entire team"
There was comfort knowing that the API team was well versed in the outplacement process. They were counselors, psychiatrists, mentors, and friends. Their support, knowledge and skills were invaluable to our entire team. As a participant, the structural and emotional support was outstanding—from writing resumes to guiding our self-discovery and soul searching.
"(API) thoroughly knows their industry, the marketplace and the intricacies of the outplacement arena. A perfect combination!"
I'm a big supporter of outplacement services for people impacted by downsizing, and was worried about using an organization that might not have any experience or knowledge of this industry. Thankfully I was introduced to API. This is an organization that thoroughly knows their industry, the marketplace and the intricacies of the outplacement arena. A perfect combination!
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If you’re one of the hundreds of aviation employers who’s built a strong flight department team as a result of working with API, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your story below!