Skymates Flight Academy signs agreement with Envoy Air to train pilots at Grand Prairie Airport

An American Eagle E-175 lifts off from the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport after an agreement with Skymates Flight Academy to train Envoy Air pilots. ©Bob Fitch – 2018

Skymates Flight Academy, a new Grand Prairie Municipal Airport tenant, signed an agreement with Envoy Air on Friday to train pilots for Envoy, which operates as American Eagle, a regional carrier of American Airlines.

(L) Natalie Nielsen, Director of Pilot Recruitment, Envoy Air, and (R) Luca Fausti, Owner of Skymates Flight Academy, sign an agreement to train pilots for Envoy Air. ©Bob Fitch – 2018

Enovy Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, Envoy is the largest regional airline provider for American, the world’s largest airline.

Dignitaries at the event included Envoy Director of Flight Line Operations, Robert Neider, Director of Envoy Pilot Recruitment, Natalie Nielson and City of Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen.

Luca Fausti, owner of Skymates Flight Academy, speaks prior the signing of an agreement to train Envoy Air pilots. ©Bob Fitch – 2018

Guests were able to tour an American Eagle E-175 aircraft that landed at the airport.