Several law firms in the United States have already begun to make announcements to attract foreign pilots who wish to present their documentation to work in the country’s airlines. They have to go to the National Interest Waiver, which allows professionals of this type to be able to reside in the country without first having an employment contract.
According to several media dedicated to aviation, some offices affirm that they already have several hundred files in process. The number of candidates from the Far East is especially abundant, where the ‘madness’ of Covid threatens to ground airlines for much longer.
The legal figure used by law firms until now was used fundamentally in technology companies, arguing that the knowledge provided by the interested party was important. Now, the dispatches argue that these people are essential to the interests of the United States because there are many airlines that cannot fly due to lack of pilots.
Some offices say that politicians share the solution. In fact, the offices affirm that they are informally receiving comments from power considering their work and intentions adequate.
However, American airlines had never recruited foreigners for their fleets. Recently, Breeze, Neeleman’s new airline, started doing it, with pilots from Australia. Another airline, Commut Air, is also recruiting foreign pilots. These two airlines, however, are resorting to another legal clause.
In Florida, another office has a list of Nigerian clients who intend to pilot in the country, although they have not yet submitted the papers to the Government.