PSA Celebrates the Reception of 1st CRJ900!

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PSA employees, members of the Dayton community, and Bombardier Aerospace personnel celebrated the reception of our first CRJ900 Wednesday, May 21st at the DAY hangar. Attendees were all given the chance to walk through the new aircraft, hear about our future from our president and community leaders, and for some, take a short flight!

Seeing the promise of new jets come to fruition was the most exciting aspect for many of our employees. Touring the aircraft and learning about the American cabin design colors and materials, cabin elements such as large overhead bins, leather seating, and inflight Wi-Fi, and testing out the larger leg room for main cabin extra passengers were some of the highlights of the day. Not to mention that new aircraft smell!

We look forward to feeling the same excitement upon receiving each of our 30 new aircraft but yesterday’s celebration really made our growth feel real! Thank you to everyone that celebrated with us in Dayton and elsewhere!

Enter to Win A Trip to PSA’s 1st CRJ 900 Delivery Ceremony

Enter to Win A Trip to PSA’s 1st CRJ 900 Delivery Ceremony

And Tour the Bombardier Factory in Mirabel, Canada on June 5th!

All active employees* with valid passports are eligible to win a flight to Mirabel, Canada where you will tour the Bombardier factory, be a part of PSA’s CRJ900 Delivery Ceremony, and fly back the same afternoon.

*All winners’ schedules will need to be cleared by the employee. The flight to Mirabel will leave DAY approximately 7:15 a.m. the morning of the 5th, returning approximately 4PM. Please plan accordingly.

To Enter, click the +1 in the contest box below for each entry. Employees can enter by visiting our website, liking the PSA Facebook page, and/or reviewing PSA’s Facebook page, for a maximum of 3 entries per employee.

Winners will be announced on May 28th!

Good luck!

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A Day in Charlotte

There is always some fun happening in Charlotte! Be sure to check out our Facebook album of A Day in CLT!

So much of what makes up PSA as an airline stems from our operations in CLT. From caring managers and integral crew resources, to our amazing front-line employees themselves, a Day in CLT is one of the best ways to get a feel for what makes PSA, PSA.

First on our trip to Charlotte, we got to see one of our newer Flight Attendants, Nicole Miller , on her first 700 flight! Fellow Flight Attendant Loveisha Ortiz and Nicole both did a great job! We made sure to get a picture with the whole crew: Captain David Henderson, First Officer Charles Bault and Flight Attendants Loveisha Ortiz and Nicole Miller. They made our bright and early flight from DAY wonderful!

Next we had the honor of presenting an exceptional Flight Attendant, April Sims, with her $10,000 Above & Beyond prize! April spoke modestly about the love she has for her job and her motto to “treat every passenger like they’re First Class.” April also told us of her plans to put her prize towards buying a house. Best wishes, April! You deserve it!

We got to spend the rest of our visit with some of our Charlotte-based management. First, speaking with Chief Pilot Shaun Schaney and Assistant Chief Pilot George Reazer about their daily duties for PSA was a whirlwind! These two handle everything from daily operations and constant interdepartmental communications, to assistance with recruiting and helping resolve crew member issues. It also happened to be Assistant Chief Pilot George Reazer’s birthday. His commitment to our airline every day warranted him quite the celebration; We hope you had a great birthday, George!

We also got to see Recruiter Alycia Garrison at work as well as Inflight Assistant Manager Cindy Phillips and Human Resources Assistant Amy Portis. Speaking with Inflight Assistant Manager Cindy Phillips quickly brings to light what a true ambassador for the Inflight Department she is! Her strength lies in her approachable personality and her experience as a Flight Attendant. As someone that has walked in their shoes, Cindy is a great champion and mentor for all Flight Attendants! Similarly, Human Resources Assistant Amy Portis’ favorite of her long list of duties is her engagement with employees and her ability to help resolve their problems. Her assistance with a wide range of issues help keep our crew members able to do their jobs!

As with all of PSA’s hard working employees, it was great to see the dedication of each of these individuals on our trip to Charlotte. Make sure to see all of their smiling faces here!

President’s Award Luncheon 2014

The following employees were recognized May 6th, 2014 at the annual President’s Award Luncheon for their exemplary performance and commitment to PSA’s growth in 2013. Each of these employees were paramount in the success of our airline last year.

Flight Attendant Julie Gallion is recognized as an outstanding mentor and team player, invaluable to PSA through her service as an Inflight recruiter, Check Flight Attendant, and liaison between Inflight Management and other FA’s.

Captain Justin Chase‘s hard work through contract negotiations, voting periods, and leadership of the pilot group was essential in the success of our airline in 2013.

With changes to industry-wide pilot training requirements and our accelerated hiring, Training Coordinator Dixie Montgomery‘s workload has doubled during PSA’s growth. With over 10 years at PSA, her constant hard work is impossible to miss.

A&P Mechanics Joel Seekins and Jesse Robbins are true team players and PSA is proud to have these talented, committed employees. Their efforts in huge projects such as the building of the cabin trainer and the transfer of offsite storage have been monument in PSA’s growth this last year.

Recruiter Kacey Collinsworth approaches her duties as PSA Recruiter with honesty, integrity, and diligence. Her hard work and dedication in filling pilot new hire classes every 2 weeks has been essential in keeping PSA growth moving forward.

Please join us in congratulating these employees!

View the Facebook album of this event at on.fb.me/1im16jz .