PSA Employees Participate in New American Uniform Wear-Test
As the New American continues its evolution into the largest airline in the world, they continue to work toward the ideal look and feel for the company. Developing the appropriate new uniform for crew members is a large part of this initiative.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of American, PSA plays a substantial role in representing the American brand each day. As such, a sample of PSA employees are currently participating in the final days of American’s wear-test of new uniform prototypes. The wear-test, meant to introduce a possible new look to employees and passengers, is also meant to offer an opportunity for feedback.
American Airlines has collected feedback and is “exploring options to develop some new designs and prototypes,” according to Vice President of Marketing, Fernand Fernandez. “We anticipate sharing the updated designs in the coming months and moving forward with those for our final uniform. Because these changes are a direct result of your feedback, we think you’ll be very pleased with the changes in store!”
The wear-test has been a great experience for PSA employees to be involved in the evolution of the new American image and a great opportunity to take part in the community of all of the invested employees of American Airlines Group.
PSA Airlines moved into their newly built Operations Control Center mid-February in the airline’s headquarters of Vandalia, Ohio.
The previous OCC was located in the attached office space of PSA’s DAY maintenance hangar. The new OCC is attached to the East side of the current Mark J. Zweidinger Professional Learning Center, at the Dayton International Airport.
PSA began the development phase with a ceremonial ground breaking on July 22nd of last year. Construction began immediately and continued throughout the winter season. PSA’s crew scheduling, dispatch, maintenance control, and other operations personnel took part in the move from the old to the new OCC the week of February 14th of this year.
PSA’s current and anticipated growth had necessitated the development of the additional facility. With 79 additional aircraft being inducted into PSA’s fleet over the next couple years, the additional space is essential with the increase in flights and necessary planning. The new OCC’s seating structure was developed with the interaction of the work groups in mind. OCC Coordinators, Maintenance Control Supervisors, and Crew Scheduling Coordinators & Supervisor inhabit the raised area while Dispatchers, Maintenance Controllers, and Crew Schedulers are all located on the control center floor in the vicinity of their Coordinators.