Faces of PSA – Meet Christian Roper

Faces of PSA - Christian RoperChristian Roper

Title: HR Cadet Pilot Recruiter

How long have you worked for PSA? I have been with PSA for six months.

How long have you been in the airline industry? PSA has given me my first opportunity in the airline industry.

Give us a brief overview of what you do: As an HR Cadet Pilot Recruiter, my role is to travel to our partnered schools across the nation and provide information to students about our Cadet Program. In addition to this, I plan and coordinate events at our partnered schools and assist with the strategy behind our Cadet Program.

What is one of the biggest challenges of your job? One of the biggest challenges of my job would be overcoming challenges with technology. Throughout the recruiting process, there are many stages in which we like to track candidates. With this comes many different systems that we use that may not sync, which can make tracking difficult.

How many roles have you had at PSA? Which is your favorite? I have only held one role with PSA.

Where’s your favorite place you have traveled? I have had the opportunity to travel to many places as a recruiter. As much as I would love to say Dayton, OH is my favorite, I will have to say Salt Lake City, UT is the best! The scenery was beautiful and, oddly, their jambalaya was delicious.

What are some of your hobbies? When I am not working, I enjoy hanging out with my wonderful fiancé Alicia and our dog Max. We enjoy spending time with our families, friends, taking hikes and traveling anytime we get the chance.

What do you love about working for PSA? I really enjoy working with members from our recruiting team, our pilot group and the opportunity to travel to different schools and learn more about different areas.

Would you recommend PSA and why? Of course! First off, PSA is a growing company in a robust industry. Being with this company provides many opportunities to learn and try something new. Not many companies allow you to use your creativity and PSA certainly does.

What did you do before coming to PSA? Prior to PSA I was a Project Coordinator for Wells Fargo Securities Campus Recruiting team supporting the Investment Banking and Sales Trading Internship Program.

Tell us something about your role that most people don’t know: Most people only see the surface of what we do in Recruiting. However, a lot goes on behind the scenes such as planning, coordinating and data reporting.

What has been the most rewarding part of your job? The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I have helped a young student who has aspired to be a pilot for as long as they can remember put their right foot forward and get them started on their pathway to the cockpit at PSA by joining our Cadet Program.

Tell us something no one knows about you: Prior to my job at PSA I had only flown a handful of times, now I think it’s safe to say I have caught the wanderlust bug!

PSA Airlines Appoints Loudmareddy Gumireddy as Vice President of Operations Planning and Performance

IMG_0634DAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines has appointed Loudmareddy Gumireddy “Reddy” as Vice President of Operations Planning and Performance, reporting to Dion Flannery, President of PSA Airlines. In this role, Reddy will be part of the airline’s executive team and will be responsible for overseeing the management of Flight Operational Resources including Crew Planning, Crew Resources, and Dispatch.

Reddy brings to PSA Airlines a wealth of experience in the area of airline operations and analytics. With more than 20 years in the industry, he has held many roles within US Airways, Sabre and American Airlines, supporting various departments such as Operation Research, Scheduling, and Operations Planning and Analysis. Reddy comes to PSA Airlines from American Airlines, where he currently serves as the Director of Operations Planning and Performance and has successfully integrated two separate operations planning departments following the US Airways/American Airlines merger.

“Reddy is a trusted leader who has successfully designed and implemented measurable changes that have had great impact on American’s operational performance,” said Dion Flannery, President of PSA Airlines. “His track-record of building effective teams that work across departments to improve airline reliability is invaluable to PSA as we focus on delivering the best performance in the regional industry.”

As Vice President of Operations and Planning Performance, Reddy will be responsible for improving safety, reliability and productivity of airline operations. He will lead the implementation of technologies and analytics required to manage the complexity of today’s operation and setup the airline for future growth. Reddy holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, an MBA and a master’s degree in Management Science with majors in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 3,500 employees operate more than 750 daily flights to more than 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina, with plans to open Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in May 2018. PSA has maintenance facilities in Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP), Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Dayton International Airport (DAY). PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 36 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.

 

PSA Airlines Announces Two New Crew Bases at Philadelphia International Airport and Norfolk International Airport

New Bases Announcement - PHL and ORFDAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines announced today that it plans to open two additional crew bases at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in May 2018.

With the PHL and ORF additions, PSA will have seven crew bases, joining Dayton, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, North Carolina.

“This is exciting news for PSA as we grow our operations and make smart additions to our network of crew bases to ensure top-notch performance for our customers,” said Keith Stamper – Vice President, Air Operations – PSA Airlines. “Today’s announcement is important for our employees as we grow our crew base footprint and provide more options for the best aviators in the business.”

As a major hub for its parent company, American Airlines, PHL is a well-supported market for PSA and makes for a strategic addition to its crew base portfolio. PSA currently operates 21 departures at PHL and that number will grow to 44 departures in May 2018. Adding a crew base where PSA has an overnight maintenance base in ORF, allows for streamlined operations and is a natural addition for crews to be based. The airline will offer seven daily departures from ORF in May 2018.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 3,500 employees operate more than 750 daily flights to more than 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP). Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Dayton International Airport (DAY). PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 36 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.