DAYTON, 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 announced today that Michael Bruhn has been promoted to Vice President of Finance. Bruhn will continue to report to President, Dion Flannery. In addition to his current responsibilities of overseeing the finance organization, he will assume leadership of a portion of the expanding Supply Chain organization at PSA.
“We are thrilled to announce Michael’s promotion to Vice President of Finance,” said Dion Flannery, President of PSA Airlines. “His passionate, collaborative, and professional approach are a welcome set of attributes that make him a crucial team member at PSA.”
Bruhn began his airline career at US Airways in early 2007 as a Senior Finance Analyst and was promoted to Finance Manager in 2011. In 2014 he joined the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Team where he played a pivotal role in the identification of synergies and real estate savings during the merger between US Airways and American Airlines. In 2016 he joined PSA Airlines as the Director of Finance where he has recruited and developed a finance team. Bruhn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona.
The winners of the 2017 Business of the Year awards were announced on Thursday, November 16, during the Dayton Business Journal’s annual black tie gala, celebrating the top businesses and executives in the Dayton region. Congratulations to Dion Flannery, President of PSA on being honored as a finalist for Executive of the Year. Dion was named Executive of the Year in 2016. Read More
In September, Margaret Soda, our VP of Human Resources, had the opportunity to talk to a group of attendees for a Women In Aviation event held in Dayton. She was among six women featured in an article about the event, released this week.
Margaret talked about the company’s growth and the challenges that come with it, as well as the benefits of being wholly owned by American Airlines. The experience opened the eyes of attendees to the many possibilities for careers in aviation while providing a historic look at the industry. Read More
We’re proud to announce we have been named for the second consecutive year as a “Best Workplace in Ohio” for 2017 by Ohio Business Magazine. Being recognized as one of the top places to work is an honor and a testament to our outstanding team members and the culture we’ve built here at PSA.
Since 2014, PSA has doubled its size and will grow to operate 150 Bombardier CRJ aircraft over the next several years. This enormous amount of growth is a reflection of the largest airline in the world’s continued confidence in PSA to provide friendly, reliable and cost-effective regional services. Our more than 3,000 employees work diligently to operate 700 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations, all for American. We have a defined and committed fleet and growth plan, playing a critical role in American’s long-term regional network. As the fastest-growing regional airline in the country, our team members pride themselves on professional excellence in every aspect of their jobs.
Our culture is The PSA Way – which is focused on goals, safety, respect, preparedness, professional excellence and passion. This is our foundation and reflects how we think, act and communicates with one another and our customers. It represents the core values that our 3,000 employees stand for and is part of everything we do. We are focused on ramping up across all divisions with needs for 900 additional employees. There has never been a more exciting time to join the PSA family.