PSA Charlotte Crew Room Renovations Complete

CLT Crew Room Renovations; Seating Area (left), Kitchen (top right), Quiet Room (bottom left), and computer area (bottom right)

CLT Crew Room Renovations; Seating Area (left), Kitchen (top right), Quiet Room (bottom left), and computer area (bottom right)

 

Renovations to PSA’s Charlotte crew room began earlier this year in the wake of increased employee traffic in the airline’s largest crew base.

The former crew room was nearly tripled in size, increasing from a 1,165 square foot space to  3,111 square footage and treated to all new flooring and paint throughout. The five computers in this previous space were all replaced with new computers and furniture was upgraded to round tables with chairs as well as chairs with attached desks for plenty of work space. The space has also been equipped with sixteen large chairs for relaxing.

Additional space has also been allocated in CLT for crew use. Among the new facilities is a standalone baggage room with all new custom-built shelves for crew luggage and personal items. Also new to the space is a separate quiet room with dimmer lights and reclining chairs in separated cubicles.

PSA crews can also take advantage of an all new computer area equipped with standing and seated work spaces and printers for their convenience. A new kitchen area, complete with new small appliances, also provides comforts for our crews with abundant seating and space for relaxing.

PSA Employees Recognized at 2014 President’s Award Luncheon May 5, 2015

PSA Airlines 2014 President Award Recipients. unpictured: Captain Scott Sharman

PSA Airlines 2014 President Award Recipients. unpictured: Captain Scott Sharman

2014’s President’s Award winners were recognized on May 5, 2015 at the President’s Award Luncheon.

The PSA Airlines’ annual President’s Award serves to recognize a small group of employees whose leadership and work ethic have gone well above and beyond their duties and who have been invaluable to the airline.

Employee recipients represented various departments including the Operations Control Center, Maintenance, Operations, Inflight, and Human Resources. Seniority of these employees ranged from 3 years to 28 years with the airline! Each of these individuals stepped up to the plate in a time of great growth and challenge. All have been integral in, not only the day to day airline operations, but the assistance in bringing hundreds of employees onboard, training these new hires, and demonstrating what it means to be in the PSA family.

2014’s President’s Awards could not have gone to a more deserving group of employees. The growth and success of PSA was made possible by your collective contributions of hard work and dedication! Congratulations to all ten recipients!

A Fond Farewell to KDH

Outgoing PSA president Keith Houk at farewell celebration

Outgoing PSA president Keith Houk at farewell celebration

PSA Airlines celebrated the retirement of outgoing president Keith Houk during the March 31st employee luncheon at the PSA Airlines Dayton hangar. View photos of the event at http://on.fb.me/1HiRyjt

2014 marked 25 years with US Airways for Keith, including time as US Airways Express vice president and president and CEO of Piedmont Airlines.  He served as PSA president from 2005 to 2014.

Keith’s leadership during multiple airline mergers, fleet expansions, and other major changes in the industry has been paramount in securing PSA’s current growth and very bright future.

Congratulations on your retirement, Keith!

PSA Employees Participate in New American Uniform Wear-Test

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.

Lisa Wulff and Jeffrey Jackson- new uniform being wear tested

Lisa Wulff and Jeffrey Jackson- new uniform being wear tested

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.

Captain William Mathieson and Flight Attendant Trena Mitchell wear-testing the new uniform prototype

Captain William Mathieson and Flight Attendant Trena Mitchell wear-testing the new uniform prototype

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 Moves in New, Expanded Operations Control Center

PSA Airlines' New Operations Control Center

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.