“American will begin transferring 47 Bombardier CRJ-700 aircraft from Envoy to PSA, allowing each airline to more efficiently focus their operations on a single aircraft type –Embraer aircraft at Envoy and Bombardier aircraft at PSA. Consolidating our fleets will lower costs for American Airlines Group and simplify the regional feed for our mainline operations.” – Kenji Hashimoto, senior vice president – regional carriers
Beginning mid-2015, PSA will commence the induction of the 47 additional Bombardier CRJ-700s, further expanding its fleet of Bombardier jets. While the exact dates and the rate at which these planes will transfer to PSA are not yet determined, the transfer of aircraft from Envoy is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2016.
To date, PSA has taken delivery of 6 of the 30 Bombardier CRJ 900 NextGen aircraft, previously awarded by American Airlines. Delivery of these aircraft will continue at a rate of 2 to 3 aircraft a month until completion in mid 2015- when the transfer of these CRJ-700s will commence. Consequently, PSA’s current rate of hiring for regional pilots, flight attendants, A&P mechanics, and other positions will persist throughout 2016 to allow for the continued expansion of the airline. To see current PSA opportunities, visit http://bit.ly/1obVLuk.
PSA Flight Attendant Trainees shared their training experience this morning as two interns from the Montgomery County Summer Youth Works Program joined them during their emergency procedures drills training.
Interns, Emsley 14 and Erin 16, participate in the Youth Works Program that provides summer employment and training opportunities for youth of Montgomery County, Ohio. The program was started in 2009 and has grown to offer nearly 2,000 young people invaluable employment opportunities and job readiness skills training.
These young ladies are wrapping up their summer internship at the DaytonInternationalAirport in the Director of Aviation’s office. They assisted airport personnel during PSA’s OCC Ground Breaking Ceremony on Tuesday where they met Director of Inflight Services Debra Hoke who invited them back for an opportunity to observe and participate in Flight Attendant training for a day.
During emergency evacuation drills practice, conducted in PSA’s cabin trainer at the MarkJ.ZweidingerLearningCenter, Emsley and Erin observed flight attendant procedures for the handling of both planned and unplanned emergencies. “It was so interesting to watch the trainees do the drills,” stated Erin. When offered to perform the drills themselves, both were ready and willing and did a spectacular job working together and evacuating their passengers! Emsley described the experience as “really fun! I wasn’t sure about it at first, but it was really fun!”
Thank you to Emsley and Erin for being our guests. We wish them good luck with their remaining time in the program!
PSA Airlines Breaks Ground on New Operations Control Center
PSA Airlines is expanding its Dayton-based facilities with a new Operations Control Center and began the development phase with a ceremonial ground breaking earlier today. The new OCC will be attached to the East side of the current Mark J. Zweidinger Professional Learning Center, at the Dayton International Airport.
PSA’s current and anticipated growth has necessitated the development of the additional facility. With the 30 additional aircraft inducting to PSA over the next 11 months, additional space is needed for dispatchers, crew schedulers, maintenance controllers, and other operations personnel.
The ceremony included dignitaries and decision makers from the Dayton Community as well as Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, and Sandra Brasington and Glenn Richardson from Governor Kasich’s office.
The construction of the OCC is set to begin this summer and is construction set to complete in early 2015.
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