Pilot Profile- PSA Pilot Recruiter Blake Ditlow

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FO Blake Ditlow

In honor of PSA’s multiple visits to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University campuses this and next week, PSA First Officer, Pilot Recruiter and ERAU alumnus Blake Ditlow gave us his story of becoming a PSA pilot.

“I came to PSA because I thought it would feel like family,” explains Ditlow. “it was an easy choice after leaving Embry Riddle.” And many ERAU alumni have evidently felt the same. With the CRJ course offered at the school, many students choose to start their career at a regional airline. “They told us, ‘You will be prepared for any airline when you walk out…’ and they were definitely right. Training was not terrible. It was easy, really. And I had five or six friends on the line at PSA that could tell me what to expect. They were like mentors. And all the Check Airmen I had were great.”

Ditlow didn’t take long to move into new opportunities at PSA on top of flying. “When I first saw the pilot recruiter posting, I was in Evansville and it was one o’clock in the morning. I immediately counted my hours, updated my resume and sent in my application that same night. Recruiting makes me happy. To see a recruit excited about the opportunity, sharing flying stories, relating to them… it makes it easy.”

“I tell pilots that we have jets and we have them right now. Growing won’t stop and airplanes won’t stop. You can go to the places dishing out money but you’re going to be there awhile. I’ve had a good experience here. 99.9% of the time I’m working with a crew that’s fun, has stories and has comradery. It’s nothing but a blast… it makes it very easy to recruit for here and nowhere else.”

PSA Airlines Breaks Ground on New DAY Maintenance Hangar

PSA President Dion Flannery and Dayton, Ohio Dignitaries Break Ground at DAY maintenance hangar location.

PSA President Dion Flannery and Dayton, Ohio Dignitaries Break Ground at DAY maintenance hangar location.

PSA Airlines is expanding its Dayton-based facilities with a new maintenance hangar and began the development phase with a ceremonial ground breaking earlier today. The new hangar will be adjacent to PSA’s current maintenance hangar located at the Dayton International Airport and will be the airline’s largest hangar yet.

PSA’s current and anticipated growth has necessitated the development of the additional facility. With over 60 additional aircraft being inducted to PSA’s fleet over the next two years, additional space is needed for overnight maintenance on the fleet. This new maintenance facility comes soon after the announcement of PSA’s third maintenance base at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to PSA’s footprint.

The ceremony included dignitaries from the Dayton Community as well as representatives from Dayton Power & Light, The Dayton Development Coalition, Sinclair Community College and the City of Dayton.

The construction of the 69,000 square foot hangar is set to begin immediately and is anticipated to be complete by spring of 2016.

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PSA to Host Career Fair for Maintenance Positions in CVG

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PSA Airlines, wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is further preparing for the opening of their newest, full-service maintenance base at CVG by hosting their second open house career fair in the Cincinnati area- this time at CVG.

PSA Airlines Maintenance Career Fair
September 26, 2015 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hilton Cincinnati Airport (7373 Turfway Rd. Florence, KY 41042) 

PSA is hoping to attract the area’s large population of aviation professionals. Each candidate will have the opportunity to speak directly with PSA hiring managers, receive valuable insight into the positions they wish to apply for and meet the maintenance recruiters that they will work with throughout the hiring process.

PSA is looking to fill maintenance positions including:
A&P Maintenance Technicians
Stores Clerks
Managerial Positions
Supervisor Positions 
To see the full list of positions, visit the PSA Open Positions page

This is the second new full-service maintenance facility PSA has added in the last year. This growth is expected to continue as PSA increases its footprint to service its growing fleet. Maintenance personnel at PSA enjoy paid training with advancement opportunities as skills and experience grow, worldwide travel benefits on American Airlines and hourly premiums based on licenses held and shift differentials.

Find more information about PSA Airlines including additional benefits, recruiting events and upcoming growth at www.psaairlines.com .

 

PSA to Host Career Fair for Maintenance Positions in Cincinnati

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PSA Airlines, wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is further preparing for the opening of their newest, full-service maintenance base at CVG by hosting an open house career fair.

PSA Airlines Maintenance Career Fair
August 19, 2015 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ohio Means Jobs meeting space (1916 Central Parkways, Cincinnati 45214) 

PSA is hoping to attract the area’s large population of aviation professionals. Each candidate will have the opportunity to speak directly with PSA hiring managers, receive valuable insight into the positions they wish to apply for and meet the maintenance recruiters that they will work with throughout the hiring process.

PSA is looking to fill maintenance positions including:
A&P Maintenance Technicians
Stores Clerks
Managerial Positions
Supervisor Positions 
To see the full list of positions, visit the PSA Open Positions page

This is the second new full-service maintenance facility PSA has added in the last year. This growth is expected to continue as PSA increases its footprint to service its growing fleet. Maintenance personnel at PSA enjoy paid training with advancement opportunities as skills and experience grow, worldwide travel benefits on American Airlines and hourly premiums based on licenses held and shift differentials.

Find more information about PSA Airlines including additional benefits, recruiting events and upcoming growth at www.psaairlines.com .

 

 

PSA to Open New Maintenance Base in CVG

PSA CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft shown in most recently added maintenance base in Charlotte, North Carolina

PSA CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft shown in previously added maintenance base in Charlotte, North Carolina

PSA Airlines prepares to open a new, full service Maintenance Base in CVG later this year. 

With PSA’s expanding fleet, the need for additional aircraft maintenance locations has once again necessitated the addition of another full service Maintenance Base to PSA’s footprint.

Up until recently, PSA has been utilizing a third party vendor at the CVG airport, to supplement the maintenance being performed at its own facilities.

“Having our own Maintenance Base at CVG will significantly enhance our ability to, more efficiently, support the maintenance requirements for the rapidly growing fleet of large RJ aircraft,” says Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering Kevin Reinhalter. “It has been the intention, and desire, to carry out this work with our own staff of professionals. That time has come with the acquisition of a substantial facility at CVG. This facility can simultaneously accommodate up to five CRJ-900 aircraft and will be capable of supporting the level of maintenance presently being accomplished at our DAY, CAK, and CLT Maintenance Bases. Furthermore, we are excited about the very bright future this holds for our employees and our operation.”

Consequentially, PSA is seeking maintenance professionals in CVG to fill Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Maintenance Technician, Stores Clerk, Supervisor, and Managerial positions. Find out more about these positions at www.psaairlines.com/careers