PSA Airlines Announces New Crew Base at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

_X6A1719 smallPSA Airlines announced today that it will add an additional crew base at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), opening in March 2017. This will be PSA’s fifth crew base joining Dayton, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

PSA currently operates 55 daily flights from DCA. That number has grown nearly 400 percent since November 2014 and they expect that number to continue to grow. PSA plans to continue adding departures operated for American from DCA, which offers the opportunity to open a new crew domicile, while creating schedule efficiencies for their network.

“This is exciting news for PSA as we grow our crew base footprint and offer new domiciles for our employees,” said Dion Flannery – President, PSA Airlines. “Today’s announcement is proof of our growth and stability and further positions PSA as the airline of choice for the best aviators in the business.”

The wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group has doubled its fleet size and employee base since the announcement of the airline’s imminent growth in December 2013. This will be their second added crew base since the start of this expansion.

PSA is committed to remaining competitive in the dynamic regional marketplace. This announcement comes on the heels of an industry-leading compensation package which attracts and retains the best and brightest pilots in the regional business.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s more than 2,500 employees operate nearly 700 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, bringing its fleet count to 150.

PSA Airlines Now Offering Highest First-Year Pay for Qualified Pilots

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PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is expanding its compensation program for new-hire pilots. PSA now offers up to $60,000 for new-hire pilots with a CRJ type rating keeping PSA at the top of the regional industry in first-year compensation for new-hire pilots.

PSA is committed to remaining competitive in the dynamic regional marketplace by offering the highest compensation package which attracts and retains the best and brightest pilots in the regional business.

With these changes, qualifying pilots starting with the company can receive over $21,000 immediately, and can benefit further by an additional $3,000 with a commuter hotel allowance program implemented earlier this year. A pilot starting their commercial aviation career with PSA can reasonably expect to reach Captain and earn between $165,000 and $175,000 in compensation for their first three years of service with the company.

PSA’s existing industry-leading employment opportunity offers the highest quality of life in the regional industry with flexible scheduling options, rapid advancement opportunities and an unmatched pilot flow through program to the largest airline in the world – American Airlines. PSA is a healthy and stable carrier with a defined and committed fleet and growth plan and the airline plays a vital role in American’s long-term regional network. Since 2014, PSA has doubled its size and now operates 115 aircraft and will continue to grow to operate 150 regional jets.

For more information about the benefits offered to PSA’s pilots, please visit: http://www.psaairlines.com/careers/pilots.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s more than 2,500 employees operate nearly 700 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, bringing its fleet count to 150.

 

PSA Airlines, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of American Airlines, Announces Industry-Leading Pay For New-Hire Pilots

GLINTstudios_Mindsalt_PSAairlines_00429New pilot pay package includes an immediate 56 percent increase in first-year wages, substantial cash retention and sizeable bonuses.

DAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines today announced significant changes to its pilot pay program, including industry-leading wages for new-hire pilots, an increased sign-on bonus for new recruits and retention bonuses for First Officers and Captains to create a top-tier compensation structure – marking a monumental milestone for the airline. These valuable enhancements, which are effective immediately, elevate PSA to the top of the regional industry in first-year compensation for new-hire pilots. This is an important milestone for the company’s recruiting mission to hire the best and brightest future aviators in the industry to carry out its future plans as a vital part of the American Airlines regional network.

“PSA’s new pilot compensation program is a true game-changer for our airline and we are proud to offer the highest first-year compensation in the regional industry,” said Dion Flannery, President of PSA Airlines. “This package complements the unrivaled stability and growth opportunity at our carrier and with a true seniority-based flow to American Airlines, PSA is well-positioned to offer prospective pilots the highest paying and most stable career path in commercial aviation.”

Details of the new compensation package include a 56 percent increase to the starting pay for new-hire First Officers, increasing wages from $24.62 per hour to $38.50 per hour. The airline will continue offering all new-hire pilots a $15,000 sign-on bonus, with an additional $5,000 for new-hire pilots with CRJ-type experience. PSA is also implementing a $20,000 retention bonus for First Officers hired under this new program to be paid out in installments after their one-year anniversary with the company. PSA is also instituting a $7,500 retention bonus for all Captains currently employed with the company.

With these changes, first-year pay for new-hire pilots now tops the regional industry at $58,500, plus an additional $3,000 with a commuter hotel allowance program implemented earlier this year. A pilot starting their commercial aviation career with PSA can reasonably expect to reach Captain and earn between $165,000 and $175,000 in compensation for their first three years of service with the company.

As a stable carrier owned by the largest airline in the world, PSA has a defined and committed fleet and growth plan. Since 2014, PSA has doubled its size from 49 aircraft to 115 aircraft and will continue to grow to operate 150 Bombardier CRJ aircraft.

Today’s announcement builds on the success of PSA’s sustained recruitment platform which includes the recent introduction and continued development of the airline’s Cadet Program. The program is the first of its kind and helps the most promising future pilots make a smooth transition from the classroom at top colleges, universities and flight schools to the cockpit and offers various levels of support as the Cadet’s certifications, training and experience evolves.

For more information about the benefits offered to PSA’s pilots, please visit: http://www.psaairlines.com/careers/pilots.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 2,500 employees operate nearly 700 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, bringing its fleet count to 150.

PSA Airlines To Open New Maintenance Facility At Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

GLINTstudios_Mindsalt_PSAairlines_01970DAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines today announced its plans to open a full-service maintenance facility at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) later this year. PSA’s immense fleet expansion necessitates additional locations to support the maintenance and reliability of its growing fleet. In addition to this new facility in GSP, PSA has maintenance facilities at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Dayton International Airport (DAY). Since 2014, PSA has doubled its size from 49 aircraft to 115 aircraft this month and will continue to grow to operate 150 Bombardier CRJ aircraft.

“The location of the GSP facility is ideal for PSA Airlines as it is quite close to our largest hub operation at CLT and will afford unparalleled opportunities to attain synergies that can help mitigate operating costs,” said Kevin Reinhalter, Vice President – Maintenance and Engineering, PSA Airlines. “GSP is a natural and cost-effective place for our aircraft to undergo overnight maintenance, given where American deploys our aircraft throughout their network. We are excited about the bright future of this maintenance facility and the positive impact it will have on the reliability of our operation for years to come.”

The 45,000-square-foot facility at GSP was an efficient choice for PSA and with an existing building already in place, it allows the airline to make only modest improvements such as administrative offices and support space. The airline will be hiring a full staff of maintenance and engineering professionals including leadership, technicians and stores personal. PSA plans to employ approximately 50 employees at the new facility. The appeal of the Greensville-Spartanburg area is instrumental in helping PSA attract a skilled and talented workforce.

PSA expects to open the facility sometime in the fourth quarter of this year. For more information about the positions PSA will be filling at its GSP facility, please visit www.psaairlines.com/careers.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 2,500 employees operate nearly 700 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, bringing its fleet count to 150.

PSA Airlines Announces A $15,000 Sign-On Bonus For All New-Hire Pilots

GLINTstudios_Mindsalt_PSAairlines_00389DAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines today announced an important enhancement to its pilot recruiting platform by rolling out a $15,000 sign-on bonus for all new-hire pilots. This valuable improvement enriches PSA’s existing top-notch employment opportunities which already offer the highest quality of life in the regional industry and a true seniority-based pilot flow through program to American Airlines.

In addition to today’s expanded pilot bonus program, PSA will also be enhancing the value of its employee referral program for pilots by increasing the payout from $1,000 to $5,000 for eligible participants and aims to further reward current employees as ambassadors for the company to attract the best and brightest future aviators. Employee referrals are an important part of pilot recruitment and with this increase, PSA will be materially compensating its workforce for helping identify and onboard future pilot colleagues.

The long-term stability, unmatched career opportunities and quality of life at PSA is something few regional carriers can match. With a young and efficient fleet – including more than 50 brand-new large regional jets, a sustainable cost advantage versus competitors and the experience as a reliable provider of service, PSA is an airline that will remain a vitally important regional provider for American.

PSA is building on the success of its sustained pilot recruitment initiatives, including these two enhanced programs announced today. Earlier this year, the airline implemented an industry-leading Cadet Program which helps the most promising future pilots make a smooth transition from the classroom at top colleges, universities and flight schools to the cockpit and offers various levels of support as the Cadet’s certifications, training and experience evolves.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s more than 2,500 employees operate nearly 700 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft and 49 Bombardier CRJ 900 NextGen aircraft. The airline expects to add an additional 40 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, tripling its fleet size and employee base since the airline’s growth plan was announced in December 2013.