PSA Airlines to Open New Maintenance Facility at Norfolk International Airport

Norfolk Newsletter graphicDAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, today announced its plans to open a full-service maintenance base at Norfolk International Airport (ORF). PSA’s immense fleet expansion necessitates additional locations to support the maintenance and reliability of its growing fleet. Since 2014, PSA has doubled its size from 49 aircraft to 121 aircraft and will continue to grow to operate 150 Bombardier CRJ aircraft. In addition to this new facility in ORF, PSA has maintenance bases at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) and Dayton International Airport (DAY).

“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,” said Gary Pratt, Vice President – Maintenance & Engineering, PSA Airlines. “ORF is a well-supported market for our parent company, American Airlines, and makes for a strategic addition to PSA Airlines’ portfolio of maintenance bases.”

With an existing 49,000-square-foot facility available at ORF, PSA will be able to accelerate the establishment of a fully-operational overnight maintenance base. The airline will be hiring a full staff of maintenance professionals including leadership, technicians, quality control and stores personal. PSA plans to employ approximately 80 employees at the new facility. The appeal of the Norfolk area is instrumental in helping PSA attract a skilled and talented workforce.

PSA expects to open the maintenance base operation in January 2018. For more information about the positions PSA will be filling at its ORF 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 3,000 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, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 31 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.

Sinclair and PSA Airlines Partner for Pilot Cadet Program

IMG_COM_Sinclair-Signing_featurePSA Airlines (PSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, along with Sinclair Community College and Aviation Sales, Inc. (ASI) will sign a partnership agreement on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the PSA Hangar, 3751 Cargo Road, Vandalia, that will provide an unprecedented opportunity for aspiring pilots in the Miami Valley region to further their flight training on a pathway to become a PSA pilot.

The Pilot Cadet Program is a mutually-beneficial pilot recruitment, retention and employment program for colleges such as Sinclair and area aviation industry partners.

“Sinclair’s aviation program provides a strong foundation for students entering this profession, but meeting the requirements to become an airline pilot is extremely challenging,” said Steve Johnson, president of Sinclair College. “This partnership establishes a strong connection with PSA, an important regional carrier dedicated to recruiting and retaining a local workforce. We are proud to help this great local company in building their future workforce.”

With the Pilot Cadet Program, graduates of Sinclair’s Aviation Program will be eligible to be hired as Certified Flight Instructors (CFI) through ASI to teach at Sinclair and obtain the 1,500 total flight hours required by the FAA to become a commercial pilot. While a cadet in the program, PSA will provide the CFI tuition reimbursement of $500 at designated intervals of completed flight hours up to $5,000. Upon completion of flight hours, PSA will offer cadets conditional employment as a First Officer.

“We are excited to be able to strengthen this relationship with Sinclair and ASI to grow a local workforce for an industry that needs more qualified professional pilots,” said Dion Flannery, President – PSA Airlines. “This program offers a solid pathway to a stable and growing career that starts with PSA and ends with a predictable path to the largest airline in the world.”

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 3,000 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, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 31 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.

About Sinclair Community College

Celebrating 130 years, Sinclair is recognized as a local and national leader in delivering high-quality and affordable higher education. Sinclair offers approximately 230 accredited degrees and certificates and offers Montgomery County students the lowest tuition rates in all of Ohio.

About Aviation Sales, Inc.

Aviation Sales Inc. is a full service Fixed Base Operator located in Dayton, Ohio at the Dayton International Airport & Dayton Wright Brothers Airport.  Founded in 1958, Aviation Sales has been serving the Dayton Ohio aviation community for over 58 years!

PSA Airlines Appoints Keith Stamper as Vice President of Flight Operations

GLINTstudios_PSA-Dayton2016_00161DAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines has appointed Keith Stamper as Vice President of Flight Operations reporting to Dion Flannery, President of PSA Airlines. In this role, Stamper will be part of the airline’s executive team and will be responsible for directing and overseeing the management of Flight Operations, including Flight, Inflight and Training.

Captain Stamper comes to PSA Airlines after an accomplished career as a CRJ pilot with vast experience in regional airline flight operations management. He served as chief pilot for Comair before joining Trans States Airlines in 2010 as Director of Flight Operations, supervising Flight Operations, Training and SOC.

“Keith is a highly-accomplished pilot and aviation professional with more than 20 years of regional airline experience,” said Dion Flannery, President of PSA Airlines. “An ATP, CRJ-certified pilot, he has held many roles in training and flight operations including check airman, fleet manager and chief pilot. His collaborative, lead-by-example approach to successfully overcome challenges makes him the ideal person to lead our flight and inflight operations workgroups as we continue our dramatic growth at PSA.”

As Vice President of Flight Operations, Stamper and will oversee the strategy to monitor and improve safety, reliability and productivity of all flight and flight-related operations and will provide direction to the flight operations team of 2,250 team members, including leading PSA’s pilot and flight attendant workgroups.

The opportunity to accelerate advancements in operations planning and execution and to properly support the rapidly-expanding pilot and flight attendant workgroups is high-priority for PSA after its immense amount of growth over the last several years. To complement Stamper’s role as Vice President of Flight Operations, PSA is adding a Vice President of Systems, Operations Control and Planning role. Having dedicated, executive team members focused on their respective roles will accelerate the rate of change and preparation, improve operational reliability and lead to better care and services to our crew members and operations control personnel. PSA is working to fill its Vice President of Systems, Operations Control and Planning role and will share more details once a selection has been made.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 3,000 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, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 29 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.

Dayton-Based PSA Airlines Pilot Takes to the Sky in Redline Air Shows Aerobatic Team at the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger

IMG_0559DAYTON, Ohio – The Redline Air Show team – a dynamic, two-ship formation aerobatic performance team – will be flying formation together at the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger on June 24th and 25th at the Dayton International Airport.  One of Redline’s pilot’s flies for Dayton’s hometown airline, PSA Airlines. Ken Rieder, half of the Redline Airshows duo, operates CRJ aircraft for PSA.

“At PSA Airlines, I get to work and fly with such a professional group of people while flying all over the Eastern half of the country,” said Rieder. “PSA Airlines has given me the opportunity to train and fly with a well-established and very well-organized training facility in some of the best equipment available. And the career opportunities are endless with guaranteed flow through to our parent company, American Airlines.”

Rieder began his career with PSA in 2004 to 2006, and returned this year due to the growth, stability and career opportunities the airline provides. He has been flying for 30 years and started flying aerobatics soon after getting his license.  Both Rieder and his Redline partner, Jon Thocker, were recruited onto a large aerobatic team where they learned the essentials of airshow flying. Five years ago, Redline Airshows started flying local shows and the duo found its niche in the formation aerobatic two-ship performers, giving them the opportunity to fly more aggressive aerobatics. The team performs in North America, Central America, in the Caribbean.

“Aviation offers an endless horizon for those who participate and dare to dream,” said Rieder. “I hope to inspire the next generation to take the next step toward the sky and find what I have found to be the most rewarding career.”

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.