PSA Airlines Announces Two New Crew Bases at Philadelphia International Airport and Norfolk International Airport

New Bases Announcement - PHL and ORFDAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines announced today that it plans to open two additional crew bases at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in May 2018.

With the PHL and ORF additions, PSA will have seven crew bases, joining Dayton, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, North Carolina.

“This is exciting news for PSA as we grow our operations and make smart additions to our network of crew bases to ensure top-notch performance for our customers,” said Keith Stamper – Vice President, Air Operations – PSA Airlines. “Today’s announcement is important for our employees as we grow our crew base footprint and provide more options for the best aviators in the business.”

As a major hub for its parent company, American Airlines, PHL is a well-supported market for PSA and makes for a strategic addition to its crew base portfolio. PSA currently operates 21 departures at PHL and that number will grow to 44 departures in May 2018. Adding a crew base where PSA has an overnight maintenance base in ORF, allows for streamlined operations and is a natural addition for crews to be based. The airline will offer seven daily departures from ORF in May 2018.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 3,500 employees operate more than 750 daily flights to more than 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 Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP). Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Dayton International Airport (DAY). PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 36 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.

PSA Airlines to Open New Maintenance Base Operation at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

website news release imageDAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, today announced its plans to open a new maintenance base operation at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). 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 123 aircraft and will continue to grow to operate 150 Bombardier CRJ aircraft. In addition to this new operation in SAV, PSA has maintenance bases at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) and Dayton International Airport (DAY). The airline recently announced a maintenance base at Norfolk International Airport (ORF) opening in January 2018.

“We are excited about the bright future of this additional maintenance base 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. “SAV is a well-supported market for our parent company, American Airlines, and makes for a strategic addition to PSA Airlines’ portfolio of maintenance facilities.”

PSA plans to initially employ 31 team members to include mechanics, leads, inspectors and stores personnel. The appeal of the Savannah area is instrumental in helping PSA attract a skilled and talented workforce.

PSA expects to open the maintenance operation in April 2018. For more information about the positions PSA will be filling at its SAV base operation, 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 3,500 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, 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, 34 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.

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.