DAYTON, 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.