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Piedmont welcomes new chief pilot

Captain Edward Leverton has joined Piedmont Airlines as chief pilot. Leverton comes to Piedmont with a wealth of experience, most recently as managing director of Flight Operations for Air Wisconsin Airlines where he oversaw line operations, flight standards and flight training. He also held the position of director of operations on Air Wisconsin’s 119 certificate. Before taking the position of managing director, Leverton spent five years as chief pilot and director of flying, during which time he led Air Wisconsin’s transition to electronic flight bags. He spent several years as Air Wisconsin’s regional chief pilot based in Philadelphia.

Leverton holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from City University Business School in London and is a line check airman on the CL-65 (CRJ-200). As chief pilot, Leverton will work closely with chief pilot Jeff Newton and our line pilots on the issues that affect our day-to-day operations.

Holiday Cheer: Piedmont Gifts New Pilots with Even Higher Pay Package

Nov 16 2016
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SALISBURY, Maryland– Just two months after announcing one of the largest pilot pay increases in company history, Piedmont Airlines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, will offer new hire pilots with experience an even sweeter deal: a total compensation package worth $60,000 and an accelerated path to American. The change comes as Piedmont looks to match its regional competitors in pay and career progression.  

Piedmont captain writes about flying experience in Model Aviation magazine

Piedmont captain, Joe Malinchak, wrote a feature story about his experience flying for Piedmont. Below is his article from the November 2016 issue of Model Aviation magazine. Reprinted here with permission.


Life as a full-scale pilot 

Yes, my column is titled “Micro-Flying,” but this month I would like to discuss something slightly different and opposite of micro models—full-scale flying. The world of model aviation is a great one, and many modelers who love model aviation are also interested in, or currently involved in, full-scale aviation.

Piedmont Airlines to Start Pilot Jet Training in Charlotte


CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Piedmont Airlines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, will begin training pilots at the American Airlines Training Center in Charlotte to fly its fleet of Embraer 145 regional jets. The expansion comes as Piedmont transitions from turboprops to an all jet fleet.

Important news for our passengers: Galaxy Note7 banned from flights

Oct 14 2016
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    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. The ban will be effective Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at noon ET. According to the emergency order, individuals who own or possess any Note7 device may not transport the phone on their person, in carry-on luggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo.
    “We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Piedmont recognized for excellent customer service

 

Piedmont Airlines is being recognized for providing excellent customer service at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) and Stewart International Airport (SWF). The three locations were awarded the American Airlines Customer Cup, a friendly competition every quarter that encourages all employees to create a better experience for customers. PHL, OMA and SWF excelled in on time departures, turn times, baggage rates, customer feedback and overall satisfaction.

 

Piedmont Airlines increases pilot pay to support growing jet fleet


 

Piedmont Airlines, Inc. will now offer new hire pilots an industry leading pay package along with a guaranteed job at American Airlines in order to support its growing fleet of jets. First year first officers at Piedmont will now earn nearly $60,000 while training and flying under the colors of Piedmont’s parent company, American Airlines.

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