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, 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.
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.
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.
An interview can be extremely intimidating to some. Don’t let the anxiety keep you from scoring the perfect pilot job at Piedmont. Here are five easy tips to walk into your interview cool, calm and collected.
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, 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.
I’m happy to announce that Piedmont will now offer new hire pilots an industry leading pay package, increased pay for first officers and a retention bonus for both our first officers and our captains.
SALISBURY, Maryland – Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc., is announcing a partnership with Community College of Beaver County in Monaca, Pennsylvania. The cadet program partnership provides prospective pilots at Community College of Beaver County with a guaranteed career path to American Airlines.