SALISBURY, Maryland - Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, Inc., will open a new maintenance operation at Albany International Airport (ALB) to service its growing fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft. Piedmont expects to begin hiring for the base in August bringing more than 50 jobs to the area. The new facility will provide maintenance support for Piedmont’s northern routes, including international routes out of Philadelphia.
“We selected Albany based on a number of factors, including its attractive facilities and proximity to many of the cities we serve out of Philadelphia,” said Bill Arndt, vice president, Maintenance and Engineering. “We look forward to growing our Piedmont family and the American Eagle brand in Albany and the great state of New York.”
Piedmont will hire airframe and power plant mechanics, quality control inspectors, aircraft parts clerks and avionics technicians for the new base. Aircraft maintenance technicians (AMTs) are eligible for a $2500 signing bonus. No stranger to Albany, Piedmont has been flying into the state capital for over seven years and currently employs 75 ground handling team members at the airport.
“I would encourage anyone with an aircraft maintenance background in and around Albany to take a look at Piedmont,” said Kevin Dallaire, maintenance recruiter. “This is a company that has been around for a long time, and has the financial backing of American Airlines. Piedmont is a growing, stable company offering great opportunities.”
In addition to the new operation in Albany, Piedmont also operates maintenance facilities in Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT), Roanoke Municipal Airport (ROA), Richmond International Airport (RIC), Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) and Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY). For information about qualifications needed to apply, click here.
Piedmont will post job openings beginning in August at piedmont-airlines.com/Careers.