(Salisbury, MD) - Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, received its first Embraer 145 on October 5. The regional jet is one of 20 that will be operated by Piedmont out of Philadelphia starting in 2016.
Piedmont president Lyle Hogg tells a compelling story about the day he was hired as a pilot for US Airways. Hogg flew for a regional airline in 1984, but was looking to land at a mainline company. Returning home late one afternoon, he learned that US Airways was trying to reach him.
Piedmont will conduct pilot interviews in August at the American Airlines Training Center in Charlotte (CLT) on these dates:
New Piedmont president Lyle Hogg came from American Airlines with two big goals: get Piedmont's regional jet program safely in place and double the size of Piedmont’s fleet as quickly as feasible. Now three weeks into the job, Lyle is rolling up his sleeves to get the work done. “We have a great opportunity for growth here,” said Lyle. “Our position as a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines gives us great financial stability and a very bright future. It’s a nice position to be in.”
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SALISBURY, Maryland – Piedmont Airlines today announced that Lyle Hogg, previously vice president – flight operations for US Airways, will serve as president of the airline. In this position, Hogg will report to Piedmont chief executive officer Steve Farrow, who previously held both the CEO and president titles. Farrow plans to retire from Piedmont in early 2016, and today's announcement is part of Farrow's leadership succession plan for the regional carrier.
Piedmont Airlines will hold interviews for first officers June 2
and June 10
in Charlotte. Qualified applicants will be provided transportation to Charlotte.
Piedmont offers no interview flow to American Airlines, a current 18 to 24 month captain upgrade time, $5,000 signing bonus and free ATP CTP. New Piedmont pilots may also earn an additional $5,000 for every pilot they refer to Piedmont Airlines. To be considered for an interview, please contact recruiters Mike Campbell at 386.212.0235 or Heather Bowers at 704.808.0279.
Piedmont Airlines will be conducting pilot interviews at NIFA SAFECON 2015 on Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday May 14.
Piedmont honored 21 employees in April for outstanding service and achievement in 2014.