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Piedmont adds HEPA filtration to Embraer 145 fleet

When COVID hit the United States back in March, passengers started asking about the air quality in American Airlines aircraft. While most American Airlines fleet types had HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Air) filters on board their aircraft, Piedmont’s Embraer 145s did not. That sparked Piedmont’s innovative spirit.  “Pre-COVID, our E145s had a large particle screen …
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Urge Congress to extend the Payroll Support Program

While progress has slowed for now in the negotiations over another round of coronavirus (COVID-19) relief legislation, there’s still time to urge Congress to extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (PSP). If you’re interested in lending your voice to the cause, you can send an email to your elected representatives, encouraging them to protect airline jobs …
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JetBlue and American Airlines Announce Strategic Partnership to Create More Competitive Options and Choice for Customers in the Northeast

NEW YORK and FORT WORTH, Texas — JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU) and American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) today announced a strategic partnership that will create seamless connectivity for travelers in the Northeast and more choice for customers across their complementary domestic and international networks. In addition, the relationship will accelerate each airline’s recovery …
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American Airlines Expands Its Clean Commitment by Adding Vanderbilt University Medical Center on New Travel Health Advisory Panel

Other initiatives include the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s GBAC STARTM Accreditation for American’s aircraft and in lounges, and extending travel flexibility through Sept. 30 Collaboration with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and newly created Travel Health Advisory Panel. American Airlines is the first airline to seek the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s STARTM Accreditation for its aircraft …
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Tell Congress to act now to protect airline jobs

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom called on team members to lend their voices to protect airline jobs. Congress is considering legislation that would provide financial assistance to workers and U.S. businesses who are grappling with the immediate negative impacts from the coronavirus. We need Congress to act quickly to provide immediate …
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Our youngest female pilot shares her journey

After graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach Campus, Alice celebrated her 21st birthday and a few days later she began training to become a first officer at Piedmont Airlines. Watch as she shares an inside look into the aviation industry, specifically for future female aviators about how to find your community, secure scholarships and …
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Why flow is so important if you want to fly for American Airlines

Flying a widebody aircraft for a legacy airline is a big dream for any pilot. Major airlines, including American Airlines, Delta and United receive thousands of pilot applications every year. At American, military pilots and pilots who fly for a wholly owned regional airline make up 90% of all pilots hired. That means unless you’re …
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How to get 1,500 flight hours

Fifteen hundred – it’s the magic number for commercial pilots. Since 2013, pilots have been looking for ways to hit the 1,500-flight-hour mark to begin flying for an airline. That’s when a federal law increased the minimum number of hours to possess an Airline Transport Pilot certificate from 250 to 1,500. Pilots can reach that …
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It’s time to return to the cockpit

Like many industries, the airlines were hit especially hard by the 2008 recession. The economic uncertainty derailed the careers of many pilots. Fortunately for the industry and the hard-working people who love to fly, many changes have taken place over the last decade. There’s no better time for pilots to resume their careers at the …
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Pilots: 5 reasons you may want to change airlines

Fact: if you were hired by Piedmont in 2014, you would be flying for American Airlines today. “Flow” to American Airlines was a revolutionary concept in 2014. Now, five years later, the direct path to American Airlines is paying off for thousands of pilots. Is it time for your course correction? Here are some clues: …
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