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Bringing calm and balance on board turns into a Real American Hero award

Piedmont flight attendants are always on duty, even when they are traveling for leisure or commuting for work. In early January, Piedmont Flight Attendant Sheila Hubbard was commuting as a non-revenue uniformed crewmember on PSA Flight 5287 from Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT) to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL), when she noticed a passenger two rows away experiencing …
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Behind the Wings: Changing paths to pursue a passion

In 2016, Piedmont Inflight Policy and Procedures Analyst Jamie Valentine left an established career as an educator to pursue her passion of working in aviation. As a former educator, Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Piedmont’s Inflight team and effectively communicates goals set by leadership to all Inflight team members. “Jamie is …
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Together in the flight deck: A family legacy

Even though Piedmont Captain Rob Middleton had shared the cockpit with his son, First Officer Parker Middleton, countless times flying the skies over southwestern Virginia, this day was different. It’s a day Captain Middleton had been looking forward to since his son joined the Piedmont team. Rob finally had the opportunity to fly a Piedmont …
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Behind the Wings: Inspiring young female aviators

  Growing up in rural Virginia, Piedmont First Officer Jessica Koeppen didn’t think flying the skies was even a career option for her. Her father, who initially sparked her interest in flying, surprised her with an introductory flight lesson for her sixteenth birthday. After her first lesson, she fell in love with flying and wanted …
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Behind the Wings: Making a difference in the Queen City and beyond

Growing up, Charlotte (CLT) Gate Agent MonaLisa Metellus, recalls how her parents and church members would load up her father’s van with her traditional Haitian cuisine and spend time serving it to the homeless every week.  Since those early moments, volunteering became her passion and the foundation for her to create a non-profit organization to …
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Behind the Wings: Making Boss Moves

After struggling to grow her home-based business, Piedmont Ground Handling recruiter Twanita Dozier, learned that other minority-owned businesses were facing similar challenges. That gave her the idea to fill a need and start a different kind of business to promote and support minority-owned businesses. In 2017, she launched a multi-media platform called Boss Up Magazine. …
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Installation Complete of HEPA Filters on Piedmont’s Fleet

Piedmont Airlines is committed to giving customers peace of mind when they travel. Over the past couple of months Piedmont’s maintenance team has been working on engineering solutions and modifying their aircraft to ensure the health and safety of our customers. In October 2020, Piedmont announced the addition of High Efficiency Particle Air (HEPA) filters …
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Eric Morgan Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Airlines

SALISBURY, Maryland – Piedmont Airlines announced today that Eric Morgan, current president, will serve as chief executive officer and president for the wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group effective January 2021. Current CEO Lyle Hogg will be retiring at the end of the year. “After nearly four decades in the aviation industry, Lyle has …
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Piedmont honors Master Mechanic with Charles Taylor Award

James “Jim” Marvin served in the United States Air Force for 20 years as an aircraft mechanic and also worked as an aircraft mechanic, supervisor and Chief Inspector with Piedmont Airlines for 30 years. Working 50 years in aviation maintenance and spending a minimum of 30 years as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certified mechanic, Jim …
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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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