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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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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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