Category Archives: American Eagle-PSA Airlines (2nd)

American to introduce two new domestic routes

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N228PS (msn 7897) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403749.

American Airlines is adding two new American Eagle domestic routes from two hubs:

Charlotte – New Haven, CT – weekly CRJ200 service effective December 22, 2018, operated by PSA Airlines

Dallas/Fort Worth – Cheyenne, WY – daily CRJ200 service effective November 4, 2018, operated by SkyWest Airlines

Top Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N228PS (msn 7897) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403749.

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PSA Airlines strives to get back to normal operations

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N557NN (msn 15340) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403781.

PSA Airlines (American Eagle), a subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, was forced to cancel over 2,500 flights in the past few days to a technical computer glitch which affected its crew scheduling system

The airline issued this statement today:

PSA Airlines has stabilized its computer systems and is working to reintroduce flying and get back to regular operations.

The regional carrier, which operates about 12 percent of American’s 6,700 daily flights, cancelled all flights the morning of Tuesday, June 19 as it works through schedules, getting aircraft and crews where they need to be to resume operations. PSA will operate a reduced schedule over the next few days as it restores full service. This issue is not affecting any of American’s other regional carriers or mainline flights.

We understand that these cancellations have been frustrating for customers, and teams from PSA and American have been working around the clock to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. We are rebooking passengers and American’s Customer Relations department continues to reach out to all affected customers. We encourage customers traveling on PSA-operated flights over the next few days to check their flight status at aa.com or on the American Airlines app. Both aa.com and the American Airlines app will let customers verify which carrier operates their flight.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N557NN (msn 15340) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403781.

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PSA Airlines to open a new maintenance base operation at Pensacola International Airport

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N218PS (msn 7885) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403747.

PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, announced its plans to open a new maintenance base operation at Pensacola International Airport (PNS).

PSA’s immense fleet expansion necessitates additional locations to support the maintenance and reliability of its growing fleet. The operation at PNS will mark PSA’s eighth maintenance facility, joining Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Dayton International Airport (DAY), Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), Norfolk International Airport (ORF), and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV).

PSA plans to employ 30-35 team members to include mechanics, leads, inspectors and stores personnel. PNS is an ideal location for PSA to add to its network of facilities, providing greater facility flexibility for a terminal operation.

PNS has been identified as a sustainable workforce location with the presence of local military and the abundance of technical schools within the state. PSA is looking for the best and brightest to join the top maintenance workforce in the regional industry. The airline offers top-of-industry pay for A&P mechanics and prospective candidates can look forward to working for a rapidly growing airline where they can advance their career in maintenance.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N218PS (msn 7885) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403747.

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Bombardier signs contract with American Airlines for 15 firm CRJ900 aircraft

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N549NN (msn 15322) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403729.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced on May 3, 2018 that it has signed a firm order for 15 new CRJ900 regional jets with American Airlines, Inc.

The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 719 million.

Upon delivery, American will be benefiting from the latest enhancement to the CRJ Series regional jets – the Atmosphère cabin, which offers an enhanced passenger experience and can accommodate the largest number of “oversized” roller bags of any aircraft in the same category.

American has selected PSA Airlines to operate the 15 CRJ900 in dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.

The airline intends to take delivery of their first aircraft with the new interior in the second quarter of 2019.

About the Atmosphère Cabin

The new Atmosphère cabin sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the Atmosphère cabin design allows each passenger to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N549NN (msn 15322) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403729.

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American to expand Washington Reagan National operations next spring

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N574NN (msn 15365) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403063.

American Airlines is planning to expand operations at Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA) with three new American Eagle routes. Republic Airlines will add daily DCA – Little Rock E175 jet service on April 3, 2018 per Airline Route.

Additionally PSA Airlines will add the DCA – Montgomery (CRJ200) route on June 7, 2018 and daily DCA – Tallahassee (CRJ900) service on February 15, 2018.

AA is also converting weekend service from DCA to both Destin/Fort Walton Beach and Myrtle Beach to daily service for the summer 2018 season.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N574NN (msn 15365) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403063.

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American selects PSA Airlines to operate 24 additional Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft

PSA Airlines (2nd) (Dayton) has been selected by American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) to operate 24 new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. This aircraft assignment to PSA follows American exercising 24 of its 40 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft options. The options were originally acquired as part of American’s large regional jet order announced in December 2013.

PSA will induct the 24 additional CRJ900 NextGen aircraft beginning in November 2015, with all aircraft being received by August 2016. These modern and fuel-efficient aircraft will be operated under the American Eagle brand and will provide American’s customers with a seamless transition between mainline and regional flights. The CRJ900 NextGen aircraft offers modern cabin elements including oversized overhead bins, all-leather seating and inflight Wi-Fi. The 76-seat jet features a two-class configuration with 12 First Class, 36 Main Cabin Extra and 28 Main Cabin seats, allowing American to offer an unsurpassed regional customer experience in its most competitive markets.

PSA Airlines continued:

Since 2013, PSA has experienced significant fleet and job growth. During this time the carrier, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group operating an all Bombardier fleet, has announced the addition of these 24 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, 30 previously announced CRJ900s NextGen aircraft and 47 CRJ700s. PSA’s fleet growth has resulted in more than 700 newly hired employees in the past year and a multitude of career and advancement opportunities for every workgroup. PSA’s pilot training program is recognized as one of the industry’s best, preparing crew members for a career with a rapidly expanding fleet of state-of-the-art regional jets. The company’s 1,900 employees currently operate nearly 400 daily flights to more than 80 destinations.

PSA has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and maintains maintenance facilities in Dayton and Akron/Canton, Ohio, as well Charlotte.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. PSA currently operates 19 CRJ900s with another 11 to be delivered this year. PSA Airlines’ Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N555NN (msn 15338) departs from the Charlotte hub.

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PSA Airlines to introduce the new Bombardier CRJ900 on July 31

PSA Airlines (2nd) (American Eagle and US Airways Express) (subsidiary of American Airlines Group) will introduce its new Bombardier CRJ900s (three delivered so far) on July 31 per ch-aviation.

Although painted in American Eagle colors (above), the CRJ900s will initially be operated for US Airways mainly from the Charlotte and Philadelphia hubs.

Copyright Photo: Brian Peters/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) C-GWGQ became N547NN (msn 15317) when it was handed over on June 4, 2014.

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PSA (2nd) 7.2014 Route Map

Video: Delivery of the first Bombardier CRJ900 to PSA Airlines: