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PSA Airlines announces two new crew bases at Philadelphia International Airport and Norfolk International Airport

PSA welcomes its 100th Bombardier CRJ jetliner for American

PSA Airlines has announced it plans to open two additional crew bases at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in May 2018.

With the PHL and ORF additions, PSA will have seven crew bases, joining Dayton, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, North Carolina.

PSA currently operates 21 departures at PHL and that number will grow to 44 departures in May 2018. Adding a crew base where PSA has an overnight maintenance base in ORF, allows for streamlined operations and is a natural addition for crews to be based. The airline will offer seven daily departures from ORF in May 2018.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 3,500 employees operate more than 750 daily flights to more than 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP). Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Dayton International Airport (DAY). PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 36 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N577NN (msn 15380) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402838.

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American to add six American Eagle routes

American Eagle Airlines (2nd)-Republic Airlines (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N115HQ (msn 17000182) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402723.

American Airlines Group (Dallas/Fort Worth) on April 5, 2016 is adding six new daily American Eagle-branded routes per Airline Route:

Charlotte – Madison (CRJ700s, PSA Airlines)

Chicago (O’Hare) – Norfolk (CRJ700s, Envoy Air)

Chicago (O’Hare) – Providence (CRJ700s, Envoy Air)

New York (LaGuardia) – Kansas City (ERJ 170s, Republic Airlines)

Washington (Reagan National) – Cleveland (CRJ200s, Air Wisconsin)

Washington (Reagan National) – Minneapolis/St. Paul (ERJ 170/175s, Republic Airlines)

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Republic Airlines’ (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N115HQ (msn 17000182) departs from the Charlotte hub.

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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.

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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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American Airlines Group to transfer all 47 Bombardier CRJ700s from Envoy Air to PSA Airlines

American Airlines Group (Dallas/Fort Worth) has decided to transfer all 47 Bombardier CRJ700s (and the associated flying) from subsidiary Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle Airlines) (Dallas/Fort Worth) to subsidiary PSA Airlines (2nd) (Dayton). This will leave Envoy Air as an Embraer ERJ operator. AAG is likely to continue phasing out its smaller regional jets. The pilots of Envoy Air and the AAG failed to agreed on a new contract. Will Envoy Air follow the same path as Delta’s Comair?

Bill Sprague, representing the Envoy Air pilots, issued this statement to its member pilots:

The MEC is outraged by this announcement by AAG that all 47 of our CRJ700 aircraft will be transferred to PSA. This action obviously and significantly punishes Envoy pilots for refusing to accept the additional concessions demanded by the company in exchange for larger aircraft. We are not aware of any plans to bring additional aircraft to Envoy. Therefore the company’s recent commitment to keep 200 aircraft on the property for the foreseeable future is no more credible than their promise to re-fleet Envoy as part of the bankruptcy contract.

We are evaluating the details related to the transfer of these aircraft to PSA. This action will eliminate the highest levels of compensation available under our contract.

Once again, we find ourselves wondering what the future holds for our carrier. The company has already announced their intention to park the remaining Embraer 140s. Barring any additional aircraft, we will only be operating a fleet of 118 Embraer 145s. This would require roughly 48% fewer pilots than are active on our seniority list today. We will provide you the company’s draw down schedule when they provide it to us.

The company has indicated that moving these aircraft to PSA is necessary to more efficiently focus operations on a single aircraft type. In reality, management’s decision clearly exploits the lower costs afforded by the 10 year agreement ratified last fall by our colleagues at PSA.

We understand this is a very stressful time for all of us. Many of you have inquired about the status of our previously advertised career progression resources. The MEC will receive a briefing next Tuesday, the 9th, from ALPA National regarding the rollout of these resources, and details will be communicated as we get them.

Bill Sprague
MEC Chairman

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N543EA (msn 10323) departs from the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

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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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Bombardier delivers the first CRJ900 to American for PSA Airlines

American Eagle-PSA (2nd) CRJ900 N547NN (13)(Delivery Ceremony) (Bombardier)(LRW)

Bombardier Aerospace (Montreal-Mirabel) has delivered the first of 30 enhanced CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to American Airlines Group Inc. (Dallas/Fort Worth). The aircraft will be operated by American Airlines Group wholly owned subsidiary PSA Airlines, Inc. (Dayton) under the American Eagle brand. The purchase agreement for the aircraft, which was announced in December 2013, also included options on an additional 40 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

The pictured Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N547NN (msn 15317) was delivered on June 5.

PSA Airlines currently operates as an US Airways Express operator.

Previously the aircraft was unveiled to American Airlines employees and PSA Airlines employees at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and in Dayton, Ohio.

American Airlines is the first customer to take delivery of the enhanced CRJ900 NextGen regional jet, which provides up to 5.5 per cent fuel burn reduction over earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft.

The delivery ceremony at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec, facility was attended by senior executives and employees of American Airlines, PSA Airlines, Bombardier and major suppliers to the CRJ Series regional jet program.

As of March 31, 2014, Bombardier had recorded firm orders for 1,817 CRJ Series aircraft, including 343 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft. The aircraft are operating in more than 50 countries on six continents, and on average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers and have logged more than 39 million flight hours and over 32 million takeoffs and landings.

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American to wire its Bombardier CRJ900 fleet with the Gogo ATG Wi-Fi system

Gogo announced today that it has reached an agreement with American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) to begin installing its ATG connectivity service on 30 new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, which will be delivered to American and PSA Airlines starting this month. The additional connected aircraft will build on the more than 850 aircraft in American’s fleet that are currently equipped with Gogo’s In-flight Internet services.

American Airlines was the first commercial airline to launch connectivity service with Gogo.

American currently has Gogo’s ATG and ATG-4 service installed on its mainline aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Brian Peters/AirlinersGallery.com. The first Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) registered as C-GWGQ (msn 15317) for PSA Airlines (2nd) (Dayton) is pictured on display at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

American Airlines and PSA Airlines show off the first American Eagle Bombardier CRJ900 at DFW

American Eagle-PSA (2nd) CRJ900 (13)(Flt)(PSA)(LRW)

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and PSA Airlines (2nd) (US Airways Express and American Eagle) (Dayton) yesterday (May 20) showed off the first Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) to the media at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The aircraft was flown by Bombardier.

The aircraft is not officially handed over to American and PSA and currently carries the temporary registration of C-GWGQ (msn 15317). This aircraft is the first of 30 CRJ900s that will be operated for American Eagle. The first delivery will be in June. The routes have not yet been specified.

The aircraft will be on display at the Dayton base today.

Bombardier issued this statement:

Bombardier Aerospace unveiled the first of 30 enhanced CRJ900 NextGen aircraft ordered by American Airlines Group Inc. in December 2013. The purchase agreement also included options on an additional 40 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. The aircraft was unveiled to American Airlines employees and the media during a celebratory event on May 20 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and will be showcased  in Dayton, Ohio the following day, to team members at American Airlines Group’s ’ wholly owned subsidiary, PSA Airlines, Inc. PSA Airlines will operate the 30 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft under the American Eagle brand.

American Airlines is the first customer to benefit from the latest enhancements to the CRJ900 NextGen regional jet, which provides up to 5.5 per cent fuel burn reduction over earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft.

“The new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen airliner will optimize our fleet to fly the right size aircraft to the appropriate markets and lower operating costs by replacing older aircraft,” said Kenji Hashimoto, Senior Vice President – Regional Carriers, American Airlines. “With an impressive interior that allows us the flexibility to offer First Class, Main Cabin, as well as additional Main Cabin Extra seats, we are delighted to showcase our first CRJ900 NextGen aircraft in Dallas/Fort Worth and Dayton and look forward to introducing it to our customers later this year.”

“In addition to offering American Airlines significant fuel cost savings per aircraft, as well as outstanding operational flexibility, the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will provide customers with an improved experience that includes bright cabins resulting from large windows and LED lighting as well as large overhead bins,” said Ray Jones, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Together with the fuel burn enhancements and upgraded cabin amenities, we are firmly cementing the CRJ NextGen family of aircraft as the benchmark in regional aviation.”

The CRJ900 NextGen aircraft’s advanced technologies include a conic-shaped exhaust nozzle that improves exhaust flow and reduces fuel consumption; various weight-saving initiatives; and a modern six-screen glass cockpit featuring the Rockwell Collins Pro Line IV integrated avionics suite, whose robust open architecture delivers reliable performance with growth capability to meet future communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management requirements.

As of March 31, 2014, Bombardier had recorded firm orders for 1,817 CRJ Series aircraft, including 343 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft. The aircraft are operating in over 50 countries on six continents, and on average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers and have logged more than 39 million flight hours and over 32 million takeoffs and landings.

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American and US Airways announce eight new domestic routes

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth), together with US Airways (Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix), today announced the addition of eight new domestic routes from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia and Phoenix, providing customers increased access to the combined airline’s global network. Scheduled to launch this fall, the new routes include service to five destinations in the Midwest, including Bismarck, North Dakota, a new destination for the combined carrier.

Beginning September 3, 2014, customers in Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR) will have access to twice-daily nonstop regional service to both Charlotte and Philadelphia. These routes will be operated as US Airways Express with Bombardier CRJs.

The remaining routes will launch on October 2 and include service between:

Charlotte and Evansville, Indiana (EVV), operated three times per day as US Airways Express with a Bombardier CRJ

Charlotte and Fort Wayne, Indiana (FWA), operated daily as US Airways Express with a Bombardier CRJ

Chicago (O’Hare) and Bismarck (BIS), operated daily as American Eagle with an Embraer ERJ 145

Dallas/Fort Worth and Bismarck, operated daily as American Eagle with an Embraer ERJ 145

Philadelphia and Fort Wayne, Indiana, operated twice-daily as US Airways Express with a Bombardier CRJ

Phoenix and Cleveland (CLE), operated daily by US Airways with an Airbus A320

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. PSA Airlines’ (2nd) Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N703PS (msn 10137) arrives back at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) hub.

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US Airways Express/American Eagle to return to Watertown, New York

US Airways (American Airlines) (Phoenix) will resume passenger service to Watertown, New York on May 8. US Airways Express service was last operated in April 2007 from and to Pittsburgh. This time, US Airways Express (soon American Eagle) 50-seat CRJ200s will be operated to and from the Philadelphia hub with two flights a day.

Read the full report from 7 News in Watertown: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N241PS (msn 7909) of PSA Airlines (2nd) taxies at the Charlotte hub.

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