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Piedmont Airlines

Salisbury, MD

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QUICKTAKE
  • $60,000 first year FO pay with all bonuses
  • Upgrade to Captain as soon as you reach 1000 Part 121 hours and 2500 TT
  • Wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group (AAG)
  • Expanding fleet of Embraer 145s – ongoing deliveries through 2018
  • EMB-145 deliveries arrive at 2/mo starting in January 2017
  • Guaranteed job at American Airlines in approximately 5 years
  • Up to $20,000 signing bonus for new hire pilots
  • $20,000 First Officer Retention Bonus 
  • $7,500 Captain Retention Bonus 
  • Company will provide iPad Air 2 for EFBs to pilots in 2016. 
  • Pilots on property in 2016 will participate in American Airlines profit sharing plan. (Payout in March 2017.)
  • Piedmont’s performance bonus consists of a D:0 target bonus (on time departures), T:0 target bonus (turn time) CCF target bonus (controllable completion factor) and RS target bonus (right start). 
  • If one of the targets is met for the month, all employees are paid $50. If two targets are met, $100, if three are met, $150.  The bonuses are paid out monthly.
  • No training contract. Single occupancy hotel rooms during training with pay and per diem. Training is conducted at American Airlines Training Center in CLT; Embraer 145 simulator training is done in DFW.
  • Commuter hotels available in all bases for the front and back end of trips
  • Contact flypiedmont@aa.com for more information
  • IATA code: US; ICAO code: PDT
  • ATC call sign: "Piedmont" 
  • Total number of pilots to be based in PHL is 275
  • This page last updated: December 1, 2016 (Pay Notes)

    PILOTS
    Total: 469
    Active: 469
    Furloughed: 0
    UNION
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    FLEET
    DHC8-100: 27
    DHC8-300: 11
    EMB145: 12
    DOMICILES
    MDT
    ROA
    SBY
    PHL
    HIRING
    Is Hiring?: Yes

    Hiring directly into Embraer 145 

    New-hire FOs paid $38.80/hr. including 75-hr guarantee during training.

    Upgrade to captain in 12 – 15 months; sooner with previous 121 experience

    Seniority based, no-interview flow to American Airlines

    Apply online

    Minimums: 1,500TT, 50ME, 250PIC, COMM/INST/ME with completed ATP written

    Preferred Mins: 100ME, College Grad with Aviation Degree, Current employment in an active flying position

    Joint agreement between Piedmont ALPA, Piedmont, and American Airlines allows a pilot who is in status for 12 mos eligible to flow to American Airlines, with no additional interview required.

    Piedmont interview gouge.

    JUMPSEATS
    List at ticket counter or gate. Unlimited jumpseats. CASS participant.

    Piedmont Airlines PAYSCALES

    CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
    Year
      ERJ 145 DHC8300 DHC9100   
    20   93 87 76   
    19   93 86 75   
    18   93 84 74   
    17   93 83 73   
    16   93 82 72   
    15   93 82 71   
    14   93 80 70   
    13   93 79 69   
    12   93 77 68   
    11   91 74 67   
    10   88 71 65   
    9   86 70 64   
    8   82 68 63   
    7   79 67 61   
    6   76 65 60   
    5   73 64 58   
    4   71 63 57   
    3   65 61 55   
    2   63 59 53   
    1   58 56 51   
    FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
    Year
    DHC8 ERJ 145     
    20 42 42     
    19 42 42     
    18 42 42     
    17 42 42     
    16 42 42     
    15 42 42     
    14 42 42     
    13 42 42     
    12 42 42     
    11 42 42     
    10 42 42     
    9 42 42     
    8 42 42     
    7 42 42     
    6 42 42     
    5 42 42     
    4 42 42     
    3 42 42     
    2 42 42     
    1 39 39     

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    PAY NOTES

    Up to $20,000 signing bonus for new hire pilots.

    Seniority based, no-interview flow to American Airlines

    No training contract AQP training; 12 month recurrent

    Company paid, single-occupancy hotel rooms provided during initial training

    Reserve pilot schedules have a minimum of 11 days off per month

    Paid the greater of scheduled or actual block 100% trip cancellation pay, as well as deadhead pay and relocation pay.

    Opportunities for 300% + premium pay for added flying on scheduled days off.

    First year vacation is 5 days pro-rated; second year is 10 days. Any vacation days placed on trip drop remainder of trip.

    Life and disability insurance offered at no cost. Non-revenue travel on all flights operated by American Airlines, American Eagle.

    Future contractual pay raises: yearly through 2018

    Most Junior Captain hired:
    PHL EMB-145: July 2016
    PHL DHC-8: August 2016
    MDT DHC-8: March 2016
    ROA DHC-8: September 2015
    SBY DHC-8: May 2016

    University and Flight Academy Partnerships

    The newly announced Piedmont Pilot Cadet Program allows a Cadet Instructor to begin receiving partial tuition reimbursement starting at 500 hours total time of up to $5,000.  Then, once ATP/R-ATP minimums are met, Piedmont pays for the ATP-CTP course for the Cadet to take the ATP written and become a first officer. An additional $6,000 in tuition reimbursement is paid as a lump sum on the first day of first officer new hire class at Piedmont.

    View Piedmont’s Cadet Careers page for more details.

    ATP Tuition Reimbursement Program

    Piedmont has partnered with ATP Flight Schools to provide a seamless transition from flight training to becoming an airline pilot while providing partial tuition reimbursement payments as candidates build their flight time. Contact flypiedmont@aa.com or ATP Flight for more details.

    PER DIEM

    $1.70/hr

    RETIREMENT

    401K: 50% of pilot contribution (See above)

    401K Matching: Yes

    A/B Fund: none

    Other: none