Exceptional Aviators. Major Opportunities.
Piedmont Airlines, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways. In December, 2013, US Airways and American Airlines completed a merger to officially form American Airlines Group, Inc. As a result, Piedmont is now a member of the world’s largest airline.
Piedmont was founded in 1931 as Henson Flying Service, a fixed-base operator based in Hagerstown, Maryland. Today, Piedmont operates nearly 400 daily departures to 55 cities throughout the eastern United States with a fleet of deHavilland DHC-8 turbo prop aircraft. Our ground handling team works in 80 airport locations from coast to coast.
Piedmont corporate headquarters can be found in beautiful Salisbury, Maryland between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. We employ more than 5500 aviation professionals who share common goals of safety, excellence and superior customer service.
NEW: Piedmont Airlines increased pilot pay to support the growing jet fleet. Now First Officers can earn over $58,000 in their first year with bonuses. New hire Piedmont pilots will earn up to a $20,000 signing bonus and start at $38.80 hourly. Upgrade to captain in year two or sooner with Piedmont and flow to American in 5 years.
Where can you go from here? Anywhere. Piedmont is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines, and offers pilots a leading edge for career growth. Qualified applicants are scheduled immediately for an interview and airline travel is provided. Piedmont is currently offering up to a $20,000 signing bonus for pilots who meet our training and employment qualifications.
Piedmont has direct, seniority-based flow to American Airlines with no interview required.
Piedmont will expand its fleet in 2016 to include a minimum of 20 Embraer-145 jets.
Fleet growth + Flow = Faster upgrades to Captain.
We offer up to a $20,000 signing bonus for new hire pilots. Starting pay for First Officers is $38.80 per flight hour with 75 guaranteed minimum pay hours, making Piedmont the highest first year pay in the regional industry. That rate increases with each year of service and projected upgrade to captain in year two. Per diem is $1.70 per hour out of base.
Our Advanced Qualifications Training Program is conducted at the US Airways Training Center in CLT. Training includes single room occupancy at the Crown Plaza. Pilots in training receive full guarantee salary and half per diem.
Piedmont pilots get 100% trip cancellation pay, as well as deadhead pay and relocation pay. We offer opportunities for 150% + premium pay for added flying on scheduled days off.
Our pilots are guaranteed a minimum 11 days off per month. Pilots receive 48 hours paid sick leave per year, 5 paid vacation days in year one, and 10 paid vacation days in year two.
Health insurance is low cost and covers doctors’ visits, hospitalization, prescriptions and vision. Dental coverage includes no cost preventative care. Family coverage is less than $250 per month.
Life and disability insurance is provided at no cost by Piedmont Airlines. Supplemental insurance is also available. Piedmont offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity with a company match. New hires are eligible for travel benefits within three weeks. Travel for immediate family members (spouse, children, step-children) is free on American Airlines and US Airways.
Selected applicants will be scheduled for the next training class. First Officers complete a home study program and then attend training for ground school and simulator training which lasts approximately six to eight weeks. While in training, new hires receive pay, per diem meal allowance (half rate) and hotel accommodations.
Pilots bid on crew base assignments based on vacancies and seniority. Our crew bases are located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT); Salisbury/Ocean City, Maryland (SBY); Roanoke, Virginia (ROA); and Philadelphia, PA (PHL).
5443 Airport Terminal Rd.
Salisbury, MD 21804