VOLUME 10 - No. 2
Published by Piedmont Aviation, Inc.
PIEDMONT AIRLINES MARKS 10th ANNIVERSARY
(I.to r.) M essrs. Fare, Northington, Davis, Saunders and first passenger Mr. W. D.Turner
Piedmont Airl ines observed the 10th Anniversary of its first scheduled passenger fl ight on
February 20th, 1958.
The flight from Wilmington to Cincinnati, Ohio on February 20, 1948, marked Pied
mont's entry into the then young class of local service airlines.
When the first flight began. Piedmont's routes totaled 1,686 miles. Today they total
3,290 miles ranking the line as one of the largest of the 13 local service carriers in the
Since the first flight, Piedmont has crossed many aviation milestones. In 1948 Piedmont
carried 39,370 passengers w h i 1 e lost year it carried 433, 554. The total passengers
carried todate have reached the 2-1/2 million mark.
When scheduled service began. Piedmont had a fleet of six DC-3 airliners and today it
operates 21 .
The Company is also in the midst of one of the largest re-equipment programs to be con
ducted byanyof the local service carriers.
It has ordered 12 Fairchild F-27prop-jet
36 passenger airl iners and has an option on
12 more. Del ivery of the first F-27 is ex
pected in May of this year.
A total of 979 employees work for the air
line and its twin,the Fixed Base Division,
which make up Piedmont Aviation. I n
1948, the total number of employees on the
payroll totaled 308.
Piedmont is now participating in three air
service cases before the CAB, in which it
is asking for 5,022 miles of additional routes.
They are the Piedmont Area Local Service
Case,the Great Lakes Local Service Case,
and the Southeast Area Local Service Case .
Thirty-three stopping points serving 50
cities are now listed by Piedmont. CAB
approval of the three requests would add
21 cities including Chicago, Baltimore,
L. H. JACKSON PROMOTED
As o result of changes which have been
made in the Maintenance Department, L.
H. Jackson was recently promoted to the
post of Superintendent of Production Con
trol . The Chief Inspector vacancy caused
by this promotion has been filled by R.L.
In establishing the new Production Control
section, it was pointed out that this was
done as a resultof the increased work load
in the Maintenance Department and the
need for more detailed planning so that the
available manpower could be more effective
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