THE piEomomroH VOL. V, NO. 2 A?ACE WITH THE PACEMAKER FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1962 CAB Announces Decision On Piedmont Area Case CINCINNATI BALTIMORE 'ASHING TON STAUNTON CHARLESTON WAYNESBORO - ASHLAND . HUNTINGTON FRANKFORT CHARLOTTESVILLE PRINCETON BLUEFIXLD BLACKSBURG- RADFORD - PULASKI LONDON.CORBIN WINSTON-SALEM I ^^,»^GREENSBORO - HIGH POINT RALEIGH . DURHAM KNOXVILLE ASKKVILLS . HENDERSONVILLE CHARLOTTE NEWPORT NEWS • HAMPTON NORFOLK ELIZABETH CITY MOREHEAD CITY - BEAUrORT JACKSONVILLE-CAMP LEJEUNE WILMINGTON ROUTES PRESENTLY AUTHORltED ROUTES AUTHORIZED MYRTLE BEACH Route map showing Piedmont's present and newly-authorized routes. Thin lines represent routes just awarded by the Civil Aeronautics Board. Northington Named To Special Group Vice President R. S. Northing ton has been named to a four- man aviation committee by North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford. Mr. Northington will assist the committee by helping to promote an expanding air service in North Carolina. The group will act as a liaison between communities and the state and federal agencies on air service matters. Gov. Sanford said he appreci ated “men of this caliber taking time to assist the state and its communities in developing our air service.” Holland Appointed Aide To Barber Henry Holland, formerly Buy er for the INT Purchasing De partment, has been promoted to Assistant Purchasing Agent ac- cording to an- nouncement by Bill Barber, Purchasing - Agent. Holland has been with Pied mont since Oc- j tober, 1948, ori- i ginally serving • Holland in a “jack of all trades” capacity for the Purchas ing Department until his appoint ment as Buyer. (Continued on Page Six) “For Outstanding Citizenship." Virginia Malcolm and Bob Kiser show the plaque and statuettes awarded INT employees for their participation in the United Fund campaign. INT Employees Win United Fund Plaque For the first time INT em ployees have been awarded the United Fund plaque for “out standing citizenship” and their participation in this year’s UF campaign. Contributions totaled 82 per cent of the $6,696 goal. Piedmont had been selected as one of the companies in the INT area for a “pilot campaign,” held before the regular UF drive began. Figures for 1960 had shown over 161 Piedmont families served by the United Fund agen cies. Other stations throughout the system also received recognition for their charitable efforts. In Norfolk fixed base and airline employees were awarded the plaque for outstanding citizen ship, as was Rocky Mount. Lynchburg also reported out standing participation with 100 per cent of the staff contribut ing. Awards Aflanfo^ Baltimore A far-reaching and significant CAB action placed Piedmont Airlmes on the threshold of a bright but challenging era in its history. Closely following the Examiner’s initial recommendations, the Ciyil Aeronautics Board March 20 announced its long-awaited de- cision in the Piedmont Area Local Service Investigation. Piedmont was awarded an inland route between Baltimore and Atlanta, a route between Atlanta and Charleston, W. Va., and a coastal route between Washington and Atlanta. Apphcation in the case was first made by Piedmont in Novem ber, 1958. The Examiner’s recommendations were issued a year ago and were in virtual agreement with the CAB’s present ruling. Different Points The Board’s decision differed from that of Examiner James Keith on these points; (a) Piedmont’s authority to serve Middlesboro-Harlan, Ky. will not be renewed. ’ (b) Piedmont will not be authorized to serve Fredericksburg, Va., Hazard, Ky., or Lumberton, Salisbury, or Wilson-Greenville’ N. C. (c) Nashville will not be added to the system and Knoxville will not be certified on one segment of the system. Authority Renewed Temporary authority to serve Lynchburg-Washington through Charlottesville will be renewed indefinitely, as well as authority to serve London-Corbin, on one segment, Charlottesville on an other segment, and Danville on a third segment. Piedrnont will provide the first air service to the points of Jacksonvllle-Camp Lejeune and New River (Blacksburg-Radford- Puiaski Ooliia'^OT-o, of vas once briefly served by Piedmont a number of years ago. In commenting on its denial to grant Piedmont service into Nashville, the Board said it was probable that if this were done the carrier would divert considerable traffic from Southern Air ways. Strengthen System The new segments will strengthen Piedmont’s system, said the CAB, and correct an imbalance by the absence now of a strong southern terminal. The Board said many considerations warranted Piedmont service into Atlanta, including a contribution to the national defense. The CAB agreed with the Examiner that Charlotte should not be included in the Baltimore-Atlanta segment as requested. Also denied was Raleigh-Durham’s request to be included as an inter mediate point in the new routes. Sliip-Stop Service The Board has authorized Piedmont to operate skip-stop serv ices over the new segments after each point has been served with two round trips a day. The restrictions imposed will permit Piedmont to provide the points with optimum service, result in increased flexibility and equipment utilization, and establish the appropriate relation ship between Piedmont and trunk carriers. In a related decision the CAB granted American Airlines per mission to suspend service at Roanoke, and gave National Airlines permission to suspend service at Fayetteville, Wilmington, Sa vannah, and New Bern. The decision adds Florence and Myrtle Beach, S. C. to Pied mont’s segment one, and authorizes Piedmont to provide year- round service at Myrtle Beach. It terminates United Airlines’ service at Hickory and Rocky Mount and American service to Bristol and Lynchburg on certain routes. Points Listed I The Board’s order will be effective June 18. Following is a list of points mentioned and the sequence in which they are au thorized for service: Baltimore - Washington - Charlottesville - Staunton - Lynch- (Continued on Page Five) President Davis Elected To High ALTA Post President T. H. Davis has been elected the new Vice Chairman of the Association of Local Transport Airlines. He was named to the office during ALTA’s quarterly meeting in Washington. Serving as Chairman of the conference is Joseph H. Fitz Gerald, President of Ozark Air lines. New Directors elected are: Leslie O. Barnes, President, Al legheny; Edmund Converse, President and Chairman, Bonan za; Nick Bez, President, West Coast; John Connelly, President, Pacific; Mr. Davis; and Mr. Fitz Gerald. Raymond I. Peterson, Presi dent and General Manager of Northern Consolidated and Charles F. Willis, Jr., President and General Manager of Alaska Airlines, were elected Alaska Di rectors. Hung Wo Ching, Presi dent of Aloha, was elected Di rector for Hawaii. Mr. Davis was also recently elected a Vice President of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Com merce.