THE CLASSIC LOOK of the basic new stewardess
uniform starts with a camel toned jacket and skirt
worn over a navy blue body suit.
Are Classically Chic
Only a few days before their tenth
anniversary, Piedmont’s corps of stew
ardesses appeared in new uniforms that
are contemporary and at the same time
classic in style.
An all but unlimited variety of com
binations is possible with the polyester
double knit outfits. The colors are
camel and navy blue for the seven es
sential pieces and four optional addi
tions to the “separates look” uniform.
The basics include a jumper with
brushed or Florentine gold buttons, a
button through tunic, a jacket and skirt,
all in the camel color and all are worn
with a navy blue body suit. There is
also a vinyl serving smock in camel
with bright red accent trim and an outer
coat for year-round use with zip-in, zip-
out lining. The coat is predominantly
navy trimmed camel grained leather
squared patch pockets. A scarf and a
navy trimmed camel grained leather
handbag ai-e the other basic items. The
scarf, which is a design of Piedmont
logos in red, camel and navy splashed on
a white background, is oblong and can
be co-ordinated in many ways to en
hance the overall appearance of the
girls’ new career outfits.
This latest look for Piedmont’s
passenger pleasers was designed and
manufactured by Profiles, Inc. of Phil
The optional pieces of the uniform
are a, fully lined camel weskit with
belted back and gold buttons, long pants
in navy and/or camel, short pants also
available in both camel and navy and
navy skirt with the same elasticized
waistband as the basic camel skirt.
To accessorize all possible combina
tions the girls may wear a plain navy
pump-type shoe or an all navy below-
the-knee boot with sheer navy or natu
When cold weather comes navy kid
gloves will maintain the continuity of
this year-round uniform.
Further pictures and descriptions of
the new outfits can be found on page
A SMARTLY STYLED navy with camel trim all-weather
coat tops off the new ensemble. More pictures
can be found on page four.
VOL. XXIII, NO. 4
Maintenance Tops Its Own Tough Goal
To Piedmont personnel outside of the Mainte
nance Department Aircraft Mechanical Re
liability sounds like a terribly technical topic.
Basically it just refers to the readiness of
our airplanes. Expressed in exacting percent
ages, dispatch reliability figures tell us how
prepared our equipment is to fly.
Every year Maintenance establishes goals for
mechanical reliability in much the same way
the Traffic and Sales Departments set quota
forecasts for enplaning passengers.
Different standards are set for each type
of aircraft and the entire department faces
a major challenge in trying to meet these
So far this year the record looks like this:
Actual Dispatch Reliability Forecast
FH-227 — 98.9% 99.4%
YS-llA —99.1% 99.0%
B-737 — 98.4% 99.0%
For the first time since we have had these
three types of planes in service the mechanical
dispatch reliability goal has been exceeded.
The YS-11 has become the first airplane in
our current fleet to have a better than 99.0 per
cent dispatch reliability.
The DC-3’s, Martin 404’s and F-27’s did
exceed the 99 per cent dispatch reliability
point while Piedmont had those aircraft in
service, but it took longer than it has with
A multi-faceted problem, dispatch reliability
starts when the aircraft is being designed and
continues throughout its life. Today’s planes
are considerably more complex machines than
earlier types of equipment, meaning that more
time and greater effort than ever before are
required to obtain the ultimate or potential
Only by adopting dispatch reliability as a
total departmental project has Maintenance
been able to reach and even surpass, its goal.
They’re proud, and we’re proud of them.