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Volume 32, Number 3
News about Piedmont. The Up-And-Coming Airline.
Davis Chairman; Hov\/ard President
Directors of Piedmont Aviation,
Inc., on May 6 elected T. H. Davis
Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer and elected
William R Howard President and
Chief Operating Officer.
All other incumbent officers were
Davis has been president since
1943, and the only president Pied
mont has had since the airline divi
sion began service in 1948.
Howard came to Piedmont three
years ago and since that time has
served as senior vice president and
assistant to the president, and
most recently as executive vice
president - Marketing and Custo
mer Services. He is a lawyer and a
pilot, and has been heavily Involved
in Piedmont’s extensive route
expansion since the deregulation of
the airlines in 1978.
Davis said that, as a result of
major expansion at Piedmont, the
time has come to further strength
en the management team, and that
all the airline officers will report to
Howard. He will be in charge of
Piedmont s day-to-day operation.
Piedmont’s General Aviation Divi
sion will continue to report to
PI stockholders' meeting
A hangar spectacular
Stockholders of Piedmont Avia
tion, Inc. were treated to displays of
a new Boeing 737, a Piper Archer,
and a Beechcraft King Air during
their annual meeting at Winston-
Salem on May 6, while hearing
glowing reports of Piedmont’s 1980
performance, and concerns of infla
tion and low-cost competition
The meeting was the first ever
held in Piedmont’s hangar and, as a
contrast to the gleaming new com
mercial and general aviation air
craft, the first plane that the corpo
ration ever owned, a Taylor E-2, was
also on display.
Piedmont’s stockholders agreed
to expansion of the Board of Direc
tors by one person and elected Wil
liam R Howard to fill that position.
T. H. Davis, acting as chairman of
the meeting, said the 737 on dis
play was "a very vivid indication of
the progress your Company has
continued page 3
on the inside
• A call to action! Write your
representatives in Congress
today. Why, page 2.
• Tennis anyone? Matches Eire
set for September and a golf
tournament is planned for the
following week. Details, page 4,
• And the winner is...! Results
of the Carelines Games,
• An old railroad depot is trans
formed into a museum. Direc
tions, page 8.
• They’re the pride of Piedmont,
thanks to Maintenance’s mod
program. A glimpse, page 9.
• Records are made to be
broken. Recent figures,
• Bits and pieces, page 11.
Charlotte has become the largest
complex in the Company’s history,
providing more departures and
boarding more passengers than
any other station in the system.
The Queen City has grown from
24 departures daily in May 1980
to 51 today, and on July 1, thefig
ure will increase to 53 with 12
planes in the complex simultane
ously. In May, Piedmont boarded
over 70,000passengers in Char
lotte, 40 percent of Charlotte’s total
enplanements. In May 1980,
Piedmont's share of the market
was only 16percent
Piedmont now serves more non
stop and single-plane markets
from Charlotte than do all other
major carriers at the airport The
number of employees at the Char
lotte complex has also increased to
Color prints (8x10) of the Char
lotte complex are availablefor
$7.50 each. Call Ext 454, or write
Public Relations, A327, INT, to
place an order.
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