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volume 35, number 4
News about Piedmont. The Up-And-Coming Airline.
GSO maintenance facility to expand
Mechanics at INT's engine build
up and brake & wheel overhaul
shops have something to look for
ward to; a $6 million addition to
our GSO maintenance facility that
includes large areas for both shops
with room to grow.
"The 127,000-square foot addi
tion will give us critically needed
room to meet growth," Gordon
Bethune, senior vice president -
operations, said, “and we will be
able to further expand the building
if we decide to do so at a later date."
The two-stoiy addition will be
attached to the GSO maintenance
facility and built where the parking
lot in front of the facility is cur
rently located. Both the 21,300-
square foot engine build-up shop
and the 16,577-square foot wheel
and brake shop will be on the first
floor. Also on the first floor will be a
20,000-square foot stock room and
about 16,800 square feet of offices,
breakroom, corridors and lavato
ries. The second floor will have
52,875 square feet available for
The shops will be equipped with
the latest technological equipment
to handle the new CFM-56-3
engines for the 737-300.
All of Piedmont’s engine build-up
and brake & wheel overhaul main
tenance will be in the new facility
and all parts for both shops will be
stored in the extensive stock room
addition. Although no new hirings
are projected for operating the
shops in the new facility, 45 to 50
mechanics now working at INT will
move to GSO.
Engine build-up consists of
building up engines for aircraft
installation by installing such
items as generators, starters, tub
ing, fuel controls, gear boxes and
wiring harnesses on them. The
move to GSO will be especially effi
cient for engine maintenance
because most of Piedmont's engine
changes are now made at GSO. All
of the changes will be made there
when the addition opens.
Wheel & brake overhauling con
sists of repairing and assembling
wheels and brakes for our aircraft.
Construction on the addition is
expected to begin this fall and be
completed by the end of next year.
The addition will be built by the
Greensboro - High Point Airport
Authority and Piedmont will lease
the facility similar to our present
arrangement at GSO.
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A half million cubic yards of dirt
have been brought in at CUT to
build up the area at the end of our
concourse. The city will soon begin
paving and preparing the ramp
and taxiway for service. The work
is being done at night so as not to
courtesy Charlotte Observer
interfere with our flight operations.
By December 15,Just in timefor
the Christmas rush, ourCLTfacili
ties will have doubled in size and
we will havefour more gatesfor a
total of Win operation.
A Resolution to Commend and Thank
WHEREAS, Piedmont Aviation, Inc. has achieved outstanding
overall results during the last several years which have been
times of unusual challenge and rapid change/or the Aviation
WHEREAS, Piedmont and its people have been praised by
customers, securities analysts andfinancial publicationsfbr
their superior performance, innovative services, personal
qualities, sound practices, and consistent profitability: and
WHEREAS, the employees and management of Piedmont
through their character, dedication, commitment, professionalism.
Judgment and creativeness, are responsiblefor the organization's
special recognition and acclaim:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of
Directors of Piedmont Aviation, Inc., hereby commend and thank
employees and management throughout the organizationfor
their outstanding performance, exceptional achievement, and
The Board of Directors
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