s we enter the traditional year-end holi days, the men and women of Piedniont have many reasons to take pride in the accomplishments made in 1987 and look forward to 1988. The year 1987 will go down as one filled with records. We flew our first transatlantic service, and did so prof itably last summer when we launched Charlotte/Lon don Gatwick daily Boeing 767-200 Extended Range service. We flew more passengers than any prior year in our history, and made that effort all the more worthwhile by earning greater profits than any prior year in our history. In 1988, we must surpass each of those records we established in 1987, and at the same time lay the foundation for a merged airline that will become a new, bigger and even better airline than either e: Piedmont or USAir, alone, represents 1; today. I can assure you that executives at USAir group share our desire that this merger be achieved through thoughtful planning that will encourage employ ees of both airlines to provide our customers the best service in our industry. We can all do this. With the san^ie support you gave to Piedmont. I believe we can build a future with even greater horizons and greater security. Tb each of you. my thanks for a job well done, and n\y best wishes for a Happy and Prosperous 1988! dp Bill McGee Chairman. I’resideiU and Chief Executive OITicer H I t A on the inside Questions, questions, ques tions. Who’s got the answers? See page 2. How is data prepared for DOT? Details, page 4. What's handcrafted, multi colored and proudly dis played by employees at DCARO? Page 5 for a glimpse of their beautiful project. Piedmont Chairman Bill McGee escorted USAir’s ChEiirman Ed Colodny on a whirlwind tour of Pied mont’s Winston-Salem facilities on November 20. They visited briefly with employees at our general aviation facility, training center, our operations and maintenance facility, offices at Madison Park, INTRO, and our headquarters’ building. Colodny was in town for the annual meeting of the twin city’s Chamber of Commerce at which he was the keynote speaker. With McGee (third from right) and Colodny (at left) during their visit at INTRO are Imogene Young, an agent in the supervisor development program, and supervisors Rena Hemric and Nancy Lash, both floor coordinators.