One of Piedmont’s B767-200ERs applies reverse thrust upon landing at CLT. In
the background, construction continues on the new maintenance hangar.
Piedmont Airlines has ordered two
more B767-200 Extended Range jets
from the Boeing Commercial Airplane
Co., and is now negotiating for a third.
All are scheduled for delivery in 1990.
Piedmont currently operates six of
the advanced B767-200ERs, primarily
on its transcontinental and trans-
Atlantic routes. The new twin-aisle jets
will be configured with 25 first- and 185
coach-class seats. Options are held on
nine more B767s.
The aircraft will be powered with
General Electric CF6-80C2B2 engines
rated at 52,500 pounds thrust, as are
Piedmont’s original sbc twinjets.
The B767-200 ER is a medium-to
long-range widebodied aircraft which
offers the option of profitably operating
medium-distance hauls in addition to
serving routes of more than 5,000
nautical miles with a full payload.
Piedmont currently operates B767s
on its daily service between Charlotte
and London-Gatwick, in addition to
daily flights from Charlotte and Balti
j!^ort to Los Angeles, Orlando,
Tampa, and Boston.
The Boeing 767 entered commercial
service in September 1982, and has
become a favorite of both flight crews
and passengers. The advanced flight
deck features digital electronics that
include an Engine Indicating and
Crew Alerting System (EICAS) for
superior crew information and status
reports on the aircraft’s performance.
The EICAS has cathoderay tube
display units similar to small television
screens that display information such
as flight path guidance, engine
operating parameters, wind speed,
temperature and other performance
data that enable pilots to operate the
aircraft more efficiently.
Passengers enjoy twin aisle comfort
with seats in a 2-3-2 arrangement in
coach class and 2-1-2 in first class. The
cabin is more than four feet wider
than single aisle Boeing aircraft such
Piedmont announced the purchase
of its first six B767s in August 1986,
and began widebody service on the
company’s inaugural Charlotte-
London flight on June 15,1987.
Andrews, PSA co-founder, dies
J. Floyd Andrews, co-founder and
former President and Chairman of
the Board of Pacific Southwest
Airlines, died January 24 in San
Known fondly as Andy to many
former PSA employees, Andrews
was considered the “brains” behind
the success of the San Diego-based
carrier—^and was responsible for
the idea of painting the famous
smile on the nose of PSA’s aircraft.
“Our philosophy,” he told a
reporter in an interview last April,
“was let’s jazz it up. Let’s make 'em
(the passengers) feel good, keep up
with the times, and give them an
opportunity to enjoy a smile."
Andrews was born in Wichita,
Kansas, and moved to San Diego in
1947, after serving two years with
the Royal Air Force in England and
five years with the Army Air Corps.
He co-founded PSA in 1949, was
named president in 1962, and later
became chairman and director of
PSA. He resigned in 1976.
Andrews died of lung cancer just
one month after learning of his
condition. He was 69 years old.
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