PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, today announced its plans to open a full-service maintenance base at Norfolk International Airport.
PSA’s immense fleet expansion necessitates additional locations to support the maintenance and reliability of its growing fleet. Since 2014, PSA has doubled its size from 49 aircraft to 121 aircraft and will continue to grow to operate 150 Bombardier CRJ aircraft. In addition to this new facility in Norfolk International Airport, PSA has maintenance bases at Akron-Canton Airport, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Greenville-Spartanburg and Dayton International Airport.
“We are excited about the bright future of this maintenance facility and the positive impact it will have on the reliability of our operation for years to come,” said Gary Pratt, Vice President – Maintenance & Engineering, PSA Airlines. “ORF is a well-supported market for our parent company, American Airlines, and makes for a strategic addition to PSA Airlines’ portfolio of maintenance bases.”
With an existing 49,000-square-foot facility available at Norfolk, PSA will be able to accelerate the establishment of a fully-operational overnight maintenance base. The airline will be hiring a full staff of maintenance professionals including leadership, technicians, quality control and stores personal. PSA plans to employ approximately 80 employees at the new facility.
PSA expects to open the maintenance base operation in January 2018.