Pilots at Piedmont Airlines, which is a wholly-owned regional carrier at American Airlines Group, have reached a new tentative agreement that could possibly bring larger regional jets to Piedmont.
The agreement also provides Piedmont pilots with the opportunity to get hired at American Airlines or US Airways mainline operations. The pilots, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, will vote on the new agreement between September 2 and September 16.
"After careful consideration and discussion, the MEC believes that the tentative agreements are in the best interest of Piedmont pilots," the union leaders told its members on Friday afternoon.
American said it was pleased that the union leaders unanimously support the new agreement.
"The TA provides a clear path for career advancement and positions Piedmont for future success in a highly competitive industry," American said in a statement.
Piedmont is a regional carrier that currently operates under the US Airways Express brand using 44 deHavilland DHC-8 turbo prop aircraft. It employs about 350 pilots and is headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland.