Release #13.PSA
February 15, 2013

PSA Pilots Achieve a Tentative Agreement with Management

WASHINGTON, D.C.—PSA pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), have reached a tentative agreement with PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE:LCC) after nearly four years of negotiations. In the agreement, which is subject to contract language approval, pilot negotiators secured improvements in key areas, job protections, and career progression opportunities within US Airways mainline.

“With this agreement, our Negotiating Committee accomplished our goal of gaining much-needed improvements for our pilots while providing opportunities for us to work with our management in planning for the future of the airline,” said Capt. Jesse Coeling, chairman of ALPA’s PSA chapter. “We believe this agreement achieves that important balance between rewarding PSA pilots for their efforts in making our airline one of the best-performing express operations in the US Airways system, and providing the necessary stability for PSA’s and US Airways’ continued success going forward.”

Pending approval of full contract language by ALPA and PSA management, the tentative agreement will be presented for acceptance by the PSA Master Executive Council (MEC)—the next step before it goes to the pilots for a ratification vote.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest airline pilot union, representing nearly 51,000 pilots at 35 airlines in the United States and Canada, including the more than 500 pilots at PSA Airlines. Visit the ALPA website at

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Contact: Barbara Gottshalk, ALPA Communications, 703/689-4100 or