Release #: 21.54
September 01, 2021

Envoy and PSA Pilots Approve Industry-Leading Agreements to Attract and Retain Professional Pilots

McLEAN, Va.—The pilots of Envoy Air and PSA Airlines, both represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced agreements today that provide industry-leading benefits for all new-hire and current pilots. Envoy and PSA are the largest wholly owned regional carriers for American Airlines. The pilots of a third wholly owned American Airlines regional carrier, Piedmont Airlines (also represented by ALPA), announced a similar agreement last week.

“These agreements ensure that our airlines are well-positioned for future growth, stability, and success,” said Envoy ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC) chair Capt. Nicholas DeNicola and PSA ALPA MEC chair Capt. John Ebbert. “ALPA is pleased that Envoy and PSA have chosen to offer improved compensation and incentives that will assist in recruiting qualified pilots while significantly rewarding those who stay within the American Airlines family.”

ALPA has long maintained that to attract the best and brightest into the profession, airlines must be dedicated to ensuring that competitive pay, benefits, and career-progression opportunities are available throughout a pilot’s career.

“The recent agreements achieved at Envoy, PSA, and at our sister carrier Piedmont Airlines, are truly groundbreaking and industry-leading for regional airline pilots,” DeNicola and Ebbert said. “We are pleased that these two new agreements will help advance the pilot profession and our airlines in the highly competitive commercial pilot labor market.”

Some economic provisions achieved in the PSA and Envoy agreements include:

  • $30,000 for all existing and future captains;
  • $25,000 accrual for each year of service in which pilots have qualifying hours in the preceding calendar year, for a maximum of two years and $50,000;
  • An additional $70,000 for pilots who choose to flow to American Airlines or are hired at American Airlines outside the flow; and
  • Additional compensation of $40,000 per year for next three years paid to pilots who have qualifying hours and have elected not to flow to American Airlines.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 36 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at or follow us on Twitter @ALPAPilots.


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