Piedmont & NGPA Pride

Piedmont Airlines Supports 2016 NGPA Pride

SALISBURY, MD, May 10, 2016--Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group Inc., is proud to announce its status as a Gold Sponsor and official regional airline of 2016 NGPA Pride events across the country.

“Our sponsorship of the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) represents our commitment to equality and inclusion,” said Lyle Hogg, Piedmont president. “American Airlines has long been an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) customers and employees, and we are committed to following that lead.”

NGPA will be appearing throughout the United States at several major pride events including events in Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York in June.

“I’m very excited to have Piedmont Airlines strongly support NGPA’s mission and core values and join forces with the largest LGBT aviation organization.” said NGPA’s Executive Director, David Pettet. “Having the support of leading industry airlines is a strong bond that we can use to be advocates and a voice for our members in creating equality in the skies, while showing our pride.”

To learn more about NGPA, please visit NGPA.org.

About Piedmont Airlines
Piedmont Airlines, Inc. is headquartered in Salisbury, Md. and employs 6,500 aviation professionals across the United States. Piedmont operates a fleet of 37 Bombardier DHC-8 turbo prop aircraft and an expanding fleet of Embraer 145 regional jets on nearly 300 flights per day to 51 cities. Piedmont Airlines Ground Handling team can be found in 80 airports across the United States. In 2016, Piedmont will add 200 pilots, 300 customer service jobs in Charlotte, NC and expand its maintenance facilities to include a new base and 40 jobs in Richmond, Va.

About the NGPA
Founded in 1990, the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pilots and other aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Through education, outreach programs, and social events, the organization encourages members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers; fosters equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach; promotes aviation safety, and provides an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators. Learn more about NGPA at www.ngpa.org.

Media Contact
David Pettet
Executive Director
National Gay Pilots Association
[email protected]