PSA Airlines

Direct Entry Captain

Job Locations US-OH | US-NC-Charlotte | US-OH-Vandalia | US-VA-Arlington | US-PA-Philadelphia
Position Type


Direct Entry Captain

• Location: All
• Work Schedule / Shift: Varies
• Reports To: Chief Pilot
• Direct Reports: None
• Relocation: None (NOTE: Commuter allowance allotted)
• Travel: Extensive travel required for this position

Let your career take off with PSA Airlines

About Us

Company Summary: As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and the fastest growing regional airline in the country, PSA offers a stable career path in aviation with unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. Teamwork and drive are at the heart of PSA. We are committed to growing our company where passion is shared, professional excellence is expected, and all people are valued and respected.


Our employees are committed to ensuring safe and reliable operations for the thousands of customers American trusts us with each and every day. We have an incredible team of more than 4,000 employees who do a tremendous job of operating more than 800 daily flights to nearly 100 destinations on behalf of American Airlines. Our immense growth provides a number of opportunities to join our team.


Culture: Not only is PSA an EEO and AAP employer, but also we seek to create an inclusive work environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are embraced and respected. We work hard to build and sustain a culture where people – team members and customers alike – feel safe, secure and happy. It is The PSA Way, which focuses on our goals, safety, respect, preparedness, professional excellence, and passion. This foundation reflects how we think, act, and communicate with one another and our customers.


Benefits Summary

PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All eligible employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Travel privileges on the American Airlines global network
• A generous vacation plan designed to let you enjoy your travel perks
• Medical, Dental & Vision
• 401k with company match
• American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities
• Company-paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA), and supplementary options


Position Summary

As a Captain, you will impact PSA Airlines’ business growth by aiding in safe and efficient flight operations and regulatory requirements of all activities related flight. The First Officer is Second-in-Command (SIC) of the flight. While acting in this capacity, the First Officer shall comply with all regulations and directives pertaining to the conduct of the flight in a manner suitable to the Captain.

Job Responsibilities

• Coordinate with other crewmembers to ensure a safe and reliable airline operation.
• Complying with all applicable FARs, TSA, DOT regulations, company procedures and policies.
• Comply with all administrative programs including airport/route qualification, flight time limitations, currency requirements (physicals, takeoffs and landings, home study courses, etc.), pilot flight equipment, uniform discipline, manuals, policies and procedures, and others, as assigned.
• Compliance with Company and FAA procedures, directives and regulations affecting the proposed flight.
• Has full authority and responsibility for all crewmembers and the safe and efficient conduct of the flight. Such authority commences at the time the crewmembers report for duty, continues while enroute, at intermediate departure points, and until the crewmembers have gone off duty to receive a rest period.
• Submit reports on irregularities or incidents, as required.
• Take an active role in promoting positive attitudes towards culture, core values, compliance, and safety.
• Make sure pilot appearance, attendance, and personal conduct are in compliance with Company pol- icy, culture, and core values.
• Comply with all administrative programs including airport/route qualification, flight time limitations, currency requirements (physicals, takeoffs and landings, home study courses, etc.), pilot flight equipment, uniform discipline, manuals, policies and procedures, and others, as assigned.
• Immediately notify the Chief Pilot of any discrepancy or incident that may affect his/her ability, or Company ability, to perform within the parameters of safety, regulatory compliance, and fiscal responsibility.
• Perform a visual preflight and post-flight (walk-around) inspection prior to each flight.
• Be able to maintain and display a working knowledge of FAA requirements as well as Company and departmental policies and procedures.
• Responsible for the Company’s Security and Safety Management System (SMS) and associated Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance outputs.


• Take action, as deemed necessary, to resolve any problems or situations that may compromise safety or compliance.
• Direct the Flight Crew in a safe and efficient manner to meet the operational requirements of the Company.



• Must have 1,000 FAR 121 hours under the ATP requirements or the restricted ATP requirements
• Have a minium of 2500 total flight hours  with at least 500  hours of PIC or at least 1,000 hours as SIC

• At least 500 hours Multi-Engine Turbine

• ATP with CL 65 type rating

• Must have FCC Restricted Radio Operator's Permit
• Must have First Class Medical
• Must be in possession of a valid US or Foreign Passport with applicable VISAs prior to training.
• High school diploma or equivalent

• Must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the US.
• Must be able to speak, read and write English


To be successful at PSA, you should be:

• Driven
• Reliable
• Caring
• Engaging Communicator
• Decisive
• Results Drive

To be successful in this position, you should be great at:

• Communication (verbal and written)
• Problem solving
• Organization
• Strategic Thinking

Additional Information

Supervisory Responsibility: This is a supervisory position.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  This is largely a sedentary role; however, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 and pre-employment drug screen.

AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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