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4490
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At the Wilmington airport on February 20, 1948, Piedmont Airlines founder Tom Davis watched the first flight of his fledgling airline take off. Davis was almost 30, and his airline consisted of three used DC-3 airplanes and 250 employees. Forty years later Piedmont was one of the nation's largest airlines before its acquisition and merger with USAir in the late 1980s.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 67 Issue 10, Mar 2000, p70-71, 74-75, il Periodical Website
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5746
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Tom Davis founded Piedmont Airlines in 1948. When he retired in 1983, the Winston-Salem-based airline was known \"for safety, customer service, and a family atmosphere among its workers.\" Piedmont was one of the nation's largest airlines before its acquisition and merger with USAir in the late 1980s.
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6227
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Turner recounts the story of Thomas H. Davis, a native of Winston-Salem, and how he built Piedmont Airlines into one of the nation's largest airlines. In the late 1980s, Piedmont was acquired by USAir.
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Carolina Comments (NoCar F 251 C38), Vol. 49 Issue 5, Sept 2001, p104-112, il, bibl Periodical Website
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10445
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At the Wilmington airport on February 20, 1948, a Douglas DC-3, carrying a few passengers, took off for Cincinnati. It was the first flight for Piedmont Airlines, founded by Tom Davis of Winston-Salem. The airline carried around 40,000 passengers the first year. Growth over the succeeding years brought the number to over one million. Britt discusses the rise of this local airline.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 24 Issue 5, Oct 1966, p145-147, 178-179, il, por, map
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11113
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Tom Davis of Winston-Salem founded Piedmont Airlines in 1948. Today the airline operates over forty jet and propjet airliners which carried more than 2.8 million passengers in 1971 between destinations in ten states and the District of Columbia. Davis is featured in this month's WE THE PEOPLE MAGAZINE's North Carolina Businessman in the News.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 30 Issue 7, July 1972, p13-15, 17-18, por
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11301
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Thomas H. Davis is the president and founder of the Piedmont Aviation Inc., North Carolina's only airline. Davis, a Winston-Salem native, learned to fly in high school and proceeded to make money teaching others to fly through his college years. After graduation he created Piedmont Aviation, which flies cargo and passengers planes through service routes in North Carolina. In 1962, Davis received permission to service flights from Atlanta to Raleigh.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 33 Issue 14, Dec 1965, p15-16, il, por
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12093
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William R. Howard is president and chief operating officer of Piedmont Aviation, Inc, which operates Piedmont Airlines. We the People of North Carolina magazine features him in the Businessman in the News section.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 40 Issue 7, July 1982, p9-10, 12, 14, 66-67, por
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12250
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The North Carolina Citizens Association presented its Citation for Distinguished Citizenship to Thomas H. Davis at its annual meeting. Davis is the founder of Piedmont Airlines.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 42 Issue 4, Apr 1984, p22, 24, 59, il
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12489
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Seven years ago Piedmont Airlines was a medium-sized regional carrier in the Southeast. Today, it is one of the country's major airlines with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion. Since the airlines deregulated in 1978, Piedmont's jet fleet has tripled in size, with a comparable expansion in employees and passengers. The company recently placed an order with Boeing for twenty-five of its 737-400 twinjets, with an option for thirty more, total cost $1.9 billion.
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13235
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In this BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA interview, William R. Howard, president of Piedmont Airline Division of Piedmont Aviation, Inc., discusses changes and challenges in the Winston-Salem-based company.
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13738
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North Carolina's only surviving plane line got into the air after years of struggle. Today, Piedmont is one of the state's shining success stories.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 19 Issue 33, Jan 1952, p7, 16-17, f
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21690
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This article examines the development of the airport at Charlotte between 1978 and 1989 through its association with Piedmont Airlines. The airline was able to demonstrate the positive effect of an air transportation hub in Charlotte in the face of public doubt. After Piedmont Airlines merged with US Airways in 1989, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is still a regional hub for air travel in the South.
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29237
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J. Daniel Brock, Jr. has always known he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps to become an airline industry executive. Brock, Jr. made good on his word, entering the industry as the senior vice president of marketing for Piedmont Airlines in 1972, and now part of USAir operations in North Carolina, after their takeover of Piedmont in 1987.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 49 Issue 7, July 1991, p10, 12-13, por