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A Familiar Look For Piedmont Reappears


Bringing back an original color scheme and look for a Piedmont aircraft.

Piedmont Airlines, which began flying under the American Eagle brand in October of 2015 after the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, which became final in 2013. The regional airline serves Philadelphia plus three other locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.

American Eagle repainted one of its Dash 8 fleet carriers in the Piedmont original colors and debuted the new color scheme this week.

The original Piedmont has a rich history.  It first flew in 1961.  In the 1980s, it rapidly expanded on the east coast of the US before being purchased by US Air.  US Air, later US Airways, renamed one of its regional subsidiaries as as Piedmont.  Today, they fly a fleet of Dash 8s and EMB-145s under the American Eagle brand.


Written by Wendell Barnhouse

Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports but he has had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.

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