New JetStream Managers – Thomas Kandt and Michael Bailey

CLT – General Manager
ThomasKandtWe are pleased to announce that Thomas Kandt started with JetStream as the new General Manager at our CLT location last week.
Thomas has been in the airline industry since 1976 when he worked as a Ramp Agent with Hughes Aviation. Over the years, he has worked with companies such as Signature Flight Support, Aircraft Service International, DGS, Quantem Aviation Services and ATS. Thomas would like to mention that “In order to be successful and provide the best service, our people and communication is the key to success”.
Please join us in welcoming Thomas to the JetStream team!


TPA – General Manager
MichaelBailey2Michael Bailey is our newest General Manager for JetStream. He just started his career with us today at the TPA location. He has worked for Prospect Airport Services since 2009 and prior to Prospect, he worked for Northwest Airlines for over 20 years. Michael is the proud father of two boys, Michael and Matthew and three grandchildren Caiden, Layla and his third is due next month. We are happy to have Michael as part of our team and congratulations on your upcoming new addition to the family!

New JetStream Team Member – Shannon Hardiman

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We have just received a new addition to our crew here at Headquarters, Shannon Hardiman.
Shannon has been training with our HR team for the past few weeks and effective March 3rd she will be in charge of the CMH, JAN, MYR, PIT, ROC and STL stations.
Shannon is a native of South Florida and has spent the past 12 years working for Liberty Medical in Port Saint Lucie. When Shannon is not working, she LOVES to fish and spend time with her three dogs.
Welcome to the JetStream team Shannon, we are happy to have you!

Frontier Startup at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

JetStream started a new contract with Frontier Airlines at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The startup date was originally February 12th, but because of the terrible weather and snow, the first flight was not until February 13th. Our team pushed through the craziness and cold to make for a successful startup. Thank you team for all of your hard work, patience and dedication!

New JetStream Team Member – Sam Collins

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Sam Collins recently joined our JetStream team at our Indianapolis station.
Sam has over 13 years experience in Ramp Operations, having worked for Federal Express and Evergreen Aviation. He also has a background in Regulatory Compliance including EPA, FAA, OSHA and DOT as well as large scale terminal and warehouse operations management.
Sam is the proud father of three boys, Jared, Samuel and Bryan. When he is not working, he enjoys fishing, attending service at Outlook Christian Church, and anything to do with the Colts (he even named his dog Peyton). Please join us in welcoming Sam to the JetStream team!

Frontier Airlines Contract Award

Jetstream Ground Services is pleased to announce the contract award from Frontier Airlines for ground handling services in Charlotte Douglas International airport and Memphis International Airport. These are full handling contracts that include both under wing and above wing services.The contract start dates are February 12 in CLT and  March 7th in MEM. “We are excited to add Frontier Airlines to the Jetstream portfolio in both locations and hope this is the first of many opportunities to come with Frontier” said Blake Schultz Jetstream’s’ VP of Sales and Marketing. 


New JetStream Team Member and Promotions

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Beginning January 6th, Ryan Sargent will be our new  General Manager in BUF. Ryan comes to us from Piedmont Airlines in Albany, NY where he has been the station manager since 2010.
Before Piedmont Airlines, Ryan was a Ramp Lead/Trainer for JetStream in Wilmington, NC from 2007-2010 and a Supervisor/Fueler for Air Wilmington in Wilmington, NC from 2004-2007. Ryan said that while fueling in Wilmington, he checked with us to see if we had any open positions which we did. We offered him a part time position that he worked while still keeping his full time position with Air Wilmington. He fell in love with the industry and began working with JetStream full time in 2007 through 2010. We are very happy to have Ryan back with us and look forward to him starting on January 6th.

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Rob Blacksher has been ouracting General Manager in
Denver the past few months and has recently decided to take the position. Rob has been a shift manager in our CLT location since 2011 and in the airline industry since 1997.
Rob began his airline career with DGS as a ramp agent and quickly moved up to a manager position in 1999. This new position took him to Little Rock, AR through 2001 and then to Tampa, FL where he worked the Continental Airlines contract for the next four years. Rob was then promoted to GM in 2005 and transferred to Las Vegas and then Seattle. In 2011, Rob moved to CLT to join our JetStream team as a shift manager. Congratulations on your promotion Rob!

CLT-Training Manager  416
Terri Chambers has recently been promoted to Training  Manager at our CLT station. She has been with JetStream since September and we are excited to have her in this position. According to Larry Wright, “Terri Chambers is dedicated to continued excellence through training.  In her role as Training Coordinator, she has been instrumental in building the training program into what it is today.  I am confident through her leadership as Manager of Training and Standards, the Training Department in CLT will continue to build and develop new training content and quality programs that will sustain into the future.”
With Terri accepting this position, it will allow her to continue to live her life purpose of teaching and serving. She says she plans to work diligently with the training team to transform the training department into an “Epicenter of Information”.
Congratulations Terri, keep up the good work!

GSO’s 18 Diversions

JetStream would like to thank Team GSO, under the leadership of Mike Parker, for safely handling 18 diversions in GSO Saturday due to fog and visibility under 1/4 of a mile in CLT. The entire concourse plus a few other areas on the airfield were surrounded by US and US Express aircraft. The team handled an extra section mainline flight to move CLT passengers from one of the flights that cancelled and ferried out. Good job team!

Justice Department OKs US Airways, American Airlines merger deal

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Justice Department has reached a settlement with American Airlines and US Airways that requires the airlines to sell facilities at seven airports in order to complete their planned merger.

The deal announced Tuesday allows low-cost airlines to increase their presence at many of the nation’s largest airports.

Under the agreement, American and US Airways will sell to low-cost carriers 104 slots at Washington’s Reagan National, 34 slots at New York’s LaGuardia, and rights to gates at Boston’s Logan, Chicago’s O’Hare, Dallas’ Love Field, Los Angeles and Miami airports.

In August, the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against the airlines, arguing that the combination would reduce choices for customers by giving the combined carrier a stranglehold at certain major airports. At Reagan National, for instance, the two airlines would have controlled 69% of the take-off and landing slots.

“This agreement has the potential to shift…

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New Team Members at JetStream!

BDL General Manager -  Sean Carlin has recently been promoted to take over the BDL station as General Manager in two weeks. Sean is currently our Supervisor in BDL and came to us from Delta Global Services where he had worked as the Supervisor of Operations since 2008.
Sean has lived in Connecticut his entire life and worked in the airline industry the past 20 years. When Sean is not at the airport, he is spending time with his wife and two boys at home.
Welcome Sean, we are happy to have you with us!


PBI Sr. Supervisor A/C Appearance – Enrique Nunez is JetStream’s new Sr. Supervisor of Aircraft Appearance at PBI. Enrique was previously employed with Federal Express as a Material Handler since June 2011. He also worked for over 18 years with American Eagle Airlines in ORD as a Ramp Supervisor.
A few words from Enrique, “Today as I join JetStream, I will welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from my creator, another golden opportunity to complete what I wasn’t unable to finish yesterday. Let my first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through entire day.”
Welcome to the JetStream Team Enrique!