New Team Memeber In Charlotte

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We would like to welcome Joe Lovitt who recently joined our team in CLT as the new Director of Hub Operations.
Joe’s career in the airline industry began in 1979 with Continental Airlines in Houston, TX. He has also lived in Bismarck, ND and Columbus, OH where he was the General Manager at both locations.
In 1992, he became tired of the cold weather, so he moved down south where he worked in West Palm Beach and Pensacola.
This past March, Joe retired and spent some time working on his golf game and refinishing furniture until he came to CLT to join the Jetstream Team.
Welcome Joe, we are happy to have you with us

Promotions At JetStream

CLT – General Manager Ramp Operations714
Jeff Pierce has recently been promoted from 3rd Shift Manager on the utility side to the General Manager of Ramp Operations in CLT.
His new responsibilities will include the Southwest and Frontier Ramp operations.Jeff began his career with Jetstream in 2013 and has over 30 years of ramp and utility experience which is why Jeff is the perfect candidate for this position. Keep up the good work Jeff!

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Congratulations to our new Duty Manager in CMH, Ashley Andracchio.
Ashley joined our JetStream team in July 2014 as a Training Coordinator and quickly worked her way up to Duty Manager. Her airline industry career began in 2009 where she worked for airlines such as Piedmont, Air Wisconsin, and Republic Airways.
In her free time, Ashley and her husband love to travel and her passion is cooking. She attended Culinary School while working for Air Wisconsin, but she says she always winds back up at the airport because she really loves aviation.
Congratulations on your new position Ashley, we are happy to have you as part of our team!

We Have A New Admin Assistant In DEN!

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Amanda Catrell recently started her career with JetStream as the Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO.
Amanda is originally from Southern California, but has spent the last 6 years with her husband and children in Okinawa, Japan while her husband
was stationed there as a Marine.
Her husband recently retired, so they decided to settle in his home state of Colorado.
Amanda says she loves working with people and helping them in any way possible. She says she is very excited to be a part of the JetStream
family and is looking forward to a long and happy career with us.
Welcome to the JetStream family Amanda!!!

New JetStream Team Member

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Brance Draine has recently joined our JetStream team at our Memphis, TN station. Brance is a native of Vero Beach, FL.  He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on a football scholarship and after graduating, he moved to Memphis to work with Union Central Life Insurance.
After Spending 10 years in insurance, he decided to switch things up a bit and move over to the airline industry where he has been the past four years.  His past positions include Ramp Lead for Pinnacle Airlines and Supervisor with Delta Global Services.
Please join us in welcoming Brance to the JetStream Family!



What Is A Runway Incursion?

A UTair Boeing 767-300 from Moscow and Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 were involved in a rare but dangerous incident at Barcelona Airport. The UTair Boeing 767-300 from Moscow was on final for runway 02 when an Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 crossed the runway to taxi to the holding point of runway 25R.

As soon as the Russian pilots saw the Airbus 340 crossing the runway, they performed a successful go around. After the go around, the Boeing 767 returned and landed safely.

If there happened to be weather on this day, causing low visibility, this event could have been tragic.

What went wrong?

The Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus failed to comply with the “hold short” instruction given by the Tower. Failure by the Crew to comply with this important instruction can be extremely dangerous. This incident is defined as a runway incursion.

What is a Runway Incursion?

Any occurrence at an airport involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take off of aircraft.

There are four categories of runway incursions:

Category A is a serious incident in which a collision was narrowly avoided
Category B is an incident in which separation decreases and there is a significant potential for collision, which may result in a time critical corrective/evasive response to avoid a    collision.
Category C is an incident characterized by ample time and/or distance to avoid a collision.
Category D is an incident that meets the definition of runway incursion such as incorrect presence of a single vehicle/person/aircraft on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take-off of aircraft but with no immediate safety consequences.

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Did You Know?

Good morning all. Here is a DYK (photo) and also a look at what one passenger on the Miracle on the Hudson flight 1549 wrote about accountability for one’s self (see photo). As far as the DYK information, keep in mind that there were 150 passengers onboard.

Regarding the Accountability photo, through this experience, the passenger’s comment relates to being safe. His comment brings up a good point and is relative to how we work here at JetStream Ground Services. When it comes to safety, each individual is accountable for their actions and should be aware of their surroundings. He also throws a little humor at the end of his comment.

NOTE: The aircraft suffered more damage from the crane’s chains in lifting it from the Hudson and from forklifts in placing it onto a semi-trailer than the actual impact of the fuselage hitting the water.

Source: The Miracle on the Hudson display of US1549 at the Carolinas Aviation Museum
Blog written by Chris Snyder, JetStream Ground Services Manager of Safety and Compliance

New JetStream Team Members

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JetStream is happy to have Mark Samsow as our new Shift Manager in DEN.
Mark’s airline industry background began with United Airlines in 2003 when he was recruited and hired as the Senior Operations Manager at SFO and then promoted to Fuel Manager at LAX in 2005. Mark says his experience with United Airlines will make him a valuable asset for JetStream and he is looking to make a long term commitment with our company. Welcome to JetStream Mark!!

PVD – Station Manager589
Joseph Marino just began his career with JetStream at our PVD station. Joseph came to us from Servisair in Sarasota, FL where he worked as a ramp agent for the past two years. This past February, Joseph moved to Providence to be closer to his family. We are glad you made the move Joseph, welcome to the team!

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Since high school, Antonio has worked in the airline industry beginning with Wisconsin Air. He has also worked with Northwest Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines above and below wing. Before taking this position in DEN with JetStream, he was a Shift Manager for AIG in Houston.
In his free time, Antonio loves to ski and is looking forward to some serious bike riding in the off season.
Antonio says he’s “really happy to be in DEN and part of the JetStream family”. Welcome Antonio!

Southwest 1 Year Anniversary In CLT And ROC

ROC and CLT recently celebrated their Southwest Airlines 1 year anniversary. While each station showed their Southwest LUV, ROC
in particular had an amazing time.
Ben Jones was kind enough to share a little bit about the anniversary day with us, please read below. Thanks Ben!
In recognition of Southwest Airlines 1st year anniversary here in Rochester, NY, our team decided to provide a warm LUVing atmosphere for all of our
passengers. We started by decorating our Gate with plenty of Southwest colored balloons and provided Southwest logo pins to our employees. A large
vanilla/chocolate cake and ice cream was also served to our EE’s in celebration. For all of our departing passengers, we created a “Bingo” game where two lucky
passengers had a chance to win a $50 LUV voucher to go towards their future travel plans. CSA and Ops Agents carefully and randomly selected two passengers
according to their boarding pass letter and number in order to win.
A fun day was had by all!

























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!