Summer News From JetStream Ground Services

JetStream News

We would like to give a HUGE shout out to the Boston Logan International Airport team for an outstanding transition this week. They are an awesome group who
have their work down to a science and work very well together. Jeff said it was the craziest day of his life with the 33 RONs that were completed. Thank you to Jeff,
his leadership team, and the whole BOS crew for an outstanding job!!!

Promotions and New Hires

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DEN – Slawomir new 1st Shift Manager

DEN - Brian Looman promoted to Shift Manager

DEN – Brian Looman promoted to Shift Manager

DEN - Brian Boyce promoted to Safety and Compliance Manager

DEN – Brian Boyce promoted to Safety and Compliance Manager

BUF - Osvaldo Torres promoted to Supervisor

BUF – Osvaldo Torres promoted to Supervisor

CLT - Carmen Ricra promoted to Supervisor

CLT – Carmen Ricra promoted to Supervisor

CLT - Dale Green new Cargo Manager

CLT – Dale Green new Cargo Manager

PVD - Jamie Mather promoted to Station Manager

PVD – Jamie Mather promoted to Station Manager

HDQ - Nicole Olivieri new HR Generalist

HDQ – Nicole Olivieri new HR Generalist

Accolades

PVD- An outstanding job by our PVD Supervisor Matt Holten. Matt was challenged by a TSA agent and was then asked by the agent to perform an A/C search including seat, life vests, galleys, restrooms, and overheads. Matt performed the tasks asked by the agent and passed. Matt was awarded a gift card for a job well done!

PVD- An outstanding job by our PVD Supervisor Matt Holten. Matt was challenged by a TSA agent and was then asked by the agent to perform an A/C search including seat, life vests, galleys, restrooms, and overheads. Matt performed the tasks asked by the agent and passed. Matt was awarded a gift card for a job well done!

CLT - Congratulations to our 10 year anniversary employees!

CLT – Congratulations to our 10 year anniversary employees!

ROC - A Southwest flight attendant wrote an email to the CEO of SW Airlines praising Ben Jones for his help with an arriving flight. The FA said he could not have asked for a better way to start the day! Great job Ben!!

ROC – A Southwest flight attendant wrote an email to the CEO of SW Airlines praising Ben Jones for his help with an arriving flight. The FA said he could not have asked for a better way to start the day! Great job Ben!!

JetStream recently donated to the Bags of Fun program. Bags of Fun exists to bring joy, laughter and relief to children fighting a life threatening disease or condition. Every bag is crafted for each child, taking into consideration the best means to reduce their tension and anxiety. Maelle was the recipient of the bag of goodies from JetStream . Maelle was diagnosed with a brain tumor on her optic nerve and has undergone multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. Maelle's mom sent an email thanking us and saying she is "forever grateful for your organization and the kindness that you showed to our baby girl"

JetStream recently donated to the Bags of Fun program. Bags of Fun exists to bring joy, laughter and relief to children fighting a life threatening disease or condition. Every bag is crafted for each child, taking into consideration the best means to reduce their tension and anxiety. Maelle was the recipient of the bag of goodies from JetStream . Maelle was diagnosed with
a brain tumor on her optic nerve and has undergone multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. Maelle’s mom sent an email thanking us and saying she is “forever grateful for your organization and the kindness that
you showed to our baby girl”

JetStream’s Pioneering Spirit

We would like to highlight Rob Blacksher in our Summer ’15 newsletter. Rob has been with Jetstream over 4 years and has worked in our
CLT, DEN, BDL, and CMH locations.

 Rob was chosen by Joe Gutierrez because he has put in a lot of time and effort in helping turn around our BDL station.  Joe said, “A few months ago I asked
Rob for his assistance in helping turn around a struggling BDL station.  Without hesitation, Rob accepted the challenge and reported to BDL where began to forge
relationships with our employees and customer.  He made an immediate impact and his leadership has really stabilized the station that is now a top performer.
Rob has sacrificed his time away from home, spending long hours on the job and
has had to constantly deal with me:)”
 
Rob began his airline career in 1997 as a ramp agent in Albuquerque, NM working for DGS. In 1999, he began his management career in Little Rock, AR managing a
Delta contract for 2 years. In 2001, he was selected to manage the first joint venture between DGS and Continental in TPA that ultimately led to partnering in 3 other cities.
Rob’s next stop was LAS where he had oversightof 4 different carriers, DL, WN, AS, and VX. In 2008, Rob was moved to SEA and had oversight of SEA, LAS, and ANC
until 2010 when he left the company.
He then joined our Jetstream family a year later.
Rob mentioned that his most memorable experience in the airline industry was the morning of September 11, 2001 when planes were forced to land across the country in airports they weren’t scheduled to be in with no notice at all. He says he hopes to never experience a day like that again, but what he does remember the most was how inspiring it was to see our
country come together when things were so chaotic. It’s the same spirit that Rob tries to instill in those he works with every day.  Thank you Rob for all you do!

News From Jetstream Ground Services

Promotions and New Hires

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DEN – Marc Rainieri Director of Hub Operations

DEN - Ela Rodriguez Manager of Employee Development

DEN – Ela Rodriguez Manager of Employee Development

HDQ - Yvette Mooney Director of Operations

HDQ – Yvette Mooney Director of Operations

CMH - Corey McKee Promoted to Shift Manager

CMH – Corey McKee Promoted to Shift Manager

DEN - Kevin Colberg Promoted To 3rd Shift Manager

DEN – Kevin Colberg Promoted To 3rd Shift Manager

DEN - Benjamin Wirtz New 2nd Shift Manager

DEN – Benjamin Wirtz New 2nd Shift Manager


Accolades

CLT – Ben Sando was fueling equipment recently when he noticed that a Delta MD 90 was taxiing with its bin door open. Ben contacted the Supervisor on duty, Keith Marrow, who then called airport ops and had the issue corrected.  Our guys did a great job of being aware of their surroundings and possibly stopping a major problem from occurring with the aircraft.

BOS – While cleaning an aircraft early one morning, Julia and Jerome McIntosh both challenged a TSA agent trying to enter the plane. The agent asked Julia and Jerome a few questions which the two were able to answer correctly. Julia was then told by the TSA agent before leaving that JetStream always does a great job in finding what has been hidden on the aircraft. Kudos to Julia and Jerome and a great job done by the BOS team!

GSO – On two occasions in one day, our amazing GSO team members challenged TSA agents. Don Walker prevented unauthorized access to a secured area and Oscar Lanzas, Robert Sanders, and Inez Marcelino challenged an agent at the gate. These four team members did an amazing job and received a huge compliment from a TSA Inspector. Keep up the good work Team GSO!!!

MYR - Nick Plump recently discovered an aircraft damage while he was performing his arrival walk around. The passengers were deplaned and eventually the flight was cancelled due to the damage. Nick did an excellent job in performing his duties. This is a great example of why a walkaround inspection is require at every aircraft arrival. Keep up the good work Nick!

MYR – Nick Plump recently discovered an aircraft damage while he was performing his arrival walk around. The passengers were deplaned and eventually the flight was cancelled due to the damage. Nick did an excellent job in performing his duties. This is a great example of why a walkaround inspection is require at every aircraft arrival. Keep up the good work Nick!

LGA -  Congratulations to Randy Koenig and his team for being awarded Cargo Top Performer in the Vendor category. Way to go LGA Team!!

LGA – Congratulations to Randy Koenig and his team for being awarded Cargo Top Performer in the Vendor category. Way to go LGA Team!!

BDL - A HUGE Congratulations goes to the BDL team for surpassing last year's number of 609 aircraft deiced with 772 deicings so far. Not only did they surpass last year's number, they are STILL having to deice. Stay warm up there guys...it's almost over.

BDL – A HUGE Congratulations goes to the BDL team for surpassing last year’s number of 609 aircraft deiced with 772 deicings so far. Not only did they surpass last year’s number, they are STILL having to deice. Stay warm up there guys…it’s almost over.

JAN - Jerry Catchings was putting ice on a Delta MD-88 when he noticed the lights in the aircraft flickering on and off. He took a step outside to look at the GPU and found the GPU smoking. Jerry acted fast in turning off the GPU, disconnecting it and moving it away from the aircraft. Jerry was awarded a $25 gift card for his quick actions. Great job!

JAN – Jerry Catchings was putting ice on a Delta MD-88 when he noticed the lights in the aircraft flickering on and off. He took a step outside to look at the GPU and found the GPU smoking. Jerry acted fast in turning off the GPU, disconnecting it and moving it away from the aircraft. Jerry was awarded a $25 gift card for his quick actions. Great job!

BOS - During a security search, Peterson Louis found a valuable ring that had been left on the aircraft by a passenger. Peterson gave the ring to his lead which was then turned into US Airways. Thank you Peterson demonstrating the integrity of our operation and our employees!!!

BOS – During a security search, Peterson Louis found a valuable ring that had been left on the aircraft by a passenger. Peterson gave the ring to his lead which was then turned into US Airways. Thank you Peterson demonstrating the integrity of our operation and our employees!!!

 

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ROC – Mark Siolkowsky (pictured two photos above) and Sean Nhong (pictured above) both did an amazing job when Southwest had their annual TSA inspection in ROC. They thwarted several attempts by TSA inspectors trying to sneak on jet-bridges, sneak through the boarding line of a flight, and trying to be sneaky by not displaying their badges. Thank you guys for such a great job during inspections!!!


JetStream’s Pioneering Spirits

The Pioneering Spirit choice for this newsletter is not one, but two very hardworking JetStream team players, Ty Yount and Jon Prater.
 
Ty and Jon were chosen because of all of the hard work and hours they put in during the CMH transition. The two both worked the bag room every day
during the transition because they were shorthanded. Jon would pick Ty up every morning at 4 a.m. on his way into work and they would work 12-14 hour
daysfor almost a month straight.
 
Ty and Jon make a great team and did an amazing job working the ramp, learning the new American system and training the other employees the new American way of
 doing things. Thank you guys for all of your hard work. You two make a great team!!!
The Dynamic Duo

The Dynamic Duo

Photos from the CMH Transition

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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

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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.

Click here to view the video on nbc.com

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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