Jimmy Cameron from our DEN station recently found a purse on an inbound 787 flight that contained $500. Jimmy immediately turned the purse and cash in to the station manager. The owner returned for her purse and was so happy when she realized the money was still in it. This is the second wallet in one week that Jimmy has found. Awesome job Jimmy!
JetStream Ground Services is happy to be back at Piedmont Triad Int’l Airport. We have recently been awarded the US Airways Ground Handling contract at GSO and Mike Parker will be our station manager. Mike has previously held positions with JetStream as part of the Safety, Training and Compliance team and Ramp Manager at PIT. We are excited to be back at GSO and we look forward to further growth at the GSO airport.
The 911 calls from some of the passengers aboard Asiana Flight 214 were released today. Take a look at the video provided by Live Leak.
- Video: Asiana Flight 214 survivor risked life to help other passengers (cbsnews.com)
- Asiana Flight 214 attendants lauded as ‘heroes’ (usatoday.com)
Carl Mosley joined the JetStream team last week as our new Ramp Manager in CLT.
Carl comes to us from ExpressJet Airlines in CLT where he worked for the past two years. He has over10 years experience in the airline industry , with all of that time being spent at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Before ExpressJet, Carl worked for US Airways,
United Airlines and American Trans Air Airlines. Welcome to the JetStream team Carl!!
There is discussion of whether or not the airlines should allow passengers to use electronics mid-flight.(Source: thehill.com) In the past, you could not use electronics due to the rare possibility that the signals could interfere with avionics and the airlines also did not want their customers to be annoyed by their noisy seat mates. Now some of the airlines are letting their customers use their electronic devices while they are on the airplane for entertainment.
The airlines that do allow their passengers to use their devices still don’t let them use the devices during take off, landing, or high turbulence. Although if the new guidelines for FAA are passed, you will be able to use them from the second you get on the plane until the second you get off. (Source: cnet.com) Some of the new findings that led to this discussion were that the aircrafts now have a better tolerance for any interference and the invention of newer cell phones that now use less power and send out even weaker signals than before.
They are trying to make these changes for every airline, but until the decision is made, they have left it up to the individual airlines to make the decision of whether or not they will allow it to happen.
- FAA to loosen rules on in-flight electronic devices, says WSJ (news.cnet.com)
- FAA moving toward easing electronic device use (krem.com)
- FAA To Ease Up on In-Flight Electronic Gadgets (scooprocket.com)
Mildred Price Retires After 40 Years At BHM
Last month, Mildred Price retired after working 40 years at BHM. She had been with JetStream since our startup almost 6 years ago and was like a mother to all that worked there. Before joining us at JetStream, she worked for America, GAT, ATS and AGI. The team in BHM threw a going away
party for Mildred before she left to show their appreciation for all that she had done for them. She will be missed by all and we wish her the very best!!
United’s Inaugural Flight to NRT Tokyo
United Airlines began their nonstop service to NRT Tokyo on June 10th. Our team in DEN was proud to be a part in the process to make it happen.
Many news agencies were in attendance along with the Mayor of Denver and the Governor of Colorado.
Sarah Mangus was recently promoted to Training Coordinator in BUF. Congratulations to Sarah!!!
BHM – Patrick Sanders and DeJuan Wright received a pat on the back from Sarah Gintout, Captain with Air Wisconsin.
When the Air Wisconsin’s plane was pushed back from the gate, there was an issue with the cargo door not closing properly. The plane had to return to the gate to be checked out.The captain said Patrick and DeJuan did an amazing job with getting them ground power, ground air, returning gate-check bags
to passengers and being ready to get the plane back out once the issue was fixed. During all of this, they worked extremely hard and had a great attitude the entire time. Great job and thank you Patrick and DeJuan!
JAN – Vaughn Roth/TSA ran an access control test on June 7th and was challenged by JetStream employee Jonathan Ndishabandi. Vaughn went through an emergency exit door and then entered a secure area where he was then challenged by Jonathan. Great job and kudos to Jonathan!!!
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