2nd Annual Charlotte Suitcase Soiree

On September 19, 2013 JetStream Ground Services was the presenting sponsor for US Airways 2nd Annual Suitcase Soiree benefiting the US Airways Education Foundation at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The US Airways Education Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations to support children’s educational programs. A few of our employees had the opportunity to attend this event where they enjoyed food, entertainment and the chance to enter their “boarding passes” in the Grand Prize drawing for a trip to London, England that departed the night of the event. Unfortunately, no one from JetStream won the trip but a great time was had by all. The Carolina Panthers TopCats and mascot were in attendance along with many US Airways employees.

New JetStream Team Member – Gil Young

Gil YoungCargo Ops Manager – Gil Young comes to us from Southwest Airlines Cargo. He has spent more than 20 years in the cargo industry with management positions at both UPS and FedEx. Now a resident of the Charlotte Metro Area, he enjoys sports and spending time with his family. He is very happy and proud to be a part of the JetStream Ground Services family and we are happy to have him!

New Contract at GSO-Piedmonth Triad Int’l Airport

At 12:01 a.m. on August 30th, we began our newest contract at GSO/Piedmont Triad International Airport.  Below is the email sent out by Charlie Coyle recapping the startup…

Mike Parker and the team did an outstanding job in getting the station off on the right foot.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to throw us a few curve balls during our first few days.  There was a ramp closure due to a lightning strike on the airfield, which shut down the airport for a few minutes until the back-up generator restored power.  The Team worked through the issue and continued to put up a good show for US Airways.

Due to the lack of experience in the agent ranks, our TDY Team of Bob Collins (IND Supervisor/ Trainer), Tina Kroening (IND Ops Agent) and Brett Hill (IND Bag Room/ Ramp Agent) have done a tremendous job in assisting Mike Parker, Alan Lowe, Stephen Knowles, Jeff Henshaw and Charlie Stone with one-on-one hands on training with all aspects of the operation.  Safety has been the focal point of this entire start-up with a secondary focal point on performance which has been outstanding with flights departing 5 to 10 minutes early with all bags onboard.

A BIG thank you goes to the IT Department (Anil an Travis) for their
help in getting the station linked up to the network and the outside world.  THANK YOU to Gail and her team (Bill and Adam) for their assistance during day 1 as well.  Finally, thank you to Ty and Frank for their assistance.

New JetStream Team Members

Bill BiggersRegional Auditor – Bill Biggers just recently joined JetStream as our newest addition to Gail Cadorniga’s Safety, Training and Compliance Team.
Bill’s previous experience in safety audits began when he managed dining cabin services in 39 cities, both international and domestic, for 4 years as the Regional Field Representative for US Airways. Bill also held another position with US Airways as a Ground Operations Training Instructor for 7 years.
Bill says he “is very excited about joining the JetStream Ground Services Family!”
We are happy to have Bill as part of the JetStream Family!

Emmett WintersMEM General Manager – Emmett Winters joined our team last week as the new MEM General Manager. Emmett has over 20 years experience in the airline industry. His previous job titles include Duty Manager, Airport Customer Service Manager, Operations Manager, Cargo Station Manager and Manager of Outbound Operations.
Emmett started with us last week and says “it is an honor to work for a top notch company here at JetStream.”
We are glad to have you with us Emmett!!!