‘Plane Pull’ Helps Colorado Special Olympians Train Year-Round — CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Teams hit the tarmac Saturday at Denver International Airport for the fourth annual Plane Pull fundraiser. The event benefits Special Olympics Colorado. Competitors raced to be the fastest to pull a plane 12 feet. The aircraft weighs 164,000 pounds. Money raised in entry fees helps Special Olympians train year-round in Colorado, which…

via ‘Plane Pull’ Helps Colorado Special Olympians Train Year-Round — CBS Denver

Why Airplanes Experience Turbulence — TIME

Any regular flyer will have experienced turbulence and probably dismissed it as nothing more than a few minutes of stomach-lurching discomfort. Spare a thought then for the 24 people hospitalized following a JetBlue flight affected by poor weather, an incident that proves turbulence has the capacity to be far more serious than just a few…

via Why Airplanes Experience Turbulence — TIME

Delta Outage Included “Small Fire” At Data Center — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter NEW YORK (AP) – As flight cancelations and delays move into their fourth day, Delta Air Lines isn’t providing details on a “small fire” Monday at its data center and whether that fire — or attempts to extinguish it — compounded the airline’s problems. Delta’s problems started early Monday morning when a piece of…

via Delta Outage Included “Small Fire” At Data Center — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Delta Begins Limited Flights After Global Power Outage — TIME

(LONDON) — Delta Air Lines says limited flights have begun several hours after a computer outage grounded its flights around the world and stranded thousands of people. The Atlanta airline said Monday that delays and cancelations are ongoing. The airline says that a power outage at a facility in Atlanta at around 2:30 a.m. Eastern…

via Delta Begins Limited Flights After Global Power Outage — TIME

Cargo Plane Skids Off the Runway in Italy and Crashes Into a Nearby Road — TIME

A cargo plane crashed into a road in Italy after overshooting the runway at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio international airport early Friday. The Boeing 737-400, belonging to courier firm DHL, landed at 4:07 a.m. local time after traveling from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bergamo, northeast of Milan, according to the Guardian. Photos on social…

via Cargo Plane Skids Off the Runway in Italy and Crashes Into a Nearby Road — TIME

How Can an Airliner Land at the Wrong Airport? — The JetHead Blog

How Can an Airliner Land at the Wrong Airport? Air travelers are asking, “How can a modern airliner land at the wrong airport?” My answer is simple: very easily. Let me explain. First, flying a jet is not like driving your car: a typical aircraft approach speed is about three times the velocity of your […]

via How Can an Airliner Land at the Wrong Airport? — The JetHead Blog

Allegiant’s Transformation Leads to a New Aircraft Order — via Cranky Flier

I’ve always talked about Allegiant as an airline that loves buying cheap, older aircraft, so was I surprised when the airline announced an order for 12 brand-spanking new A320s last week? No. The whole “cheap” strategy still holds in this particular case, even if the airplanes aren’t used. This doesn’t change Allegiant’s model. It’s actually…

via Allegiant’s Transformation Leads to a New Aircraft Order — Cranky Flier

Alaska Airlines warns travellers against playing Pokemon Go — Travel And Tour World

Last week, Alaska Airlines has warned travellers against playing the popular augmented reality game known as Pokemon Go at an airport. It said that playing this game might test the patience of fellow travellers as well as trigger a direct confrontation with the police. Source:-Travelandtourworld

via Alaska Airlines warns travellers against playing Pokemon Go — Travel And Tour World

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Fire — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter DFW AIRPORT (CBSDFW.COM) – An American Airlines flight takes off from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport but the pilot has to immediately make an emergency landing. The approach of that plane for landing had some North Texans on the ground very concerned. People in the Arlington area were calling 911 to report a…

via American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Fire — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

JetStream News

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Greetings from our corporate headquarters.

We hope you are having an amazing and safe summer!

JetStream has seen a lot of changes over the past few months in the stations and at the corporate level. Many of you have had the opportunity to meet Jim Martin as he has been working as a consultant for JetStream and we are pleased to announce that he has decided to join us permanently as our new Vice President of Operations.

Jim has a long history in the airline industry having worked for Piedmont, US Airways, and ARINC. For Piedmont and US Airways he worked in several roles including management, technical support, and customer service. For ARIN he served as their Vice President of their Managed Services Division overseeing the development of the business to over 35 airports in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia / Pacific. His last service to ARINC was in Singapore where he had oversight of all their corporate business in 11 countries throughout the region as their VP and Managing Director. Please welcome Jim to our team. He is anxious to continue building on his recent initiatives and to support your operations.

We are very happy to have Jim as part of the JetStream team. If you get a moment, please reach out and give him a warm welcome!

What’s Been Happening At Jetstream?

Our Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport team took a day to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Thank you team PHX and AA. Pictured: Jason, Karla, Jennifer, Rob and Tammy.


Check it out!!! Our Boston Logan International Airport Assistant Manager, Karim, ran into Paul Wahlberg at the airport. The Wahlberg boys have a franchise agreement for their restaurant Wahlburgers at the airport in Terminal C.

We started our new Spirit Airlines contract at Boston Logan International Airport and it turned out to be a great day!!! Great job to all of our JetStream team members that helped make this day a huge success!!!!


We’ve got an artist in BDL…Thank you, Kahamari Ellis, for decorating the white board in the station!

Beautiful photo from David Holiday in BUF Thank you for sharing.

Our CLT team volunteered again this year for Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids 2nd Chance Prom. This is becoming a yearly event that CLT participates in and they always have a blast. Ace and TJ are radio hosts in Charlotte that aim to provide terminally ill or chronically disabled children with a magical, memorable trip to Disney World with fundraising done through events, dedicated support members, and listeners. Thank you to Sanchez Crenshaw, Kimberly Hauxwell, Cheryl Pittman-Buxton and Taylor Hauxwell for using your time off to volunteer at this event.

Our CMH crew celebrated 13 days with no delays by having a pancake day….what a nice way to start the day!! Congrats guys and gals!!

JetStream sponsored a table at the 20th Anniversary Gala for the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force preserves the stories of courage, character & patriotism displayed by the men & women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present. Our SAV and ROC managers, Darrell Gomes and Ben Jones, attended the gala along with their invited guests. It looks like a great time was had by all!

Our GSO team successfully started our new Baggage Service Office contract with American Airlines. This will hopefully be the first of many American Airlines BSO contracts for JetStream. Congrats on a great first day! 

Congratulations to our Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) cargo team for winning the American Airlines 4th Quarter 2015 Cargo Cup for small stations. Way to go guys…you rock!!!

Our PBI Cargo team has done it again!!! They just won the American Airlines 1st Quarter 2016 Cargo Cup Award. Great job PBI team and
keep up the good work!!

Our blue canvas bags that we use in our hub locations were a hit in PHX for the American Airlines Safety Day. Our PHX team used them to carry granola bars, bracelets, and cool wrap handouts. During break time and later in a briefing, random team members were asked to stand up, pick one team mate and compliment them. After their kind words, they were each given their “good neighbor reward”. Everyone LOVED it!!!

We recently had three FLL employees celebrate 10 years with us at JetStream!!!!!
Roline Richardson, Juanita Tarpley, and Sherline Ledan
have been with us for a decade and we celebrated with pizza, cake, plaques, and a gift card. It turned out to be a great celebration and a few tears were even shed:) Thank you girls for your hard work and dedication, keep up the good work!

Promotions and New Hires

Chris Ison – New FLL General Manager

Gene Turner – New CLT Manager Safety, Training & Compliance

Kristine Ingersoll – New PHX Operations Manager

Chad Sharpe – Promoted to Ramp Supervisor in MYR

Dana Whiteaker – New HQ HR Generalist

Mike Bailey – New PIT UA Station Manager (Previously in TPA)

Patricia Vanatta – New HQ Accounting Associate

Monica Hailey – Promoted to HUB Assistant Manager
Employee Relations in CLT

Sanchez Crenshaw –  Promoted to Senior Operations Manager in CLT

Robert Claitt – Promoted to Assistant Manager of Procurement/LAV & Water/Provisioning

Arnold LaLande – Promoted to Senior Operations Manager in CLT

Amy White – Promoted to Supervisor in CMH

Jennifer Fernandez – New HR Administrative Assistant in CLT

Orlando Hughes – New HDQ Senior Manager of Field Operations

Tim Davis – Promoted to Director of HUB Operations in CLT

Pam Mitro – Administrative Manager in PIT (AA)

Christopher Bly – Promoted to Supervisor in BOS

Robert Ciszewski – New BDL Station Manager

Tom Tusick – General Manager in PIT (AA)
Rodger Ewing – New Operations Manager in PIT (AA)
Keshara Howard – New Training Coordinator in CLT
Ronald Medeiros – Promoted to Supervisor in BOS
Greg Sutton – Promoted to Supervisor in PIT (AA)
Laura Bailey – New Ramp Manager in CLT
Keith Jones – New General Manager (MEM)


MEM – Our MEM team member, Nathylyn Worship, recently had a traveling AA manager send an email commending Nathalyn for her pride and enthusiasm on the job. The traveling manager was not wearing her company ID or lanyard and Nathalyn greeted her with a huge smile and thanked her for flying with AA. Nathalyn received a gift card from JetStream for a job well done. Thank you Nathelyn for being on top of things and for being so enthusiastic about your job!

CMH – Star Jeter is JetStream’s CMH STAR! Congratulations on a successful audit recently. Thank you for making JetStream and Delta look good:) Proud to have you on our team! Pictured is Star with her Supervisor Zach Thompson. 

GSO – Our president, Marc Desnoyers, congratulating Stephen Knowles
for his handling of irregular ops.

CLT –  Our Southwest Ops Agent, Malik Lewis, recently attended Ops Training in Dallas. The Southwest trainer sent a letter to JetStream praising Malik for a job we done during the training class and said she LOVED having in him class. Great job Malik, we are proud to have you as part of the Jetstream team!