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
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!
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
CLT – General Manager Ramp Operations
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!
CMH – Duty Manager 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!
JetStream started a new contract with Frontier Airlines at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The startup date was originally February 12th, but because of the terrible weather and snow, the first flight was not until February 13th. Our team pushed through the craziness and cold to make for a successful startup. Thank you team for all of your hard work, patience and dedication!
Ops agent Anthony Casas helping clear the ramp
So much snow and ice to clear (CLT isn’t used to this kind of accumulation)
Working the first Frontier flight. Nearly all 138 seats were sold with around 115 passengers checked in.
Carl Mosley, Manager (left) and Tony Melton (right) ready to park the taxiing aircraft at Gate A6.
Getting the Airbus tow bar ready
Frontier’s first arrival requires that the aircraft stops short of the stop mark and gets towed the rest of the way in on the lead-in line.
Chocking the nose gear tires and getting ready to download the Trenton flight.
Frontier – Misty the Artic Fox was our first aircraft (A319)
The first pushback: safe and on-time.
Customer Service Agents for Frontier L to R: Jasman Rhyne, Sue Zesati, Breeahnah Williams, Jay Sherrod, Muchelle Williams, and Tenaiya Beckett
Jetstream Ground Services is pleased to announce the contract award from Frontier Airlines for ground handling services in Charlotte Douglas International airport and Memphis International Airport. These are full handling contracts that include both under wing and above wing services.The contract start dates are February 12 in CLT and March 7th in MEM. “We are excited to add Frontier Airlines to the Jetstream portfolio in both locations and hope this is the first of many opportunities to come with Frontier” said Blake Schultz Jetstream’s’ VP of Sales and Marketing.
BUF-General Manager Beginning January 6th, Ryan Sargent will be our new General Manager in BUF. Ryan comes to us from Piedmont Airlines in Albany, NY where he has been the station manager since 2010.
Before Piedmont Airlines, Ryan was a Ramp Lead/Trainer for JetStream in Wilmington, NC from 2007-2010 and a Supervisor/Fueler for Air Wilmington in Wilmington, NC from 2004-2007. Ryan said that while fueling in Wilmington, he checked with us to see if we had any open positions which we did. We offered him a part time position that he worked while still keeping his full time position with Air Wilmington. He fell in love with the industry and began working with JetStream full time in 2007 through 2010. We are very happy to have Ryan back with us and look forward to him starting on January 6th.
Rob Blacksher has been ouracting General Manager in
Denver the past few months and has recently decided to take the position. Rob has been a shift manager in our CLT location since 2011 and in the airline industry since 1997.
Rob began his airline career with DGS as a ramp agent and quickly moved up to a manager position in 1999. This new position took him to Little Rock, AR through 2001 and then to Tampa, FL where he worked the Continental Airlines contract for the next four years. Rob was then promoted to GM in 2005 and transferred to Las Vegas and then Seattle. In 2011, Rob moved to CLT to join our JetStream team as a shift manager. Congratulations on your promotion Rob!
Terri Chambers has recently been promoted to Training Manager at our CLT station. She has been with JetStream since September and we are excited to have her in this position. According to Larry Wright, “Terri Chambers is dedicated to continued excellence through training. In her role as Training Coordinator, she has been instrumental in building the training program into what it is today. I am confident through her leadership as Manager of Training and Standards, the Training Department in CLT will continue to build and develop new training content and quality programs that will sustain into the future.”
With Terri accepting this position, it will allow her to continue to live her life purpose of teaching and serving. She says she plans to work diligently with the training team to transform the training department into an “Epicenter of Information”.
Congratulations Terri, keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Delane Fulson, Angela Leach, Kenya Carter and Yaw Yeboah! These four honest employees found and returned an envelope containing $30,000. Each employee received two US Airways tickets to anywhere in the US. Great job!