30 YEARS AND COUNTING - Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)
JET SUPPORT SERVICES, INC. (JSSI) HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR ITS INDEPENDENT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS. TODAY, AFTER 30 YEARS OF SERVING THE INDUSTRY, THE COMPANY OFFERS MUCH MORE THAN JUST MAINTENANCE, BUT RATHER A COMPREHENSIVE SET OF SERVICES COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE AIRCRAFT LIFECYCLE. JSSI HAS NOW POSITIONED ITSELF AS AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE TO OWNERS AND OPERATORS, PROVIDING MAINTENANCE SUPPORT, FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS AND ADVISORY SERVICES.
More Than Hourly Cost Maintenance
Hourly cost maintenance programs are the financial tools that allow business jet owners and operators to accurately predict their aircraft maintenance budget, year after year. JSSI secures costs for maintenance services at a level that an individual operator could never achieve, all while assuming the financial risks for any unscheduled maintenance event that may happen to an enrolled asset. Maintenance is one of the biggest wild cards when it comes to aircraft operating expenses and eliminating this unknown factor is what JSSI has been doing for 30 years. Today, however, JSSI provides many additional benefits that go far beyond the valuable financial services it offers for more than 350 different types of jets, turboprops, and helicopters.
The primary attribute of a maintenance program is to provide clients with a means for achieving a predictable maintenance budget and not be financially impacted by unexpected maintenance. Preparing for major scheduled maintenance events is complex and involves many more details beyond having the funds accrued for when the event is due. JSSI technical advisors become the client’s advocate during these major events, providing an extension of their maintenance department and taking care of many of the preparation details. The technical and customer service teams also stand ready to solve the most challenging AOG problems for clients and always provide easy access to JSSI representatives, anytime and anywhere in the world. In addition to the largest worldwide technical advisor and customer service teams, JSSI continues to raise the bar with its growing parts, leasing and advisory services business divisions that were introduced to meet the growing needs of the business aviation community.
JSSI PARTS & LEASING
After decades of acquiring parts for customer maintenance events covered under a JSSI program, using its expertise and significant buying power, JSSI expanded its procurement services and supply chain management to the aviation industry.
With thousands of engines, airframes and APUs enrolled onto JSSI programs, the volume of parts purchased on a day-to-day basis far exceeds a typical operator’s buying power. On average, JSSI manages 8,000 maintenance events per year that involve parts procurement. This exclusive leverage reaches across all manufacturers and allows the JSSI Parts & Leasing team to negotiate the best pricing for these parts from their immense network of global suppliers.
In addition, JSSI Parts & Leasing acquires and leases a wide range of aircraft engines and APUs to clients. Short-term leases and support for the purchase are available, especially for those hard-to-locate rental assets. From a single bolt to a complete engine, customers have access to a vast inventory of aircraft parts, engines, and APUs in addition to a global vendor network to source assets for any aircraft.
The JSSI Parts & Leasing team also capitalizes on 30 years of experience to offer supply chain management services to streamline parts inventory and availability for flight operations looking for improved efficiencies.
JSSI ADVISORY SERVICES
As an independent provider, JSSI is uniquely positioned to provide customers with expert and unbiased advice on the real costs associated with owning and maintaining an aircraft. JSSI Advisory Services leverages 30 years of JSSI expertise to deliver technical advice and consulting services to clients. These services can be especially helpful to anyone purchasing a new aircraft or looking for advice on where to take their aircraft for the next major inspection and other cost critical events. Services include asset inspections, ASA-certified appraisals, maintenance cost planning, assistance with managing maintenance events, and insurance claims management. The company’s dedicated Asset Monitoring Platform is also available to aviation lenders as a software tool to assist in the mitigation of risk and the management of financed aircraft.
CONKLIN & DE DECKER
In 2018, Conklin & de Decker became a JSSI company. As a leader in aviation research, consulting and education, the company enables the general aviation industry to make more informed decisions when dealing with the purchase, operation and disposition of aircraft. For 35 years this team has delivered objective and impartial data through its products and expert advice for aircraft acquisitions, fleet planning, and finance and tax decisions related to business jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston-powered aircraft.
As JSSI enters its fourth decade, the financial advantages the company provides remain at the core of the business—particularly the ability to support virtually all makes and models of aircraft, lower overall maintenance costs, and improve asset value for clients. As aircraft owners and operators continue to look for ways to lower their overall operating costs and simplify their operations, JSSI will continue to find ways to provide new and exciting additional services to meet these demands.