Jet Aviation Flight Services of Teterboro, N.J., introduced JetStart, a turnkey program to assist new aircraft buyers in establishing a flight department before aircraft delivery, at NBAA. JetStart offers ad hoc services that can be integrated into a service package to support owner-specific operational objectives. Services include pre-buy inspections, aircraft conformity checks, completion monitoring, personnel recruitment, Part 135 services, flight following, maintenance planning and tracking, consulting and auditing services.
"The JetStart program brings a multitude of benefits to the aircraft buyer," said Bob Seidel, Jet Aviation's senior vice president and general manager. "The new owner is supported by a highly experienced company with the resources to offer timely, efficient and predictable approaches to launching a new business aircraft into service."
Jet Aviation (Booth No. 2404) has established "hundreds of flight department operations over the last 40 years," according to Gary Dempsey, president, Jet Aviation US Aircraft Services. Chris Wheeler, a 15-year veteran of Jet Aviation, has been appointed as vice president of operations of the JetStart division.
Concurrently, Jet Aviation has launched Jet Response, a mobile maintenance service program to assist clients with AOG (aircraft on ground) events in the Boston, White Plains, N.Y. and Teterboro, N.J. areas.
"The service is facilitated through response vehicles equipped with time-saving tools and diagnostic equipment," said David Smith, the company's senior director, MRO services. "The mobile maintenance trucks also contain a fully functional workshop and benches, complete with electronic data and supplies."
Rounding out its new offerings, the company's Jet Professionals division has introduced a group health insurance plan to help small and midsize business aviation companies to control and reduce employee healthcare costs. The Benefits Connection plan offers consulting, employee advocacy, benefits administration and health and wellness programs.