Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) has appointed CEO Louis Seno as chairman of its board of directors. The Chicago-based maintenance management group put in place a high-level advisory board and added technical services personnel in Europe.
JSSI (Stand 455), an independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for aircraft engines and airframes, also has announced a new low-utilization program for the Pratt & Whitney PW617 engine powering the Embraer Phenom 100 light jet.
Seno joined JSSI in January 2009 following a career in corporate aircraft financing. During that time he held senior management positions at the business aircraft units of Boeing Capital Corp. and GE Capital Solutions.
With Seno’s appointment, Robert Book, who had been serving as chairman, joins Joseph DaGrosa as a vice chairman of the board. The other board members are Susan Marr and Neil Book.
Under Seno’s direction, JSSI has established a separate board of advisors with the following members: Bryan Moss, former president of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.; Aaron Hilkemann, CEO of Duncan Aviation; Jack Young, former CFO of Dassault Falcon Jet; Craig Sincock, CEO Avfuel Corp.; Monte Koch, Deutsche Bank global head of real estate investment banking; Neil Book, Juniper Networks vice president of wireless security; Joe Hagin, former White House deputy chief of staff and founder, Command Consulting Group; and Mark Tillman, chief pilot, Discount Tire.
The JSSI board of advisors will provide insight and guidance to management in identifying innovative ways to improve business aviation. It held its first meeting earlier this month in Naples, Florida.
“It is clear that to best serve our clients we need to actively listen to industry leaders who serve those same clients,” Seno said.
JSSI said it is actively supporting the rebound in business aviation in Europe by adding key personnel based throughout the continent. The company appointed Max Dolsdorf as a technical services representative in Zurich, Switzerland. Dolsdorf is certified as an aircraft engineer in Europe and is rated on numerous engine types.
The company’s exclusive low-utilization engine program for Pratt & Whitney PW617 engines includes coverage of inspections and engine compressor washes.
For a monthly fee, the program covers the required low-utilization inspections, and up to eight compressor washes per year, as well as unscheduled maintenance for the Phenom 100 engine. Low-utilization coverage is available as an add-on for Pratt & Whitney 300, 500 and 600 series engines.