“In February 2009 we were forced to implement a 15-percent reduction in staff company-wide,” Lou Seno, president and CEO of Jet Support Services (JSSI), told AIN. “That reduction included a few of our European administrative personnel in Luxembourg; however, we are as committed as ever to our presence in Europe.” Seno said about one third of JSSI’s business is in Europe.
After years of talks, meetings, competitions, flyoffs, and negotiations, the Irish government has decided to terminate a deal to buy three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. The news is an especially telling blow to Sikorsky because the Irish deal had been supposedly the only firm, cash-on-the-barrelhead business it had signed for its medium-lift helicopter.
International handlers are recommending that corporate aircraft operators planning to attend this year’s Ryder Cup golf tournament from September 22 to 26 in Ireland, or