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JSSI Inks Supply-chain Agreement

 - May 19, 2019, 8:05 AM

Aircraft maintenance program provider JSSI has announced a new supply-chain agreement with Contour Aviation, with JSSI’s parts and leasing division to provide parts procurement, logistics, and billing support to the latter’s business jet fleet. Under the agreement, JSSI’s staff will support all part requests for Contour’s charter and managed aircraft, from the initial request through delivery.

JSSI's team will provide logistics support and tracking services throughout the order process, including core return support. Consumption analysis and forecasts will be utilized to assist with advanced planning and cost projections, with periodic program and cost-performance reviews.

“The JSSI Parts & Leasing team has helped us effectively manage not only parts procurement and logistics, but also vendor agreements to streamline tasks, such as timely core exchanges, that ultimately impact our bottom line,” said Bob McConnell, executive v-p of Contour Aircraft Maintenance. “With the range of business aircraft that we operate, efficient parts management across our expanding fleet will allow us to deliver an even greater level of service to our clients.”

According to JSSI Parts & Leasing president Jim Sellers, “Each year, we support more than 8,000 maintenance events for clients across virtually every make and model of aircraft. With over 30 years of expertise to draw on, and the global buying power of JSSI behind us, we are uniquely positioned to support the Contour fleet and bring significant time and cost savings to their business.”

This week at EBACE, JSSI subsidiary Conklin & de Decker will demonstrate its flagship aircraft comparison tool at the company's booth (B89). Show attendees will get a first look at the new European data add-on, which reflects the region’s unique operating costs in a variety of currencies.

“We deliver impartial and accurate data to customers operating around the globe,” said Conklin & de Decker president Jason Schwab. “We recognize the cost of maintenance, fuel, pilots and hangar space for a business jet can differ significantly depending on where it operates, and naturally the European market was first on our list of regions to add more granularity.”

The Conklin & de Decker Report integrates the company’s Aircraft Cost Evaluator, which uses key performance data and imagery from its Aircraft Performance Comparator tool, and also incorporates the AircraftPedia database to create a comprehensive browsing experience. Recent updates allow it to customize user-specific data, and mobile customers can now purchase individual reports from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Limited features are available through the app or users can subscribe to the report for full access.

Finally, JSSI has named Ash Reddy to the position of v-p of global strategy and corporate development. Most recently with Mars Inc., he was responsible for leading the confectionery company’s strategy development and growth initiatives. His new role includes JSSI’s long-range strategic planning, driving synergies across the organization and linking business trends to enterprise strategies and opportunities.

“As we continue to grow and expand the business, our ability to integrate and develop strategic opportunities becomes increasingly important,” said company president and CEO Neil Book. “I am confident that Ash will be very successful in this new leadership role to help us further expand our products and services.”