CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2020 — Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry, today announced Chris Charnley has been named director of business development, Canada.
Charnley brings more than 40 years of aviation industry experience to JSSI, including senior leadership roles at Hawker Beechcraft and Pratt & Whitney Canada. He will be responsible for overseeing the company’s growth in the Canadian market.
“Chris has an impressive record of aircraft sales success in the Canadian market, combined with a background of exceptional aircraft technical support and customer service skills. We have several new products and services coming down the pipeline to better support aircraft owners and operators and Chris will play a leading role as we pursue new opportunities in this strategically important market,” said Francisco Zozaya, senior vice president, business development at JSSI.
“I’m excited to join JSSI at this time of growth and expansion,” said Charnley. “I look forward to applying my industry experience to contribute to further success for the business and help build enhanced levels of support for aircraft owners and operators throughout Canada.”
Most recently, Charnley was regional sales director at Textron Aviation with responsibility for Beechcraft and Caravan sales throughout Canada. He previously held senior leadership positions at Raytheon Aircraft and Hawker Beechcraft, with responsibility for all products in the Canada and Latin America regions.
Charnley previously worked for Pratt & Whitney Canada in a variety of sales and technical support roles for multiple engine types, including the PW100, PW300 and JT15D. He was also responsible for managing the company’s engine fleet maintenance plans for airlines operating Pratt & Whitney engines. Charnley holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical technology.
About Jet Support Services, Inc.
For 30 years, Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has been the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the aviation industry, covering virtually all makes and models of aircraft, engines, and APUs. JSSI provides its customers with comprehensive, flexible and affordable financial programs and tools for managing the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining business and commercial jets, turboprops and helicopters. As the creator of the revolutionary Tip-to-Tail® Program, JSSI is the only single source provider of this trademarked service. JSSI serves customers globally and manages maintenance services through its worldwide infrastructure of certified technical advisors.
Other JSSI Services:
· JSSI Parts & Leasing provides aircraft parts, leasing and supply chain solutions. From a single bolt to a complete engine, customers gain access to a vast inventory of aircraft parts, engines and APUs and a global vendor network to source assets for anything that flies. All backed by the buying power and expertise of one of the largest purchasers of parts and maintenance services in the aviation industry.
· JSSI Advisory Services utilizes JSSI’s technical expertise and global network to inspect aircraft, perform ASA-certified appraisals, assist with maintenance cost planning, manage maintenance events, and provide insurance claims management. JSSI’s dedicated Asset Monitoring Platform (AMP), is available to aviation lenders as a tool to assist in the mitigation of risk and the management of financed aircraft.
· Conklin & de Decker is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education. The mission of Conklin & de Decker is to enable the general aviation industry to make more informed decisions when dealing with the purchase, operation and disposition of aircraft by furnishing objective and impartial information.
· Tracware Limited is an innovative developer and global provider of aviation process control software to clients including continuing airworthiness management organizations (CAMOs), aircraft and component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and parts distributors. Tracware’s Aerotrac software offers a 360-degree view of all MRO functions and brings complete control to business processes. For more information, visit jetsupport.com.