Jet Aviation announced that Jet Aviation Staffing Marketplace is now available for operators. The online jobs portal provides a digital platform for matching prospective employees and hiring teams with open roles in the aviation industry.
Jet Aviation collaborated with Portside, a technology solutions provider, to develop Jet Aviation Staffing Marketplace. The web-based and mobile application is designed to streamline the process of matching aviation professionals with posted job openings. The portal launched for candidates earlier this year and is now available for business aviation companies and operators searching for candidates for open contract, hourly and direct hire positions.
“We are delighted to launch this innovative digital recruitment tool for the aviation industry,” says Elaine Lapotosky, Jet Aviation’s vice president staffing. “As technology continues to evolve in our industry and beyond, we saw a need to provide candidates and hiring teams with a streamlined, digital, and automated platform that replaced a largely manual process. Earlier this year we launched to candidates, providing an online platform for them to build a robust profile and seamlessly search and apply for new jobs. This next phase opens the tool up to business aviation operators, who now have access to a digitized talent pool that is automatically refined according to their requirements, allowing them to effortlessly and efficiently match the right person to the right role.”
Jet Aviation Staffing Marketplace brings all aspects of the recruitment process into one centralised digital platform, including application review, tracking, contract, and payroll. Additional payroll support is available through a partnership with Papaya, a global payroll solutions specialist.
“The Jet Aviation Staffing Marketplace streamlines a process that has usually been plagued by inefficiencies,” says Alek Vernitsky, Portside’s CEO. “We’re proud to have partnered with Jet Aviation Staffing to develop a tool that has potential to transform the hiring process for the entire aviation industry.”
Company expands US managed fleet and charter offering
Jet Aviation announced that it has added 29 aircraft to its US managed fleet since the beginning of the year. 10 of these aircraft are also available for charter. Of the 29 aircraft that have joined the management fleet since January 2023, 10 have selected Part 135 Air Carrier Certification, meaning they are available for charter. This includes a mix of large and mid-sized aircraft.
“2023 has been a great year as we continue to focus on making aircraft ownership effortless for our customers,” said David Dalpiaz, vice president flight services, Americas. “We have worked incredibly hard to ensure we deliver on our promise of seamless service and effortless aircraft management, and also welcomed some 200 flight crew into the Jet Aviation family to support our growing fleet. Our west coast MRO continues to support our US managed fleet, our Part 135 certificate is incredibly active, adding new aircraft every month, and we remain able to operate any size of aircraft, including those with capacity of 20 or more passengers, by continuing our Part 125 certificate.”
The Jet Aviation charter fleet in the US comprises some 55 aircraft, including a BBJ2 added to Jet Aviation’s Part 135 certificate in 2022. This is the first aircraft of its type available to charter on the certificate and can carry up to 17 passengers.
“We are delighted to add a further 10 aircraft to the wide range of options we have available on our charter certificate,” says Leslie Cheshier, vice president of owner and charter services, Americas. “We are dedicated to providing unparalleled service excellence. These new additions, alongside our existing fleet, ensure we continue to offer customers even more choice, and provide a seamless, and personalised, experience, wherever they would like to go, and however they would like to get there.”
Jet Aviation currently manages some 300 aircraft globally, with some 200 in the US, and a charter fleet accessing thousands of aircraft, from business liner to mid-size cabin.